Bicycle SA’s 2019 Dirty Weekend was a roaring success. Here’s the recap of how it went.

So 2019 was a little dusty, however, the Friday rides meant fun in the forest started a day early, and enabled us to do more riding, socialising and generally make a BIG weekend of the event. Here are some of the highlights of Dirty Weekend 2019.

The little people got to test out the Dirt Skool track under the guidance of Kevin Pullen, 24-hour legend and Dirt Skills coach. Photos of the session are available here. Take note, these guys are the next generation of juniors in the making.

We had our first junior ALL female team and they indeed showed the boys how it was done by winning the Junior 12-hour event category. Congratulations to the Dirt Girls!

The Head For The Hills Schools Trophy was won by Blackwood High, a large number of riders and good placings earned them the top number of points to take out the trophy. The students get to take the trophy back to school and will enjoy a free coaching session by Tyson Schmidt from Head For The Hills.

Our 24-hour Solo Male category was taken out by Matt Ackland with an impressive 34 laps, and Kate Penglase took out the 24-hour Solo Female category clocking up 28 laps!

Kate Penglase

Matt Ackland

All the Dirty Weekend results can be found here. Many photos have been uploaded to the Bike SA Flickr account. Tim Loft also took some cracking shots so you can relive the event here.

We would like to thank the following supporters and sponsors for being part of the event; Roof Rack City, Bicycle Centre Mitcham,  Cycle ClosetAnderson HillGogglemanOver The Edge MelroseUnder The MountIO MerinoHammer NutritionOrange MudSquirt Lube, Schwalbe tiresHead for the HillsGround Effect CyclingBicycle Fix Woodside, Event Medical Plus and Enlighten Australia

To all who volunteered, rode, coached, spectated, cheered, fuelled us all with food and beverage, the pit crew, the local riders and some new interstate friends we say a HUGE thank you, together you made it an awesome weekend.

Stay tuned for details on the Bike SA Dirty Weekend 2020, and bring all your friends!