Karen Norris aka @lifeinangles rides the ‘Dirty Mudgee’ gravel fondo course. The debut gravel event will be held on Saturday April 29, the day before the Mudgee Classic.

Earlybird Closing: 2023 Mudgee Classic Plus Debut ‘Dirty Mudgee’ Gravel Event

The NSW regional centre of Mudgee will morph into road and gravel cycling central for the 2023 Mudgee Classic Gran Fondo and debut ‘Dirty Mudgee’ gravel cycling event.

Bicycling Australia’s 16th major Gran Fondo cycling event and the third for Mudgee, riders from Sydney, greater New South Wales, and around Australia will be making their way to the Mid West for the April 29-30 gravel & road extravaganza.

With gravel cycling booming in popularity, and the Mudgee region offering endless kilometres of sensational mixed-surface cycling, the 2023 Mudgee Classic becomes a weekend-long event with the Dirty Mudgee being held on Saturday, April 29.

Karen Norris & Nat Bromhead ride a road section of the Mudgee Classic course prior to bunnyhopping the bitumen and hitting the region’s gravel.

Why Mudgee and the Mid-West? Other than the 55km gravel fondo plus the 175km Maxi, 125km Challenge, 65km Rouleurs and 35km Social Classic, the region’s wineries, boutique brewers, cafes, restaurants, hotels and tourism hot spots are absolutely world-class.

Register for the Mudgee Classic & Dirty Mudgee by midnight Sunday and save – click here to register.

James Yaffa, Publisher of Bicycling Australia and Founder of The Classics, said organisers and riders were thrilled to be heading back in Mudgee and the NSW Mid-West and particularly excited to be tackling the region’s gravel.

“After the previous popularity and success of the Mudgee Classics, we are thrilled to be expanding the event to include the Dirty Mudgee Gravel Fondo on the Saturday, plus showcase the best of the Mid-West with the Maxi, Challenge, Rouleur & Social Classic courses,” he said.

The 2023 Mudgee Classic will feature the first ‘Dirty Mudgee’ Gravel Fondo – an exciting 55km ride that takes in the best of the region’s gravel.

“Participants from previous Mudgee Classics have reinforced just how special the region is and how it offers some of the State’s best all-round cycling,” he continued. “Not just a road cycling destination, Mudgee offers phenomenal gravel opportunities and we’re sure the debut Dirty Mudgee will be a huge hit for riders wanting more.”

Register for the Mudgee Classic & Dirty Mudgee by midnight Sunday and save – click here to register.

About The Classics
The Mudgee Classic is part of media brand Bicycling Australia’s The Classics. Bicycling Australia is the nation’s longest-established and most highly-respected road cycling media platform. The title has been in print for over 25 years and 239 issues. There are five national events that form The Classics series – the Snowy Classic, Bowral Classic, Clare Classic, Mudgee Classic, Noosa Classic – making the brand the number one provider of Gran Fondo cycling events in Australia.

For further details visit www.mudgeeclassic.com.au or contact:

James Yaffa, Founder jamesyaffa@yaffa.com.au 0411 592 383

Vanessa Burges, Event Director vanessaburges@yaffa.com.au 0402 218 845

The Mudgee Classic is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.


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