For fat tyre and thin, for the road or the mountain and everything in between, Bike Melrose is your one stop shop for all things pedal powered in the Southern Flinders Ranges.
We are a membership based organization, working to create a world class cycling experience for our members. The continual support of our members helps us to grow and develop trails, infrastructure and the local community to support cycling ventures in the Southern Flinders Ranges
The Bike Melrose team have been involved with bringing the cycling community together since our humble beginnings in 2002, when we went by the name of ‘The Southern Flinders Rough Riders Inc.”. We have spent a number of years, predominantly relying on the generosity of volunteers, working with the local community, generous land owners and passionate bike riders alike to create trails and promote the health and lifestyle benefits of cycling from our base in the picturesque town of Melrose.
Fast forward to 2017 and as interest in cycling grew within the community, so did the diversity of the participants and activities. No longer was the cycling community centered around mountain biking on the ‘rough’ and challenging trails that wind around the base of Mount Remarkable – we decided to embrace all forms of cycling – because here, if it’s got two wheels and pedals it’s sure to be a whole lot of fun!
Under the name Bike Melrose we now have something for everyone, big and small with an interest in powering their adventures through this brilliant part of the world on their own two wheels. We’ve got road rides, a pump track, a skills park and trails for every member of the family!
For beginner riders just starting to discover the joy of adventuring in the fresh air, through to families, weekend warriors and even those who like to use the term ‘professional’ – whatever their interpretation may be, Bike Melrose has a trail, a track, a course or road to suit you. With a calendar of events to match and plenty of opportunities to get involved and give back, the Bike Melrose community can help you explore the beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges by bike in any way that you like!
With a well rounded understanding of the local area, since our inception and even in the early days our team have worked with all members of the community to ensure that our endeavors are environmentally responsible and sustainable. We work with local farmers and land owners as well as business organisations and council to build an understanding of the fantastic benefits that cycling can provide for tourism, community growth and both physical and mental health.
Bike Melrose provides a rich calendar of events for all levels and ranges of cycling enthusiasts and coordinates projects to support the growth of the cycling community. We’ve got all the information you need about upcoming events, projects and opportunities to get involved right here, and if you can’t find what you need simply get in touch and we’ll be able to point you in the right direction!