Welcome to the new Gravel Fest Weekend and the original Lofty 105 good people of Terra Australis!! The South Mount Lofty Ranges have presented themselves to all gravel grinding, Le Gravèurs aficionados to endure an epic adventure of joyous undulations, vistas, ridge tops and valleys. Of course, all en grave…  This year we are making a weekend of it! 2017 will see the introduction of two new rides and dinner and camping options on the Saturday night!

Murraylands Multisports Inc. is excited to announce the return or a great cycling event for South Australia – The Lofty 105 Cycle Challenge which will take place on Sunday the 10th of September! Saturday will see the introduction of two new rides, The Federation 17k/30k/60km Mtn Bike ride with included dinner, then the 40km “Night Grinder” to be held afterwards.

This promises to be a wild weekend of riding adventures and post ride tales around the campfire!


The EVENT PROGRAM for the Lofty 105 will be available and sent out a week before the event. This will be essential reading for all competitors as it includes all the final information for the event.


   DATE: Sunday September 10th, 2017

LOCATION: Monarto Sports Complex (Schenscher Rd, Monarto) Off S.E.Fwy/Old Princes Hwy


  1. Lofty 105 – $60
  2. Lofty Mid 65 – $50
  3. Lofty Mid Lite 45 – $50
  4. Lofty Fun 21 (Ride Only) $25



   DATE: Saturday September 9th, 2017

  1. Fed 60km at 12:00pm
  2. Fed 30km Easy Rider at 13:00
  3. Fed 30km Tech Savvy at 13:00
  4. Fed Lite Family Vacation (17km) at 13:00



   DATE: Saturday September 9th, 2017 (19:45pm)


LOCATION: Monarto Sports Complex (Schenscher Rd, Monarto) Off S.E.Fwy/Old Princes Hwy

RIDE FORMATS: (registrations below open soon!) Unpowered Camping available!

  1. Federation 60 – $50
  2. Federation 30– $35
  3. Federation Lite / Fed Family Vacation 17 – $33
  4. Lofty Night Grinder 40 – $35
  5. Federation 60 + Night Grinder $70
  6. Federation 30 + Night Grinder $60
  7. Lofty 105/65/45 + Night Grinder $85
  8. Federation 30/60 + Lofty 105/65/45 $85
  9. All three events $100



SHOW ME THE MERCHANDISE!!   All Lofty cycle challenge riders who register before the early bird date of August 20th will receive the 2017 official merchandise. t-shirt

t shirts




To lay down a heroic turn at the front of the peloton? To merely finish? To beat and cheekily half wheel your mates? To just survive?

A challenge sent from a Loft… An epic “off pavement brevet” if you like, as it sounds much more enticing then the rather harsh gravel grinding tag. If the road is where your heart lies, then this en gravè is where you’ll find your soul!

A sense of triumph will encapsulate you as you take in the comradreship at H.Q. post ride, and share your courageous stories with other Le Gravèurs alike.

There is no bicycle snobbery in this event. Traverse these great lands on any size, shape or type of bicycle you please.


Bringing it Back!! VINTAGE CLASS – PRE 1987

Get right into the theme of it all with old school attire, pre 1987 externally routed cables, down tube mounted gear levers, no carbon, discs, electronics or modern bling. no cleats, just old school straps!


classic bike

See you there! 2017 Entries Now Open! Click Here