Lofty 105

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Monarto Sports Complex, Monarto, SA

Bike MTB/Cross Country Road Race

The Lofty 105 is an off pavement cycle race on Sunday, 9 September 2018 in Monarto, South Australia. Other events over the weekend are the Federation 30/60 and the Night Grinder.

The course is almost 99.9% off pavement. The event flavour is that of an eclectic mix of cycling modes. Think Gran fondo meets Audax come randonée/brevet with the freedom and tranquillity of being off pavement, "en grave" as the French term it.

The lands offer stunning views along ridge tops over the Bremmer Valleys, Murraylands, rocky creek lined valleys and at this time of year, lush farming pastures. The course winds its way through these many valleys, gulleys and hillsides as it undulates through the Lofty Ranges. At times you feel a million miles away from civilisation as you enjoy the freedom of being off pavement as you enjoy this unique landscape only a short drive from Adelaide.

Road bikes with narrow tyres are not advisable and will prove treacherous on some of the stretches of roads. Cyclocross style bikes will be fine as should be hybrid bikes fitted with an aggressive tread pattern for some extra grip. Don’t use slick road type tyres, you will regret it. Mountain bikes are fine too and will be the most popular choice of bike for this event.


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The event base is at the Monarto Sports Complex on Schenscher Rd off the Old Princes Highway.

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