On Saturday, 8 April 2017, close to 5000 people, more than 2000 of which were riders, flocked to Irene, Pretoria for the first ever Off the Beat ‘n Track, presented by Jacaranda FM and Tracker.
Participants young and old geared up to face the challenge of 2, 5, 15 and 50 km mountain biking trails through some of Tshwane’s most scenic surroundings, whilst others opted for blankets over bikes – enjoying a relaxed picnic with family and friends, as Majozi, Beatenberg and Rubber Duc performed a stellar set of more music you love on stage.
Riders came from as far afield as Ballito, Cape Town, Botswana and even Holland.
Jacaranda FM’s GM, Kevin Fine, said: “The event was a unique fusion of sport, family and music – yet another first for Jacaranda FM and a brilliant partnership with Tracker. There was something for everybody in a great setting and it proved to be a great day – I’m already looking forward to next year’s event. This is one for the calendar.”
Tracker’s CEO, Wayne de Nobrega, commented: “The first ever Off the Beat ‘n Track in partnership with Jacaranda FM was a massive success. Despite the challenges we are currently facing in South Africa, our event gave families the opportunity to spend time together and re-connect while enjoying the beautiful outdoor setting and some of SA’s best musical talent.”