Gryphon 99er Cycle Tour

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Get ready to pedal with excitement! We’re thrilled to announce the 25th Gryphon 99er, in association with Smile FM, is happening on 10 February 2024!


What you need to know about the NEW Trilogy Challenge

Introducing a new event for 2024 – The ‘’99er Trilogy Challenge,’’ a unique challenge that will put rider’s bike skills to the test, blending 60km of road, MTB, and gravel racing.

Entry Fees

Early Bird Entry Fees per Distance: (Special ends on 30 November)
– 100km: R430
– 51km: R315
– 99er Trilogy Challenge (LIMITED to 350 riders): R375

Standard Entry Fees per Distance:
– 100km: R475
– 51km: R350
– 99er Trilogy Challenge (LIMITED to 350 riders): R410

– Finish Time Disposable Chip: R20
– Non-Cycling SA riders Day License: R50

– To register, please click on your preferred race below

51KM | 100KM


“It’s an excellent, well-organised race which I come back to year after year!”

“Always the best-organized event of the year”

“Lucky draw prizes always a big drawcard”

“Nice route and perfect preparation for Cape Town Cycle Tour”

“Loved the free bananas at the start and free massage at the end!”

“Look forward to it every year”

Don't Miss Out!

As the third largest race in the Western Cape, it’s a beloved highlight on every cyclist’s calendar. And this year, we’re celebrating the 25th edition of the incredible event. This year it’s not just a race but a seeding event for the 2024 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Our Community

The Gryphon 99er, in association with Smile FM is a remarkable event organized and hosted by the El Shaddai Christian School in Durbanville. Not only is it a thrilling cycling race, but it also serves as the primary fundraising activity for the school. What makes this event truly exceptional is the incredible support from our community. On race day, we are fortunate to have over 350 dedicated volunteers. These volunteers come in various forms, including parents, staff, pupils, alumni, and past parents.
They all play a vital role in making this event a resounding success. The Gryphon 99er is a true testament to the power of community involvement, bringing people together to support a noble cause.

51KM | 100KM


99er Race History

The 99er Cycle Tour first took place in 1999. The inaugural event was 99km long and so the name “The 99er” was born. The race is organized and hosted by the El Shaddai Christian School in Durbanville and the event is the main fundraising activity for the school. There are over 350 volunteers from the school in the form of parents, staff, pupils, alumni and past parents involved on race day.

The 2023 event will be the 24th time that the race is being held.

Since 2003, the 99er Cycle Race has been an Official Premier Seeding event for The Cape Town Cycle Tour (affectionately called “The Argus” by cyclists).

The 99er Cycle Tour takes place a month before The Cape Town Cycle Tour and is an excellent preparation race for the world famous event.

The 99er Cycle Tour has been the third largest cycle race in the Western Cape for many years.

The event is very well organized and has received numerous awards over the years. Feedback from a post-race survey in 2018 indicated very high levels of satisfaction with the 99er. Satisfaction with the event was measured at 87% and almost all aspects evaluated received average scores of 4 or higher out of 5.

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