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35KM, 70KM & 120KM 

Please note these rides will be suited to gravel or mountain bikes - road bikes will not be suitable.

Key Event Info:

Ride 35km

Entry fee: $30.00, starting at 10am

Ride 70km

Entry fee: $50, starting at 8.30am

Ride 120km

Entry fee: $65.00, starting at 7.30am 


Ride the gravel for a great local cause

All rides start and finish at Braidie's Tavern 

Braidie's Tavern, rear car park

948 Wellington Street 


Victoria 3551 

10kms East of Bendigo.

Gravel riders really do support each other so if you see someone in trouble please stop and offer assistance.  You never know a bike mechanic might be the person offering you help, after all there will be more than one enroute!

There will be no closed roads for this ride - roads are open to the public, so please obey all road laws.

Signage and Routes Preparation

Limited signage will be on the route - all cyclists must download the route prior to commencement of the ride.

GPX files will be provided prior to the event for each distance. 

Each ride is very diverse in terrain and consists of mainly gravel roads and some bitumen near the start and finish.

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YES - Late registrations will be taken on the day, but ONLY through the online system.

Sign in and registration

Sign-in opens from 6:45am onwards at Braidies Tavern, with the first ride commencing at 7:30am.

Braidie’s Tavern Kitchen will be open for coffee, prior to race start. Look out for the meal and drink specials available to riders when you return.

The Routes


The BIG ONE! 120km of Gravel Glory!

You will love this spectacular ride in the beautiful green. This is a long ride with plenty of rises. Please come prepared with plenty of food and water for this spectacular ride through diverse terrain in central Victoria.

The roads are NOT closed so obey all road rules and take care. Be safe out there and enjoy this self guided route by downloading the course using the links below.


70km of central Victoria's best gravel riding

Heading out the back way from the lovely rural township of Strathfieldsaye, the BCC GOAT Gravel Ride takes you through a small housing estate before hitting the gravel just 1,500 metres from the start. You will take in a few gentle climbs, passing farms with sheep, goats, and cows, give them a wave. You will then take on a short bitumen section before some lovely rolling climbs on gravel roads.


Turning left onto Emu Creek Road gives you a short climb and longer downhill on hard surface before heading toward bushland. The bush track will sharpen your skills with some gnarly downhills and a few sharp pinches on the climbs. Look out for the Aid Station and a smiling volunteer at 27km.

You will wind your way into Axedale at the 50km mark where you will find a toilet block, water, a shop, and pub with great coffee.  You've done all the hard work so enjoy a break. Then it’s under the highway and along the lovely Campaspe River before climbing back toward Axedale. The course soon picks up the O'Keefe Rail Trail for a gentle ride back toward Bendigo.


Turn left onto Somerset Park Road, then right and down the hill turning into Sinclair’s Lane and left into Sullivans Road where you will follow the sealed bike path back to Braidie’s Tavern for a well-deserved drink and a meal. Don't be fooled, there is some work in this ride, but the scenery is simply awesome....enjoy!


​​The roads are NOT closed so obey all road rules and take care. Be safe out there and enjoy this self guided route by downloading the course using the links below.

View the 70km route on Ride With GPS here >

View the 70km route on Strava here >


35km of central Victoria's best gravel riding.


What a great little route with a lovely mix of road, gravel tracks, Bushland trails, rail trail and pathways. Just a touch over 35km with only 263 metres of elevation. 
You may see kangaroos and bush wildlife, potholes water, green grass and beautiful flowers as you ride this mostly gravel route. You finish by coming back in on the OKeefe trail and then weave your way to Strathfieldsaye to complete a  2hr plus ride. 


The roads are NOT closed so obey all road rules and take care. Be safe out there and enjoy this self guided route.

View the 35km route on Ride With GPS here >

View the 35km route on Strava here >

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