Closest Town: Bryanston
Grading: Easy to Extreme | Duration: Loops are only a few kilometres long, but you can ride as long as you want
Location (Area/Province): Central Gauteng and Gauteng
Configuration: No less than 15 trails, different lengths and levels.
Start Point: PwC Bike Park
Access: Entry fee payable. Several Visit Card options exists
Beware of: Some technical drops and logs.
Facilities: Ablutions, coffee shop; good cell phone reception
Cell Reception: Yes
This is about as urban as your ride will ever get …PWC Cycle Park is slap-bang in the centre of Bryanston, and offers secure riding options along custom built single-track trails and a range of ramps suited to all ages and skill levels. All the routes are graded, clearly signposted and include beginner, intermediate and advanced circuits.
On your bike
All the routes are graded, clearly signposted and include beginner, intermediate and advanced circuits. Besides the many kilometres of man-made trails, there is also a world championship standard BMX track at the park.
The obstacles increase in number and complexity as the grading goes from novice to advanced level. Enjoy the single-track and tight turns that will make you concentrate on your cornering techniques on the easier trails before heading into the intermediate trails where you will have to pay a bit more attention, as on these you will have to deal with a drop or a log or a steep bump to avoid being bounced off. For the expert riders, the ladder bridges and berms will assure some exhilarating cranking and a serious rush of adrenalin.
The Green Routes offer fast and flowing single-track or jeep track suitable to rookies, while Blue Routes are for intermediate riders who have graduated beyond beginner status. If you touched the ground or your brakes on a Green Route, then keep practicing before trying a Blue Route. The Black Routes are for experts only. “If in doubt, stay out”, because if you can’t ride it, you won’t be able to walk it either! Finally, for those keen to commit suicide by mountain bike, the Double Black Diamond Route should do the trick.And finally for the hooligans looking for interesting ways to commit suicide by mountain bike, the Dirt Jump Heaven seems like the right place to be.
Off the bike
Afterwards you can enjoy food or have a drink at the Seattle Coffee Company on site.
Address: 1A Libertas Street, off Sloane Street, Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)83 725 2453
GPS: 26°02’09.5″ South / 28°01’41.2″ East