This month end the Bobirwa District will get a taste of motorbike adventure when Muddy Face Events and the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) host the first ever biking event in the area.
Dubbed the ‘Lepokole Hills Enduro’, the three-day extravaganza (23-25 February) will feature quads and two-wheel motorcycle riders and will be held in the picturesque Lepokole Nature Reserve, 40kms north of Bobonong.
Speaking to Voice Sport, Lola Berrie, who together with local motocross poster boy Ross Branch runs Muddy Face, revealed there will be more to the spectacle than just riding.
“We intend for it it be a fun event that can be enjoyed by families. We have live music, interactive drumming, a sunrise walk, guided day walks in the nature reserve, guided rock climbing for kids, sunset walks as well as a bonfire with fire dancing,” an excited Berrie told Voice Sport.
Commenting on the riding side of the event, Berrie explained that participants will have the chance to train under experienced South African riders Louw Schmidt and Louwrens Mahoney.
The decorated duo, who are members of the renowned Brother Leader Tread TKM off-roaders, are vastly experienced bikers.
Schmidt, who started riding at the age of seven, has won four South African National Off Road Championships whilst Mahoney has won both the South African National Off Road Championships and the South African Enduro National Championship thrice.
Those willing to ride and train will have to part with P600 and can register online on the Muddy Face Events website. The fee includes a tent for the duration of the event.
“I would advise people to register as early as possible as this will help us with our logistics,” cautioned Berrie.
On another note, Berrie intimated the BTO are the main sponsors while Skip Hire have also helped support the event financially.
“We are hoping for more sponsors to come on board,” she added optimistically.
The entrance fee for those wanting to watch is P100 – a price that covers access to all activities over the three days.