Gravel Grit You Yangs - need to know
Gravel Grit You Yangs event weekend – what you need to know

Not long now until we get a little dirty (and wet) on our first gravel event in Victoria – Gravel Grit You Yangs. We hope you’re as excited as we are for a fun and exhilarating day pedalling along some of Melbourne's finest off-road terrain.

With the weekend nearly upon us, there’s some important things that you should know. 

When you arrive at Little River Reserve
  • Address: 31 You Yangs Road, Little River
  • When you arrive at Little River Reserve on Saturday get yourself sorted by checking in with our rego team. Event registration is open from 7am – 8:15am.
  • For a gold coin donation there is a carpark on site. Try and carpool if you can.
  • Heads up that coaches are replacing VLine trains on Saturday 1 September and coaches will not transport bikes.
Weather – cold and wet
  • We always say come prepared for everything, but one thing is for sure - it will be cold, and it will be wet.
  • Be prepared, bring both a front and rear light and make sure you layer up. We’re looking at 12 degrees max. 2-3 degrees min.
  • There’ll be a barista on hand to keep you warm before you start and a bike wash station to clean you up before you head home.
Start times
  • The long haul – 08:15 for a briefing and 08:30 start
  • The taster – 08:45 for briefing 09:00 start
  • Route cut off times are on page 6 of the ride guide
Save these numbers to your phone now – 0425 381 816 or 0425 777 484

These numbers are your go to for assistance on the route whether it’s mechanical or first aid. If it’s an emergency requiring ambulance, fire or police, always call 000 first.


Ride with respect

This one is common sense but it’s an important one. Whether we’re talking about the environment, our event team, volunteers or your fellow riders, always ride with respect. Look after yourself, hold on to your rubbish until you find a bin and make sure you thank our amazing team of volunteers.


Download the ride guide

For everything else, make sure you download and read the ride guide. It’s got absolutely everything you need to know about the event.


We'll be selling tickets right up until the event so if you've got a couple of last minute call ups - give them the promo code MATESRATES to score $10 off a last minute entry.