Granite Grind 2015    

The Lake Mountain Granite Grind is back for 2015, presented by Murrindindi CycleClub and again Yarra Valley Cycles will be on board as the major sponsor.


We have a great race planned for Saturday 21stof February. After experimenting over the last couple of years we are going back to the original format of a cross country race with 1 lap for novice riders, 2 laps for those that ride a bit, or 3 laps for those that don’t mind a bit of hurt. 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 single track climb.

1 lappers won’t have to deal with the 4x4 track.

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.

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 race. 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 38 online entries receive a FREE custom Granite Grind Mussette

Race entries are now open, please visit ENTRY ZONE to register online.

Online Entry Fee Schedule

 1 Lap $30
 2 Laps $40
 3 Laps $50

* Online entries close Thursday 19th 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.


1 Lap: under 16 girls, under 16 boys, sport women, sport men

2 Laps: open women, open men, 40+ women, 40+ men

3 Laps: open women, open men, 40+ women, 40+ men



3 Laps start time: 10:00am all categories

2 Laps start time: 10:05am all categories

1 Lap start time: 10:10am all categories

Mini Granite Grind will start immediately following the

Mini Granite Grind will start immediately following the 1-LAP start

Race briefings; 9.50am for all racers.

Registration, number collection & Mini GG registration on the day only: 8.00-9.30am


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. 

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 CyclesMarysville Garden CottagesLake Mountain Resort, Great Divide Coffee, Murrindindi Shire Council


Murrindindi Cycle Club,
20 Feb 2015, 23:09
Murrindindi Cycle Club,
20 Feb 2015, 23:08