- MTB X is based on a variation of the traditional Cyclocross from Europe. With MTB X we combined two very fast growing sports, namely obstacle racing and mountain biking, into one very exciting event for the whole family
- MTB X is focused on entertainment, enjoyment, fun and participation
- An 8 km course with several obstacles in it form the core part, with participants having to cycle and navigate (carry, drag, lift) their bikes to complete laps
- The MTB X is a joint venture between Knysna Adventures, a leading adventure tourism company, and Garden Route Events, a long standing mountain bike events company in Knysna.
- MTB X is a CSA Sanctioned event, and form part of the Big5 Sport Challenge, one of the premier multi-day endurance events in South Africa
- MTB X falls within the time frame, and is also an official event of the Pick and Pay Knysna Oyster Fesitval.
- The Pick and Pay Knysna Oyster Festival annually draws more than 70 000 people to attend and the MTB X runs from, and around the Festival Showground