Cog and Sprocket MTB Bike Park, Gauteng

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Nestled in the scenic embrace of the Magaliesberg mountain range, just an hour’s escape from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, lies a cycling paradise that beckons the adventurous at…

Nestled in the scenic embrace of the Magaliesberg mountain range, just an hour’s escape from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, lies a cycling paradise that beckons the adventurous at heart. Welcome to the Cog and Sprocket MTB Bike Park, a place where the air is fresher, the trails beckon, and the adventure is just a pedal away.

A Playground for the Pedal-Powered

Situated within the lush grounds of the Mount Grace Hotel, Cog and Sprocket isn’t just any bike park. It’s a haven for those who like their bikes muddy and their trails exhilarating. With routes carved out for the intermediate rider, this park offers a delightful mix of dedicated MTB and trail running paths, all set against the backdrop of mountainous terrain. And the best part? It’s open all year round, making every season the perfect time to visit.

Trails Crafted with Care (and a Hint of Magic)

The magic of Cog and Sprocket lies in its meticulously crafted trails. Developed using international building techniques and standards, with a local twist courtesy of AMA Rider, these paths respect the planet as much as they challenge the rider. The longest loop stretches 12 kilometers, featuring climbs that promise to test your mettle (and possibly your quadriceps), before rewarding you with a 2-kilometer roller coaster ride to the finish line. And if you’re feeling particularly bold, why not go for a second lap?

For those who are newer to the mountain biking scene or seeking a less strenuous adventure, the park also offers beginner to intermediate loops of 5 km and 7.5 km. Plus, there are two dedicated single tracks that snake through some of the most picturesque scenery and surrounding farms, starting and ending right at the Mount Grace.

Clubhouse Chic

After a day of tackling trails, the clubhouse awaits to offer solace to the weary and exhilarated. Boasting five-star bathroom and shower facilities alongside a restaurant, it’s the perfect spot to refuel, refresh, and regale others with tales of your two-wheeled triumphs. It’s something to write home about, indeed!

Join the Club for a Modest Fee

Becoming part of the day’s adventure at Cog and Sprocket comes at the modest entrance fee of R40 per head. Open from 6 am to 6 pm on weekends, it’s the ideal getaway for those looking to escape into nature without venturing too far from the city.

The Mount Grace Super Series: A Challenge Awaits

For those who relish competition, the Mount Grace Super Series takes place annually in late May. It’s a chance to pit yourself against the park’s best and your fellow riders, all in the spirit of good fun and great challenges.

Safety First: No Helmet, No Ride

In the world of Cog and Sprocket, safety is as paramount as the thrill of the ride. The mantra here is simple: no helmet, no ride. It’s a small price to pay for a day filled with adventure, laughter, and the kind of stories that make you want to do it all over again.

So, whether you’re a seasoned cyclist seeking new challenges or someone looking to try mountain biking for the first time, Cog and Sprocket MTB Bike Park offers a unique blend of adventure, beauty, and camaraderie. Pack your helmet, prepare your bike, and set your sights on this cycling sanctuary. Adventure awaits at every turn, and who knows? You might just find your new favorite trail among the twists and turns of Cog and Sprocket.






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