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Events wise there’s a little bit happening this weekend. Many local SA riders are off to Melbourne to hurl their CX bikes over barriers and leave tasteful, hypnotic tyre marks in the soil – I think we’ve figured out a new crop circle method!

Round and round we go!

A few other SA folk are off to chase the 100 or so Convicts that got let out in St. Albans, NSW. Good luck to rounding them up swiftly and without punctures.

Looking to the future? Well, if you haven’t planned for 4/5 September, here’s a little something that might perk your interest – 6/18 Hours of Melrose hosted by Over The Edge (club sponsor). A fun event that is organised by some of the best reasons MTBers get called “a bit weird”. The weekend away is guaranteed to entertain and if you get bored of the entertainment, Melrose has plentiful amounts of singletrack to distract you.

Next club race is at Mt. Torrens on 13th Sep. Check the links below for all your info.

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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!


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 or call Kerri on +61 (0) 412 038 994


Melrose Fat Tyre Festival

Come to Melrose this June Long weekend and celebrate the love of mountain bike riding at the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival supported by Schwalbe Tyres.

An event designed for all ages and all abilities.

The kids schedule is jam packed with jumping castles, mountain bike orienteering, treasure hunts, pump track, skills clinics and rides and a bmx display by the Wellington Cycle boys and our international guest star Darren Berrecloth.

The slopestyle legend and Crankwerx Champion Bear Claw A.K.A. Darren Berrecloth recently starred in the movie “where the trail ends” and is widely known for his exploits in the Slopestyle scene all around the world.

Darren has an incredibly busy schedule during the northern summer and this year is no exception so we are really lucky and super excited that he has chosen to come to the Flinders Ranges. Richard Bruce, one of the event organisers said.

The Claw will be running some skills sessions, participating in the Super D enduro and having some fun at the Bicycle Speedway Challenge.

Cristina Begy is another inspiration who will be coming over from the States to offer her knowledge to all the women just new into the sport of mountain biking. What an amazing experience to be taught from one of the best in the world!

Saturday afternoon come on over to Bartagunyah Winery where the Super D Challenge will be held. Come and cheer the riders on and sample some local Bartagunyah wine. From 6pm stay for our BBQ and live music in the woolshed – cost is $20 and the money goes towards our local mountain bike club – Southern Flinders Rough Riders. SFRR volunteers have done a wonderful job getting the trails ready for this years event and without them, our sponsors and the generous support from our local landowners this event would not be possible.

Sunday’s programme has the Mt Remarkable Bicycle Speedway challenge, a twighlight market showcasing our local produce and crafts, live music, BMX display, an information session for our riders at the North Star Hotel, MTB orieteering night ride and Kareoke at Mt Remarkable Hotel.

So if you have always wanted to learn how to mountain bike, this event is not to be missed, a fun and social weekend for you and the family.

More information and registrations – go to or contact Kerri on 0412 038 994 if you would like to have a stall at the market.

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Melrose trail maintenance and build dates

To all that love to ride Melrose!
Southern Flinders Rough Riders are gearing up for the Fat Tyre Festival and we want these trails to be in top notch condition for you! If you are thinking of going to Melrose for a weekend and feel like helping the lads throw a pick around the trails then pop these dates in your diary.

Saturday/Sunday May 11/12 – Bartagunyah Trail Camp

Come to Bartagunyah for the weekend from about midday Saturday to Sunday arvo to dig, ride and camp out. We will be doing hand finishing works on the top section of the Eurovision trail. Camping is free. If you don’t have a four wheel drive we can arrange a shuttle to the top of the hill for you and your stuff. Let us know if you’re attending – email or call Dan on 0417847977.

Sunday May 26 – Trail Build Day

9am start, meet at OTE


6/18 Hours of Melrose

18 Hours of MelroseThe 2013 6/18 Hours of Melrose event has been announced for 6th to 7th September. Please mark this in your calendars now, and check the OTE Sports website for further information closer to the date. Registrations will open from 1st June.