[MGG] Melbourne Gravel Grinders #2 - "Finest Grind" 10/04/11

Melbourne Gravel Grinders #2 “Finest Grind” Sunday 10th April 9:30am, 80km by king of fishes, on Flickr

The Details

Date : Sunday 10th April
Rego opens : 9:30am
Start time : 10:00am
Start location : The Basin roundabout
Finish location : The Basin roundabout
Distance : ~80km
Map : tba

Course description

This ride will take in some of the best parts of the Mount Dandenong area. It’ll start at the base of the popular 1:20 climb but, instead of smashing out a hill repeat on the 1:20 we’ll take the left-hand path and roll dirtways from the get-go.

Highlights will include Woolrich Lookout (beautiful views across to Donna Buang if it’s clear), Silvan Dam and a couple of decent dirt road climbs as we criss-cross Mount Dandenong on the small roads. We’ll also drop in on the conveniently located Cog Bike Cafe while we’re out there - perfect place for a bunch of dirty riders to refuel.

Course recon and planning is still underway.

Check the blog for more details closer to the day :

Melbourne Gravel Grinders: #2 Finest Grind - Sun 10th April

See ya there!

I’m in again for this one,

Shit i might even put together a new “old” build for it.

Thanks again Anrgy for the first ride, it was a lot of fun.well managed and safe.

A group ride I can finally do! Will be good to test the new flat bar.

this is 3 days before i leave. this is awesome

My place for beers afterwards!

Narre Warren VIC to Boronia VIC - Google Maps

^ can you fit 50 people in your van?

I have a garage too!

Count me in.

This Sunday! Weather’s looking great, course is great, checkpoints are great, what’s not to love?

Melbourne Gravel Grinders

Can’t wait!

Anyone got some cheap or old >28 tyres i can strap on a borrowed MTB for this?

I don’t want to ride SS this time.

after getting myself a nice new cx bike for just these kind of rides turns out the soccer season starts on this day.

so i’ll have to wait for the next.


Coordinates: -37.855456,145.315485

Any ideas on parking in the area? I’ve never been to Boronia before.

^Whenever I park near the area I just park in a nearby side street - no parking restrictions.

trains departing the city are
Flinders st 8:06 am - arriving at Boronia at 9:05 am (switching services at Ringwood I believe)
Flinders st 8:36 am - arriving at Boronia at 9:35 am " " " " "

I’ll most likely be on the 8:36 from flinders, front carriage, if anyone else wants to join.

Who else is heading out from the city?

I’ve never parked in the area but there’s a little carpark attached to the park that we’re starting from. If that’s no good then yeah, there’s plenty of side streets and whatnot.

I’ll be on the train that leaves Flinders at 8:06. I’ll get on at Camberwell, last carriage.

Count me in (if i can squeeze 28s onto the roadie).

I’m out this time, but hope you lads have cracker of a day.