Mud Wars… Cyclocross returns to Beechworth!

It’s been over three years since the last race of the Vic Series Cyclocross series was held at Lake Sambell in Beechworth. Well, in 2022 it’s back … and not just one race but two. On 13-14 August the natural amphitheatre between the Lake Sambell Caravan Park and Lake Sambell itself provides the arena for…

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Dreaming of warm summer days on the bike?

The 2023 Alpine Classic isn’t just another summer cycling event in Victoria’s majestic high country, it’s an experience that will stay with you forever. Set on the Saturday of the Australia Day Long Weekend in January so you don’t have to rush home after your ride, it will challenge and reward you regardless of which…

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Time to break out the knobby tyres, it’s Cyclocross season

As I write this, warm and cosy at my kitchen table on a work from home day, I’m listening to the rain increase its intensity just two metres away on the other side of my kitchen window. I hadn’t planned to write a Ride High Country blog post today, but the cold and wet conditions…

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Don’t miss the 2022 MAAP Beechworth Granite Classic

If you missed the inaugural Beechworth Granite Classic gravel weekend in 2021, don’t make the same mistake this year! Held annually over the weekend closest to ANZAC Day (22-24 April in 2022), it’s a veritable festival of gravel cycling on some of the most rewarding backroads and forest tracks in the Ride High Country region.…

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Free coffee in Melbourne this Saturday – Nov 2021

Are you donning your kit and heading out for a Saturday morning ride with your bunchie this weekend? Come find the Ride High Country marquee in Melbourne to score a free coffee on us! All you need to do is find us on the morning of Saturday 20 Nov 2021, between 8am and 10am, enter…

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Falls Creek + Cycling – We Catch Up With Sarah Watt and Nick Buckley

In late January Ride High Country snuck up to Falls Creek to chat with the crew from Falls Creek Resort Management about how cycling is going from strength to strength up on the mountain. FCRM’s Marketing Manager Sarah Watt and Events Manager Nick Buckley shared their thoughts… RHC: Hi Sarah & Nick, thanks for being…

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Dinner Plain and Bright XC Enduro Double Header

The Dinner Plain and Bright XC Enduro double header is a regional club level event showcasing some of Dinner Plain and Bright’s best cross country trails. A fun, social (but competitive!) event for racers of all abilities and fitness levels, the combination of the two events turns it into a great weekend of riding. The…

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Say G’day to the New MTB Kids on the Block

We’re a little late posting the news here, but a while back we were rapt to welcome three more mountain bike destinations into the Ride High Country tent: Lake Mountain, Buxton and Eildon MTB Parks. That raises the official count of sensational mountain bike parks in Victoria’s High Country to 10, truly cementing our place…

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The 2021 Alpine Classic is less than a week away

The Alpine Classic crew are putting the finishing touches on preparations for this year’s event up at Falls Creek. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a long distance, climb-focussed tarmac ride with a long history dating back to 1986, when it was conceived by a group of Audax cyclists who rode Bright to…

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7 Peaks season is well under way

Lockdown meant the 7 Peaks season had a late start for some, but the 2020/21 season is now well under way with hundreds of altitude-loving roadies already escaping the flat city roads and journeying up here to the High Country to challenge themselves on our seven epic climbs. Strava KOMs have already been taken, pain…

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Falls Creek and Free Beer?!? Tell me how…

To celebrate the opening weekend of Blue Dirt shuttles at Falls Creek (and yes, the trails have been open for a couple of weeks now), over the weekend of 20-22 of November, there’s a whole range of activities to keep your stoke level high…both on and off the trails. Here’s a quick rundown: FRIDAY: Free…

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Shuttles Return to Bright Mystic MTB

On Sunday 25 October,  the Victorian State Government made a COVID-19 recovery announcement that was well received by Victorians…including those of us who live and love to ride mountain bikes in the High Country. Why? Well…SHUTTLES ARE BACK!!! In response, the crew over at Blue Dirt Mountain Biking have announced some key return to business…

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Bike Buller this Weekend

What’s that? Buller is opening for mountain biking and road cyclists too? Yes! From this Saturday, 31 October 2020, the Mt Buller Bike Park will have almost 100% of their cross country trail network open…including the Alpine Epic Trail! The downhill and gravity fed trails, complemented by Blue Dirt shuttles, will be online from December…

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