Southern Flinders Rough Riders is our local mountain bike club. All volunteers are passionate about building sustainable singletrack. The purpose of building these trails is to encourage all types of riders to the sport so whether it be a pump track, Super D or green family trails come and join us. Make friends with like minded riders, share a yarn or two, breath some fresh air and feel happy and content that you are contributing to the network of awesome trails that are enjoyed by riders from around the world.
If you are new to track building team up with some locals who are out there maintaining existing trails and this will give them the opportunity to explain the do’s and don’ts. (We don’t want to have to pull down or dig up all your hard work because you weren’t aware of the policies!)
A few times during the year, IMBA and SAMBA come to Melrose to help build trails. They are sponsors of our events and will be providing some fantastic trail building workshops so these are not to be missed if you are serious about contributing!
SFRR work very hard to win grants which will allow us to build more trails however at the moment working on our existing trails to make these more exiting and sustainable is our short term goal. Our long term goal is to develop a 10 year plan with new sustainable trails and present these to all land users, providing a clear vision and focus!
We will be needing a lot of hands on trails to build the Super D at Bartagunyah – this will be open by 2013! There are plenty of whipper snippers, picks and shovels at Over the Edge Bike shop, so call in and have a chat, we are always looking for some extra helpers!
SFRR would like to thank the following volunteers for their awesome efforts! Even though they love doing it, a lot of time has been put into the maintenance of the Melrose trails.
Chris, Hugh, Digger Dan, Brucey, DK, Al Smart, Richard Bruce, Wayne, John, Frank, Sparky, Andy and Darren.
There are plenty more – thank you to all!
If you love what we are doing but just can’t come up to Melrose to help and support us – please feel free to donate some money so we can continue to buy equipment for the club. A small donation is much appreciated. Next year we will be designing a t-shirt and other merchandise with our logo, we will be selling them in the OTE shop and online so again by buying these, it will help us build the trails you enjoy so much!
Account – Southern Flinders Rough Riders Inc
BSB – 015 524
Account No – 4840 19938