Riding on dirt roads through the semi-rural areas around Melbourne is fun. So now this is happening.
Melbourne Gravel Grinders rides will be ~100km on mostly dirt roads on the outskirts of Melbourne. At the start you'll get a map of the route and also a cue sheet which will list a couple of checkpoints that you'll need to visit and buy something from, usually shops/servos etc. You can ride as fast or as slow as you like - race if you want or just take it easy and enjoy the scenery.
Rides will start and finish near train lines and are fully self-supported. Bring everything you need for a good solid day on the bike on some moderately rough terrain. Ride a MTB, a CX bike, a tourer, a roadie, whatever makes you happy.
For more details check out the FAQ page.
The first ride is ~80km and starts/finishes at Hurstbridge. More details here.