127 KM GRANYA GRIND

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Cost: TBA

Distance: 127 KM

Elevation:

 

THE RIDE 

Ride Description:

This ride is for the more advanced fit cyclist, a challenging ride not for the faint hearted! It is a
beautiful ride following both the Mitta and Murray arms of Lake Hume and cuts through the
Granya State Park.
Leaving town cyclists cross the Kiewa River and roll along the Lake Hume foreshore on the
Murray Valley Highway past Tallangatta to Bullioh. Soon after the left turn riders hit the 6km
/300m elevation climb, parts at 8% grade. The good riders discover the natural beauty of the
Granya State Park, but many only feel the pain. Over the Gap, riders glide down to the
picturesque hamlet of Granya overlooking the Murray River arm of Lake Hume, for the Rider
Reviver Station (No. 1 at 72 km mark, purple dot on map). NB 75 km to the next stop.
Refuelled riders turn left and follow the undulating Murray River road. With a series of long roller
coaster climbs this return stretch is the “Grind”, with some riders struggling and dropping off
packs.
Not far to go now. Riders are relieved to see the impressive multiple steel arches of the historic
Bethanga Bridge. After crossing it, you are in NSW, with impressive water views from the
upgraded Riverina Highway and on to Lake Hume Village. Visitors soak it up, maybe take some
“selfies”.
Enjoy the wind in your face as you descend the “Trout Farm Hill “ and water views at you cross
Heywoods Bridge back into Victoria with a beautiful shady River Red Gums. Onto the Bonegilla
X crossroads, turn to see the last drinks stop (117km mark, blue dot). Now refreshed, head back
to Wodonga following your out bound route, again crossing the Kiewa Rr, through Killara to
Thomas Mitchell Drive, back to the Racecourse and ……… under the Finish and find the last
water stop at arch.
And for the greatest of causes …. the ALBURY WODONGA REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE and
the Border Trust. 

 

 

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