The Tour de Beechworth is not a single-day ride, it’s a weekend experience for you the team lined up. There’s a lot on over the weekend, so here’s a quick guide to help you plan it out.
Either kick back with a beer at Bridge Road Brewery or join a chill 30km nighttime gravel grind rolling out a 6pm from Bridge Road Brewers.
The exact route to be announced shortly but it will be a social pace and a bit of fun. Pack the lights, it’s gonna be dark!
SATURDAY – TOUR DE BEECHWORTH
All three routes take us back to the event’s roots in and around the town of Beechworth, with every ride starting and finishing at the iconic Bridge Road Brewers right in the middle of town.
All three routes feature a variety of terrain, topography, and geology you’ll be playing in classic high country bush, forests and lush fern gullies, on a mixture of hard-packed gravel, soft singletrack, decaying leaf-carpets, grassed tracks, sticky clay, gravel pits, and rich red earth.
There is no prize for coming first, so make sure you enjoy the day at your own pace. The roads and trails are open so please ride within your own ability, respect other road users and don’t be a dick.
The road course whilst not 100% on tarmac featurs only a few premium ‘gravier’ sections (gravel), so only a standard road bike is needed.
All three rides finish with a climb up the infamous Lady Newton Drive but there’s a feed and cold beer at the top!
TOUR DE SOIREE
After the ride, freshen up and join us for the Tour de Soirée back in town. You can score $10 off the event when you bundle it with a ride. Enjoy a beer at Bridge Road Brewers upon arrival, a two-course recovery dinner. The Saturday night dinner party will be at the Beechworth Memorial Hall with the Tour de France on the big screen and a live cross to a friend of TDB, Mike Tomalaris.
Sunday is a bit of a choose your vibe type day, go for a chill 30km social gravel ride in the morning with our crew, or get your entry in to test the legs and race round three of the VICX series – the choice is yours. Entries are open here for R3 via EntryBoss.
Or maybe you just want to sleep in and then go watch the CX action. We won’t judge!