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Gringai Gravel 2021
February 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome to the newest Gravel event on the calendar, designed for those that love to cruise (not too far and not too fast) and then finish with friends for lunch and rehydration.
The town of Dungog is situated on the Gringai (also spelled Ku-ring-gai, Kuring-gai, Guringai, Kuriggai) nation lands. It is probable that ‘dungog’ is a corruption of a Gringai word ‘tunkok’ meaning ‘place of thinly wooded hills’. Prior to being named Dungog, the settlement was known simply as Upper Williams. It was named Dungog by the local magistrate, Captain Thomas Cook, in 1834.
The Activity will be an 80km loop on quiet public roads starting and finishing in Dungog NSW designed for anyone interested in completing a gravel road ride.
This will be a social cycling experience designed to suit cyclists who have some experience of riding a bicycle for in excess of 4 hours. To complete the activity, cyclists need to:
- Understand how to fuel their body and be at a good level of fitness to cover 80km in one day on remote gravel roads at an average speed of 15-20kph.
- Be experienced at navigating and following a GPX route
- Have a reasonable level of mechanical know how in case you need to perform running repairs on your bicycle e.g. punctures, ripped tyres, broken chains, non-functioning gears.
Event Date: 27 February 2021
Organisation: Graveleur Pty Ltd
Event Type: Social, self-supported bicycle ride
Event Rides: predominantly gravel/dirt roads around Dungog NSW
Event Start: Starting from 8.00 am Tinshed Brewery, Dowling St, Dungog
Event Finish: Tinshed Brewery, Dowling St, Dungog
Your entry fee includes fully insured ride, route management, and Ride Leader provided by the team at Graveleur. You also get lunch on return to the Tinshed Brewery, sponsored by Tempest Bicycles, Dungog
Estimated Times of Arrival
The bunch may be split into two groups based on ability. Group A would be for riders expecting to comfortable at an average speed of 23kph, and Group B would be for riders expecting to comfortable at an average speed of 20kph. These groups will be allocated on the morning of the ride at the Rider Briefing
Rest / water stops
It is expected that riders will carry the required water and nutrition on the bike for the entire ride. Anyone who needs extra water will be able to refill bottles at one of the small towns passing through.
Event Route Map
The event GPX file will be distributed to registered riders prior to the event.
Event Route Cuesheet
Turn right onto Crolls Mill Lane – 0.4 km
Keep left – 0.7 km
Turn slight left onto Windeyer Street – 0.8 km
Turn right onto Stroud Hill Road, 31 – 1.1 km
Turn left onto Reidsdale Road – 20.3 km
Turn right onto The Bucketts Way, 2 – 23.2 km
Turn left onto Johnsons Creek Road – 24.5 km
Turn left onto Terreel Road – 39.1 km
Turn left onto The Bucketts Way, 2 – 41.5 km
Turn right onto Monkerai Road – 47.8 km
Turn right onto Stroud Hill Road, 31 – 71.7 km
Turn left onto Windeyer Street – 75.3 km
Keep right – 75.5 km
Turn right onto Hook Street – 75.7 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Dowling Street
Thanks to Ride Dungog for supporting this event and help with course design
- 0408 420018
- View Organizer Website
- Tinshed Brewery, Dungog