TREAD Ladies Tea & Trail heads for KZN

    After two years of success in Johannesburg, TREAD Ladies Trail and Tea, presented by MiWayMTB, an initiative aimed at making mountain biking more accessible to women, will make its debut in KwaZulu-Natal.

    Scheduled for Friday 2 September at Holla Trails, Ballito, the first KZN TREAD Ladies Trail & Tea will offer an opportunity for women to ride without any ‘barriers’ and will cater for all levels of rider, from beginner to more serious.
    “Unlike most men, who grew up riding bicycles, most women didn’t and lack the confidence to just get on a mountain bike and ride. Our Ladies Trail & Tea events are designed to remove any intimidation elements and make mountain biking fun for all women,” said Joanne Badenhorst, publisher of TREAD Magazine and founder of the Ladies Trail & Tea initiative.

    Holla Trails, a popular, safe mountain bike trails venue 30 minutes drive from Durban. Riders will be arranged into groups according to skill and/or fitness level and guided appropriately by experienced female riders.

    “As the name suggests, we always follow the ride, which is between 90 minutes and two hours in duration, with a social gathering that includes eats, drinks and a gift. Most women enjoy the social side of mountain biking and we ensure that is firmly in place at all our Trail & Tea events,” said Badenhorst.

    The maximum number of riders for the Ladies Trail & Tea is 16 and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

    In addition to the Ladies Trail & Tea event, a TREAD Skills 101 Clinic and a TREAD Confidence Clinic will be held at Holla Trails on Saturday 3 September. The Confidence Clinic is ideal for those new to mountain biking (male and female), while the 101 Clinic is aimed at improving the skills of those who have been riding mountain bikes for at least six months (male and female).

    Friday 2 September: Ladies Trail and Tea (08h30)
    Saturday 3 September: 101 Skills Clinic (08h00-12h00)
    Saturday 3 September: Confidence Clinic (14h00-16h00)

    • For booking and information on the Skills Clinic and Confidence Clinic, visit and click on the TREAD Skills tab.
    • For booking and information on the Ladies Trail and Tea events, email

    For more information on the TREAD Skills Clinics, click here.