Author Archives: OTE Curtin

09 / Mar / 2017

Single Speed Nationals!

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 […]

15 / Feb / 2017

Your Ticket to Ride! Mountain Bike Festivals

Looking for something to do in the coming months?   How about joining us at one of our upcoming Mountain Bike Festivals!  Calendar and links below!  See you there!   March 3rd – 5th:  Sedona Mountain Bike Festival The Sedona MTB Festival is 3-day mountain bike celebration that will include a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, great Bands for and a whole lotta sweet RED SINGLETRACK! March 24th – 26th: Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival What goes on at the Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival… Wake up. Drink Coffee. Eat Breakfast. Grab Demos. Meet up with new friends. Ride Bikes. Grab a shuttle! Dinner, Live Music, and Beer at the Expo. Find your way to bed. Call home. Sleep. Wake up. Repeat. Call home- tell ’em you’re staying a little longer- you just heard there are four more Over the Edge locations and you gotta ride ’em all! April 27th – 30th:  Fruita Fat Tire Festival Join us on […]

17 / Jan / 2017

What Did You Get For Christmas?

What Did You Get For Christmas? Hurricane got 5 new miles of purpose built mountain bike trail in the Quail Lake Reservoir area, bringing the total to 19 miles thus far. OTE Hurricane has been designing and building trail in this area for 5 years and has created a master plan for the entire area. OTE Hurricane took on the project when Doug Wilson, an acquaintance of ours from the Water Conservancy District (WCD), contacted us and needed someone to design and build trails in the area around Quail Lake Reservoir. In order to meet the requirements that the  Bureau of Land Management (BLM) set forth in the RMP, recreation trails needed to be built to keep the land permanently deeded to the WCD. Rhythm & Blues was the first trail to be built with volunteers. This trail comes at you fast. So put your saddle down and be ready […]