Over the Edge Ramblings

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Single Speed Nationals!

by OTE Curtin

Melrose will be hosting its first mountain bike nationals event, and it’s a goodie! The Single Speed National Championships, where racing is secondary to shenanigans and carbo loading comes in a bottle. Single speed racing is less about fitness and preparation, more about character, costume and of course cogs! Mad May in Melrose kicks off the 5th through 7th with the Single Speed Nationals held in conjunction with the Burning Bike Festival; a bicycle-fueled weekend of outfits, campfires and music. This is closely followed by a visit from the Bicycle SA “Outback Odyssey”; an overland mountain bike journey of 950-odd km from Adelaide to Blinman on the Mawson Trail. By May’s end we will being making preparations for the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival slated for the long 9th through 12th of June. This year’s festival is themed RECYCLE and is supported by South Australian Tourism Commission – learning how we can […]

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Fruita Fat Tire Festival

27 / Apr / 2017

COME RIDE MILES OF PRISTINE MTB TRAILS! Join us on April 27 – 30, 2017 as we celebrate the 22nd edition of this annual Colorado mountain bike tradition; the US Bank Fruita Fat Tire Festival! Fruita Fat Tire Festival website here!

Melrose Fat Tyre Festival

09 / Jun / 2017

Every June long weekend mountain bike riders from around Australia come to Melrose for the Fat Tyre Festival!  Some make this event their “must do ” every year! Riders love the chilled out vibe and non competitive nature of the event. They come to improve their skills, ride  trails...