Jeffrey’s Bay set to go full throttle as Africa’s biggest motorcycle, music & leisure lifestyle festival comes to town

South Africa’s biking elite will be converging for the continent’s best rocking and riding festival, Bike Fest SA™, with Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest™ the first stop on this five-stop biking tour, wheeling into town from 28 February to 1 March 2020. This family-friendly festival, held in partnership with Kouga Municipality, is open to bikers and non-bikers alike – but the unstoppable biking programme is set to rev the engines of all festival attendees.

Experiential Energy Zone

For some extreme two-wheeled action, Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest™ has all the wildest stunts, tricks and edge-of-your-seat moves performed by the most daring of South Africa’s bikers. Catch two national biking heroes in the captivating Le Riche Brother Stunt Riders show (12 pm and 4 pm daily) where extreme precision and high-pressure make for some world-class biking stunts. Then it’s time to roll out the red carpet for Alfred ‘King Donut’ Matamela (10 am and 2 pm daily), a master biker who evolved from Limpopo cattle herder to Brand Ambassador for Yamaha. And it’s also open to the crowd as bikers get the chance to burn some rubber and smoke the crowd at the Burnout Pit (10 am to 7 pm daily).

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

J Bay Explorer Bike Route

For bikers wanting to use the Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest™ as a platform to explore the area and surrounds, there is an established J Bay Explorer Bike Route which is the official route guide listing all the hottest places within 60km of the Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest™ location. Bikers attending the festival will benefit from a number of specially-discounted products, as well as original products created specifically for Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest™ attendees.

Mayoral Mass Parade

The honourable mayor, Horatio Hendricks, of Kouga Municipality, will ride alongside renowned biker and local event organiser, Dean Gilbert, to lead the Mayoral Mass Parade which sets off from the parking lot of Neptune Terrace on Sunday, 1 March at 10 am. To set things in motion, the talented young musicians of the Brigade Brass Band will lead the Mayoral Mass Parade which will consist of a cross-section of South African biking clubs flying their flags and following the 22.6km route, ending at Jeffrey’s Bay Caravan Park. This inspired biking parade will also serve as a fundraising initiative for the Benevolent Fund.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

Power Play

It’s all about the fun at this year’s Power Play where attendees will get the chance to showcase their biking talents and physical prowess with Wheely Machine contests (10 am to 7 pm daily), Dyno Machine contests (10 am to 7 pm daily) and the age-old Arm-Wrestling Power Table. Then biking clubs can go head-to-head (or wheel-to-wheel) in the Club Tug ‘o War zone (10 am to 5pm daily), with some simulated racing action on the cards with Virtual Reality Bike Racing (10 am to 5 pm daily).

Rocking musicians

Throughout the Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest™, South Africa’s best musicians will keep attendees rocking at the Bike Rocker Stage. Top-class musicians will feature on this programme, including award-winning South African rock band, WONDERboom (Saturday, 29 February at 1.15 pm); the big-haired drumming/singing dynamo rock sensation, Ghapi (Sunday, 1 March at 11.15 am); and the guru of Afrikaans rock music, Koos Kombuis (Saturday, 29 February at 7.15 pm)…among many others!

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

Some other Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest™ highlights include:

  • Biker bars, beach bars and Ducati Food Village
  • Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest™ Talent Search Competition – Friday, 28 February between 12 pm and 7 pm at the Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage – with a cash prize of R15 000 (pre-register at [email protected])
  • Bike Rocker Stage featuring the Bike Fest SA™ Fashion Show & Battle of the Bands
  • Street Vibes featuring Street Dancing, Busker Alley, Marching Brass Bands and Scottish Pipe Bands
  • Custom Bike Show

Get ready to rock and ride at this premier biking festival! Check out – www.bikefestsa.co.za to book your tickets and accommodation now, or visit the ‘Bike Fest SA’ Facebook and Instagram pages for all the latest updates.

Bike Fest SA event partners

Bike Fest SA 2020 partners include BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson® Tyger Valley, Harley-Davidson® Durban, Harley-Davidson® Gold Rand, ROC Harley-Davidson®, FAST KTM, Ducati, ZA Bikers, Superbike Magazine, Bike SA Magazine, LM Radio and Harley-Davidson® Insurance Services.

Bike Fest 2020 Countrywide Schedule

Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest
28 February to 1 March 2020
Jeffery’s Bay, Eastern Cape

South Coast Bike Fest, Port Edward
25 to 27 April 2020
Port Edward, Ugu District, KwaZulu-Natal

Clarens Bike Fest
24 to 26 July 2020
Clarens, Free State Province

North Coast Bike Fest, Ballito
4 to 6 September 2020
Ballito Beachfront, KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal

West Coast Bike Fest, Langebaan
23 to 25 October 2020
Langebaan, Western Cape

For more information visit – www.bikefestsa.co.za