6/18 Hours of Melrose

Fresh back from a ride around Mt. Remarkable’s flowing single track and it is in prime condition for tomorrow nights midnight start. Over the Edge have been busy getting ready for this years 6/18 hours of Melrose. Plenty of entertainment planned – Live music, games and of course riding your MTB!

This years theme is “Cops and Robbers” in line with this years major sponsor of the event – Wozza’sVault Cafe – they still have one queen room left, suitable for a couple, two very close friends or a duo – 08 8666 2211

Entries will be open right up until 1 hour before the start time. Entries are capped at 200 and filling up fast!

More information can be found at the 6/18 Hours of Melrose website – click here.

18 hours of Melrose is on again!

If you had 18 hours free, what would you do with it? Well, the guys at Over the Edge in Melrose have thought one possible way to spend 18 hours – MTBing!

From Over the Edge –

We are still on a high from this year’s Fat Tyre Festival so imagine what we have in store for you at this years 18 hours of Melrose! As with all Melrose rides the 18hrs is eventful, relaxed and very social! Melrose has forged a reputation within the mountain bike community as a stress free destination with some great, hand made single-track. The 18hrs of Melrose exudes all of this with live music thrown in for good measure.
 
This is a team or solo event and the winner is the team or individual who completes the most laps of the course in 18 hours (starting at midnight on Friday 5th September). If 18hrs is more than you can take in and you prefer some extra Zs then 6hrs of Melrose is the Doctors prescription! 6hrs will start at 12pm on the Saturday and finish at 6pm alongside the 18 hour riders.
 
The course last year worked really well so expect a nice flowy fun trail with a few technical bits that Melrose is known for – approx 10km loops! As long as you have ridden some singletrack it should be achievable by almost all fairly competent mountain bike riders with a reasonable level of fitness. It is not designed for the complete novice or inexperienced mountain bike rider. Each lap of the course will take an average of 45 mins – 1 hour.
 
If you want trophies, lots of hype and a ticker tape parade, then this probably isn’t your event…but if you want beer short-cuts, giant games of twister and a uniquemidnight start, then circle the 5 & 6 of September in your calendar now because you’ve found your mountain bike event!
 

Registrations open 1st July – this year we are capping the event at 200 so get in quick!!
Click here to register:
http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=29744&embed=29744
 
Check out last year’s video here: http://vimeo.com/74632640


Cost (per person)

6 Hour – Mixed / Male or Female
Single – $70
Team of 2 – $60
Team of 4 or 6 – $50

18 Hour-  Mixed / Male or Female
 Single – $140
Team of 2 – $115
Team of 4 or 6  – $90
 
 
What’s included
Entertainment / Fully marked course with First Aid marshals along the course  / Tea and coffee and nice warm fire at OTE / Spot Prizes / Insurance / Over the Edge bike shop offering mechanical support / timing and much more.
 
 
Practice
The course will be marked and open for practice from 2pm Friday 5th.
 
 
Please visit www.melrosemountainbike.com for more information or email us atmelrose18hours@gmail.com, and join our facebook event for regular updates:https://www.facebook.com/events/548474255259097/
 

We hope to see you there!

2014 Melrose Fat Tyre Festival

Posted on behalf of Over the Edge Sports

2014 Fat Tyre Festival in Melrose, SA on 6th – 9th June 2014.

Fat Tyre Festival welcomes mountain bike riders of all ages and abilities to come and test out their skills on the trails around Melrose. The long weekend is a family-orientated event with street parties, stalls, food, live music, entertainment and awesome giveaways.

Riders can sign up for for Mini D time trials, mountain bike orienteering, modular pump track challenge, night rides, skills and bike maintenance courses and guided rides for all abilities.

A FREE return bus transfer service from Adelaide to Melrose is available for all registered riders and their bikes!

Special Guest Kelly McGarry will be running skills sessions and performing a jump display.

Kelly Mcgarry’s ratings went off the dial last year when he back flipped the 72ft gap at the Red Bull Rampage in Virgin Utah! He won the “Peoples Choice” award and second overall, for his amazing effort. The Youtube video went viral and has almost reached 17 million views and is still climbing. If you haven’t seen it, check it out!

He will also be hanging out, showing the kids some moves at Adelaide City Dirt on 1st June if you’re in town!

Sitting around the campfires at night, riding all day – it is going to be an awesome long-weekend of singletrack!

Tickets:

Weekend – $60 Adult / $20 Kids (Earlybird Special – $10 off adult weekend ticket if booked in March)
Day only – $30 Adult / $20 Kids

For more information – check out Melrose MTB webpage and join the Facebook event or head over to t

For bookings and enquiries please email melrosefattyre@gmail.com or call Kerri on +61 (0) 412 038 994

Melrose Gravity Enduro Cancelled

**** Important News ****

Unfortunately, due to a severely low number of entries for the GESA Melrose event, we regrettably have to announce it’s cancellation. We don’t feel the low number of competitors would contribute to an enjoyable competitive event.

Our apologies to anyone who may have made plans to head to Melrose for the weekend to compete in the GESA event, however, don’t let it stop you from heading up there to ride some of Australia’s best trails. Refunds to happen in the coming days.

Melrose Gravity Weekender August 3rd & 4th

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GESA heads to the Mid North township of Melrose on the 3rd & 4th of August for a fun filled weekend of riding and general socializing. The Mecca for singletrack that plays host to the highly successful Fat Tyre Festival is the destination for GESA’s more relaxed weekend.

This is not a points round for the series. It is an opportunity to experience the epic trails of Melrose with like minded riders. It will also be a fun yet competitive weekend that is bound to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Sign-on opens at 9:00am til 12pm Saturday at Over The Edge Sports. Racing will start at Bartagunyah between 1pm and 4pm Saturday with timed runs of Eurovision. This will be followed by a Pump Track Challenge between 5pm and 7pm and results from the racing at Bartagunyah.

Sunday will consist of a Gravity Enduro at the township trails. This will start at 9am and finish at 12pm. Results from the Enduro and weekend winners will be announced once racing finishes Sunday. There will not be a shuttle service so you must provide your own transport between races.

Head to the GESA website for more info and to enter online. 

Make sure you book your accommodation as it will disappear quickly!