Road Race (27-Oct)

MTB Race (26-Oct)


Welcome – to the home of the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic!

You are in the right place to find out more information about the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic cycle race (MTB and Road events), as well as a 5/10Km trail run.

The 36th edition of this popular East Rand classic is back, for a third time in the new Spring slot. Diarise 26-27 October 2019 now – our race weekend. It is perfectly placed 3 weeks before the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg (aka Cycle Challenge), and one week after the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic. The road race will once again be a premier seeding event for the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

We’ve simplified the website to have as much information about each event on one page, and will require that you scroll up/down to find the information. Use the menu at the top of the page to select a specific page, or to return back here (click on Home, or the event logo).

The trail run (5Km) is now a pet-friendly event – bring your fluffy friend, a leash, a poop bag and water.

New route

The same route used for 2018 will be used again for 2019, with a few more Traffic-free zones or Reduced Traffic zones. If we could get FULL ROAD CLOSURE we would do it, so instead we will work with the Ekurhuleni Metro Police to ensure areas with traffic-free, or reduced-traffic zones.

Roads around the Carnival City complex will be closed, or partly closed, to traffic. Priority will be given to participants to get into the Carnival City complex, and also for the start and finish areas. Most of the roads on the route will be affected, so we’ve listed to major roads that will be affected, including the times cyclists will be using the roads. Use our Road Closure page to stay up to date with the roads affected in your area.

Hospitality & Post-event Entertainment

The usual post-race food and drinks (including a craft beer stall) will be on sale. Clubs can book a gazebo spot, and provide club members with an opportunity to relax, socialise and enjoy the post-race festivities.

Clubs can book a gazebo spot – click here

Online entries and event details

More Information

Online entries Cycle Events

Online entries are available online – click here to enter now.