Event Phone: 0478179545
- 126 km GRANYA GRIND EARLY BIRD PRICE
09/09/2019 - 24/12/2019
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- 126 km GRANYA GRIND
24/12/2019 - 22/02/2020
6:05 PM - 1:00 AM
- 126 km GRANYA GRIND
1:05 AM - 7:00 AM
- MAKE A DONATION WITH YOUR ENTRY
09/09/2019 - 22/02/2020
8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
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 6 km
/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.
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. A water stop is located at the Talgarno School for the weary (92 km mark).
Not far to go now. Riders are relieved to see the impressive multiple steel arches of the historic
Bethanga Bridge. After crossing it, impressive water views from the upgraded Riverina Highway
and on to Lake Hume Village but probably too tired to check out the coffee or “much talked
about” ice-creams at the Cafe.
Enjoy the wind in your face as you descend the “Trout Farm Hill” to the Rider Reviver station
(No 2 –at Block 19 the Bonegilla Migrant Centre for refreshments Visitors soak it up, take some “selfies”.
Depart Block 19 after some well deserved Water Melon and follow your out bound route
again crossing the Kiewa River, through Killara to Thomas Mitchell Drive, back to the Racecourse
and ……… under the Finish arch.
And for the greatest of causes …. the ALBURY WODONGA REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE and
the Border Trust.
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