• Rapha Dirty 130 Cycling and Craft Beer and Cider Festival Wagga

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  • Rapha Dirty 130 Cycling and Craft Beer and Cider Festival Wagga

    Gears and Beers Logo

  • Rapha Dirty 130 Cycling and Craft Beer and Cider Festival Wagga

    Gears and Beers Logo

  • Rapha Dirty 130 Cycling and Craft Beer and Cider Festival Wagga

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760 riders

27500km ridden

35000mts climbed

4 super dirt sectors on the Rapha dirty 130



Cycle Challenge

The 3rd annual Gears and Beers community cycle challenge, conceived and run by the Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga Wagga , will be held on Sunday, 2nd October 2016.

Wagga Wagga is well known as an active community and we are proud to provide an event that promotes health, fitness and fun to all ages.

Our focus is on community participation; mums, dads, children, current cycle enthusiasts, beginners and business challenge participants.

Ride in a group, as an individual or with family and friends, then meet at the finish line (Victory Memorial Gardens) for an afternoon of live entertainment at our Beer & Cider Festival .


Craft Beer & Cider Festival

Our craft beer and cider festival has been created to meet the growing appreciation for the range of hand crafted beers and ciders produced right here in our region.

The combination of the cycle challenge, the craft beers and cider festival, outstanding locally roasted coffee, accompanied by great local food should make for an enjoyable afternoon.

Craft brewers are a passionate bunch and we want you to come and enjoy the fruits of their labour. Meet the brewers, let them educate you about what you are drinking, why it tastes the way it does and how it's brewed.

Rapha Ambassadors

It only takes one person, or pilgrim, to make a pilgrimage. But when many pilgrims make a pilgrimage together something happens. Friendships are formed and bonds are created by the conquering of each challenge that is encountered on that journey.

Four Rapha Ambassadors along with members of the Rapha Cycle Club will be making the pilgrimage to regional NSW to participate in the Dirty 130. They are extending an invitation to all who wish to join them. You will have the opportunity to ride with:

Drew Ginn - ex Olympic Awesome foursome rower
Katya Cremer - Australian Olympic Skier
Tony D’Alberto - V8 Supercars and GT Series driver
Jesse Carlsson - 2015 winner of the Trans America Bike race (6700kms coast to coast)


Leaving Melbourne in the days prior to the event, riders will cross Victoria and the Murray River before arriving in Wagga Wagga on Saturday the 1st October. Route information and details of this pilgrimage will be posted to our website shortly.


Rapha H-Van

The Rapha H-Van will be offering coffee to riders and festival goers throughout the day, and will be present from 4pm Saturday the 1st at the registration tent in the Victory Memorial Gardens.


This year there will be 5 courses to choose from that all start and finish at the Victory Memorial Gardens (in the heart of Wagga Wagga).

Click on a course below to view detailed description, maps and elevation charts.

These selected routes will take you around some of the most picturesque spring countryside of Wagga Wagga and Coolamon, where you'll be surrounded by blooming canola fields and undulating farm land.

Family (of 4) discount – $50.00 (15km or 30km)

Event Objectives

In 2016, our objectives are straightforward:

  • Support local community charities and not-for-profit organisations in Wagga Wagga and the region by raising funds through this event
  • Raise over $40,000 from ride registrations and festival entry on the day of the event to donate to local charities
  • Attract over 1200 riders, and over 4000 festival attendees for the Gears and Beers Festival (Beer & Cider Festival)
  • Implement key priorities:
    • Adequate road marshalls
    • Adequate rest stops
    • Adequate direction markers
    • Adequate volunteers
    • Most importantly - have fun!


A huge thank you to our event sponsors without whose participation we could not bring you this festival of cycling craft beer and cider.

Please support our sponsors listed below.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Phillip McIntosh on 0429 200 310 or p.mcintosh@chlaw.com.au

Yellow Jersey Sponsors

The Blessed Bean

Westpac Agribusiness

Orthodontics Wagga

Commin Hendriks

Bush and Campbell Accountants

Hillis Skoda

Wagga RSL

Aussie Butt Cream


Rex Airlines

Green Jersey Sponsors

Angry Ant Web Design Wagga Wagga

Workout Wagga

Workout Wagga

AC Electrics

Opteon Property


Bee Dee Bags

Polka Dot Sponsors

Active Print


Kennards Hire

Wagga Wagga City Council

Kidsons Cycles

Sound Fits

Morgan St Cycles

Aussie Butt Cream

Chamberlains SBR


Peter Brown Insurance Brokers

Next In Line Films

Workout Wagga

Workout Wagga

Ron Crouch Transport

Wagga Catering Equipment

Dr Henman

Croker Grain

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