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WEEKEND STARTS IN

Held on the King’s Birthday weekend, in collaboration with Service Course Bicycle Studio in Porpunkah and Big Hill Events, Bright Gravel will be a fantastic weekend of CX racing and gravel grinding.

GRAVEL OVERVIEW – SUNDAY 9 JUNE

Starting and finishing in town at Pioneer Park, the course highlights some of the premium unsealed roads of the region as you’ll explore TWO key climbs and 80+km of unsealed, gravel roads.

On course, riders can expect three epic live sites with food, hydration, music and good vibes to keep the morale high out on the road.

For those looking to race there are four timed segments in the 85km course and three in the 55km course. You do NOT need an AusCycling race membership to ride this event

This event is welcoming of all riders (including eMTBs), but being Bright there are a lot of high meters so expect a bit of a sting in the legs at the end. 

GRAVEL COURSE OVERVIEW

On Sunday you can ride a brand new route the fully timed and support route highlights some of the premium unsealed roads of the region as you’ll explore TWO key climbs and 50+km of unsealed, gravel roads.

On the course, riders can expect three epic live sites with live music and good vibes to keep the morale high out on the road.

If you’re an iPhone user, click here to enter. 

ENTER 80km

ENTER 50km

PIONEER PARK FACILITIES

  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Food
  • First Aid

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Custom Race Plate
  • Free hot drink at Punkah Pantry our partner cafe
  • Three on-course refuelling stations
  • Four timed segments for those who like to race
  • Professionally marked course
  • Good vibes

GRAVEL AT A GLANCE

Bring your gravel, CX, MTB or eMTB to the gravel ride – every bike is welcome on Sunday 9 June.

  • Pioneer Park, Bright
  • 7:30am Sunday
  • 9:00am long course / 9:30 short course
  • 3:30ish
  • $110 - $120

CX RACE OVERVIEW – SATURDAY 8 JUNE

We’re amped to be bringing back CX racing to Bright this June. CX and Bright go together like vegemite and toast, so back up the CX or gravel bring and come for a spin.

This event is self-seeded for grading. It’s an honesty system.

Entries now open.

CX AT A GLANCE

On Saturday 9 June, you can only race CX in A and B grade, if you have any other sort of bike i.e. MTB, please enter C grade.

  • Pioneer Park, Bright
  • 11am Saturday
  • First race 1pm
  • 4pm-ish
  • $40 AC member / $50 non-member

GRADES

Men

  • A – 50mins
  • B – 40mins
  • C – 40 Mins

Women’s + U16

  • A, B, C – 40mins

A + B grade bikes have to have drop bars at any width.

C Grade – You can run any bike i.e. can have MTB
U16-grade bikes have to have drop bars at any width. If you don’t have a CX bike you will race in C grade.

U13 Kids race $15. 1:45 for 15mins

CX START TIMES SATURDAY

  • 1 pm Women’s grades + U16, and men’s C
  • 1:45pm – Kids race (15mins)
  • 2pm Men’s A + B

Enter men’s/women’s CX

Enter junior CX race

EVENT PARTNERS

WIN A FOCUS BIKE!

Thanks to our friends at Focus Australia by entering Bright Gravel you’re in with a chance to win a brand new Focus Atlas 6.7 gravel bike.

Every gravel ride participant will go into the draw with a chance to win.

The winner will be drawn randomly at 5pm on Sunday 9 June 2024 during the presentations at Bright Brewery. Only riders who have entered the gravel ride (long or short) and are present at the presentations are eligible to win.

WHERE ARE THE FEEDZONES ON COURSE?

On the 80km course you’ll find aid stations at the summit of Mt Porepunkah (19km), Punkah Pantry, summit of Clear Spot (47km) and Nightingale Apple Orchard (74km).

On the 55km course you’ll find aid stations at the summit of Clear Spot (22km) and Nightingale Apple Orchard (43km).

IS THERE A TIME CUT OFF?

6 hours

WILL THERE BE PRESENTATIONS?

Yes 5 pm at Bright Brewery

IS THERE FOOD ON SITE AT THE EVENT VILLAGE

 Yes. you can find food, coffee and beer from our partners. 

WHERE CAN I PARK

At Pioneer Park, Bright. 

WHERE IS THE EVENT VILLAGE?

Pioneer Park. 

WHAT TIME IS REGISTRATION?

12noon till 4 pm Sat. and 7 am till 830am Sun.

WHAT ARE THE START TIMES?

CX races start at 1pm, on Sunday, for the Gravel Ride/Race the long course (80km) starts at 9am, Short course 9:30am.

Note all races start and finish at Pioneer Park except the Short course starts at Punkah Pantry.

IS IT A RACE?

Saturday is definitely a CX race, however on the Sunday you can choose to ride or race the gravel grind. 


There will be podiums for all categories. 

WHAT’S YOUR INSURANCE?

 AusCycling