Gran Fondo Beechworth is a weekend long immersion in the best of cycling in the best of locations, set against the stunning backdrop of the Victorian Alps. The Gran Fondo weekend includes something for everyone from cyclists, foodies to visiting tourists! Ride hard, ride slow, ride long or ride short, it is all about coming together to celebrate and enjoy the way of the bike and the sweet life. Join us 29-30 March, 2014!
Beechworth offers not only a great region for cycling but great cuisine, wineries and brewers as well. On the event weekend there'll be a Cyclo Cross staged where riders will ride through the Village Expo and spectators can cheer while enjoying the great local food and drink from the local cafes and Bridge Road Brewery! A Gran Fondo for those with the skinny wheels and the need for speed, Le sportif coq L'Eroica for lovers of vintage and Gourmet Fondo for lovers of the finer things in life!
A 115km closed road challenging timed ride against the backdrop of the Victorian Alps! A stunning but tough ride, enjoy the closed roads and save something for the long final climb to Stanley!
A leisurely pedal to the local producers’ farmgates, this is a gastronomic tour of one of the best food and wine regions in the world. We cannot imagine a better way to spend a day, particularly if your partner is also riding. Slowest wins! Take a hamper bag with you and collect some of the best tastes of the region.
Australia's fastest growing cycling event, cyclo cross is again a large part of the Gran Fondo Beechworth weekend. Spectators can expect to cheer on the best stunt riders to absolute hairy legged beginners as they ride through the Expo Village.
L'Eroica is a period cyclosportive rally for riders and collectors of classic racing bicycles built before circa 1987. Celebrating both Italian culture and the heroic times of bike racing it is based in the "Tuscan Hills" surrounding Beechworth. Modeled on the hugely popular L'Eroica event held in Tuscany it is not a race but an opportunity for riders to experience the rugged conditions, gravel roads, punctures and minimal support that was the lot of racers in the era of "heroic" road racing.