Bike SA and its partners are bringing you one of the very best MTB experiences in Australia.
You’ve taken the brave decision to leave your comfort zone behind and join Bike SA for 24, 12 or 6 hours of mountain biking (or a 3 hour e-MTB Challenge) on some of South Australia’s best sustainable mountain bike trails.
24 Hour Challenge 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday
12 Hour Challenge 2pm to 8pm Saturday plus 8am to 2pm Sunday
6 Hour Challenge 8am to 2pm Sunday
3 Hour e-MTB Challenge 3pm Saturday to 6pm Saturday
All categories finish 2pm Sunday
While most mountain bike events are all about your sprint skills and being the first across the line, Bike SA’s Dirty Weekend mountain bike challenge is designed to have you, your support crew and spectators enjoying themselves as you put your stubbornness to the test and grind out lap after lap, beyond what you thought you could achieve.
Fox Creek Bike Park continues to its recovery in the wake of the devastating bushfires of 2019/20. Great things are happening. Together with Forestry SA, the Fox Creek Bike Park team and other MTB groups and volunteers, we’re working to bring you another great Dirty Weekend experience. Whilst the landscape may have changed a little with all the pine forest having been harvested, we’ll again be making use of some of the awesome trails that you’ve become accustomed too and we hope to include a few new twists and turns as well.
Take advantage of a long weekend and arrive on Friday afternoon so you can explore even more of the extensive Fox Creek Bike Park trail network in the Cudlee Creek Forest.
If you’re here for the 12 Hour Challenge or 6 Hour Challenge, make sure you come early to support the 24 Hour mob as they battle it out through the small hours. Your calls of encouragement are sometimes all that keeps them going; that and the thought of being on the podium and walking away with a portion of the prize pool.
There’s great incentive for young MTBers as well with the Schools Challenge Perpetual Trophy up for grabs again for those participating in the Youth 12hr or 6hr categories.
There are many great locations around the track, perfect to view the action and enjoy the spectacular scenery. DJ sounds keep the energy levels high. And a banana or snack to grab as you pass through the timing station. Anything and everything to keep your legs pumping.
When taking a breather between laps (apologies to solo riders!) take a walk around the track, find the perfect spot, and watch your competitors tackle the trails.
Come up with a unique theme and dress your team and support crew in some stand-out garb and reap the respect of your fellow riders and maybe earn yourself an award for bravery. Outfits that challenge the principals of streamlining also earn a special mention. Everything from the brightest clothing to reindeer suits, Little Red Riding Hood, wedding clothes, pyjamas, togas and Mexican banditos have been used in the past to great effect. Super Heros & Pirates have performed well in recent history too. The time to be creative is here; dress up in something that will make others think they are seeing things on that 3am lap!
With plenty of music plus onsite catering and bar facilities there’s plenty going on to keep you fed, watered and entertained over the weekend.
Round up your friends, family or anyone else you can rope in for a cracker weekend fun on the trails!!
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