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Dirty Gran Fondo Wandong 2016
Entries are now open!
Set for 15th May this premium off road Fondo event has been pleasing many since 2012 and we hope that this year will be the same. See you there
Read about this event here
Run To The Dog is coming! - April 10th
We are super excited about our brand new event for 2016, the Run To The Dog a 5km and 10km trail run on the Yarra trils ending with the Moon Dog Brewery Bar. Yep Run then Beer.
Check out all the info on this great event here

November 2015 - Run From The Hills
What a great day at Mount Avoca Winery - full results can now be found on the results page

Full Results can be found here

Photographs will be coming soon!

May 2015 - Dirty Gran Fondo WRAP

Stunning weather compared to 2014 had over 380 riders signed up for a great day on the bike. A new course - a live band at the feed zones and The Fitzroy Revolution dishing out Coffees!

Full Results can be found here

For photographs click here

Calendar Permission Slip

Have you got your events locked in for the first part of 2015 yet? Here's a handy oermission slip to get sign off from the boss!

Here's a small list of MTB / CX / Road events in and around Victoria between Feb and June which we think you should get involved with.

Click here to get your Calendar Permission Slip

Dirty Gran Fondo 2015

Brand new graphics designed by the very talented Niki Fisher for the 2015 Dirty Gran Fondo.

We've got some great new features for this years ride, make sure that you keep in the loop by signing up to the Dirty Gran Fondo newsletter

More info on the Dirty Gran Fondo here

Big Hill Events Weekend 2014

We're pleased to announce that not only will we be holding the Run From The Hills trail running race on Saturday the 15th November, but also the Victorian State XC Championships!

That means if you're adventure lovers you get to trail run Saturday and race mountain bikes on the Sunday - all at the same place, the beautiful Mount Avoca Winery.

Entries are open now for both events.

Click here for more information on Run From The Hills

Click here for more information on the 2014 Vic State XC Champs

Dirty Gran Fondo Double Cross 2014

The Dirty Gran Fondo Double Cross is back with a new event location - Gembrook CFA. Starting from the centre of town and then heading north through Kurth Kiln and then the beautiful Bunyip State Park.

Entries Are Now Open at Entry Zone

Click here for the more information on the event including the new course for 2014

Dirty Gran Fondo 2014 Write Ups

We've had some fantastic write ups from the 2014 riders of the (very very) Dirty (Filthy!) Gran Fondo.

These include 1st in Womens CX Mel Anset, Marathon MTB rider Roeland Suys,David Anderson and Ben Meadley.
Huge thank you to all these riders for the great writing and insight into their race/ride.

Click here for the results and write ups

Dirty Gran Fondo Info Pack

You can now view the 2014 Dirty Gran Fondo info pack, which will answer all your questions.

Click here for the Info Pack

Click here for the Dirty Gran Fondo page

January 2014 - Dirty Gran Fondo - Mothers Day Weekend SPECIAL

This year the Dirty Gran Fondo falls on the Saturday before Mothers Day (on the Sunday), therefore we are offering 50% off to all Mums who enter beforemidnight on the 30th of April.

Just select that you're a Mum on the entry page on Entry Zone

Get your entry in now!

November 2013 - Records broken at Run From The Hills in it's second year

The 2013 Run From The Hills an extra 150 riders compared to the first year - with many more taking on the challenge of the Pyrenees. Three buses took runners up into the forest while back at the Mount Avoca winery the 7k runner began their run/walk around the Vineyard.

You can find all the results here

Take a look at our photo gallery on our facebook

November 2013 - The Finale of the VES has been run and won!

Awesome weekend out at the Buxton MTB Park - The mens 6 hour was won dramatically by Brad Clarke with Peter Kutschera in 2nd place resulting on both of them finishing on equal points in the series!

Read the full article on the Buxton Bootcamp Home Page

October 2013 - The Buxton Bootcamp Socks

We've just received our Buxton Bootcamp socks from Nemisis! Make sure you get your entry in before November the 1st to get a free pair - otherwise they're $15 on the day!

Buxton Bootcamp Home Page

Enter the Buxton Bootcamp

August 2013 - The Buxton Bootcamp Entries Open Now!

That's right, entries for the 2013 Victorian Enduro Series Finale - The Buxton Bootcamp are open now! Plus the first 200 entries in before November the 1st will get a FREE pair of Buxton Bootcamp socks! #Excited

Buxton Bootcamp Home Page

Enter the Buxton Bootcamp

July 2013 - Dirty Gran Fondo - Double Cross

Unfortunately the Dirty Gran Fondo ? Double Cross is having a rest for 2013. We hope that we can gain support to run the event in 2014.

