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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

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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: Nov 7, 2018

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Event Description


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

Comment by Tufan on November 7, 2018 at 6:39

Yes, thanks Julie - great weekend (we know how hard it is to organise things like that) - well done!. John's video is terrific...

Comment by Julie Pond on November 6, 2018 at 21:21

Video clip put together by Tufan and loved your video also John thank you so much.  So glad everyone enjoyed this trip.

Comment by John Walker on November 6, 2018 at 20:56

Here is a link to a YouTube video with some ride photos with music! enjoy.

Thanks so much to Julie for the epic experience all your hard work was much appreciated.Thanks to all the other Vespa friends for making it such a great and fun journey.

John & Bren


Comment by Lisa L on November 6, 2018 at 20:50

Agreed David.

A logistical challenge to coordinate this wonderful ride 

Thank you Julie xx and all involved

Comment by Jo Wilson on November 6, 2018 at 16:09

Thanks Julie! The silos were really worth a visit!

Comment by David Atkinson on November 6, 2018 at 15:34

Thank you Julie for organising a wonderful epic ride out west to your home turf. There were so many variables you had to joggle, the route itself, how to take in all the various sights, where to stay and where to eat in small country towns that don't have many options. I'm sure everybody appreciates what a wonderful job you've done and how you have given us all a very special experience. What a unique treat to be able to get our Vespas into the cathedral-like cavern of the Stick Shed. I guess that came about because you can speak the local lingo - Bahasa Wimmera. Ha ha. And thanks Greg for that beautiful and surprisingly green route home along all those pretty little back roads. A great long weekend away with great company and lots of fun too. Well done all, David

Comment by Julie Pond on October 29, 2018 at 16:47

Ok last minute things to think of:

  • Contact details for your insurance in case of emergency or break down; and
  • bug cleaner for your helmet visors, you will need it. :)

If you have any further questions please feel free to give me a call on the mobile at the top or email admin@vespaclubmelbourne.com.au 

Cheers Julie

Comment by Greg_ on October 28, 2018 at 21:03

Comment by Greg_ on October 28, 2018 at 17:25

Comment by Julie Pond on October 27, 2018 at 19:27

Hi Pam

I would suggest to pack some snacks for in between meal stops as we will be on the go quite a bit... I think I have got pretty much everything sorted though.  Keep everything crossed for perfect weather. :)  I will be emailing everyone one last time so keep an eye out for that..

I am getting a bit excited now also...:)

Cheers Julie

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