Gravel Grit takes you off the beaten track and deep into the heart of the beautiful Olney State Forest and Watagans region

Your next off-road adventure

Maybe you’ve been riding road bikes for years. Perhaps you’re a mountain-biker from way back. Maybe you’re new to riding. Whichever it is, you know that feeling – the thrill of independence, of exploration, of discovery.

Cyclists off-road

It’s the sound of your tyres crunching over the ground, the smell of dust hanging in the air, the feeling of mud splashing your legs – Gravel riding is a fast-track to that feeling.

At Gravel Grit Central Coast you’ll discover tough climbs and thrilling descents, set against an ever-shifting landscape of rainforests, gullies and open scrub. Scenic, tough and a whole new kind of challenge? Yes, on all counts.

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That's a wrap!

Thanks for joining us in 2017

More than 200 riders took past in our first ever Gravel Grit on Sunday 10 September 2017. Here’s a few snaps showing how it all went down. Stay tuned for what’s next! In the mean time, we’ll see you off the beaten track and on the roads less travelled. 

Olney State Forest and The Watagans

Cyclists in The Watagans

Olney State Forest and The Watagans region are a gravel mecca located just 45 minutes from Newcastle, under two hours from Sydney and a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city streets.

There are four route options for the event – from 46km to 67km – offering something for riders of all abilities, rolling on everything from 700x25s to 29ers.

Gravel Grit Central Coast will take you off the beaten track, deep into the wilderness and straight to your happy place.

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