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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 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.

Comment by Greg_ on February 5, 2018 at 18:33

Comment by Julie Pond on February 5, 2018 at 12:55

Hi John

Great to have you and Bren on board for this epic ride. 

Cheers Julie

Comment by Julie Pond on February 4, 2018 at 22:41

We have 4 places left for this ride. 

Because of accommodation logistics if you are wanting to do this ride please mark your attendance now.  It will be first in best dressed sorry.  

Comment by David Atkinson on January 31, 2018 at 18:01

Yes Greg, if there is a full moon. If not we’ll just have to do a night ride anyway and turn our handlebars towards the silos with engines revving and lights on high beam

Comment by Greg_ on January 31, 2018 at 16:18

We'll get the bikes in here

Comment by Greg_ on January 31, 2018 at 16:15

Now If there's a full moon that night David

Comment by Greg_ on January 31, 2018 at 16:06

This mural is in Hopetoun and more than 30 years old. Worth a stop on the way.

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