DD14: the 2014 Melbourne Dirty Dozen


DD14 is the third running of the Melbourne Dirty Dozen, an event inspired by the original Dirty Dozen that began in Pittsburgh in the 1980s. DD14 will be held on Sunday September 21, 2014 and features 13 short but very steep climbs (plus a bonus climb or two) in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne.

To see what the Melbourne Dirty Dozen is all about, check out this report and photos from last year’s event.

Buy your ticket

Entry to DD14 costs $15 per person, with the price of the ticket going to covering the cost of traffic management on the day. For your $15 you also get a souvenir route map and a BBQ lunch after the ride. You can buy your tickets below.

Sold out!

If you have any questions or concerns you get in touch via email.

Climbs list

Coming soon!

More information

Further details about DD14 will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, be sure to sign up to the Facebook event page.


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  1. Duncan Smith / Sep 20 2014

    Hi my name is Duncan Smith I emailed 2 weeks ago trying to enter, for some reason I had trouble with my PayPal. Just seeing if I could pay on the day.

    Thanks Duncan

  2. Brenton Jukes / Sep 20 2014

    Hay guys. I’ve found myself not having to work tomorrow but now see its sold out. What are the chances of getting a gig, is it possible?

  3. David S / Sep 19 2014

    I see on the Facebook there are only 10 tickets left. I became ill during the week, as a result there’s no way I will be able to do the event, so you can make that 11 if you like.

    *sigh* I was hoping to update the Invermay photo (of Jon Thornton and me weaving our way up) from last year that still makes the rounds.

    • Marcel / Sep 20 2014

      Any of these left David? Marcel

  4. Karl Gerstlauer / Sep 18 2014

    I’m in just now ouch

  5. Justin Plummer / Sep 18 2014

    Is it possible to get to the start via a train or is a car required.
    Won’t have a car but can catch the train if possible.
    Will enter if can get their on train.

    • Matt de Neef / Sep 18 2014

      Hi Justin, yep, Upwey train station is about 1km away from the start at Thompson Reserve. Just make sure you check the train timetable as there are limited trains on Sunday mornings on the Belgrave line.

  6. Paul Wilding / Sep 18 2014


    A few of us are considering joining this years event; can you confirm the event times and starting location? Also what cassette would you recommend for the ride?



    • Matt de Neef / Sep 18 2014

      Hi Paul,

      The event starts between 8am and 9am – riders will be turning up in their own time and setting off whenever they like. The ride will likely take about 4 hours, give or take. I’d definitely recommend a compact crankset and probably a 27 or 28-tooth cassette as well. The climbs are steep!

  7. Gavin / Sep 16 2014

    What time does it start? Or, if there is a range of times, what is the range and do we pick out own start time like last year.

    • Matt de Neef / Sep 16 2014

      Hi Gavin,

      Between 8am and 9am. Just rock up any time in there. I’ll be sending an email later this week with all the information you need.



  8. Tony S / Sep 10 2014

    I loved DD13, but the stars (and dates) are out of alignment this year. I’ll be away 🙁

  9. Adam Gruer / Sep 10 2014

    Looks like Canty heard you’d signed up this year Shannon O’Brien. When will this charade end?

  10. PM / Sep 9 2014

    Hey, any idea of the vertical metres for DD14?

  11. Rod Wainwright / Sep 3 2014

    G ‘day there,
    Can you please tell me how long this event goes for and the way we leave for the climbs?
    Thank you regards Rod.

    • Matt de Neef / Sep 3 2014

      Hi Rod, the full route will be released closer to the date (showing how to get between climbs). The total route is about 65km and will probably take 3.5 to 4 hours, depending on how much you decide to stop. There’ll be a BBQ lunch afterwards too …

  12. Brendan Canty / Sep 1 2014

    I’m spewing I can’t do the DD14 this year, I’ll be away racing 🙁

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