2017 Sees Monster Energy present the CAPE INVASION which will combine Global BMX contests The Night Harvest & Ultimate X - Action Sports Fest into a Weekend Experience >
The Night Harvest - Friday 24th Feb
Ultimate X - Action Sports Fest - Sat 25th Feb
THE CAPE INVASION
The Cape is about to get invaded!!! BMX & MTB riders flock to Cape Town from all over the globe for the craziest weekend of stunts & adventures in February!
For the past few years more and more international riders have made their way to Cape Town to attend 2 of the biggest biking competitions SA has to offer, The Night Harvest and Ultimate X.
The Night Harvest is held at the picturesque Potato Trails in Hout Bay. BMX & MTB both get their chance to throw down their best tricks on a line of 5 dirt jumps with a quarter/wall ride to end it off and then move on to a best trick comp on the massive trick jump. This year there is a new category, the Spank SA Whip-off Champs for the guys that like to get sideways! If that isn't enough, the event, as the name suggests, is held at night with the jumps lit up which makes the riding look even more crazy than it already is!
Ultimate X is an indoor park competition for BMX, Skate & FMX. Cape Town unfortunately doesn't have any international level skateparks, so the team set up the biggest one SA has to offer in the arena at Grand West Casino for the weekend for the boys to get wild on! Being in the arena is ideal for spectators, sitting in comfortable seats above the park ensures you don't miss any of the action!
Not only are the riders able to take part in 2 World Class Competitions, but between the tricks there is so much for them to see and do around Cape Town. Sunset Drives along Chapman's Peak, Penguins at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain and Lion's Head, Shark Cage Diving and Game Drives have been a few of the favourites in the past. Most riders live in the Northern Hemisphere, so it is also a welcomed escape from winter for them, which makes it even more appealing. Cape Town has a good trails scene, with quite a few dirt jump spots scattered around the Cape, the riders will be working with photographers and videographers to document both the tricks and tourist side of their adventure. For a lot of the riders it has been their first time to South Africa, they have such a good time that they tell all their friends and the group gets bigger every year with new riders wanting to get the African experience.
Keep the weekend of the 24th & 25th February open to get your mind blown by the best humans on the planet to climb on bikes!