The Hollard Jozi Urban MTB Adventure is not just another mountain bike race

Show Johannesburg that the Hollard Jozi Urban Mountain Bike Adventure is not just another mountain bike race? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

With 5km of colossal stormwater drains, two 120-meter long floating bridges, sky-high scaffolding and a 700-meter tunnel, the Hollard JUMA is a mountain bike race like no other.  It’s an event that transforms the worlds’ biggest urban forest into the ultimate mountain biker’s playground with a course build worth over R1.5 million.

The Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure and Hollard Jozi Urban MTB Adventure are brought to by Hollard and BAM specialist events in partnership with Johannesburg City Parks and Joburg Zoo.

Over 5000 cyclists converged on Marks Park on Sunday 29th May 2016 to explore and race through the underbelly of Johannesburg. The weather was perfect, the route much improved and there were smiles and compliments all round.

All the 2014 feedback and resulting changes showed that the Hollard JUMA is an event that’s focused on creating a ride to remember – no matter what your skill level.

“We wanted to show riders that we listen and that our focus is on creating the best and most unique mountain biking experience possible. We think that everyone who rode this weekend saw the improvements on the 2014 race, from little to no bottlenecks to only a handful of serious injuries. There were massive smiles and infectious atmosphere at the finish and we’d like to thank everyone who gave us the opportunity to show them what the Hollard JUMA is all about.“ said Mark Castel, Event Organiser, BAM Event and Experience Creators.

After riders completed their adventure cash prizes were awarded for the traditional competitive categories as well as prizes for more fun categories like best dressed to best video for the riders armed with just their creativity and a GoPro!


Open Men

  • Thinus Redelinghuys 02:09:09
  • Arno du Toit 02:09:11
  • Martien Venter 02:13:12

Open Women

  • Amy McDougall 02:22:50
  • Sarah Hill 02:35:31
  • Jessica Parker 02:57:26

Sub Vets Men

  • Ken Rayner 02:07:25
  • Anthony Keyter 02:07:28
  • Dion Froneman 02:11:07

Sub Vets Women

  • Adrienne Moolman 02:28:15
  • Vanessa Bell 02:29:07
  • Laura Herd 02:41:03

Vets Men

  • Nico Pfitzenmaier 02:07:16
  • Daniel Newman 02:14:34
  • Paul Kapelus 02:14:54

Vets Women

  • Bonnie Smit 02:51:54
  • Lisa Roux 02:55:45
  • Debbie Garvey 03:02:44

Masters Men

  • Andrew McLean 02:14:37
  • Colin Germs 02:21:16
  • Craig Moir 02:27:51

Masters Women

  • Davina Wertheimer 02:56:58
  • Mandy Joyce 03:06:04
  • Mari Kleynhans 03:12:17

Grand Masters Men

  • Rob van Winsen 02:26:55
  • Justin Harris 02:44:41
  • John Ingram 02:47:37

Juniors Men

  • Wessel Botha 02:07:10
  • Pieter Du Toit 02:11:58
  • Cameron Macnair 02:14:46


Overall – 22km

  • Aaron Heyneke 01:05:14
  • Cameron Dann 01:05:20
  • Ivan Smith 01:05:25

Parent & Child – 22km

  • Greg & William Mills 01:23:11
  • Connor & Greg Ivins 01:33:00
  • Henry Caron / Hendrik Carson 01:34:38

Fatboy / Fatgirl – 54km

  • Lance Metz 02:38:00
  • Oliver Zuhlke 02:52:55
  • Neil Radnitz 03:23:35

Single Speed – 54km

  • Julius Cobbett 02:13:55
  • Alby Nel 02:17:32
  • Peadar Mitchell 02:29:53

Parent & Child – 54km

  • Swartberg Biking 03:05:29
  • Kameel Racers 03:18:22
  • Team Mettler 03:23:28

Keep your eyes peeled, there is still R12 000 up for grabs for the Best Rider Video to be announced on Facebook. Find all the latest images and excitement from the weekend on social media by following us on or on Twitter @JUMAMTB or find images at

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The Hollard JUMA will be back in May 2017.

The Hollard Jozi Urban MTB Adventure and Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure are brought to by Hollard and BAM specialist events in partnership with City Parks and Joburg Zoo.

For more information find the Hollard JUMA at follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter @JUMAMTB

Prepared by Kelly Fraser, For all media queries, high res images and interview requests, please feel free to contact us.

For more information on the event contact Russell 082 566 4605 or Mark 082 969 9129 or email