May 2013 - Geigerrig Dirty Gran Fondo - Won by MTB for the first time

Giant Mountain Bike Rider Paul Van Der Ploeg has won the Dirty Gran Fondo on a 29er MTB - the first time a mtb has won the Dirty Gran Fondo. He also set a course record (while stopping for two coffees and a wee!)

NZ, Red Bull rider Jenna Makgill won the Womens on a Cyclo Cross bike

Have a read of our write ups and check the results out here

April 2013 - Endura are on board for Run From The Hills

We've always worked closely with Endura and they've already signed up for our trail running event - Run From The Hills in November! Lots of prizes to be won and of course Endura at our Feed Zone out on course!

Visit Endura for more information.

April 2013 - Magellan GPS on for The Dirty Gran Fondo and Dirty Gran Fondo - Double Cross

Yes, Magellan GPS are sponsoring both the Dirty Gran Fondo and the Dirty Gran Fondo - Double Cross. We're chuffed to have them on board handing out prizes. Visit Magellan for more information.

April 2013 - Run From The Hills Entries Open

Trail Running in Avoca - Run From The Hills - 21.5k / 7k / 2k FREE Junior Fun Run. It all happens on November 16th in Avoca, Victoria, Australia.

For more info head to the Run From The Hills Page

Entries open via Entry Zone Entry Zone

April 2013 - The Dirty Gran Fondo Media Release

Have a look at our latest media release for the fast approaching Dirty Gran Fondo - Second Release entry click here

April 2013 - The latest news from Big Hill Events
What we've been up to throughout March and plans for the next couple of months - check your inbox or click here

March 2013 - Run From The Hills
Yes Run From The Hills is back for 2013. After the success of 2012 this year is set to be even bigger.

Trail running in the Pyrenees Range State Forest - 21.5k, 7k and a FREE Juniors fun run through the vineyard.

First Release entries open on the 15th of April

For more info head to the Run From The Hills Page

March 2013 - The Geigerrig Dirty Gran Fondo
Adrian Jackson and Allan Iacuone are on board again for this years Dirty Gran Fondo.

AJ however is going to be on his 29er, we asked him why he wouldn't be on CX like last year "My shoulders and arms were screwed after riding the CX last year! Plus the multipl flats wasn't fun!"

First Release Entries end at the end of March so get your entry in now - here

March 2013 - The Geigerrig Dirty Gran Fondo
We have a naming sponsor for the Dirty Gran Fondo! Geigerrig make PRESSURIZED hydration Packs and will be along in Wandong on the 19th with their products and prizes!

We're really happy to have them and the guys from Sports Lab on board - Read more on Geigerrig and Sports Lab

March 2013 - The last Marathon Challenge
Great weekend up at Mt Avoca for the Last Marathon Challenge and the 4.5ish Enduro. Peter Kutschera and Naomi Hansen both beat course records in the Men and Womens 90k.

Full results can be found on the Marathon Challenge Results Page - click here

March 2013 - The latest news from Big Hill Events
What we've been up to throughout February and plans for the next couple of months - check your inbox or click here

March 2013 - The Last Marathon Challenge
Big Hill Events will be running the 4th Marathon Challenge this March, unfortunetely this will be the last Marathon Challenge in Avoca.

Please read our full media release for more information

If you always thought "one day I'll tackle the Marathon Challenge" - then get involved on Sunday March the 17th - Click here for entry to the Marathon Challenge



March 2013 - Marathon ChallengeTrail
We've just spent a week up in Avoca building a little more single track and clearing the trail with the jet pack leaf blower. Sams Cherry in particular is in perfect condition now it's had over a year to bed in.

Rohin has posted his ride of all the single track up on Garmin - check it out here

- Click here for entry to the Marathon Challenge
- Click here for entry to the 4.5-ish Enduro



Feb 2013 - The Fitzroy Revolution at the Marathon Challenge
The great folk from the Fitzroy Revolution will be set up at the event village of the Marathon Challenge and 4.5-ish Enduro to provide support to riders. If you need support while you take on the challenge or just want a place to setup with the crew let them know and they'll sort you out.

Check out the The Fitzroy Revolution here

Make sure you don't miss out on either the Marathon Challenge or the 4.5-ish Enduro
- Click here for entry to the Marathon Challenge
- Click here for entry to the 4.5-ish Enduro



Jan 2013 - The Duael 2013
The Duael was a great event, it was all about pairs racing and was only run for 2 years.

Unfortunately, at this stage, The Duael will not run in 2013.
- Click here for The Duael home page



Jan 2013 - Happy New Year!
What did you get up to on your festive break?

Rohin headed to Nepal for the Trans-Nepal mountain bike race, finishing up in 2nd place!

