In a significant announcement that promises to elevate the experience of cycling enthusiasts and competitors alike, The Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek, is thrilled to announce Giant Bicycles South Africa as its official bike partner. This partnership brings together the world-renowned bike brand with one of South Africa’s prestigious mountain bike stage races, ensuring unparalleled support and excitement for all participants over the thrilling three-day adventure.


Trevor Hayter, co-founder of the Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Teaming up with Giant Bicycles South Africa is a game-changer for our event. Their commitment to quality, innovation, and rider support mirrors our own values of delivering an exceptional race experience. We’re excited to see how this partnership elevates the event and brings added value to our participants.”

Luke Lockhart-Ross, Marketing Manager at Dragon Sports, the official distributors of Giant Bicycles in South Africa, shared his thoughts on the sponsorship: “We are proud to align with the Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek, an event that embodies the spirit of adventure and community in the mountain biking world. Our goal is to enhance the ride for every participant, offering not just support but an opportunity to engage with our brand and the latest in biking technology.” 

Oli Munnik, Head of Brands at Dragon Sports, highlighted the support riders can expect: “From bike service support provided by our local Giant dealer, Cyclo Pro, to a fleet of support bicycles and exciting prize hampers, we’re pulling out all the stops. Riders on Giant bikes will enjoy special surprises, ensuring a memorable experience for all.”


In a move that’s sure to excite mountain bike enthusiasts, Giant Bicycles has also announced a competition for anyone purchasing a new Giant E-Bike from an authorised dealer. The prize? A Gold Team Entry to the Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek, valued at R20,800.

The partnership promises to add an extra layer of excitement with a range of initiatives:


  • Bike Service Support: Cyclo Pro, the local Giant dealer, will offer bike service support throughout the race, to all pre-booked riders ensuring they are fully equipped to tackle the challenges of each stage.
  • Prize Hampers and Surprises: Participants can expect a variety of prize hampers and surprises, with special attention to those riding Giant bicycles.
  • Fleet of Support Bicycles: A fleet of support bicycles will be available, providing a backup option to keep riders in the race, no matter what.
  • Latest Giant Range: An activation at race villages will showcase the latest 2024 Giant range, offering riders a chance to test out the newest bikes on the market.
  • Exclusive Competition: The purchase of a new Giant E-Bike from an authorised Giant dealer anywhere in South Africa enters buyers into a competition to win a Gold Team Entry to the Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek, valued at R20,800.

This partnership not only signifies a milestone for both the Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek and Giant Bicycles South Africa but also reinforces their shared commitment to fostering a vibrant mountain biking community and promoting the spirit of adventure in the heart of Addo, South Africa.


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