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Melrose Fat Tyre Festival is Fantastic Fun for Kids (Image: Bike Melrose)


Melrose is a small town in the mid north of South Australia, nestling in the shadows of Mount Remarkable and the Flinders Ranges. The town can be quiet and sleepy at some times of the year, but is fast becoming a jewel in SA's crown for single track mountain biking. Melrose bursts to life on the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June when the Fat Tyre Festival comes to town.

Mountain bike riders from around Australia come to Melrose and Mount Remarkable for the popular Fat Tyre Festival every June long weekend. Riders love the chilled out vibe and non competitive nature of the event. They come to improve their skills, ride trails they wouldn't normally be allowed to ride, meet new friends and enjoy all the entertainment throughout the day and night.

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Sunrise at Melrose - See It on The June Long Weekend


You'll find some of South Australia's best off road mountain biking trails located in the Melrose area. The trails are designed for all skill levels, with the black diamond runs guaranteed to test the skills of the most battle ready mountain bikers. There is plenty of single track and downhill riding to get your teeth into too.

Why not bring the family for four days of fun and mountain bike adventure in some of our state's most scenic country? It's not only about mountain biking - there's great food, live music entertainment and adventure, all enjoyed in the fresh air and under the peak of the imposing Mount Remarkable.

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Exciting Things to Do During the Fat Tyre Festival (Image: Bike Melrose)


You need to register for the Fat Tyre Festival, which brings a whole heap of benefits:
access to unique mountain biking tracks on private land: by purchasing the weekend tickets you are helping maintain and build these awesome singletracks
exclusive access to the Spitwater and Pumpt Fat Tyre Village, where you'll find food and live entertainment for adults and kids
discounts from festival sponsors, simply show your Fat Tyre Festival wristband
two tracks for riding/scooting and a half pipe for registered kids to have unlimited access to ride. A limited number of kids' scooters and bikes will be for hire, as well as merchandise to buy.
in the Village, Kiddimotto will have the young ones entertained with their easy riding track. Parents can sit back and relax in a beanbag surrounded by gum trees while sipping a wine and enjoying some tunes.
a petting zoo and sheep shearing demonstrations
dance the night away at a Blue Light Disco, pick your own songs with the DJ on Saturday June 9
free movie night at the Melrose Institute on Sunday June 10
roving entertainment for kids

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Kinds Will Love the Petting Zoo


The Fat Tyre Festival 2018 takes place from June 8-10, and for a full Weekend Ticket it costs $35 for adults and $20 for kids. Find the full program for the weekend's activities here, and a schedule of the guided rides here. There's a whole heap more information about the Fat Tyre Festival on the Bike Melrose website and the Facebook event.

Early birds will have snapped up all the best accommodation in Melrose hotels and the very comfortable DD's B&B Accommodation at Melrose, so your best bet is probably to join the rest of the crowd at the Melrose Caravan Park when looking for accommodation.

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Jacka's Brewery at Melrose


If you want a break from mountain biking, there are loads of other exciting things to do in the area. Spend a day discovering abandoned railway stations and buildings in long forgotten ghost towns like Dawson, Ucolta and Hammond.

There are lots of attractions in Peterborough, including Steamtown Rail Museum and its stunning light show, and a motorcycle museum. You'll find many more fascinating places to see between Adelaide and Melrose.

Once you get home if you're still in the mood for more cycling excitement, check out this article on cycling for fun in Adelaide.

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The Fat Tyre Festival 2018 is on the June Long Weekend
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Why? Awesome mountain bike riding fun at Melrose and Mount Remarkable
Where: Melrose, SA
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