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Beast of the East

Aug 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beast Of The East

Join us on Saturday, 8 August 2020 (originally scheduled for April) for the Beast of the East gravel- and mountain bike race. There are two distances on offer, the 100km Beast and the 45km Protea ride.

Beast of the East is part of the Protea Fees at Legends MX. Mountain bikers can look forward to starting off the day with a massive party and festival vibes. The 100-kilometre race will definitely have a sting in the tail but riders will be spoiled with magnificent views of Pretoria and fast-paced mountain biking trails through the Cullinan area.

The 45km race is more of a la-dee-da kind of race. If you’re more of a social rider this is definitely the race for you! Both water points will offer something unique to the participants and it is going to be one massive mountain bike celebration from start to finish.

Spectators can join in on the fun at the Cullinan spectator point or hang out at the festival for Francois van Coke and Dirk van der Westhuizen. The beer and wine garden will also be ready for you.

Route info 
The terrain on both routes can be done on a gravel bike, but we would suggest adding wider tyres for the sandy sections on the routes. Most of the trails have never been explored and will be an exclusive ride for Beast of the East participants. The views are simply sublime after the Beast climb with panoramic views of Cullinan and Pretoria.
The Beast | 100km
The 100km route will begin on dirt roads and mostly downhill sections towards Rosemary Hill where the first water point awaits. From there, riders will head straight to the foot of the Beast, where a brutal 3km climb with 250m elevation gain on serious loose dirt tracks awaits. Riders will be spoiled with panoramic views of the Jacaranda city and an ideal time to snap away on a few profile pictures. Expect rolling hills heading back towards Donkerhoek and keep the legs strong and your body hydrated. The last water point will be at 75km for our version of the Kalahari Oasis.
The Protea  | 45km
The party will start from Legends MX where you will warm up and get ready for the road ahead towards Rosemary Hill. The first “Party Point” AKA “water point” will be at Rosemary Hill where you will be treated with coffee, tea, cakes of the day and much more. Once you and the team are warmed up, you’re heading for the second “Party Point” where we know some might stay till the end.
Entry fees
  • Beast | R799 per person (no under 18) | 07h30
  • Protea Ride | R499 per person

Additional Pricing
We have an option available for riders who wish to ride with a team or solo and does not require additional spectator tickets. Please note you will only receive one ticket to the Protea Fees, any additional tickets needs to be purchased at Protea Fees.

  • Beast | R699 per person (no under 18) | 07h30
  • Protea Ride | R399 per person
Where to enter


Aug 8
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
R499 – R799
Event Category:
100km, 45km


Beast Of The East Events Office
0607732380 (whatsapp)


Legends MX
R515 Rhino Park
Pretoria, Gauteng 1001
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