Cycling (& Triathlon)


Maccabi SA cycling and triathlon is focused on the Games.

We first competed in cycling in the 2009 Games where Team Captain Issy Zimmerman won gold in the road race (age 40-49). In 2013, four riders brought home five medals (gold, 2 x silver, bronze), with SA champion cyclist Kevin Evans’ gold medal a highlight of the Games. In 2017, we upped the ante with four gold medals from Zimmerman (2), Jodi Zulberg (1) and Jared Poulton (1), and a silver for Zulberg.

In triathlon, SA first entered in 1993, competing in five Maccabiah to date and winning a total of 10 medals.


Track cycling has been added to the schedule for the 2022 Maccabiah so we are hoping to have a very competitive team at the Games. Criteria for the track events will be provided once all the details are received from Israel.

2022 Maccabiah – Qualification Criteria: Road Race and Time Trial

Veterans category – Male/Female, age groups: 30+/ 40+/ 50+

    • Must be licensed with the South African Veterans.
    • Must have raced with the Veterans within the last two years.
    • Must have finished at least two races within two minutes of the Veteran winner on the day.

Elite Category (18-30):

    • Must have raced with the Elites in the last two years.
    • Elites coming up from junior elite level may submit their junior elite race information to satisfy this requirement.
    • Must have finished at least two races to finish within two minutes of the Elite winner on the day.

The final selection decision lies with the Maccabi SA Cycling Committee (taking form and consistency into account).

For further information on cycling and triathlon, please contact Maccabi SA Cycling Convenor Jodi Zulberg – 

Mountain Biking:

Maccabi SA previously hosted a MTB Social Club which we would like to start up again. If you are interested in taking part in Sunday rides, please get in touch –