Revolutionising the Mountain Bike Industry

CrankChaos Mission Statement

The CrankChaos MTB Festival is a bucket list event and brings something completely different to the traditional mountain biking calendar.

Emulating events like Crankworx and the Colorado Freeride Festival, bringing the best of mountain biking together for a weekend of magical trails and hospitality at Afriski in the beautiful Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, which at
3 222m above sea level will make it the highest festival of its kind on the African continent. .

Greg Minnaar Approves

Three time Downhill Mountain Bike World Champion, Greg Minnaar, has taken a personal interest in the event and had the following to say. “CrankChaos is what the South African mountain bike have been waiting for, similar festivals happen all over the world, it’s about time we had one of our own.  I’m really excited about the location and the format and can’t wait to be there come October.”

The Concept

For the second time in Southern Africa, CrankChaos will be revolutionizing the way consumers interact and engage with the latest gear and equipment in the Mountain bike industry. By bringing together the biggest brand names in mountain biking, participants will be able to practically test and rate the tech on show while being able to engage with and ask questions of the respective brands and manufacturers. They can maximize their experience by hooking onto the only Mountain Bike Uplift in Africa which will give them over 200m in vertical gain in under 7 minutes. Once at the top they can then choose from a myriad of tracks to get down the mountain again, testing the bikes and equipment in their natural environment.

The Festival will offer a variety of fun event options including, 5 different downhill lines, enduro, marathon, slope style, cross-country, downhill eliminator and out rides for the more social riders on its extensive trail network. Add to that the opportunity to test and ride the latest in mountain bike technology, awesome live evening entertainment and the traditional world class Afriski hospitality you can be sure that this is a weekend not to be missed. With only 200 guaranteed spots available you don’t want to miss out.

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Event Information

Where and When

In its second year running, CrankChaos will be hosted at Afriski Mountain Resort from the 26-29 October 2017.

Lesotho’s premier snow and mountain resort in the heart of Lesotho is an easy 4.5 hour drive from JHB. Afriski has over 300 beds from backpackers to luxury chalets and enough entertainment for the whole family with the highest restaurant in Africa and the “Gondola Cafe” a unique high altitude Apres Ski bar.

The surrounding mountains are riddled with mountain bike trails, dams, spectacular views and a Ski lift that doubles up as an uplift for mountain bikes giving you access to the many downhill and enduro trails in only 7 minutes.

It’s the ideal venue for any outdoor festival and has successfully hosted both a SA Cup Series and African Continental Mountain Bike Championships attracting over 400 riders from 10 countries.

Event Programme

The 2017 programme will be confirmed closer to the date.  Keep an eye out on the site for more information.


More Information About Our Packages

So because #CrankChaos 2016 was such a roaring success, we have already started planning for the 2017 event! We are currently working on our 2017 package prices.  Keep an eye on the site so that you can get your package deal early!

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