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29 March 2020 – High Country Hops Festival ride 24-26 April 2020 – The (mini) High Country Brewery Grind bikepacking ride
- July 2020 – Tour de Beechworth
- November 2020 – Beechworth Gaol Break
28/29 March 2020 – High Country Hops Festival Ride
In case you needed another reason to come to Beechworth for the annual High Country Hops Festival on March 28-29 (pro tip: you don’t), we’re leading what will be a fun gravel loop on the Sunday morning. We’re sneaking in a couple of local secrets not marked on the RWGPS route below, so if you’re already coming to town for a hoppy weekend, stick your bike and gear in the car and come for a spin. Here’s the 35km route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32081224 Surfaces on this loop are 50% good gravel, 30% double track, 10% single track and 10% quiet sealed backroads. You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness, a gravel/CX bike or MTB, and to be self-sufficient on your bike in case you have a mechanical or flat and have to stop to fix it. See you at the brewery car park off High St on Sunday 29th for a respectably late morning 10.00am rollout. Plenty of time for a long recovery breakfast. You’ll be back at the brewery by 12.30pm.
ANZAC Weekend, April 2020 – The Mini High Country Brewery Grind
This ANZAC weekend we’ll be riding a 3 day, 2 night bikepacking route that takes in four of the High Country breweries and includes plenty of the spectacular High Country gravel riding that the region is famous for.
We’ve moved the information for this ride onto its own page: The (mini) High Country Brewery Grind
July 2020 – Tour de Beechworth
This annual celebration of “the misery of winter cycling” is run by Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth’s renowned independent craft brewery. Gravelmob curated the route in 2019 and is doing the same this year.
Held on the last weekend in July to coincide with the Queen Stage of the Tour de France, the TdB is fast gaining a reputation as an unmissable gravel event. The Saturday gravel grind and the Sunday recovery gravel ride were both very popular in 2019. Plus there’s donuts. Stick the whole weekend in your diary, get some accommodation sorted and make sure you’re here in town for the 2020 edition.
Gravelmob will be offering a limited number of accommodation, food, drink and gravel bike hire packages for the 2020 weekend … watch this space.
Those Summer Nights – Monday Evening Gravel Rides
Join us on Monday evenings in summer for a relaxed, no-drop gravel cruise around Beechworth’s gravel roads and tracks. Meet at Gravelmob HQ for a 6pm sharp departure. The route usually covers 25-30km and is suitable for riders with a moderate level of fitness and bike handling. If time allows, we sometimes stop at The Stanley Pub for a quick sports drink before returning to Beechworth between 7.30-8.00pm.
These rides will be on again from October 2020.
November 2020 – Beechworth Gaol Break
Held every two years on Melbourne Cup weekend, this 60-70km day ride loops around Beechworth on quality gravel roads. Starting at the Old Beechworth Gaol and ending at Bridge Road Brewers (like all good gravel rides), the 2020 edition will follow a new route and promises more choice gravel with a very social atmosphere. More details will be published here soon.