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Darkfest is on, and there is a whole lot of excitement as it all goes down at the Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg farm in Stellenbosch.

With riders gathered from all over the world, this year’s Darkfest is turning into a huge event. It includes the largest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike jumps in the world, measuring up to an incredible 110 feet!

One of the exciting side events is the Spankbikes Best Whip that was won by Vinny Armstrong ladies and Kade Edwards Men in 2023, and both are competing again this year.

A mountain bike whip is a stylish and advanced trick performed by mountain bikers. In it, they turn their bike sideways in mid-air while jumping off a lip or ramp. It’s a crowd-pleasing manoeuvre that adds flair and style to a rider’s skills on the trail.

A limited batch of tickets will be on sale to watch the action live at The Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg farm from 08:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, 10 February.

The rider list is totally stacked, with returning Darkfest veterans, some heavy new additions and some of the leading women in MTB Freeride. They will unleash their bikes on the famous course, including the 110 ft jump.

Wed 7th Feb, 2024 @ 12:30 pm

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