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 features of the event:

  • Race Registration 
  • Start and Finish line for both the 97km and 49km Great Otway Gravel Grinds (Sunday)
  • Finish line for all MTB races (Saturday)
  • Event and Bike Industry 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

Race plate collection for The GOGG is located at the Forrest Football Ground during these times:

Friday 25 February 2022:

  • 3:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday 26 February 2022

  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm:

Sunday 27 February 2022

  • 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:

  • Sponsors displays and demo gear
  • Coffee, food, drinks and other sustenance
  • Event bar
  • Kids entertainment (eg, face painting, jumping castle)
  • Live music and MC commentary
  • On site bike shop for repairs and last minute needs
  • CLIF Fuel Station

Competitor services

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

CLOTHING STORAGE

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. 

ON SITE BIKE SHOP AND MECHANICS

Melbourne Bicycle Centre – will have a retail store selling a range of sponsor products as well as any last minute items you might need – like tubes, pumps, gas canisters, gloves…
No Limit Cycle Repairs (Griffyn Branagh) will be set up to provide any last minute bike mechanical work you need

BIKE WASH x2 – KRUSH and Bike Wash Australia

We are fortunate to have 2 bike washes set up at this years event so you can give your bike the love it deserves!:

  • Event sponsors KRUSH will have a hand bike wash set up throughout the weekend stocked with plenty of free product, water, buckets and brushes so you can give your bike some tender loving care
  • Bike Wash Australia will have their deluxe bike wash machine set up for everyone to use for a $2 donation that goes to the local trails. With hot water, pressure machines and even a blow dry function it is quick, easy and ultimate. www.bike-wash.com.au