Spoke Magazine

The Claw is coming Down Under!

Posted by Caleb Smith on Monday May 6 2013


Last year Spoke was invited to hop over the ditch and check out the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival as well as some pretty rad South Australia riding. Well they loved us so much they’ve invited us back for a second year. If it was just to ride the same trails again we would have said yes, but it turns out there’s been a whole lot going on in Melrose. There’s a new Super D track, access to a once-closed section of the Southern Flinders National Park, and as you can see from the below press release The Bearclaw himself will be in attendance in this tiny South Australian town!

“The Bear Claw A.K.A. Darren Berrecloth confirms for the 2013 Melrose Fat Tyre Festival supported by Schwalbe Tyres.

The Slopestyle legend Darren “Bear Claw” Berrecloth has recently confirmed he will be attending the 2013 Melrose Fat Tyre Festival from June 7 – 10 2013.

Darren recently starred in the movie Where the Trail Ends and is widely known for his exploits in the slopestyle scene. The Crankworx Whistler champion is “dropping into Melrose” on his way to the Munich X games on June 27 – 30 and is “stoked to come and hang out at our event.”

‘Darren has an incredibly busy schedule during the northern summer and this year is no exception so we are really lucky and super excited that he has chosen to come to the Flinders Ranges’, said Richard Bruce, one of the event organisers.

The Claw will be running some skills sessions, participating in the Super D Enduro and having some fun at the Bicycle Speedway challenge.”