The Spur Schools Mountain Bike League was launched by Spur Steak Ranches and Ama Rider in 2009 as an initiative to provide regional and national structure in the sport at school level. It also aims to stimulate event-planning in the many regions where the sport is not active at school level.
The league aims to provide a national platform to promote mountain biking amongst the younger generation, and places an emphasis on a school’s team participation by means of a special points-based structure. Care is taken to make the races as fair and accessible as possible in terms of difficulty and distance.
The League culminates in a highly anticipated annual final that attracts the very best mountain biking schools throughout Southern Africa. The Spur Schools Mountain Bike League has built a strong cross-country racing format, with four events taking place in each province between May and September.