Congratulations and Thank You to everyone who participated in the 2013 ProNutro Magalies Monster and Platinum Trail run, see you in 2014!
The idea of the Monster came from a former resident of the Buffelspoort Valley – Karl Schubert, who spent many days and nights exploring the area for the best possible riding routes.
After participating in a number of events across SA he also realised it was about time other like minded Mountain bikers should have the opportunity to experience what he gets to experience everyday. Karl began taking out small groups of 5-7 riders from Johannesburg and Pretoria for weekend out rides, and then in 2002 a slightly bigger out ride was organised that started at Buffelspoort ATKV and followed a significantly different route to what it does today.
After being talked into turning the ride into race by a close friend – Chris de Bruyn (who is also a passionate MTBer as well as race organiser of the Groot Marico and other MTB events around Rustenburg), Karl set to work of putting together the best possible route that would match up with the other great events in the country in terms of: scenic beauty, technicality, toughness and the sense of accomplishing something unique. The key to the event was around getting to ride up the northern slope of Magaliesberg range along an awesome 9km climb that is affectionately known as the Monster.
The Monster gives riders the opportunity to experience the real beauty of the Magaliesberg Mountains with amazing rock formations and pristine vegetation as well as magnificent views of the Buffelspoort Valley.