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The pair event sees teams of two ride in the same cycling jersey, staying no more than two minutes apart throughout the four days of riding. Pairs MTB racing is fast growing in popularity on the global mountain bike scene and has added a whole new dynamic to the sport. It provides riders with the chance to race not against, but with a mate, or family member.

The comradery and pair dynamics of working together through your Reef to Reef MTB challenge, whether you are there to win, or just participate, will bring a whole new dimension to your experience.    

As an entrant into Reef to Reef, you also have the unique opportunity to purchase an entry through a draw for yourself and a partner.  Five pairs entries for the 2023 Absa Cape Epic have been set-aside exclusively for 2022 Reef to Reef riders. 

Check out the Cape Epic Qualification page for more info.

Pair Race Rules

Pairs Entry Categories

Reef to Reef has eight different pair race categories where you ride in teams of two. 

Your category is based on your age as at 31 December 2022. The age of the youngest team rider determines the race category:

  1. Open Men: Both riders are Male 15years - 39years
  2. Open Woman: Both riders are Female 15years - 39years
  3. Mixed: One rider is Male and one rider is Female 
  4. Masters Men: Both riders are Male 40years - 49years
  5. Masters Woman: Both riders are Female 40years+
  6. Grand Masters Men: Both riders are Male 50years - 59years
  7. Great Grand Masters Men: Both riders are Male 60 years+

Minimum age is 15 years as at 17 August 2022.