2021 Ride information

1 – 4 September

Ride Registration

Registration is at Rubicon Hotel, on Wednesday 1 September, from 14:00 – 18:00. late registrations will be allowed through on 2 September between 07:00 – 08:00.

Location of registration

The Chill Zone area inside the Rubicon Guet House.

What you need to bring

  • Drivers license
  • GPS for download
  • Helmet for safety check


All vehicles will be parked securely around the Rubicon Guest House when the competition is on.

Schedule of events

12:00 – 18:00 – Arrival

Arrive at Rubicon Guest House,

14:00 – Registration opens

Register & get your race pack and documentation.

19:00 – Dinner

Rubicon Guest House ….. a delicious meal awaits.

06:30 – Breakfast
Takes place at Rhodes Rubicon Guest House

07:00 – 08:00 Late registration.
For those that couldn’t make it to registration the day before

08:00 – Riders Briefing
Riders briefing and what lies ahead.

08:30 – Start of the Prologue
All riders start here as Hobby Riders.

11:00 – Start of the Hobby Class

19:00 – Dinner
Rubicon Guest House ….. a delicious meal awaits.

06:30 – Breakfast at Rubicon Guest-house
Another awesome breakfast awaits.

08:00 – Elite riders race starts.
All riders who finished day 1 will start day 2 as Elite Riders.

12:00 – Expert riders race starts
All riders who finished Day 2, Elite, morning session will start day 2-afternoon session as Expert riders.

19:00 – Dinner

20:00 – Chill time  

06:30 – Breakfast at Rubicon Guest-house
Another awesome breakfast awaits.

08:00 – Support Riders practice 
All rider eliminated up until this point have the chance to race ICE.

09:00 – Pro Riders Practise
All riders who finished in the top 30 in Expert are Pro riders

09:30 – Support Race Start
Eliminate riders every lap till final 3 then race for podium.

11:00 – Pro Race Start
Eliminate riders every lap till final 3 then race for podium and the cash.

13:00 – Prize giving

13:30 – Depart for home 

Rider Briefing

Location : Rubicon Guest House

Pre Race Briefing will be at Rhodes Rubicon Guest House, on Thursday, 2 September, from 13:00- 13:30.

Attendance is essential

You need to be to be present at riders briefing. There is important information about the route and safety that the team from Red Cherry Events will need to convey to everyone.

Join the group

Loads of important information will get transferred via the Red Cherry Tuff WhatsApp group. Invites go out the week of the event. Ensure that you get added and never miss a thing.


Marked using Day Glow stickers

The route will be GPS based and tracks will be mailed one week prior to the event. To supplement the GPS marking , Orange Day glo may be used with a combination of Green Day Glo highlighting “No Go”.


Meals and drinks

Race Village

  • Riders will be supplied with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner every day.  Lunch is served informally, whilst Breakfast & Dinner are more formal
  • Breakfast: 06:30 – 07:30
  • Lunch:  Takes place at Rubicon guest house
  • Dinner : 18:00 – 19:00
  • If you have any specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, allergies etc) – please let us know, we’ll happily accommodate

En Route

There will be 1 or 2 Waterpoints each day.  These points will supply energy drinks, cold water, coke and snacks.  Please check the route section for exact distances between water points. We advise you to pack extra snacks in your support drivers vehicle.


All alcoholic and soft drinks will be on sale from the Hotel Bar.
Organisers will also supply single source water for water points and consumption during each stage.

3 days

Elimination format

Cancellation policy

Riders wanting to cancel will forfeit the following part of their entry fee:

  • 25% of entry fee will be retained for admin costs and the balance refunded if written notice is received before 1 May.
  • 50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received before 1 July.
  • 25% refund if written notice is received before 1 August
  • After 1 August 0% will be refunded but riders will however still be able to receive their goody bags.

Looking for a another extreme event?

With Red Cherry Tuff being more for the hard enduro rider, we have a 3 Day Linear Navigational event for the extreme enduro riders. Check out Sea to Ski if you want something challenging for your man and machine!

Get In Touch

(041) 581-5335


156 Villers road walmer
Port Elizabeth
South Africa




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Tue: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thur: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 3pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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