Melrose Blog

07 / Jul / 2017

Melrose Fat Tyre – Some pics for you!

See you in OZ 2018!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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28 / Jun / 2016

Melrose Fat Tyre Festival 2016

Done and Dusted – come ride with us 2017!  

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30 / Nov / 2015

Melrose Riding Adventures

‘The hills don’t seem as steep or as daunting as they did on my first ride,’ I think to myself as I shift my ass to the nose of my saddle, swat flies from my face and keep my eyes on the crest of the hill.  The climbs here are longer than what I am used to.  The first day that I rode, I huffed and I puffed my way up the hills and even had to walk up part of one.  Two weeks later now and I find those same climbs to be fun for their terrain transitions from dirt up onto a rock ledge and different turns as they wind their way through the farm land. The narrow tracks here demand my attention at all times.  There have been many moments where my wheels have strayed from the dirt onto the long grasses that flank these tracks and […]

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