Apart from our regular Saturday shop road rides Melrose hosts some wonderful mountain bike events such as the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival and 18 hrs of Melrose.
So why 18 hours? Well this is a Troy Rarick from Over the Edge Fruita, Colorado brain child, where the event sells out each year attracting over 500 riders! He says..
“When we started looking at doing an endurance bike race in Fruita, we melded the desire to be unique, different and fun, with the logistics of event planning and…well we’re social fun folks at Over the Edge, and you can’t start at noon on Friday because folks work… you can’t finish at noon Sunday and expect people to stick around…so we start in the coolest part of the race, midnight, late Friday night at the stroke of Saturday morning and we race through the night, to finish on Saturday at 6pm, plenty of time to hang out, do another ride and celebrate the weekend in Melrose SA. That, coupled with a race course that runs right through the main street of town, will make this a special time for all”
New YOUTH and Minis Category – Open to all shredders from 8 yrs and up!
Check out – www.melrosemountainbike.com for more info.