We are excited to announce that Yarra Valley Cycles will be on
board as a major sponsor and will be having Demo Days at Lake Mountain on both
Saturday and Sunday, 22nd & 23rd of February. It will be a great chance to check out a selection
of bikes from all of the Yarra Valley Brands.
We have a great race planned for the 22ndof February. This year we are going back to the original format of a cross country race with 1 lap or 3 lap (solo), or 6 lap (pairs only, one lap on one lap off) options. See below for categories. The course will be the same as last year, the start lap going straight up a steepish 4x4 track that will thin out the crowds, and a slightly easier race loop, same vertical but a more gradual climb. A course map and profile are available, just click on the course info link at the bottom of the page or check out the Garmin and Strava files for course details.
START TIMES6-LAP PAIRS start time: 9:00am ALL categories
3-LAP SOLO start time: 11:00am ALL categories
1-LAP SOLO start time: 11:05am ALL categories
Mini Granite Grind will start immediately following the 1-LAP start
Race briefings: 8.50am for pairs event; 10.50am for solo events
Registration & number collection on the day only:
6-LAP PAIRS: 7.00-8.30am
1 & 3-LAP SOLO & Mini GG registration: 9.00-10.30am
We are also planning the Mini Granite Grind, a fun race for kids sponsored by the Marysville Lolly Shop. It will be a couple of kms around a beginners trail, and it will start immediately after the start of the 1 Lap event. Also for the family Lake Mountain will have a jumping castle running all day at the race village.
For event info & updates also check out the Granite Grind facebook page.
ENTRIES - First 150 online entries receive a FREE custom Granite Grind Mussette and all entries* go in the draw to win a FREE2 Night Stay at the Luxurious MARYSVILLE GARDEN COTTAGES (value of up to $480)
*You must be present at the raffle drawing on race day to win
Please visit ENTRY ZONE to register online.
Online Entry Fee
Online entries close Thursday 20th Feb; on the day entries will be available but will incur a $10 fee per person.
& WHAT TO GET THERE
Mountain Resort is located northeast of Melbourne approx 20km from the township
of Marysville, click
here for a map.
showers, toilets, and water for purchase will be available at Lake Mountain,
has many accommodation and food options.
If you are planning on staying the weekend to take full advantage of the Yarra Valley
Cycles Demo Days be sure to check out Marysville Garden Cottages, a sponsor of the Granite Grind.
Please be aware the water supply at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is drawn from the Echo Flat area of the ski trails. This is an unprotected catchment that is the headwaters of the Taggerty river. Under the provisions of section 6 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Minister for Health has declared the water to be regulated water not suitable for drinking.
Many thanks to our sponsors: Yarra Valley Cycles, Tourism Victoria, Lake Mountain Resort, Great Divide Coffee, Murrindindi Shire Council, Marysville Garden Cottages.