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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

Event Details

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: 20 hours ago

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Event Description

THIS RIDE IS BOOKED OUT

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 1,200kms, 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

Melb crew - Depart Brooklyn BP, Geelong Road at 8am SHARP. You can refuel at the BP.

Geelong crew - Depart at 8am SHARP.

Please have a solid breakfast before arriving and  bring snacks for the trip.   Grab something fast at the Bakery in Beaufort. They have great pies!

Destination Murtoa Pub via Rupanyup and Boydy's Cafe with all the tea pots.  The Water Tower Museum at Murtoa is also a must see when we arrive.

Day 2 Sunday Nov 4 - approx. 310kms

Continental Breakfast for all at 8am at the Pub.

Visit the historical Stick Shed at 9.00am

Depart 9.30am to see the Art Silos 

Destination Warrack Motel

Day 3 Monday Nov 5 - approx. 330kms

Breakfast from 8.30am at Cafe Peppercorn

Depart 9.30am to Boort

Visit John Piccoli, the Spanner Man to see all his amazing sculptures. 

Lunch in Boort then depart around 2pm 

Destination Avoca Motel

Day 4 Tuesday Nov 6 - approx 200kms

Breakfast from 8am in the Wreck Room!

Depart 9.30am to Ballan via the stunning wind farms.

Ballan for lunch

Accommodation has all been booked. 

Total cost will be $150 - 3 nights including continental breakfast at 2 places.  

We will be riding up the Western Freeway the first day meeting the Geelong crew at Beaufort.  A further ride up to Stawell 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.  Roads can be rough, we need to look out for animals and of course the local farmers so these factors will determine our speeds.

Comment Wall


Member
Comment by Les Bennett on January 31, 2018 at 8:37

I'm in, I've been past the shed but could not get in. 


Member
Comment by David Atkinson on January 30, 2018 at 19:04

Here is a short program on ABC's iView. "Art Bites: The Wanderers" is about the work of Guido Van Helten, the artist who painted the Brim silos.

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/art-bites-the-wanderers/AC1528Q001...


Member
Comment by Greg_ on January 30, 2018 at 16:24
Hopefully we can get the bikes inside the stick shed too.

Member
Comment by Julie Pond on January 30, 2018 at 15:58

So glad you will be able to finally see inside the Stick Shed David, my Aunty performed in a choir inside it at the end of last year and she said the accoustics were incredible and it was an exhilarating experience...whoohoo....:)


Member
Comment by Greg_ on January 30, 2018 at 15:01

Many highlights


Member
Comment by Julie Pond on January 30, 2018 at 14:14


Member
Comment by Greg_ on January 30, 2018 at 12:55

Wheat!


Member
Comment by David Atkinson on January 30, 2018 at 11:54

Can't wait for this four-day art ride in the Western district Julie. It will be fantastic. I saw this first painted silo at Brim a couple of years ago on my way to Renmark. The size of the artwork is remarkable to witness in the flesh. Now there are five more to experience. Wow! Also stopped by at Murtoa to see the stick shed but couldn't raise anybody to get a look inside. The scale of the building on the outside is amazing (below) so I'm dying to get a squiz of the interior.

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