Racing categories including the World Mixed Team Championships

We know for most the Old Mutual joBerg2c is a tough rewarding ride but for some it is also an awesome dice across South Africa.

The USA calls their baseball the world series, so we have decided to call our Mixed Team Category the World Mixed Team 9 day Championships – so the team who wins this category will be the World Mixed Team 9 day MTB champions. It is remarkable that this category is so popular and yet does not get the recognition it deserves – so we have changed that. We have many more female riders in this section and it makes sense to get more ladies riding through the mixed category if that is the trend.

Only sections with 10 or more teams or 20 or more solo riders will constitute a racing category. Eg: If there are only a few female vet teams and masters they will just be part of the overall women’s section.

For a full breakdown of how our racing and category works please visit – The category is determined by the youngest member of the team:

CategoryMinimum ageMaximum age
Mens team1939
Men’s solo1939
Womens team1939
Women’s solo1999
World Champs Mixed team1999
Vets mens team4049
Vet men solo4049
Masters mens team5099
Master men solo5099

The Tandem Category

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is perfect for tandems. We have even had a team with a blind member Douglas Sidialo, on the back and they managed to get through. So with this in mind, there will be a tandem category if we get enough tandems. Three tandem teams constitutes a race.

Buffalo category

The Buffalo category is a weight division for South African mountain biking! Riders need to weigh at least 90kgs in order to qualify. Therefore the minimum weight for a team is 180kgs. To register for this fun category go to the Buffalo website.

Prize money

Our prize money reflects the strength of the category. Should we get more women teams entering we will up the prize money. To support female cycling we will focus on the mixed category where we seem to get the most female rider.

See Prize money for full breakdown.