Off the Beat ‘n Track: a day of pushing pedals, music and family

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The live music lineup will include Beatenberg, Majozi and Rubber Duc.

Thousands of mountain bikers and their families will gather on Saturday for the first Off the Beat ‘n Track mountain biking and music event.

The event, sponsored by Tracker and Jacaranda FM, will be held from 7am at the The Big Red Barn in Irene, Pretoria.

A press statement described it as “the first ever event of its kind”. There will be a range of mountain biking routes, from 2km to 50km, for family members of all ages to ride “together in a safe and secure environment”.

After the pedal pushing is done, families can enjoy a picnic on the lawns while listening to live music. Beatenberg, Majozi and Rubber Duc are included in the lineup.

Tracker’s CEO Wayne de Nobrega said: “We are passionate about our beautiful country and believe that every South African should have the freedom to explore and enjoy life’s best moments.

“We are proud to partner with Jacaranda FM to provide a safe and exciting mountain biking and music festival for families to enjoy.”

Jacaranda FM’s general manager Kevin Fine explained that the event combined the things that, as a brand, Jacaranda FM is passionate about, namely: music, family and sport. “By bringing the three together we’re creating a space where audiences can engage with their families, enjoy the amazing outdoors of the South African landscape and be entertained by our celebrated musicians,” said Fine.

“Partnering with Tracker makes the combination a wonderful proposition, and an annual day to look forward to.”


For more news your way, follow The Citizen on Facebook and Twitter.




today in print