Bike Riding & Cycling Events

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

26th October 2018 - 28th April 2019

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 October 2018 to April 2019, taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts.

The 7 Peaks Digital Passport will be the proof of your cycling toughness. Once you have completed your peaks and logged them with our 7 Peaks App, or submitted your stamped paper passport, you will go into the draw to win the major prize.

It doesn't count (well, officially speaking) unless you're registered for your digital passport. Make sure you're all signed up before you clip in!


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.
27th January 2019

Audax Alpine Classic

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 Alpine Classic website.

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

1st - 4th March 2019

High Country Charity Ride (HCCR)

High Country Charity Ride (HCCR)

1st - 4th March 2019

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.
10th March 2019

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

10th March 2019

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.
15th - 17th March 2019

The Hunger Ride

The Hunger Ride

15th - 17th March 2019

The Hunger Ride is now recruiting corporate teams to take on the cycling challenge in 2019 and help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable Victorian children and families.

The one day corporate ride winds through 172 kilometres of Victoria’s most beautiful and difficult cycling terrain. While the terrain might be challenging, every kilometre helps to raise much-needed funds for Foodbank to provide food relief to Victorian families doing it tough.

Jazz Apple are on board as Major Sponsor in 2019 and Hunger Ride Ambassador, and cycling great, Baden Cooke is back for another year and will run training rides in the lead-up to the event.

The ride departs Beechworth for a gentle climb through the Buckland Gap, cruises the Great Alpine Road to Porepunkah, takes on the gruelling climb up Mt Buffalo, winds down Yackandandah road, summits the punishing Mount Stanley and finishes back in Beechworth for a celebration dinner.

Team spots are limited so get in early.

For more information visit The Hunger Ride
29th - 31st March 2019

High Country Women's Cycling Festival

High Country Women's Cycling Festival

29th - 31st March 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.
11th May 2019

Pedal & Taste

Pedal & Taste

11th May 2019

Pedal and Taste is an easy guided cycling journey visiting local producers from Beechworth to Milawa, on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Taste wine, olives, cheese and more as you sip, cycle and sample your way to Milawa, with bus transfers back to Beechworth.

Your ticket includes Includes: a Trek FX hybrid bike (e-bikes available for an additional $25, lunch and a cheese tasting turtorial at Milawa Cheese Factory, a wine making tour, private wine tasting at Brown Brothers, a support vehicle throughout, return transfers from Milawa to Beechworth and collection of all purchases.


Adult - $159.00

Book Tickets


For more information visit www.tourdevines.rezdy.com.
TBA

Tour de Beechworth

Tour de Beechworth

Ride, Eat, Drink, Spectate

 TBA

Join in on this celebration of cycling, craft beer and Le Tour in Victoria's High Country. This annual grass roots cycling celebration, now in its eighth year, brings together a passion for cycling and good times in the depths of the High Country winter.

Featuring iconic winter riding in the High Country and a live Skype Cross with Australian cycling royalty, Mike Tomalaris, direct from the the finish line of Le Tour de France.

This year Curve Cycling will add some alternative gravel route options to the existing format of rides.

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