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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Falls Creek MTB Park Opens Saturday!

In fantastic news for those Regional Victorians and border residents looking to get their mountain bike on now that restrictions have eased (and for Melburnians in the very near future), the Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park is set to open on the 30th October! But wait…I thought the bike park didn’t open until late November?…

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Peaks Challenge Falls Creek is back in 2021!

Ride High Country and Falls Creek are incredibly excited to welcome back Australia’s #1 ranked gran fondo, the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek! And the great news, tickets to Bicycle Network’s fab event are now on sale for the event date of Sunday 7 March 2021. Running for the 12th time, the event draws more than…

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Vote in the Australian Mountain Bike Photography Awards

The Australian Mountain Bike Photography Awards bring together the best photography and riding talent from around the world in a who’s who of mountain biking. These prestigious awards, held annually, rely on the public’s vote to determine the best in each class…and we need your help! One of Ride High Country’s resident photographers, the highly…

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Shuttles are on at Bright Mystic

In great news for mountain bikers, Blue Dirt have announced that they are able to recommence shuttles in Mystic Park, Bright as of 27 June 2020. As you would expect, all operations are subject to some restrictions and operational guidelines as stipulated by the State Government. Accordingly there will be  a few changes and restrictions…

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Tour de Beechworth is Back!

Love gravel? How about quiet country roads? Join Bridge Road Brewers on some of the High Country’s most picturesque roads for the 11th annual Tour De Beechworth. Just when you thought it was COVID curtains for 2020, Beechworth’s premier backroad bike event is back with a new springtime date, Saturday, September 5! Whether you’re looking…

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Shout Out to Blue Dirt and HVP for Trail Maintenance

On behalf of all users of Mystic Mountain Bike Park, Ride High Country would like to give a shout out and massive thanks to the teams from Blue Dirt and HVP for the incredible amount of trail maintenance that has been completed during the recent travel restrictions. Since COVID-19 changed working conditions at both organisations,…

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Female Pedal Power Returns!

Postponed due to the pandemic, Australia’s much-loved High Country Women’s Cycling Festival returns to Bright,over the weekend of 16-18 October 2020. The Spring celebration of women’s cycling aims to inspire, encourage and support more women to ride, and to experience the beauty of the High Country by bike. Festival co-organiser, Clare Holdsworth, explained that despite…

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Cyclist Magazine takes on the Women’s 3 Peaks Weekend

“For many, cycling transcend the everyday hobby. It means more to us than most could ever understand. But inside this world filled with beauty, personal challenges and togetherness, there’s a community bound together by more than just bikes.” Thank you, Zoe Clayton-Smith… never has a truer word been spoken. In this article for Cyclist magazine,…

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#RollOnBack…again.

It’s 1 June 2020, a big day for many of us across the region with some cafes, restaurants, breweries and accommodation providers reopening their doors and welcoming visitors from today. For the High Country, it’s a positive step forward at a critically important time, which has been significantly impacted by some of the measures put…

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World Bicycle Day – 3 June

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” – John F Kennedy. For many of us in the High Country, riding a bike is a way of life. Professionals, bunch riders, social riders, U3A rail trailers, commuters and school kids can be seen zig zagging their way across the tracks, roads and trails of…

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Dealing with Adversity…the Bright Way.

Ever wondered what it would be like to move to cycling nirvana? After returning from racing bikes for the MAAP Cyclocross Team in the USA, Japan and Europe, Fiona and her husband Garry made plans to head to Victoria’s High Country. Settling on Bright as the place they’d call home, they thought they’d found their…

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