Alan surprised his parents by flying back to the UK for Christmas, and generally just ate and drank.

Both back now and ready to get stuck into 2013!



19th Nov 2012 - Mt Avoca Weekend

Run From The Hills
Our first ever trail running event was a great success - we transported runners up into the heart of the Pyrenees Forest for them to run 21.5k back to the Mt Avoca Winery. It all ended with a sprint finish in the mens - Donald Campbell crossing first and Tracy Wereszczuk first in womens.
- click here for a race report

2012 XC State Championships
On the Sunday we also held the XC State Champs - with riders completing the classic 7.5k course around the Mt Avoca Winery that Cadel Evans used to race in the 90s.
Peter Kutschera, Michael Crosbie and Rohin Adams stuck to each other until the last lap where Peter managed to grab top spot. In the womens French sensation Myriam Guillot came in first with Melissa Anset in 2nd taking the Vic State Champ Womens title
- click here for a race report

12th Nov 2012 - Buxton Bootcamp Weekend
What a weekend we had - Saturday saw us hold an eliminator, time trail and out door cinema!

Sunday it was race day - Sam Chancellor and Clare Vlahopoulos winning the Men and Womens Solo
- click here for a race report



01 Nov 2012 - 2013 Dates Announced
Get the calendar out for these 2013 dates:
17th March 2013 Marathon Challenge
17th March 2013 The 4.5-ish Enduro
19th May 2013 The Dirty Gran Fondo

For more info click on the event pages

19 Sep 2012 - Runners World are on board
Runners World Mag is now on board for the Run From The Hills - meaning every runner gets a FREE 2 month - no obligation subscription! Plus more prizes...

Get involved this November here

04 Sep 2012 - The 2012 State XC Championships
Mt Avoca has been chosen as the location for the 2012 State XC Champs - 8 laps round the 6-7k course on Sunday the 18th of November

To read more about the Mt Avoca XC click here

Mt Avoca XC

31 July 2012 - Velo de Buxton
Back in December, Big Hill Events were on their way back from a weekend at Buller and stopped off at Buxton - straight away they knew that an event had to be held there.

A couple of weeks ago we filmed and then edited away "Velo de Buxton" a promo video to show off the awesome singletrack.

To read more about the Buxton Bootcamp head here

Click to see youtube video

24 July 2012 - Double Cross Location Change
On Sunday we did a course ride of the Double Cross - and as a result have moved the start/finish area from Kurth Kiln to Bunyip State Forest (Just down the road). So head to Mortimer Picnic Ground on the corner of Triangle Road (please note this is stated as Link Road on google maps) and Tonimbuk Road.

Parks Victoria site page here
Google Map location here

24 July 2012 - Busy Weekend
So on Friday the 20th of July we went out to the Buxton MTB Park with DSE Ranger James Cowell (who designed and built the track) and the Murrindindi Cycle Club to film our promotional video for the Buxton Bootcamp on November 11th. Great day out doing what we love. More details and video coming soon.

On Sunday we headed over to do a course run for the Double Cross (2nd September) - Please note location change.
Garmin File of the course here

Us and the crew after a day of filming at Buxton Burger

19 June 2012 - Bring Back The Bike Budget
This year Bicycle Network Victoria asked the Victorian Government for $30 million to fund key bike infrastructure projects. But they got snubbed and were allocated $0. We'll be rallying with them on the steps of the Victorian Parliament this Thursday (21/06/2012) Please come and get involved.
All info here

29 May 2012 - Buxton Bootcamp
We've got some awesome news about a new event of ours called the Buxton Bootcamp - on the 11th of November 2012 - a 3 and 6 hour MTB Enduro at the DSE MTB Park in Buxton - Media Release coming soon.

20 May 2012 - The Dirty Gran Fondo
We had a fantastic day up at Mt Disappointment for the first year of the Dirty Gran Fondo. There was a great turn out with mostly CX riders getting involved.

Full Results can be found here
Fyxomatosis have written a blog with photos here
Flickr Photo's from the event here


17 April 2012 - Big Hill Events were joined by Sam Chancellor and Trent Lowe to do a course ride of the Dirty Gran Fondo
The weather was beautiful so we headed out to ride the 90K Dirty Gran Fondo course, On mountain bikes we completed it in just 4 hours - so we'll soon have full course details including Garmin files up for riders; watch this space. We had a quick chat with Trent Lowe after the ride to get his opinion on the course and what type of bike he'd recommend to ride on the day
Check out the video here

March 2012 - March Newsletter
Marathon Challenge - less than 2 weeks to go! All the news on trail clearing, sponsors, scorpions, Tshirts and entry. We're getting very excited now!
Check your infox or click here

Feb 2012 - Marathon Challenge Tshirts!
Check these bad boys out! These are limited edition Tshirts which we think look awesome. You can purchase yours when entering the Marathon Challenge

Feb 2012 - Marathon Challenge Sponsors!
This year we've managed to get Ground Effects cycle clothing on board with some great prizes, and Degani Bakeries are supplying food for our feed zones!

