July 27, 2017

DD17: The Melbourne Dirty Dozen comes to Dromana

The Melbourne Dirty Dozen is back for another year and in 2017 the event has a new home.

After three editions in the Dandenong Ranges (2012-14) and two in Warburton (2015-16), the Melbourne Dirty Dozen moves down to the bayside suburb of Dromana for a brand new challenge.

Located on the Mornington Peninsula, roughly an hour south of the Melbourne CBD, the Dromana area is home to a host of short but steep climbs, many of them with terrific views over Port Philip Bay.

For those not familiar with the Melbourne Dirty Dozen, it’s a recreational challenge ride (i.e. not a race) that pits riders against a baker’s dozen of tough climbs. It’s a hard day out, but also a lot of fun. Take a look at these reports from previous editions to get a feel for what’s in store for DD17:

2012 (Dandenongs)
2013 (Dandenongs)
2014 (Dandenongs)
2015 (Warburton)
2016 (Warburton)

We’re currently working hard behind the scenes to get everything finalised for DD17 but tickets are now available. Limited spaces are available so if you’re keen to come along, be sure to secure your spot. Here’s the basic info you need and a link for ticket sales:

Date: Sunday September 24, 2017
Time: 8am – 1pm
Location: Dromana, Victoria
Cost: $20
Buy tickets: CLICK HERE

We hope to see you out there in Dromana on September 24!


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  1. Mike / Sep 25 2017

    you missed out on waterfall gully climb,!

  2. David Sealey / Sep 21 2017

    Buy Tickets link says sold out. Any late tickets (x 2) available.

    • David Blom / Sep 10 2017

      There are a few other places around Melbourne that I would like to get to… Down the peninsula had the appeal needed. I hope that the course rotation keeps the event fresh for everyone…

  3. David Blom / Jul 28 2017

    Jon, there will be a course reveal. Plenty of double digit gradients guaranteed 🙂

    • Jon Thornton / Jul 29 2017

      Great. I’m looking forward to it. I haven’t done a DD for many years, but I now live in Eltham so I get lots of steep hill practice (Reynolds, Hewitts, Flat Rock, Mt P, etc.). Hopefully, I will survive Dromana.

  4. Simon / Jul 28 2017

    So many great options between Dromana Mt Martha and Red Hill. Can’t wait to see what your list will be. Do you need Volunteers?

  5. Jon Thornton / Jul 28 2017

    I mapped out this Mt Martha Dirty 7 a while ago. Are you planning to use any of these climbs? https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5913648

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