No, you don't need a TokaiMTB membership to ride in Tokai, that's what the SANParks level-3 Activity Card is for.
Find out below why TokaiMTB needs you.
We're not just offering cool looking boards; we're offering safety, maintenance, a voice.
TokaiMTB is funded entirely through its membership, plus private and corporate donations. Not a cent of the SANParks required permit fees (paid either at the gate on entry, or through your annual Level-3 SANParks Activity Permit) sees its way directly back to the trails. It tumbles into a central kitty somewhere in Pretoria and contributes towards outlying National Parks with low visitor numbers. When these fees do eventually find their way back into Table Mountain, it's usually allocated to various conservation projects as well as general Park maintenance, like alien clearing which is an ongoing long-term project – so, your activity permit does help keep the mountain standing.
What SANParks does provide, after many long years of building trust, is the permission for TokaiMTB to look after its users through implementing various initiatives; like our sponsor driven safety patrols and vital trailside rider support, both accessible through our dedicated emergency number provided by Euphoria Telecom and found on the back of every TokaiMTB board and, in addition to safety, the permission to maintain and upgrade Tokai's mountain bike trails. This came as a result of dedication over many years to see Tokai become a work-class destination and provide its users with an improved cycling experience in the Park.
Sustainability has become a key factor in continuing this recreational activity, in Tokai especially!
Since the removal of the Pine plantations as a result of the devastating fire in 2015, which marked the sudden change in Tokai's landscape, our mandate was accelerated by several years and now requires us to keep the trails aligned with SANPark's mandate of conservation, to restore the natural fauna and flora last seen here over 100 years ago. The shelter of the pines will one-day be replaced by pristine fynbos forests but until then, the trails that enjoyed many years of protection from the elements will need to endure the worst of what nature can throw at it - and it started with drought!
Of course regular maintenance also provides you with the best trail experience, so for a small contribution, you can add your voice in support of these mountain bike trails meeting the standards required to exist in a National Park.
Become a member and add your voice.
A strong membership will not only allow TokaiMTB to look after the trails, plus restore some long-lost favourites but also to negotiate with critical mass when it comes to proposing some of the exciting, never-thought-possible links and routes. The peace-of-mind from accounting oversight and transparency, ensures that you will see every cent invested directly into the trails.
Beyond the trails themselves, the money raised through your membership and donations will also strengthen our safety in the Park through visible patrols to help keep us safer in our playground. These maintenance and safety initiatives create jobs and with the small army of trail maintenance folk, that is up to six families fed through TokaiMTB.
By clicking JOIN, you will be directed to our online portal affiliate, Racetec, who with their many years experience in managing online entries, will capture your details and process your payment. Take along your membership confirmation to any one of our conveniently located partner bike shops to collect your board and manually enter your membership number. Be sure to program our emergency number into your phone at the same time. It's been proven to offer well-coordinated prompt assistance!
Help build this community for more fun in a spectacular swathe of nature, right on our doorstep, in the centre of our city!
Collect your bike board from one of our affiliated bike shops around town.
So you've seen the development, ridden the trails and loved the experience? In addition to your membership, or as a stand-alone contribution, a donation to any value would be most welcome.