Load up the big bike, DarkFest 2022 is bringing the heat!

Date:14 March 2022 Author: Micayla Vellai Tags:,

There’s excitement in the air as the DarkFest 2022 approaches, so dust off your goggles and load up the big bike, it’s about to get sandy in Stellenbosch – from 11-17 April to be exact!

After a highly successful but “COVID-bubbled” 2021 edition, professional freeride mountain biker Sam Reynolds and the DarkFest crew are stoked to get back to full power and embrace the original vibes that have made DarkFest what it is to the global MTB community. With more riders and more stoke than ever before, DarkFest 2022 is hot and happening!

“The DarkFest athlete line-up has always been very proudly unique and  diverse. From the original days of PureDarkness to current day, the DarkFest course has been opened up to the world’s best Freeriders, established World Cup racers willing to risk it all, and even unknown wild cards.

“2022 is now potentially the event’s biggest step in progression, as female athletes are officially coming to conquer the pinnacle of Big Air MTB! Xgames Real MTB finalist and woman’s MTB Freeride legend, Vero Sandler, is heading up this progression putting together a select crew to tackle these mammoth jumps,” says Reynolds.

Sandler said: “Myself and the girls are so excited to be given the opportunity to attend Darkfest this year! I’ve personally always been a huge fan of the event, watching the footage from afar and getting inspried by what the guys do there through both their riding and digging. Having the crew of amazing lady shredders there in the mix amongst the male riders we’ve looked up to for years is going to be awesome… Good times ahead!”

These are the confirmed athletes thus far:

Sam Reynolds

Clemens Kaudela

Sam Hodgson

Kade Edwards

Kaos Seagrave

Ike Klaassen (RSA)

Theo Erlangsen (RSA)

Bienvenido Aguado

Nicholi Rogatkin

Szymon Godziek

Brendan Fairclough

Daniel Ruso

Elias Ruso

Tom Isted

Adolf Silva

Vincent Tupin

Ethan Nell

Matt McDuff

Graham Agassiz

Vero Sandler

Casey Brown

Hannah Bergman

Chelsea Kendall

Robin Goomes

Visit the DarkFest Facebook pagefor more information.

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