WHEN – Friday 1 SEPTEMBER 4pm till 11pm in Melrose
WHERE – RSL Building on the main street ( near Playground )
You are able to pay for registrations / insurance with cash or card if you haven’t pre booked.
6 hr riders can register on Friday or from 9am – 11am on Saturday
ALL RIDERS MUST:
1 Attend Race Briefing out the front of Over the Edge – 18 hr riders @ 11:40 pm Friday and 6 hr riders @ 11:40am Saturday
2 Have a race plate on their bikes
3 Have a transponder for timing
4 Be aware of road closure on main street from Mt Remarkable Pub to Institute – closes at 8pm Friday and will reopen at 8pm Saturday
5 Wear Helmets when they are on their bike.
6 Respect the local landowners – keep on the single track / no dogs
7 Sign the insurance forms or present their MTBA membership details upon registration.
8 Have appropriate clothing, serviced and rideable bike, first aid kit, spare tubes, pump and tools, charged lights, snacks and water
9 Keep noise to a minimum around residential areas from 10:30pm onwards
10 HAVE FUN!
THE ROUTE –
ADULTS – Starting at Over the Edge on Stuart St head up to the right of the Institute ( big white building ) you will ride down Nott Street cautiously as this road is not closed to traffic, you will ride up Lambert Street to the T junction – turn right onto Brewery Street down to the gates. On the first lap hard left follow fence line along Weaving Camels follow the arrows and head on Chicken Run – Monument Trail – Up walking trail to turn off – new single track runs parallel to Farmers Freewheelin – Benchin – Textbook 10% – Bannockburn Bypass – Dodging Bullets- Follow signs ( missing Cannonball Run ) Dual Slalom – Spit the Dummy – up main street.
YOUTH – Starting at Over the Edge on Stuart St head up to the right of the Institute ( big white building ) you will ride down Nott Street cautiously as this road is not closed to traffic, you will ride up Lambert Street to the T junction – turn right onto Brewery Street down to the gates. On the first lap hard left follow fence line along Weaving Camels follow the arrows and head onto the 4wd trail- Farmers Frewheelin –Textbook 10% – Bannockburn Bypass – A little Rich – Dual Slalom (Take the B Line in the RIGHT LANE) – Spit the Dummy – up main street.
TIMING – MyLaps Orbits timing software will require the use of MyLaps active transponders. We will give them out at registrations if you don’t have your own. If you do have your own you need to let us know your transponder number. When attaching the transponder, place it as low as possible on your front fork. Placing it on the front fork allows you to see it (or not see it if it falls off); ensures that everyone has it in a similar position so results are accurate; and keeping it low allows the timing system the best chance to pick up the transponder signal. Timing station will be set up at Registration Transition will be at the timing tent.
BATTERY RECHARGING: Charge your lights fully BEFORE you come to the race. The Caravan Park and camp kitchen electricity sockets are for cooking equipment only. There will be a charging station inside the RSL building where the timing tent will be set up.
BIKE SERVICE: Service your bike BEFORE you come to the race ensure it is in good repair and suitable for the Melrose trails! Over the Edge bike shop will be open for tech support all weekend. They will be open for last minute emergencies or transport damage repair before the race – not as a full bike service.
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: All riders and spectators NEED to follow the temporary road rules set up for the weekend. A key point in this strategy is to ensure that traffic enters and exits safely from the event area; and that everyone obeys all road signs. Failure to comply with these rules may jeopardize future events. To enter the caravan park follow the marked detours. Once you come into Melrose from Murraytown – turn right on to Whitby Street, left onto Jacka Street and then left on to Stuart Street (general store on the corner); and you can access the caravan park down Joes Rd to your right. Please adhere to signed posted speed limits – a bike is classified as a car when it comes to how fast you are travelling around the park. We also ask that you please respect our trails. They are here for your enjoyment and riding pleasure thanks to our generous and supportive local land owners. It is named single track for a reason, so please ensure you keep the trails.
SPECTATORS: the best place for spectators will be in front of Mt Remarkable hotel, Vault Cafe or along the race track which will be conveniently going pass your tent in the campground. Both will have lovely roaring fires inside along with cold beer or local wine. Over the edge will be open ALL night in case of mechanical issues. Alternatively the Monument will host the “Short cut” and will have a DJ and marshals there so head on up there for a boogie! Melrose trails will be closed during the race so non competitors will need to come back another weekend to ride the trails otherwise come into OTE for a map of the Bartagunyah trails. There will be numerous places along the course to cheer riders on.