Feb 2012 - Feb Newsletter
All the latest news from Big Hill Events, including; Marathon Challenge Track work, Rohin smashes it up at the 2012 Wildside, Marathon Challenge Jerseys looking awesome and news on the Dirty Gran Fondo
Check your infox or click here

22 Dec 2011 - Christmas Newsletter
This months issue is full with what we've been up to in December, along with information on a BRAND NEW Event and video footage of the first ride of our new Marathon Challenge course. Check your inbox for the newsletter or click here


21 Dec 2011 - The Duael is now open for Entries!
So as we mentioned in our December newsletter we have teamed up with Flat Hill Events to bring you this awesome 6 hour mtb pairs enduro; strictly one lap on, one lap off on the 1st of April 2012 up at Mt Macedon. Entries are open now, and are limited so make sure you get your ticket quick snap!
More info on The Duael 2012 here


5 Dec 2011 - Brand New 800m Downhill for the 2012 Marathon Challenge Completed!
What an amazing weekend... Firstly massive thanks to Phil, Mark, Ash and Alan for helping out. So we got really lucky with the weather and managed to complete 60m of trail to link up the new 800m Downhill section - it'll be a great reward for the riders at the Marathon Challenge. We also got plenty of use out of the new Jack Hammer!
Check out the time lapse footage and Check out the Gallery


1 Dec 2011 - Entries now open for 2012 Marathon Challenge!
We are back with our ever improving course, 5 fully catered feed zones, Mt Avoca picturesque start / finish area and new for this event is the 65km distance and Saturday night Mt Avoca Barrel Room dinner.

Entries are limited so choose your challenge and get yourself ready!

For more info on the new track and entry info click here

1 Dec 2011 - December Newsletter
This months issue is jam packed with all the latest news from Big Hill Events, along with dates to save for 2012, photos and videos. Check your inbox for the newsletter or click here


28 Nov 2011 - Jack Hammer
So, Rohin has just bought a Gasoline Jack Hammer on eBay! We're all now just waiting for the post to arrive - in the meantime we're dribbling at the photo. Ready to use on the trail restoration this weekend. More photos to come soon!



22 Nov 2011 - Exciting footage from the Trail Restoration
Wow what a weekend.. Firstly massive thanks to Martin, Jason, Phil, Sam and Mark for helping out. How sweet will those free entries be when you get to ride this great bit of trail. So we got a bit wet on Saturday but still made managed to build some great trail in some of the hardest terrain. Then Sunday the sun came out and Sam, Mark and myself got down to business making 300+ meters of absolute gold. Yes this will be a down hill section on race day.
Check out the time lapse footage and Check out the Gallery


Big Hill Events is continuing its development of the Pyrenees Endurance Trail and now is the time to get involved and help form this trail for many many years of future riding in the Pyrenees forest.  The current project list includes 2 sensational new down hill diversions that will see us build over 2kms of flowing benched single track.  In an exciting news break Sam Chancellor Plumbing will be in attendance for the weekend of 19th and 20th of November with his MINI EXCAVATOR so we can build the best possible trail.  It's a pretty rare occasion that trail is build using mini excavator and we thank Sam Chancellor Plumbing for his support of this project.  Come and be part of the development its all part of the reward. Please email us if you can help on any of these days


Dates for trail building are:
Sunday 6th November
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November
Saturday 3rd December (racing XC race at Wimmera Hills Winery on the 4th)


In 2012 at the Marathon Challenge it’s all about reward.  We have released a new distance option of 66kms to help with your progression from the 45km challenge towards the full 90km Challenge.  Trail modifications will be making the track far more rewarding with 2 newly built down hill sections on the Pyrenees Endurance Trail that will rock your sox of. 


1 Nov 2011 – New events are in the making for BHE
You may have seen 2 links on our home page and wondered what we are up to.  Well we are brining you all something new with the DIRTY GRAND FONDO.  Put it in your diary for 20th May 2012 and start thinking about what bike you will be riding.  As a little teaser entry categories will be 26”, 29” or Cyclo Cross.  EXCITING HUH
Run from the hills will not see any riding at all.  This event is all about the foot race and will be a brand new trail running event in the Pyrenees Hills behind Avoca.  More details on both of these exciting new events coming soon