Rainmaker Rollercoaster | HOTCHILLEE

Rainmaker Rollercoaster

The World’s First 7-day Point to Point Gravel Stage Race

6 – 12 October 2018

The Rainmaker RollerCoaster offers riders the choice to race the 550km with 8,000m of climbing in teams of two, or those who prefer a more leisurely pace can ride the route in small groups supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains.

The event will be open to mountain bikes as well as gravel bikes, but the parcours will best suit the speed of a gravel bike.

We will start with a sunset time trial in the Bontebok National Park, Swellendam and follow the gravel roads and trails of the farmlands into the semi desert of the Little Karoo, along the lush Garden Route, through the Knysna Forest before finishing at the breathtaking coast of Plettenberg Bay.


‘Constantly stunning’
Cyclist Magazine 


“Unique and spectacular”
Cycling Plus 


“One of the best weeks of my life”
Penny Krohn, Rainmaker RollerCoaster route recce rider


“Without a shadow of doubt the most exhilarating, challenging and rewarding bike riding I’ve ever had”
Richard Smith, Rainmaker RollerCoaster route recce rider


“A proper adventure”
Francis Cade, YouTube Vlogger


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Choose how you ride

Contest for a leader's jersey or category award.


Enjoy the fully supported experience with less of an emphasis on racing.


Focus on completing the course in a fully supported environment.