36ONE Riders Benefit:
- Less 50% off the entrance at Cango Wildlife Ranch for the first 100 riders! (Redeem ticket at race registration)
- Free entry to our famous cheetah cycling-shirt raffle – worth R 790!!
We will be joining forces with Dryland Events Management for the 3rd consecutive year. This year, our Operations Director, Hugo, and his relay team, The Cheetah Guys, Francois, Pieter & Bryan will be taking part in the 36ONE event from 17 – 19 May 2019.
Hugo took part in 2017 and finished this grueling race in 25 hours in honour of the Ranch's 30 year anniversary, and again last year to celebrate The Cheetah Preservation Foundation as a registered non-profit organisation.
This gives us the opportunity to highlight the dwindling numbers of cheetah and to raise awareness for their species and plight. Larger than that though, the foundation represents all endangered species.
The cheetah is the world's fastest land animal and they are dangerously close to extinction. Less than 7000 of the big cats remain in the wild. Dozens of species face extinction across the world, and many more are increasingly vulnerable and threatened.
The 36ONE is an endurance mountain bike challenge done over 361 kilometers through a strenuous terrain over day and night. The Cheetah Guys has committed to this challenge again this year to raise awareness and funds for The Cheetah Preservation Foundation (approximately 90 km per rider).
Funds generated from this specific event will be used towards constructing more cheetah camps at our Jill Bryden-Fayers Private Cheetah Reserve. A portion of the funds will be for specifically nominated in-situ conservation programs such as Madagascar Fauna & Flora Group and Vulpro.