Attention! Due to Covid-19, this event may not take place this year, please always consult the website of the organization itself.
Thomas Bain was the legend who designed the road between George and Knysna in 1883 and experienced many challenges in the dense forest surrounds and also bumped heads with his brother-in-law, Adam de Smidt with whom he shared the contract. On completion of the road the two never spoke again. The route crosses 10 rivers and 7 gorges between these two towns and passes through the quaint settlement of Rheenendal, home to the brief gold rush in the 1880’s. The final stretch into Knysna will lead riders over the red bridge and along the N2 to just after the first set of lights where riders will turn left and cross the Salt River following the road to ‘The Farm’ at the foot of the Simola Pass.