In a twist of fate the African Series will commence with a trilogy of events starting in Namibia, heading to Zambia and concluding (temporarily) in Botswana. Come September the African Series will resume in Kenya before the grand finale in Mauritius.
This coming weekend Team Garmin will be heading to Namibia for the Namib Quest stage race which starts on the 21st of May in Windhoek and finishes in Swakopmund on the 26th of May. More importantly, this event marks the inaugural stage race in our Africa Series Campaign and we are excited to finally embark on this novel adventure.
From the arid Namib Quest we will head straight to fertile Zambia to participate at the 1-Zambia MTB Challenge. This event starts In Lusaka on the 2nd of June and finishes at the lower Zambezi on the 4th of June. It promises 3 days and 230km of pure African adventure!
From Zambia our journey continues south to Botswana where the Kalahari Challenge awaits us from 9-11 June. The event follows a circular route starting and finishing at the Lion Park just outside of Gabarone with plenty of singletrack through the bushveld and Kalahari Mountains on offer.
The next three weeks is sure to be an unforgettable experience for a myriad of reasons and we will make sure to share more details of the events and our experiences through our various media platforms. So keep an eye out for Team Garmin as we’ll be out to #BeatYesterday!