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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: 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 Pam Williams on October 27, 2018 at 19:22

Hi all looking forward to next weekend. I'm thinking about what I need to pack. What is everyone's 'must take' besides the essentials?  Pam 

Comment by Julie Pond on September 28, 2018 at 20:49

Comment by James Avery on July 9, 2018 at 18:55

I've had to pullout of this one as I'll now be overseas with work.  

Sorry, James 

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.

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