Event – She’s Silverback Morning Ride


On the 7th August 2018, Silverback organized an event called PRETTY TOUGH at Trail n Tar Tokai in Cape Town, South Africa. In a largely residential suburb situated on the foothills of Constantiaberg.

She’s Silverback community came together for the first time to support a platform for Pretty Tough. This is for women to inspire, connect and empower in all their beauty and endurance. 

The primary objective of the event hosted by Trail & Tar Tokai in association with Jordan Wines Estate, VYE Cycling and Squirt Lube SA is to bring women together and network while chatting with Mariske Strauss about her daily life as a professional XCO MTB athlete.

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Silverback’s first She’s Silverback Event

The event

We welcomed all levels of riding and questioned the ins and outs of Mariske Strauss’s industry. We also listened to Nicky Haywood who started a female cycling group called The Trail Angels in 2012 to inspire more women to ride.

While having coffee and croissants the ladies had the opportunity to have a Q & A session with Silverback OMX Rider and 15x Elite South African Champion, Mariske Strauss.

The ladies got a sneak peak of our 2019 SLD Bike Range (Silverback Ladies Design.) This was a great opportunity to find out what ladies prefer – color or geometry etc. This will be taking into consideration for our next SLD Range.

After the rain cleared up the ladies went out into the cold for a short 15km ride. The morning ended with some early wine tasting. Ladies had the opportunity to sip on a Merlot or Bordeaux Blend compliments of Jordan Wines.

We appreciate every one that donated money towards helping Silverback Volvo Rider, Tiffany Keep getting to the 2018 UCI MTB World Cup Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

Thank you so much for joining ladies. See You Soon!

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Ladies came out in the cold to join the movement

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