Dirty Weekend

Dirty Weekend

2-3 May 2020 |
IMPORTANT UPDATE – Due to the December bushfires in Cudlee Creek, a decision on venue is pending.


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.

When, Where & What

  • 2-3 May 2020
  • Cudlee Creek Forest, SA (Venue TBC due to recent bushfires)
    Access @ 392 Croft Rd Lenswood
  • 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


2019 information & pricing shown below – Updated 2020 information & pricing will be posted in due course.
Entry Category $ (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
6Hr Challenge
Starts – 8am SUNDAY
SOLO $80 $95
Youth Team of 4** $45 60
Dirty Espresso 3HR E-MTB ChallengeStarts 3pm Saturday
Solo $65 $80


* 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)

What's new in 2020

  • Onsite camping available from 3pm Friday 1 May
  • The Dirty Espresso 3hr E-MTB Challenge returns
    Sat 2 May 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

The Track

2020 Track Details Coming soon.


Event and Venue Details

2019 information & pricing shown below – Updated 2020 information & pricing will be posted in due course.

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


Dirty Espresso 3hr E-MTB Challenge

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.

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 2020.
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.


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 2020


It hurts so bad every year but it’s easy to want to do it all over again when the event is so well organised and run.

Tyson , 2018 Rider

I loved the flowy trails

Zoe (13) , 2018 Rider

Seriously good fun!!!

John , 2018 Rider