3Rivers Trails - About

The fathers of 3Rivers Trails. (L to R: Brett Puttergill, Didier Duc & Grant Puttergill)

Our vision

With a great network of MTB trails already existing at J-Bay Bike Park, Sunnyvale/Bluegums/Crossways Farms and Woodridge – the idea was born to link all these existing trails in the Thornhill area to provide riders of every level with a variety of unlimited world-class trails, not only for mountain-biking, but also for trail-running and hiking. In addition to this, the vision of 3Rivers Trails is to support the development and promotion of the fast-expanding Thornhill area, and provides some very necessary job-creation in the area.

“All three are very passionate about Mountain Biking and have developed their own tracks over the years.”

How it all started

3Rivers Trails was envisioned by two local farmers Brett & Grant Puttergill and Didier Duc, a Swiss National who immigrated to South Africa in October 2011 to settle in Thornhill. All three are very passionate about Mountain Biking and have developed their own tracks over the years. The same passion, the same motivation and the same vision guided them into the creation of 3Rivers Trails.

J-Bay Bike Park (est. 2012), Sunnyvale Trails (est. 2006) and Woodridge Trails (est. 1998), are all well known by the enthusiastic mountain bikers for the quality XCO courses, especially since Provincials & Nationals XCO was organized with great success in the past. Though Longmore Plantation (Cape Pine) hasn’t integrated 3Rivers Trails, they offered 3Rivers Trails with the possibility to develop single tracks in the forestry and sell a permit which grants riders access to the Cape Pine Forestry.