2018 DATES – Friday 31st August to Saturday 1st September
Registration opens 1 July 2018!
Event Program – Coming soon!
Date: Midnight Start Fri 31st August – Saturday 1st September 6pm
A few changes to the course this year – expect a nice flowing fun trail with a few technical bits that Melrose is known for – approximately 10km loops! As long as you have ridden some single track 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 30- 45 mins
The 6 hour category was very successful last year so we will keep it for 2017, this will encourage the less experienced rider who will not need to ride at night as this will finish at 6pm Saturday with the 18 hour riders.
Note: Insurance is compulsory. Please add the cost of insurance if required at the time of registration. $25 for adults $15 for children under 18.
6 Hour – Mixed / Male or Female
6 Hour – Youth (age 12 – 15 years)
6 Hour MINIS (age 8-11 years) – SEPARATE COURSE
18 Hour Mixed / Male or Female
Entertainment / Fully marked course / Event Medical Plus Staff on hand for 18 hrs! / Tea and coffee and nice warm fire at OTE / Spot Prizes / Over the Edge bike shop offering mechanical support / timing and much more and of course good vibes!
The course will be marked and open for practice from 2pm Friday 1st
Just a quick reminder that if you want your name on your race plate you will need to register before 24th August!
A note from our Timing Guru – PT.
“After last year’s hilarity, I’ve decided to experiment with the idea of photographic backup. I’ll also be trying a different system this year – similar to Bike SAs Dirty Weekend transponders. So this year it will only be a race plate that you’ll get to keep – this will remove the process of me having to chase competitors across Australia to get that last transponder back!”
What do I need to bring?
Individual competitors must have a support crew. A well-rested driver for the return journey after the race is strongly recommended for all riders.
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”
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