Granite Grind 2014

The Granite Grind is back for 2014 presented again by the Murrindindi Cycle Club.

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.
Please visit Yarra Valley Cycles f
or details on what's on offer throughout the weekend.

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.

1-LAP SOLO: under 16 boys, under 16 girls, sport men, sport women
3-LAP SOLO: open men, open women, 40+ men, 40+ women, under 18 men, under 18 women, SS men, SS women
6-LAP PAIRS (one lap on/one lap off):
open men, open women, mixed, combined age 80+ men, combined age 80+ women, combined age 80+ mixed


6-LAP PAIRS start time: 9:00am ALL categories

start time: 11:00am ALL categories
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:
: 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 FREE

2 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 Schedule
Solo 1 Lap - $40
Solo 3 Lap - $50
Pairs 6 Lap - $100 ($50 each)

Online entries close Thursday 20th Feb; on the day entries will be available but will incur a $10 fee per person.

This race is a Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) event.  All riders must be either a racing member of a MTBA affiliate club or purchase a MTBA Day License for the event. MTBA Day Licenses can be purchased through the on-line registration process at a cost of $20. MTBA licenses (or MTBA Day Licenses) must be presented at registration.  Failure to do so will require you to purchase a MTBA Day License at the event.


Lake Mountain Resort is located northeast of Melbourne approx 20km from the township of Marysville, click here for a map.

Restaurant, showers, toilets, and water for purchase will be available at Lake Mountain, and Marysville 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.

Murrindindi Cycle Club,
1 Jan 2014, 20:26
Murrindindi Cycle Club,
1 Jan 2014, 20:24