EVENT: 18 Hours of Melrose

State: SA


  • Location

    Melrose, SA

  • When

    Fri 5 September, 2014 -
    Sat 6 September, 2014

  • Format

    6 or 18 hour race - solo or team event.

  • Description

    As with all Melrose rides the 18hrs is eventful, relaxed and very social! Melrose has forged a reputation within the mountain bike community as a stress free destination with some great, hand made single-track. The 18hrs of Melrose exudes all of this with live music thrown in for good measure.

    This is a team or solo event and the winner is the team or individual who completes the most laps of the course in 18 hours (starting at midnight on Friday 5th September). If 18hrs is more than you can take in and you prefer some extra Zs then 6hrs of Melrose is the Doctors prescription! 6hrs will start at 12pm on the Saturday and finish at 6pm alongside the 18 hour riders.

    The course last year worked really well so expect a nice flowy fun trail with a few technical bits that Melrose is known for – approx 10km loops! As long as you have ridden some singletrack it should be achievable by almost all fairly competent mountain bike riders with a reasonable level of fitness. It is not designed for the complete novice or inexperienced mountain bike rider. Each lap of the course will take an average of 45 mins – 1 hour.

    If you want trophies, lots of hype and a ticker tape parade, then this probably isn’t your event…but if you want beer short-cuts, giant games of twister and a unique midnight start, then circle the 5 & 6 of September in your calendar now because you’ve found your mountain bike event!

    Registrations open 1st July – this year we are capping the event at 200 so get in quick!!

    Click here to register:

    Check out last year’s video here: http://vimeo.com/74632640

    Cost (per person)

    6 Hour – Mixed / Male or Female
    Single – $70
    Team of 2 – $60
    Team of 4 or 6 – $50

    18 Hour- Mixed / Male or Female
    Single – $140
    Team of 2 – $115
    Team of 4 or 6 – $90

    What’s included
    Entertainment / Fully marked course with First Aid marshals along the course / Tea and coffee and nice warm fire at OTE / Spot Prizes / Insurance / Over the Edge bike shop offering mechanical support / timing and much more.

    The course will be marked and open for practice from 2pm Friday 5th.

    Please visit www.melrosemountainbike.com for more information or email us at [email protected], and join our facebook event for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/548474255259097/

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  • More Info

    Visit www.melrosemountainbike.com for more information.

  • Getting There

    There are two main ways to head into the trails from town itself. You can head directly across the road from Over The Edge (down the small side street that runs next to the caravan park) and into the trails, or you can access them from the end of Brewery Rd. Either entrance is just a moment's ride from the main street.

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