The Madibaz Mountain Bike XCO Series 2017 is proudly hosted by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in association with Old Mutual Private Wealth Management and support from Ridelife George, Giant South Africa and Tippeton. The aim of the series is to promote the development of MTB XCO racing and, in general, supporting healthy lifestyle options for the Eden region cycling community. The series is people centred and built on a drive for excellence and respect for the environment. Our XCO tracks are carefully developed to cater for the novice rider, but at the same time, challenge the more experienced racing snakes. Each race, named after and indigenous animal species of the region, will see fierce competition, camaraderie, suffering, fear conquering and elation from when the countdown starts until the last rider crosses the finish line. The series will consist of four events of which the best three will count towards a log point score, determining the series champions.