2020 Clare Classic to feature mountain bikes

The Yaffa Media Cycling Classics will have a MTB presence in 2020 with the Clare Classic set to feature a gravel course.


Known as ‘Dirty Clare’ the course is an 80km adventure held on Saturday 4 April. While designated as a gravel ride, mountain bikes are more than welcome.


Designed by five-time Tour De France participant Pat Jonker, the course takes you through some of the most challenging terrain in the Clare Valley as well as past the vineyards that make this region so special.



Course designer Pat Jonker is no stranger to a mountain bike!



With over 1000m of elevation it’s a chance to show show roadies how it’s done!


The Clare Classic is held over the weekend of 4-5 April 2020. You can find out more at http://www.clareclassic.com.au/dirtyclare/


Date: Saturday 4 April, 2020

Price: $85

Distance: 80km gravel course

Start Time: 07:00am

Start Location: Clare Town Oval, Main North Road, Clare.

Registration/kit collection: Riders who register on or before February 23, 2020 will be sent their registration kits in the mail. Riders who register after this date will need to collect their registration kits prior to the ride on Saturday 4 April at Clare Town Oval.


Bicycling Australia

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