Yes, we are heading back to Melrose for the Fat Tyre Festival, and this year we are doing things a little differently!
Since 2008 we have been offering skills sessions at the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival, it’s one of our favourite events of the year. And this year, for our 13th visit, we thought we’d change things up a bit and offer a wider selection of skills and other events, including Forest Bathing for your wellness, and ebike sessions too! There’s pretty much something for everyone! The focus this year is to get out and ride as much as possible, whilst learning the skills to help you enjoy the rides with more confidence.
Alternatively you may want to do a longer skills session before heading to Melrose, so you can maximise your time riding over the FTF weekend- if so check out our full day sessions operating in Adelaide- any Fat Tyre riders can get 20% off using the code FTF21 for any session until end of July. See our regular skills day page for info and dates.
9am-10:45am : Melrose FUNdamentals! A family friendly introduction skills ride to get your comfortable on the trails. $20 per person, 8yrs up.
11am-1:30pm : Fully CHARGED! Intermediate to advanced Ebike skills ride. $30 per person
2pm-4pm : Unplug and Recharge! Forest Bathing wellness session with Deborah $20
9am-11am : Recharged– Get the most out of your ebike with this session aimed at new ebike riders $25 per person
Book online now!
New to Melrose? We will show you the skills you need to tackle the beginner and intermediate trails of Melrose, and show you the best ones too, on this family-friendly skills ride. 8yrs and up, join us on this beginners skills session.
Saturday 12 June 9am-10:45am
$20 per person, 8yrs and up
Max size 10
FULLY CHARGED! Intermediate to Advanced Ebike Skills ride!
Join us on a BLAST around the Melrose trails, and stop to session the tricky bits!
We will make the most of the power of ebikes to get around as much of the trails as we can, and play on the fun bits. Jumps, drops, technical climbs and more....
Learn to get the most out of your Ebike on this fun ride for experienced riders looking to challenge themselves. We will also use video analysis to help improve your riding.
Saturday 12 June 11am-1:30pm
$30 per person
Ebikes not included, but hire can be arranged via us OR OVER THE EDGE!
Max size 8
UNPLUG and RECHARGE! Forest Bathing with Deborah
Come and immerse yourselves in a nature-based wellness experience.
Forest bathing, or being in the presence of trees, is a Japanese practice known as ‘shinrin-yoku’ that can boost the immune system, decrease stress and lower blood pressure.
The 2 hour session will be run by Deborah from Escapegoat Adventures, who will guide you to relax and connect with the natural world via mindfulness, slow walking, grounding and the use of the senses.
Saturday 12 June 2pm- 4pm
$20 per person, max of 12
RECHARGED: Ebike specific skills session for new ebike riders
Join us on a fun ride and skills session aimed specifically at those new to ebikes.
You will learn the key skills you need to ride your ebike on the trails of Melrose with more confidence. Get the most out of your new bike!
Sunday 13 June 9am-11am
$25 per person, max of 10.
Ebike hire is available at extra cost through us OR OVER THE EDGE
Ian my guide was great. Showed me around some very nice single trails at Fox Creek. Excellent value!!!
The scenery on the way down from Lofty is so beautiful. Both tours highly recommended!