PRACTICE / COURSE MARKING AND MARSHALLS: On the trails please note that you may come across bike trail signs with colour code and trail names affixed to pine posts, these are not to be followed. The course will be marked and open for practice from 2pm Friday 1st.
Adult course please follow the RED arrows and YOUTH Course please follow the BLACK arrows.
WAIVERS: If you have purchased your ticket online you have agreed to the terms and conditions – this is outlined in the Terms and Conditions on the online registration process.
FIRST AID: Hydration is an important safety issue for all participants. Melrose, in September, can still experience sub-zero temperatures. ALL RIDERS should ensure that they bring appropriate clothing for cold conditions. It is the rider’s responsibility to ride with a first aid kit, spare tubes, pump, tools, lights, snacks and of course water and helmet. Event Medical Plus will have their vehicle on the Main Rd for the entire 18 hrs. There are also volunteer marshals at the Monument from Friday midnight to 10am as well on the trail from Midday to 6pm on Saturday – please advise them anytime throughout the event if you see another rider in trouble. If you have a pre-existing medical condition(s) please ensure you have your own medication whilst out on the trail. For example; if you suffer from Asthma we strongly recommend you to pack Ventolin or your appropriate inhaler. If you are a Diabetic, please take appropriate snacks and glucose. Use our phones if you require emergency assistance.
OPEN FIRES: Open fires are acceptable within the campgrounds. PLEASE bring your own firewood and something to keep it dry! There is firewood for sale at the Caravan Park. Common sense prevails, but please do not leave a burning fire unattended.
CAMPING: You will need to pay for your camping directly with the Park managers. Once you have done this go over the creek and head to the Camp Kitchen -> start of Dual Slalom trail. The camping area will have shower and toilet facilities, please be mindful of other campers so keep showers to 3 mins! If you have any camping queries regarding facilities please see Danny at the caravan park. You can book with the caravan park at a separate cost. Adults (16 yrs and over) – $10, $5 for children – per night- 4-15 yrs and Under 4 is free
A Camp kitchen is available for use through-out the night. There are 3 stoves, bar fridges, microwave, pot belly fire and a BBQ. By strict instructions from the caravan park – this camp kitchen is not set up for parties or to sleep in. There shall be no music played and there is a noise curfew from 10:30pm. Check out time is 10am. If you require the use of the caravan park facilities after 10am, there will be an additional surcharge as per Caravan Park management. PETS are permitted, but must remain on a leash at all times.
FOOD / DRINK OPTIONS: For this event weekend only: – Both pubs (Mt Remarkable Hotel and North Star) will be serving Lunch and Dinner. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Mt Remarkable Hotel will be serving a limited menu on Friday night from 9pm till 11pm for those late comers. Melrose General Store will be open till 5:00pm. Wozza’s Vault Café will be open from 7am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday offering pies and pasties and Saturday for a special PIE and PIKES beer deal for $10 from midday to 8pm. PIKES beer is only to be consumed on the Vault Cafe Deck or inside. Drinks that have been purchased from PIKES are not allowed to be consumed on the footpath. Mt Remarkable Hotel will sell Takeaway beers and as the road is a non dry zone please feel free to bring your take ways on the street to enjoy the music and cheer the riders on as they ride past. Over the Edge will have their coffee machine on from 8am till late.
MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE: You will need to have Telstra Next G or Optus to get mobile reception in Melrose. There is 1 public phone on Stuart Street opposite the Mt Remarkable Hotel.
ATM: There is an ATM Machine located at the Mount Remarkable Hotel. Alternatively, most venues have EFTPOS facilities and you may request cash out with your transaction.
Individual competitors must have a support crew. A well-rested driver for the return journey after the race is strongly recommended for all riders
PROGRAM of ENTERTAINMENT – See post
A HUGE Thank You to our Wonderful Sponsors
South Australian Tourism Commission / Vault Café / Kookaburra Creek Retreat / Wilpena Pound / Over the Edge / Under the Mount / Mt Remarkable Hotel / District Council of Mt Remarkable / Bartagunyah / Event Medical / Store 54 / North Point Ford / Southern Flinders Rough Riders / Pikes Beer Brewery
Thank you for the kind donations from
Yates Pug n Pine / Bluey Blundstones / North Star Hotel / Atore / Joes Corner / Better Homes