Melrose Fat Tyre Festival 2017

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Beautiful trails, benched into the hillsides of South Australian pastures.

This June long weekend is the 15th Melrose Fat Tyre Festival, and they’re celebrating by giving the FTF a theme that reflects the values of the great Melrose community: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! That’s the theme of this year’s Melrose Fat Tyre Festival where mountain bikers and friends from around Australia will be getting together to celebrate Mother Earth on our bikes

Melrose has long been known for its chilled atmosphere and its inclusive nature

The Fat Tyre Festival and Melrose has long been known for its chilled atmosphere and its inclusive nature, where racing is secondary to relaxing, where the motor is overwhelmed by the pedal and the only fire of competition is the story around the campfire.

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Melrose Fat Tyre Festival where mountain bikers and friends from around Australia will be getting together to celebrate Mother Earth on our bikes! It is getting ‘in contact with nature’ whilst bike riding that makes our festival unique.

Watch the videos below and you’ll soon get the idea of what Melrose and the Fat Tyre Festival are all about – it’s easy to love this place! For more information, head to melrosemountainbike.com or https://www.facebook.com/otemelrose/

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We love Melrose’s quaint and low-key vibe.

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Video: The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival

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The crew from the most excellent Kiwi publication and website, Spoke, recently made the journey to Melrose to soak up the good vibes of the Fat Tyre Festival. It was the third time they’ve made the trip to this tiny South Australian town, and that tells you something. The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival is unlike any other mountain bike event in the country, and this video captures what the FTF is all about perfectly.

This year, Queenstown-based freeride legend Kelly McGarry was there too, getting right into the swing of Melrose life. We can’t wait to get back there…

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