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Single Track Adventure

After a successful inaugural year, The Dirty Days Mountain Bike Series for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers is back for 2019.

We've taken feedback from 2018 Dirty Days participants and made some tweaks for 2019. We will be exploring a lot more single track, and have three new venues in 2019: Cobbler Creek Recreation Park, Craigburn Farm Trails (Sturt Gorge Recreation Park) and Eagle Mountain Bike Park as well as another ride up at mountain biking HQ - Cudlee Creek (Fox Creek).

Dirty Days is a way for you to explore mountain bike tracks and trails carefully selected to provide a safe and enjoyable ride, and to introduce you to mountain bike locations within reach of Adelaide. The rides routes will be marked and mapped, and there will have ride marshals on the course for your safety. Basic mechanical support will be available.

As well as the cycling, there will be a friendly event hub where you can make new friends or share mountain biking experiences while polishing off your sizzled sausage from our BBQ, and refreshments such as coffee, juice, water, fruit, biscuits and cake.

Bring your friends, bring your family and come and join a bunch of like-minded people for some awesome fuss free mountain biking!

Dates and Locations
  • #1 Cobbler Creek - Sunday 23 June 2019
  • #2 Craigburn Farm - Sunday 21 July 2019
  • #3 Eagle MTB Park - Sunday 18 August 2019
  • #3 Eagle MTB Park - Sunday 8 September 2019
  • #4 Cudlee Creek (Fox Creek) - Sunday 20 October 2019
  • All rides start at 9:30am.
    Registration/Check-in from 8:30am.
    Ride briefing at 9.15am

Prices & Registration
Ride Price (BSA Member) Price (Non-Member)
Buy the Adult Series (all four rides) and save $50 $60
Buy the Youth Series (all four rides) and save $25 $35
Individual Adult $20 $25
Individual Youth $10 $15

Registration Includes

  • Nippy's fruit juices and water, hydration product
  • Experienced marshals and support crew
  • First aid
  • Sausage Sizzle - Vegetarian and gluten free options available - just indicate this on your registration form.
  • Snacks including fruit, biscuits and cake
  • Mechanical back-up and support (fees apply for parts), and more.

Ride Information

Each event within the Dirty Days series takes place in different terrain and the ride conditions will be different at each location.
Please check for more information about each ride closer to the event date

Dirty Days #4 Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve
The trails in the Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve (aka Fox Creek) have been specifically designed for mountain biking and as such are almost entirely made up of single track. Having said that, there is a good mix of both BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE trails that we'll be using and we have also included an optional extra section on the INTERMEDIATE loop which will require a higher level of ability.

Please watch out for other trail users. Most of the trails have a preferred one way direction however some are bi-directional or "two-way traffic", so please be aware of riders/trail users travelling in the opposite direction. Slow down and pass with care.

Event Schedule
8:30 am Registration opens
9:25 am Rider briefing
9:30 am INTERMEDIATE depart
9:40 am BEGINNER depart
11:00 am till 12:30 pm sausage sizzle
11:30 am Riders should consider where they are on the course and plan to finish by 12:15
12:15 pm Participants should be off the course
13:00 pm Event close - all vehicles must leave the site

View more Ride Information and Route Maps in Tab below

Route Map / Info & Venue Details
Preparing for your ride

Resources to help you prepare for your ride:

The Dirty Days Series for 2019 will comprise of a BEGINNERS route as well as an INTERMEDIATE route.

The BEGINNERS route will closely align with Class 1 of the Bike SA Mountain bike code and will be led by an experienced ride marshal at least for the first lap:

  • Class 1 - Beginner; limited off road experience. Obstacle free. Smooth fire tracks. Ride time 45 minutes. 10% gradient

The INTERMEDIATE route will line up closest with Class 2 of the Bike SA Mountain Bike Code which will be marshalled but not led:

  • Class 2 - Intermediate; fire roads, single track, 20-30km. Numerous obstacles, various rock jumps, drop offs, technical tracks..

Please note: Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and in the care of a nominated adult who is responsible for them throughout the event.

Dirty Days MTB Series
Next ride - Sunday 20 October 2019