Epic Art Silo, Stick Shed and Spanner Man 4 Day Ride - Melb Cup Weekend 3-6 Nov - This ride is booked out

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Epic Art Silo, Stick Shed and Spanner Man 4 Day Ride - Melb Cup Weekend 3-6 Nov - This ride is booked out

Time: November 3, 2018 at 8am to November 6, 2018 at 4pm
Location: Yarriambiack Shire
Website or Map: http://siloarttrail.com/home/…
Phone: 0407547030
Event Type: long, distances, experienced, riders, only, country, scenery, historical, talent
Organized By: Julie Pond
Latest Activity: Apr 10

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This is the epic ride you have all been waiting for.  The 6 silos are waiting for us in the Yarriambiack Shire in the Wimmera plus so much more.

Accommodation will be varied between Motel, Hotel and AirBnb so you are in for a real treat!   

We will be covering approximately 1,300kms, with some big days of riding, therefore the ride is restricted to experienced riders only.  If in doubt please contact me before signing up. Your bike must be fully serviced including new tyres for this ride. If we have a member who has an equipped vehicle and would like to be our support vehicle, please contact me.

General Itinerary, details to follow:

Day 1 Saturday Nov 3 - approx. 330 kms

Depart Brooklyn BP, Geelong Road at 8am SHARP. Please have a snack before arriving and/or bring a snack.  You can refuel at the BP. Breakfast will be at Beaufort. Destination Murtoa Hotel/AirBNB Hatchett Inn.  20kms to see the Wood's Museum and the first silo at Rupanyup at sunset a possibility.

Day 2 Sunday Nov 4 - approx. 310kms

Continental Breakfast for all at 8am at the Pub.

Visit the historical Stick Shed at 9.30am

Depart 10am to see the Art Silos 

Destination Warrack Motel

Day 3 Monday Nov 5 - approx. 330kms

Depart 9am to Boort

Visit John Picoli, the Spanner Man to see all his amazing sculptures. Lunch then depart around 2pm 

Destination Avoca Motel

Day 4 Tuesday Nov 6 - approx 200kms

Breakfast at 8am

Depart for home 9.30am via the stunning wind farms.

Accommodation has all been booked. 

Total cost will be $150 - 3 nights including continental breakfast at 2 places and entry into the Water Tower Museum in Murtoa, which apparently is a must see!  We will be sending details for payment up front, closer to the event.

Route will be posted soon. We will be riding up the Western Freeway the first day as far as Ararat then we will cut into the countryside.  We will try to keep off major highways but there will be quite a bit of 100km speed limits which can't be avoided on the country roads.

This is a ride not to be missed.

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Comment by Greg_ on February 16, 2018 at 18:25
Confirming that Steve and Sally Coop will be joining us. Extra accom found. So that is it for this ride:
18 People
16 Vespa
Maybe 1 vehicle in support
Comment by Greg_ on February 9, 2018 at 13:24

Jeff Peck is rider number 16. This ride is full now.

Comment by Greg_ on February 6, 2018 at 19:19

My favourite

'Wheat field with partridge' ... See the wind, and the bird takes the updraft. Oooo

Comment by Greg_ on February 6, 2018 at 18:24

Priscilla, Queen of the Wimmera

Comment by Julie Pond on February 6, 2018 at 17:52

Due to accommodation limitations we have room for ONE male member only sorry. 

If you think you are up to an epic 4 day ride please contact me as soon as possible.

Thanks Julie

Comment by Julie Pond on February 6, 2018 at 17:37

I like Vincent van go go's style David...:)

Comment by David Atkinson on February 6, 2018 at 14:35

"Italian Scooter in Wheat Field" by Vincent Van Go-go Vespa.

Comment by John Walker on February 6, 2018 at 5:54

Hi Julie,

Really looking forward to this ride and some great rural art and scenery.


Comment by Vespa Club of Melbourne on February 5, 2018 at 19:32

The beauty of a wheat field. The shape of the land, the movement of the wind, the light, and the birds. Vincent Van Gogh knew and was happiest there. Forget about the sad eyed portraits - here he was with the beauty, and this is the Wimmera too.

Comment by Julie Pond on February 5, 2018 at 18:57

I have a dilemma now... available place/s left.......

1 single and/or 1 couple and you must be OK with sharing/twin beds respectively.  Remember it's all about the ride and knowing there is a place to lay your weary body..:)

I will take an expression of interest list though, as it is a long way away and who knows what may happen that may incur a cancellation from the current attendees.  Feel free to contact me or make a comment on this page.

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