Johannesburg Urban Mountainbike Adventure


I wouldn't normally put up an event like this as a "thing to do in Johannesburg", but the Hollard Johannesburg Urban Mountainbike Adventure (JUMA) which took place on Sunday the 12th October 2014, was a world first, and a great initaitive for the city!!

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Click on the above JUMA logo, to be taken to the JUMA website



With sponsorship form Hollard Insurance, money was spent assisting City Parks in upgrading park facilities and infrastructure, and improving the area along the Braamfontein Spruit, which in the long run, will not only benefit cyclists, but all other Spruit users.

All labour on the improvement project, which included a general clean up of the Spruit, was sourced from the displaced persons living along the Spruit.

The Hollard Johannesburg Urban Mountainbike Adventure (JUMA) event, offered two distances - a 52 km or a 22 km ride through the heart of the biggest urban forest in the world . . . Johannesburg!

I was a spectator, not a cyclist, and took a couple of photos at a few different spots.

Enjoy!

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The ramp into the stormwater drains at the Parkview Golf Course


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A cyclist passes a family walking their dog at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens


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Cyclists in the city's storm water drain, passing under Gleneagles Road, in Greenside, Johannesburg


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A lifesaver and a large inflated duck, watch cyclists on the floating bridge over a part of Emmarentia Dam


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Cyclists pass a walker and his dogs in the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens


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Lifesavers and THAT duck watch cyclists on the floating bridge over part of Emmarentia Dam


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Cyclists leave the entrance to the Johannesburg Botanical gardens in Emmarentia, Johannesburg


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An Egyptian Goose mum and her little ones, a big blow up duck, a canoeist and a cyclist on the floating bridge


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Cyclists on top of the scaffolding bridge, pass over a busy Oxford Road in Saxonwold, Johannesburg


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Parkview Golf Club groundsmen watching the cyclists leave the stormwater drain.


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An ant's view of an approaching cyclist on the floating bridge over part of the Emmarentia Dam


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Another shot of the duck, cyclists and the floating bridge


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Bridge over Oxford Road - gradual ramp up, scary steep ramp down!


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Competitors "walking" down the steep and scary down ramp on the bridge over Oxford Road






Page uploaded : 15th October 2014
Page updated : 1st June 2015










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