DarkFEST 2021 | Dates, Rider Info and More


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DarkFest 2021 is currently underway in Stellenbosch and will be hosted until the end of the month will have some of the world’s best big air and downhill riders in attendance. After cancelling the event in February of this year, the crew decided to lay low until international travel became more viable. While parts of the world are still in severe lockdown, South Africa is currently open for events and organisers couldn’t resist the opportunity to host another DarkFEST

DarkFEST events are designed and run by the riders, showcasing the world’s elite free-riders jumping colossal courses that don’t exist anywhere else on earth. The rider-voted awards are handed out following a jam format, one of the most anticipated and celebrated series in mountain biking.

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With a select few legendary riders invited to take part in this year’s big air event, the mission is to unveil the giant course, give it a lick of fresh dirt dust off the big bikes and get ready for some FEST size action. Names like Adolf Silva, Bienvenido Aguado, Szymon Godziek and World Cup rider Theo Erlangsen will be heading to the Hellsend Dirt Compound to ride the biggest and longest Fest course ever built.

After a year of COVID 19 wrecking events and competitions everywhere, it’s about time there was some good news! I’m super excited to announce that I’m out here in Stellenbosch South Africa for DarkFEST 2021! The first event on the freeride calendar build is underway, as we rebuild the worlds biggest mtb downhill dirt jumps! Let’s check out the course, find out what needs to be done and let’s get building!” – Sam Reynolds

DarkFEST 2021 will be hosted between 19-28 May in Stellies – the freeride MTB crew will be riding during this window as the weather allows them to. DarkFEST is a closed event. Stay tuned to founder, Sam Reynold’s YouTube channel to stay up to date with everything DarkFEST.

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DarkFEST 2021 Rider List

  • Sam Reynolds
  • Clemens Kaudela
  • Ike Klaassen
  • Theo Erlangsen
  • Adolf Silva
  • Bienvenido Aguado
  • Sergio Layos
  • Kade Edwards
  • Kaos Seagrave
  • Sam Hodgson
  • William Robert
  • Vinnie T
  • Tom Isted
  • Szymon Godziek

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