South Coast Bike Fest: Calling biker presidents

Loranda Thomas of Marburg.

AN invitation has gone out to all South African biking club presidents to take part in a VIP presidents’ meet and greet evening during the inaugural South Coast Bike Fest, on the South Coast from April 27 to 30.

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This event takes place at the Margate Hotel pool deck on Friday evening, April 28.

By getting together for a few beers and a relaxed spit braai, guests will cement ties between South Africa’s biking communities.

Talking about the inaugural bike fest, event organiser Vicky Wentzel said the event was being held to provide a fun environment where people could enjoy quality food, music and all things bike-related.

It was also a fantastic opportunity for the various biking clubs to get together, share stories and generally exchange useful biking information.

The bike fest organisers will also host a meeting of the South African National Biking Council Alliance (SANBC) on Saturday, April 29, the day after the meet and greet.

At the meeting 13 council members from biking clubs from KwaZulu-Natal to Cape Town will meet to discuss any matters relating to biking in South Africa. These representatives will also attend the VIP presidents’ meet and greet.

The setting for the inaugural fest will be Margate, where there will be top quality entertainment and biking displays, expertly organised and secured for the biking community and beyond.

The Beachfront Boulevard will offer a variety of dealership decks, a classic bike museum, Mardi Gras market, the Village Square Trading Area and a pop up food village.

The event site will also offer eight festival bars, 12 food trucks and onsite eateries and pubs.

The Village Pier Rock Stage will feature the ‘Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters’, ‘Hinds Brothers’, ‘Circle of Stones’, Phil Moffet and other crowd pleasers.

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At the Carling Main Beach Stage, PJ Powers, Koos Kombuis, Jack Parow, ‘Die Heuwels Fantasties’, ‘Gangs of Ballet’, ‘Jack Hammer Band’, ‘Fokofpolisiekar’, Tender Mavundla, ‘Rubber Duc’, Matthew Mole, ‘Just Jinjer’, the ‘Kickstands’, ‘Prime Circle’ and ‘Freshly Ground’ will put on some rocking performances during the four-day festival.

High-octane action will take place at the Experiential Energy Zone where the epic Powasol EnduroX Series will introduce top enduro, motocross, trials and fun riders.

The Gravity Clash Action Sport’s Show will see the most daring bikers putting on high-skilled performances using skateboards, BMX, FMX and trials bikes. The Dezzi South Coast Raceway will also host the Dezzi Festival of Speed featuring high-speed biking action by top-level riders.

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All bikes are welcome at the South Coast Bike Fest and entrance to the four-day event is free provided pre-registration for the tickets is completed at

Tickets to the Carling Main Beach Stage are also available at at a cost of R130 per day or R200 for the cocktail bar day pass. For a VIP four-day pass the cost is R360. Children under 12 enter free.

For more information, visit the website at or email [email protected]


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