Competitor Race Day Info

Index to other information below:

Event location

Forrest Football Ground, Forrest VIC – Start/Finish for all races.

The Forrest Football Ground is located on Yaugher Road, 1.5km north of the township of Forrest (VIC) and hosts the following event features:

  • Race Registration 
  • Start and Finish line for both the 97km and 49km Great Otway Gravel Grinds (Sunday)
  • Start and finish line for all MTB races
  • Event Expo (for riders, their families and spectators!) – food, drinks, kids entertainment, live music and much more

Forrest (VIC) is located approximately 2hrs from Melbourne. Forrest is a 40 minute drive from Apollo Bay.

Competitor Registration

All riders must collect their number plate before the start of your race (unless you paid for your number plate to be posted to you). You can arrange for a friend to collect your number plate for you. Plates can be collected during the following times:

Friday 21 February 2025:

  • 3:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday 22 February 2025:

  • 10:00am – 5:00pm:

Sunday 23 February 2025:

  • 7:00am – 7:45am: 97km GoGG riders
  • 7:00am – 8:45am: 49km GoGG riders

Event and Bike Industry Expo and Festival

The Forrest Football Ground will host an array of excitement throughout race registration on Friday afternoon and during racing on the Saturday and Sunday, including:

  • Race registration and plate collection
  • Sponsors displays and demo gear from: Focus and Cervelo, Michelin, Super B Tools, Skratch Nutrition, Velotherapy, Krush bike wash and more
  • Coffee, food, bar, drinks and other sustenance
  • Kids entertainment (eg, urban upcycle craft, jumping castle)
  • Live music and MC commentary

More details about the Event Expo is HERE

Competitor services

To help you have a hassle-free time at the Great Otway Gravel Grind, the following services are provided to competitors:


A bag drop will be available near the registration marquee – we’ll look after your clothing whilst you are out racing! Valuables left at owners risk. 


  • Ryan from Velotherapy who specialises in Gravel bikes and maintenance will be on site to assist where needed.

KRUSH Bike Wash

Event sponsors KRUSH will have a huge hand bike wash set up under their A-frame tent near the race chute with plenty of free product, water, buckets and brushes so you can give your bike some tender loving care. You can also buy their product direct from the source at their marquee near the rego tent.