Bike Riding Events

26th & 27th January 2018

Audax Alpine Classic

Audax Alpine Classic

26th & 27th January 2018

Every January, cyclists flock to Bright for the challenge and camaraderie of the Audax Alpine Classic. Whether you are a novice or a hardened climber, this event with nine rides of 60-320 kilometres has a course to suit.

For those who want a more leisurely ride, the Alpine Raid with its overnight stay in Omeo showcases the best of the Victorian Alps in two glorious days of cycling.

The Audax Alpine Classic offers a range of climbing and distance challenges, from the shorter courses with about 1200 metres of climbing to the original classic 200 with well over 3000 metres. Finally, there's the longest of them all, the 320 kilometre ultimate, which includes four of the '7 Peaks' climbs in one day.

Howitt Park, the event's headquarters is transformed by Bonjour Bright, a two-day festival of French-themed entertainment and activities. Situated on the Ovens River with its shady banks and safe swimming, food stalls and plenty of no-cost entertainment, this an ideal location for families and friends to welcome the return of their conquering heroes and heroines.

For more information visit the Visit Victoria website.

Howit Park, 22 Riverside Avenue, Bright, Victoria, 3741
Visit the website for more information.

27th October 2017 - 29th April 2018

7 Peaks Ride

7 Peaks Ride

27th October 2017 - 29th April 2018

Victoria's 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own-pace cycling challenge which takes you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven of Victoria's alpine resorts

Whether you're aiming to take down all 7 Peaks or attempting your first mountain climb, before you ride, register for the 7 Peaks app, your 7 Peaks digital passport

The app lets you track your rides, track fellow riders via the live results feed, and automatically receive a passport stamp when you've completed your ride.

Every time you ride one of the peaks, and get a stamp in your passport, you are one step closer to winning the major prize: a trip to the Tour de France

For more information visit 7peaks.com.au.
23 February 2018

High Country Charity Ride (HCCR)

High Country Charity Ride (HCCR)

23 February 2018

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 www.bdaracing.com.
2 - 4 March 2018

MTBA Downhill National Championships

MTBA Downhill National Championships

2 - 4 March 2018

Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) in conjunction with Alpine Cycling Club are pleased to present the 2018 MTBA Downhill National Championships in Bright, Victoria.

This is the fourth time in five years this event will be held in Bright.

For more information visit www.mtba.asn.au.
11 March 2018

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

11 March 2018

2,000 cyclists from around the globe will rise to the challenge and take on one of the world's toughest and most picturesque cycling events in the Victorian Alps, Bicycle Network's Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. 

The 235 kilometre loop, provides cyclists with a course that is so epic it's comparable to a Tour de France mountain stage, with three major climbs Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek.

For more information visit www.bicyclenetwork.com.au.
20 - 22 April 2018

High Country Women's Cycling Festival

High Country Women's Cycling Festival

20 - 22 April 2018

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.

The signature event is the supported Buffalo Ride on Saturday, where over 150 women cyclists will take on the 70 kilometre challenge, from Bright to the Mt Buffalo Chalet and return to Porepunkah for a lycra lunch party.

This super fun weekend pedalling adventure, is not just about cycling. There will be plenty of foodie goodness plus post-ride pleasures of great coffee, wine, beer and brags – that is a promise.

Highlights include: ride recovery and reward after parties at Punkah Pub and Bright Brewery; mechanics workshops, bike skills sessions; yoga classes and pop-up cycle fashions. 

Enjoyed against the backdrop of Victoria’s sensational High Country. Crisp air, rolling mountains, deep valleys, a cyclist's paradise.

For more information visit www.hcwcf.com.au.
5th May 2018

Pedal & Taste

Pedal & Taste

 5th May 2018

Join the friendly guide on this leisurely cycling tour celebrating local producers from Beechworth to Milawa on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Taste wine, olives, cheese and more as we sip, pedal and sample our way through gorgeous bush and farmland.

Starting and ending in Beechworth, the tour includes lunch at Milawa Cheese Factory and special tastings along the way. 

The riding is easy, with mainly off-road paths using the rail trail, covering 35 kilometre with plenty of stops. Bikes are included in the tour price (electric assist bikes are available for an extra $25.00).

Pedal and Taste will collect you at ride’s end so you can seriously indulge in the highlights of the Milawa region finishing with a private tasting at Brown Brothers.

Purchase tickets or find out more information.

Old Gaol, Corner of Ford and Williams Street, Beechworth, Victoria, 3747

25th November - 2nd December 2018

Great Victorian Bike Ride

Great Victorian Bike Ride

 25th November - 2nd December 2018

The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is Australia's largest multi-day bike riding festival. In 2018, the ride will kick off from Bright in it's 35th year.

Each day riders pedal their way through some of Victoria's most scenic destinations, taking in some amazing views. 2018 route highlights include Victoria's alpine region, the Murray River and the beautiful wine region of Rutherglen.

Then the party starts every afternoon with live music, bars, craft beer and an outdoor cinema.

Tickets
Adult - $519.00 - $999.00
Concession - $459.00 - $939.00

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

RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride, Bright, Victoria, 3741

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