HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

History of the Bubble Run:

The Sabie “Bubble Run” began in 2014 by Joe Fleming, Leroy “Black” Tulip and Marnitz Venter. It was inspired by a few different traditional runs in the United States (The Gypsy Run and El Diablo Run) but to give it that South African spin on it.

WHY IS IT CALLED THE “BUBBLE RUN”

During the inaugural run the first two days were filled with rain. It was pretty miserable and our only saving grace during those days were our ‘Bubble Shields’ and the word ‘bubble’ seemed to be something that stood out to us for something we wouldn’t forget. So, we decided to call this run the Sabie ‘Bubble Run.’

WHAT IS A TRADITIONAL RUN?

Simply put a traditional run is high milage and low drama. While the modern run is essentially a forty mile coffee run with a lot of bolt on chrome compliments. A traditional run is riding, camping and a hell of a good party. A traditional run is geared toward the rider who feels out of place at a “major rally” or anywhere you find an excess of “LIVE TO RIDE” patches.

WHO IS INVITED?

Generally? Everyone. Specifically? You. As long as you have your stuff together, enjoy being around like minded folks and like to ride.

WHAT TYPE OF BIKES WILL BE ON THE RUN?

It does not matter what you ride. So long as you ride.

WHERE IS THERE TO STAY?

Last year we camped at Sabie River Camp and they have been kind enough to let us stay there again. There will be more details in a later blog post about the accommodation.

HOW LONG IS THE RUN?

The run is 5 days (December 16th-20th. The 16th is a public holiday). The two longest days are on December 16th (to Sabie –  400km) and on the way home on the 20th. The riding distance of the days in between vary depending on the routes we choose for the day. There are a LOT of roads around Sabie for us to take advantage of.

THE ROUTE

We are currently planning the route for the run. When finished we will post.