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Dirty Weekend

Save the Date for next year - Sat 2 & Sun 3 May, 2020

South Australia's only 24 hour mountain challenge in the Cudlee Creek forest (right next to Adelaide). With 6hr, 12hr, 24hr and 3hr E-MTB options, this is an epic adventure and above all a hell of a lot of fun along South Australia's finest MTB trails.

Information below is for 2019 event - updated 2020 information be will posted in due course
Where, When, What
  • Cudlee Creek Forest, SA
    Access @ 392 Croft Rd Lenswood
  • 27 & 28 April 2019
  • 24hr Challenge
    Starts 2pm Saturday
  • 12hr Challenge
    Starts - 2pm-8pm Saturday PLUS 8am-2pm Sunday
  • 6hr Challenge
    Starts - 8am Sunday
  • 3hr E-MTB Challenge
    3pm-6pm Saturday

24hr, 12hr & 6hr categories finish 2pm Sunday, presentations at 2.30pm
3hr E-MTB category finishes 6pm Saturday, presentations at 6.30pm

What's NEW in 2019
  • Onsite camping available from 3pm Thursday 25 April
    Take advantage of the public holiday and enjoy an extra-long weekend.
    Make it a fun Friday by ripping it up on the extensive network of trails in the Fox Creek MTB park.
  • The Dirty Espresso 3hr E-MTB Challenge returns
    - presented by Bicycle Centre Mitcham
    Sat 27 April 3pm-6pm
  • The Schools Challenge Trophy returns
    for Youth Team of 4 riders - 12hr and 6hr
  • Plus fun activities for the kids
  • More details coming soon
Prices & Registration
Option $ (per/Member*) $ (per/Non-Member*)
24hr Challenge
- Starts 2pm
SOLO $120 $135
$110 $125
Team of 4*
$100 $115
12hr Challenge
8am-2pm SUNDAY
SOLO $110 $125
$100 $115
Team of 4*
$90 $105
Youth Team of 4** $65 $80
Starts - 8am SUNDAY
SOLO $80 $95
$70 $85
Youth Team of 4** $45 $60
3pm - 6pm SATURDAY

Please note that online registrations close at 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.
Late registrations will be accepted on event day only - $10 late fee applies.
Arrive early with hard copy registration form completed.

* Riders in Duo or Team of 4 categories share the load, riding relay with only one team member on the track at any one time.

** 12hr and 6Hr Youth Team category for riders aged 14 - 17
A supervising adult must be in attendance at all times
(Riders aged 12 - 14 permitted only with suitable mountain biking experience and prior approval of Event Manager)

Registration Includes.

  • Dirty Weekend T-shirt
  • Track map
  • Fully signed & supported 10km track
  • Experienced marshals & support crew
  • Programmed activities & entertainment
  • First Aid
  • Snacks including biscuits, cake & fruit
  • Neutral mechanical back up & support (fees apply for parts)
  • Event Water station, Nippy's fruit juices plus hydration product, tea & coffee
  • Forestry SA Event Village with expo displays/retailers
  • Camping Saturday night, with dedicated area for solo riders
  • Option to camp Thursday, Friday & Sunday night - additional camping fees apply
  • Toilets & showers
  • Shelter with refreshments & hot food from All Fired Up wood oven pizzas and Cafe 2 U
  • Licensed Bar in the Event Village
  • Chill Out Lounge
  • Power station with battery charging facilities - bring your own battery charger
  • Rider number plate
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Event Strategies / Race Result timing system
  • Music to keep you amped
  • Dirty Weekend bling and surprises
  • MTB Forest Fairies
  • Massage therapy (charges apply)
  • Spectacular sunset (weather permitting)
  • Experience of a lifetime

Event & Venue Details

Click on the following links to find out all you need to know about Dirty Weekend.

  • The Dirty Weekend Experience
  • Event Categories & Prizes
  • The Village and Venue
  • Site Plan
  • Site Access Map & Opening Times
  • Event Schedule
  • The Track
  • Timing and Lap Recording
  • Rules and Responsibilities
  • Training and Preparation
  • First Aid, Medical Help and Emergencies
  • Onsite Catering
    Whilst many of you will be self catering don't forget that you can take advantage of the onsite catering provide by:
  • All Fired Up - wood oven pizzas, baked potatoes, hot chips
    View menu - All Fired Up
  • Cafe 2 U - espresso coffee, cappuccino, drinks, sandwiches, snacks, etc.
    View menu - Cafe 2 U
  • Maria's Kitchen -Soup, pasta, spinach & ricotta rolls, arancini, sushi, salads, breakfast pancakes, etc.
    View menu - Marias Kitchen
  • Dirty Espresso 3hr E-MTB Challenge
    presented by Bicycle Centre Mitcham

    Short, sharp and intense like a good Espresso should be and as sweet as you like!!
    For those who have joined the growing ranks of E-MTB riders we've got a new challenge for you to take on. You might be using some E-assistance but that's what this challenge is all about.

    There's just a single OPEN SOLO category on offer to test your E-legs over 3 hours of power-assisted pedalling using a separate course to the main event to keep it fair for the unpowered brigade.

    Bicycle Centre Mitcham is the official sponsor of the Dirty Espresso 3hr E-MTB Challenge. They will be bringing an assortment of E-mountain bikes to the event for demos / test rides.
    If you're interested in having a go, booking a bike, or just after more information, contact Mitcham@Bicycle-centre.com.au

    E-Bike Rules & Regulations

  • E-mountain bikes must comply with South Australian standard relevant to "Pedelec power assisted bicycles" i.e.maximum 250w power output using pedal-assist system only. View SA Compliance Details Here
  • Competitors are allowed to use ONE BATTERY ONLY for the event. It is not permitted to carry a spare battery or change batteries during the event.
  • Riders should ensure that their battery is fully charged before the start
  • Bikes with a separate throttle control are NOT permitted.
  • The manufacturers e-bike factory speed limiter must not be tampered with.
  • 25kph is the max speed the bike is allowed to travel assisted by battery/motor.
  • All sensors are not allowed to be re-positioned or changed from manufacturer's original position.
  • Electronic settings relating to Wheel Circumference must not be tampered with.
  • Dirty Weekend Schools Challenge Trophy

    The Dirty Weekend Schools Challenge Trophy returns in 2019.
    Get a group of your school mates together and include your schools name when you register a Youth Team of 4 in either the 12hr or the 6hr event. Points will be awarded for participation and placings.
    The school with the highest number of accumulated points at the conclusion of the event will be awarded the Dirty Weekend Schools Challenge Trophy.
    Click Here for more information

    Volunteering at Dirty Weekend

    We're always after eager volunteers to assist at the event.
    Please contact office@bikesa.asn.au if you'd like to volunteer at the Dirty Weekend in 2019

    Sponsors and Partners
    Many thanks to our Event Sponsors and Partners
    Kona Dirty Weekend postcard banner

    Thanks to our supporters