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High Country Cycling Spirit Captured by Photo Competition Winner

Tranquillity and motion are considered amongst the High Country’s greatest cycling assets. Fiona O’Callaghan’s work ‘Living the Dream’ has subtly captured this spirit, to be announced winner of north-east Victoria’s inaugural Ride High Country Photo Competition.     Fiona will become a Ride High Country Ambassador for the 2019 – 2020 cycling season, and her…

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Ride High Country – 7 Peaks grand prize winner

Dedicated Melbourne cyclist Melissa Ireland has just been announced as the big winner in the Ride High Country – 7 Peaks 2019 season, collecting the grand prize of a trip for two to Europe, including the Tour de France. Victoria’s Ride High Country – 7 Peaks is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which runs annually…

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RHC x MAAP Winner!

A big congratulations to Melanie Vasen who won our recent Ride High Country prize draw. Melanie was stoked to hear that she’s won a full set of new cycling kit, of her choice, from our friends at MAAP. Melanie entered the prize draw at last month’s Otway Odyssey, where Ride High Country were exhibiting and…

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7 Peaks Countdown Is On!

Time seems to be ticking a little quicker of late, especially for those of us that are yet to reach their 7 Peaks cycling goals. Why? There’s only two weeks left in the official 7 Peaks cycling 2018-19 season! 7 Peaks wraps up at midnight on the 28th of April. But with two full weeks…

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Your Photo on a Melbourne Billboard!

BIG NEWS… want to see your photographic masterpiece on a billboard in Melbourne?!? Here’s your opportunity to show millions of people your best cycling shot and be a Ride High Country ambassador! If you are an amateur photographer, simply capture a great shot from one of your rides within North East Victoria, upload it to…

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Flow MTB Video – Falls Creek

Are you keen to take a ride back in time, but bring your 29″ wheels with you? Riding in the little mountain town of Mount Beauty can deliver you that experience. The trails in Mount Beauty’s Big Hill MTB Park are as old as they get, and the boys at Flow love them for it.…

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The Big Ride – King Valley

Was it our newsletter banner image that captured your attention? If so, you’ll want to check out the latest issue of Australia/NZ Cyclist magazine. Aussie cyclists are no strangers to the Victorian alps; names like Mansfield and Bright get plenty of love. Cyclist however, wanted to try something a bit different not too far away. Enter…

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Soup Boys Alpine Summer – Mt. Buller and Falls Creek

If you are a long time reader of the Ride High Country Newsletter or a devotee of the 7 Peaks challenge, you are probably aware of this summer’s 7 Peaks Hosted Ride series that was presented by our good friends at the Soup Boys. Didn’t know about these rides? Not to worry as they have…

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7 Peaks – Only 1 Month To Go!

Say what?!? There’s only one month to go in the 7 Peaks season? That’s right – the 7 Peaks season officially closes at midnight on the 28th of April. But on the positive side, that’s a full 30 days for you to smash your season’s cycling goals. There’s no time like the present – so…

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World Class Mountain Bike Events

You already know that the High Country has some of the best mountain biking trails around, but did you know that we are also home of a couple of the biggest mountain bike events on the calendar as well? All taking place over the next couple of weeks, we’re stoked to be the home of…

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Ride in the Slipstream of a Female Australian Cycling Pioneer

Sarah Maddock Sydney to Melbourne 125 Year Commemorative Cycling Tour Written by (a modern day) Sarah Maddock. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the first woman – Sarah Maddock – to cycle from Sydney to Melbourne. Sarah was 34 and she had only taken up riding the previous year. With the introduction of the…

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MTB Videos from Falls Creek and Yack Tracks

With thanks to the perpetual motion team over at Flow Mountain Bike, we’ve got a couple of fantastic videos to send your week out in style…Falls Creek and Yackandandah. But, you don’t want to hear from us about how good these two (of our seven Ride High Country) mountain bike parks are…let’s leave that to…

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Time is Running Out – High Country Women’s Cycling Festival

Have you heard about the High Country Women’s Cycling Festival? Do you, or someone you know like the idea of cycling up Mount Buffalo with 150 other women, followed by a Lycra lunch party to celebrate your achievement? You’ll want to register and then head to Bright on 29-31 March for the second ever High Country…

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Peaks Challenge is a Wrap for 2019

The 10th edition of Peaks Challenge Falls Creek took place over this past weekend and, on behalf of everyone here at Ride High Country Central, we’d like to congratulate everyone of the  1,400 plus riders that crossed the finish line. Thanks and congratulations also need to go to the team from Bicycle Network for running…

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Rail Trail Extension Announced: Bright to Harrietville

In another great boost for Ride High Country, Alpine Shire have been successful in securing $1.3 million to link Harrietville and Bright with a shared trail as part of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Senator Bridget McKenzie was in Harrietville yesterday to announce the funding. Alpine Shire will contribute a further $1.3 million…

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