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The 36ONE MTB Challenge is known as the ultimate race and in 2023 gravel bikers will have the opportunity to test themselves against the 361km course. (Photo: Shift Media Co.)
The 36ONE MTB Challenge is known as the ultimate race and in 2023 gravel bikers will have the opportunity to test themselves against the 361km course. (Photo: Shift Media Co.)

The 36ONE MTB Challenge isn’t fun. At all.

For those off-road riders who wish to test themselves against the harshest Karoo routes, riding some ridiculous stats in a day-and-a-half, the 306ONE is, well, the ‘one’.

Each year, 600 riders arrive to navigate the Klein Karoo basin. The mornings and nights (you will ride at night), are frigid. There's no shade during the daytime. And the route? It's long and unforgiving.

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