The Ballito Expedition MTB heralds the Opening of The Sugar Rush Adventure Centre

Formerly known as the KZN Expedition, this annual event that previously took place in the Valley of 1000 Hills has now relocated to the Sugar Rush Adventure in Ballito. Appropriately renamed The Ballito Expedition, this exciting new event will take place on Saturday 9 November. The Ballito Expedition is the opening event to showcase the Sugar Rush Adventure Centre, their new trails and the launch of the Sugar Rush memberships.

The Ballito Expedition comprises a 25km trail with 400m of climbing, spectacular views and no less than 4 single track forest sections and the brand new 50km trail that is a single loop with over 900m of climbing and some very challenging sections, specifically built for this event by Russell and Tyrone White from the Sugar Rush team. Entry fees for the Ballito Expedition are R 170 for the 50km trail and R 130 for the 25km trail and the Event starts at 8.00 am sharp.

Positioned alongside the new Floriculture Centre, The Sugar Rush Adventure Centre previously held the I-Cycle race, where they hosted over 400 riders in June on their initial trails. Sugar Rush now boast a new 50km trail built for the Ballito Expedition and they are currently building a new 15km Ladies trail and a kiddies trail, which will also be complete in the next few weeks.

Situated in secure and newly landscaped surrounds with grassed areas and a small dam, 10ha of space, ablution facilities, a large coffee shop, an Activity Zone for Children, The Sugar Rats Academy, The Russell White Academy, as well as a range of MTB and running trails, Sugar Rush is now opening up their membership to keen mountain bikers as well as families. The first 300 members to sign up with Sugar Rush will receive a cyclist’s back pack, free use of the Sugar Rush facilities until 1st January, and, using the membership wristband, selected discounts and vouchers from sponsor partners in the Ballito area.

A Calendar of Events for 2014 has also been organised for Sugar Rush members, which wil kick off in December with a Ladies Skill Workshop, A Kiddies Skill Workshop, a Kids Adventure Ride and a Children’s Camp on 17-19 December where bookings have already been snapped up.

To enter The Ballito Expedition entry forms are available on line at For further information on Sugar Rush Membership or Sugar Rush Events contact Gill at or on 079 528 4665 or visit

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