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 half a weekend of it! 2018 we will be all about Gravel, no more Federation mtb! Not this year anyway.
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 9th of September! and 40km “Night Grinder” commencing at sunset on SAturday the 8th.
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.
LOFTY 105 EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Sunday September 9th, 2018
LOCATION: Monarto Sports Complex (Schenscher Rd, Monarto) Off S.E.Fwy/Old Princes Hwy
- Lofty 105 – $60
- Lofty Mid 65 – $50
- Lofty Mid Lite 45 – $50
- Lofty Fun 21 (Ride Only) $25
NIGHT GRINDER 40 EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Saturday September 9th, 2018 (Sunset 6pm)
RIDE FORMATS: (registrations below open soon!) Unpowered Camping available!
- Lofty Night Grinder 40 – $30
- Lofty 105/65/45 + Night Grinder $80
- Lofty 105 $60
- Lofty 45/65 $50
ENTRIES: now open – CLICK HERE
WHAT WILL YOUR LOFTY ASPIRATIONS BE?
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!