The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival is all about bringing the family to the gateway of the Flinders Ranges for four days of mountain biking, food, music and entertainment, all enjoyed in the fresh air and under the gaze of the beautiful Mt Remarkable.
Mountain bike devotees flock to this annual event. Mention ‘Fat Tyre’ to past participants and mountain biking enthusiasts and their eyes light up. This event is synonymous with FUN!
In 2018 we are introducing a brand new concept; ‘The Karatta Wines Fat Tyre Festival Village’. Every good cycling event deserves a good village; a place with great atmosphere for participants and their families to enjoy in between cycling events. A place to find food stalls (both local and from Adelaide), music and entertainment for both adults and kids alike.
Purchase your tickets below for entry to the "Karatta Wines Fat Tyre Village" at the Melrose Museum! To make it easy, you can select and pay for the guided rides of your choice at the same time!
We look forward to welcoming you to Melrose in June.
When is it? 8-10 June, 2018
Cost: Weekend Ticket: $35 Adults / $20 kids
Day Pass: Saturday $25 Adults / $15 kids Sunday $10 Adults / $5 kids
Additional cost per guided rides per Adult / Child $5 (ride only) or $10 including delicious Morning / Afternoon tea of homemade goodies or Paris Creek Cheese, Beer or Karatta Wines. Weekend / Day tickets need to be purchased if you would like to participate in our guided rides. Due to event feedback this year we are requesting participants to pre register their guided rides, this will avoid dissapointment of missing out on rides and the opportunity for you to let us know if we need to add more rides.
Compulsory Insurance: $10 Adults / $7 kids
(Waived if you already have insurance with MTBA – your number will need to be entered in the on line system before you can continue on with the booking. Please see MTBA free trial - https://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/membership-types/free-trial-membership/
FTF Event Shirt: $30
Weekend and Day pass will include entry to the Food and Wine event in the Museum 10am – 3pm on the Sunday, then head on down to Jackas Bros Brewery from 3-5pm for sunset and a sneaky peek. Tickets are available on line for the Beer, Burgers and Band event if you wish to stay on. There maybe an additional 200 tickets for sale pending weather.
Jacka Bros Brewery - Beer, Burgers and Band: $30
*** Register early and go in the draw to win two free tickets to the event launch party with sponsors at Pumpt!
Interested in volunteering?
Volunteers get free entry to the Village valued at $35 per adult / Free TSHIRT valued at $30 / Free Insurance valued at $10 / 3 Beers on Saturday night at the Museum / Free Merino Neck tube valued at $30– that’s over $100 of Free stuff!
Where can I stay?
The Melrose Caravan Park is situated in the heart of all the action with camp sites a plenty and cabin accommodation. See http://www.melrosecaravanpark.com.au For bookings please contact them on 8666 2060 or via the contact form http://www.melrosecaravanpark.com.au/contact
Various accommodation options are available in town but book quickly as demand is high! For more information http://www.melrose-mtremarkable.org.au/accommodation-2/
Melrose Showgrounds is only 1km out of town along a flat riding trail off the road. Great facilities and a huge area and we are encouraging families who want some space to camp out there! Payment is made to caretaker at the showgrounds. No pre-booking required.
Keep up to date with the latest news and information from Bike Melrose.
General Club Enquiries - Don Norton 0418 855 513
Membership Enquiries - Kristen Norton 0409 093 649
Event Enquiries - Kerri-Lee Bruce 0412 038 994
Project Enquiries - Heather Miller 0488 426 395