A mountain bike race combined with a festival, what more can one ask for? Read the story behind Beast of the East.


Beast of the East is a 100-kilometre journey on some of the best dirt roads Pretoria has to offer, with one massive climb which will convert your inner man to beast by the end of the race. This event needs no introduction and was well-known in the area as a spectacular race back in the day. It has been moulded and reinvented to be a must-do event on every mountain bikers’ calendar and will definitely knock your socks off with world-class waterpoints, festival vibes in conjunction with the Protea Fees and lots to do both on and off the bike. 

” Everyone wants to be a beast.

Until it’s time to do what real beasts do.

Our partners

Without these amazing partners, Beast of the East would not be as awesome! Thank you to each sponsor for making a difference.