The dates and venues have been announced for the 2017 National Mountain Bike Series.
Five of the seven rounds of the series will be held as two-day stage races; and there will be no more ultra-marathon distance at any of the events.
There are three new venues which includes Grabouw, the Drakensberg for the Champagne Valley round and the Mpumalanga Lowveld for the Kaapsehoop event.
2017 National Mountain Bike Series dates and venues:
January 28: Grabouw, Western Cape
February 18 to 19: Sabie, Mpumalanga
April 8 to 9: Clarens, Free State
June 10 to 11: Champagne Valley, KwaZulu-Natal
July 29: Van Gaalen, North West
September 2 to 3: Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
October 14 to 15: Kaapsehoop, Mpumalanga