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Darkfest Open day


Feb 172017

For the past week, the rolling hills of Barrington in South Africa have been home to the first ever DarkFEST, which marks the first stop of the global FEST series in 2017. The goal was simple, creating something that was made by riders, for riders. Something that really encapsulates the spirit of free ride MTB. Which in simple terms basically boils down to, building some REALLY big jumps!

Sam, Nico and Clemens really went in a 100% on this project and the results have been nothing short of amazing! From sunrise sessions, elephant encounters and absolutely throwing down with Aggy and Zink at the DarkFEST Open Day, take a scroll through this photo journal to see some of our favourite moments from the DarkFEST wrecking crew!
These are the DarkFEST Days...

Days under the African sun can get really hot, so after a productive morning of harvesting bangers out in the field. The crew packs up to avoid some of the mid-day heat and head for a ride in the "Dark Cruiser" to visit the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary. 

Aggy and Sam have their minds blown by the elephants of Knysna!


Getting an opportunity to get up close to these awesome creatures is an experience to never forget.


After the mid-day activities, the crew take advantage of the good weather and head straight back to the course where the second session commences.