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Bike Riding & Cycling Events

22nd - 25th November 2019

High Country Women's Cycling Festival

High Country Women's Cycling Festival

22nd - 25th November 2019

Based out of Bright in Victoria's High Country, the inaugural High Country Women's Cycling Festival is a celebration of women's cycling with a focus on fun, fitness, friendship and bike gains, in a unique alpine environment.

Defined by their love for exploring the open road on two wheels, women cyclists will come together to share knowledge, build confidence, push boundaries and find new limits. It will deliver bucket-list worthy moments; opportunities to explore new riding destinations with new friends, and connect with the local cycling community.

Share in the joy of mountain riding with other women cyclists, on this supported ride (72km return) from Bright to Mt Buffalo Chalet. A perfect balance of steady gradients, imposing granite tors, waterfalls, snowgums and knockout vistas, the ride up Buffalo delivers so many ‘woo hoo’ moments, the legs will forgive you.

Buffalo is a challenging climb that demands strength and fitness from the rider, but it’s about your peak at your pace…finding your own rhythm and place in the mountain.

Our Experienced Ride Ambassadors will provide lead-out support, riding tips and encouragement along the course. Detailed planning, traffic management and safety protocols, will together ensure a safe, exhilarating and enjoyable experience for all riders.

For more information visit the High Country Women's Cycling Festival website.
22nd November - 1st December 2019

Great Victorian Bike Ride

Great Victorian Bike Ride

 22nd November - 1st December 2018

With 10 days and more than 600 kilometres of riding, 2019 is going to be the greatest Great Vic ever. We’ll pedal through the beautiful coastal and forest landscapes along the Limestone Coast, the Great Ocean Road and through the Great Otway National Park.

You can choose from 5-day and 10-day options as we ride from Robe to Torquay from Friday 22 November to Sunday 1 December 2019.

Visit www.bicyclenetwork.com.au for more information.

RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride, Bright, Victoria, 3741

25th October 2019 - 27th April 2020

7 Peaks Ride

7 Peaks Ride

26th October 2018 - 28th April 2019

Victoria’s 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which runs from Friday 25th October 2019 to 27th April 2020, taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts.

This summer marks the 13th season of the 7 Peaks! You've got a full six months to conquer your goals.

For the 2019/2020, we've heard your feedback and made it even easier to achieve your goal. All you need to do this year is to join the official 7 Peaks Ride Strava Club. There's no registration, no app, no passport. Just join the Club and start riding the peaks, recording your activity on Strava.

Ride one peak or conquer all seven? What's your challenge?


The Rides

Whether you're aiming to take down all 7 Peaks, or attempting your first mountain climb, be sure to school up on the important details of the rides and the facilities at the top.

For more information visit the 7 Peaks website.
26th January 2020

Alpine Classic

Alpine Classic

26th January 2020

In 2020 the Alpine Classic will celebrate its 34th year and Bonjour Bright its 13th!

The Alpine Classic has been run successfully since 1986, when half a dozen keen Audax cyclists rode from Bright to Falls Creek and back. After a little refreshment they felt the need for more distance, and set off to ride the additional 70km up Mt Buffalo and back.

This 200 km route became the famed Alpine Classic. As the ride became more popular routes of different distances were gradually introduced to allow more cyclists to complete their own Alpine Challenge, and share their achievement with like-minded athletes. The Alpine Classic format is now catering to around 2000 riders and provides supported routes over 8 courses providing moderate to seriously challenging courses, and of course fabulously supported by a great team of volunteers. As this is not a race there are no road closures.

When you complete your ride, a celebration of personal achievement with family and friends is strongly encouraged. So now, in addition to the range of rides which support “the Classic”, a free food and music festival is available for early finishers and non-cyclists at the start/finish in Howitt Park. The Bonjour Bright Festival has been French themed to celebrate the association of the Alpine Classic with Audax International, based in France.

For more information visit the Alpine Classic website.
28th February - 2nd March 2020

High Country Charity Ride (HCCR)

High Country Charity Ride (HCCR)

28th February - 2nd March 2020

The HCCR is a four day cycling event which raises money for cancer research via the Tour De Cure charity. 

It starts in Wangaratta and travels through the high country of Bright, Omeo, Falls Creek and Myrtleford. The first day starts in Wangaratta and follows the rail trail to Beechworth and Stanley, after some lunch in Myrtleford the bunch again follows the rail trail to Bright. 

The second day starts in Bright and includes the assent of Mt Hotham and concludes on Omeo. The third day includes another large climb being Falls Creek and stay in accommodation on the mountain. The fourth day you will travel back to Wangaratta via Bright, Myrtleford and Whorouly and conclude after a hard four days. The event is organised by local cycling group BDA Racing and all money raised will be donated to the Tour De Cure.

For more information visit the High Country Charity Ride website.
8th March 2020

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

8th March 2020

It’s simple – the fastest combined climb time (female and male) up Tawonga Gap, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek will be crowned the King and Queen of Peaks Challenge. It’s not just the respect that will be earned, both riders will go home with $2,000 cash! 

KOMs and QOMs will also be up for grabs for each individual climb, with $1,000 available for the fastest male and female up each of Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. That’s $6,000 in total prize money.


The Route

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek is a 235km loop ride starting at Falls Creek and riding up Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and through Omeo before heading up the back of Falls Creek.

The back of Falls will hit you like a tonne of bricks. With 200km in your legs, you’ll quickly learn why the first pinch is called WTF Corner, and the whole ascent The Beast. It’s a steep and relentless climb with little reprieve. Do you have what it takes?

For more information or to book tickets visit www.bicyclenetwork.com.au.
20th - 22nd March 2020

The Hunger Ride

The Hunger Ride

20th - 22nd March 2020

Ever wanted to feel like a professional in the pro peloton? The Hunger Ride is an exclusive corporate cycling challenge through 172kms of Victoria’s most beautiful and difficult cycling terrain While the terrain might be challenging, every kilometre will help raise much-needed funds to provide vulnerable children and their families with emergency food relief.

For more information visit The Hunger Ride
TBA 2020

Tour de Beechworth

Tour de Beechworth

Ride, Eat, Drink, Spectate

TBA 2020

Join amidst some of the North East’s most picturesque roads for the 10th annual Tour De Beechworth.

This is your chance to embrace the mid winter darkness in the depths of a High Country July. Whether you’re a TDB tragic, a family support crew or a died in the wool cycling fan, Tour De Beechworth 2019 is a must on your calendar.

For more information on Bike Riding and Cycling events throughout Victoria's North East visit www.visitvictoria.com.
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