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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Ride High Country #inspo

If you are anything like us, you’ve used your time in lockdown to work on your bikes, fit a couple of upgrades, build new bike storage in the garage and balanced your schedule out by spending a ridiculous amount of time disappearing down the rabbit hole watching bike riding content on YouTube. Yeah, it’s been…

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Last Days to Order 7 Peaks Champions Jersey

PRE-ORDERS CLOSE THIS SUNDAY 17 MAY 2020. Now is your last chance to purchase your 7 Peaks Champions Jersey for 2020 – remember your incredible effort under difficult conditions this season. Whether you managed to conquer all 7 this season or your plans were disrupted as travel restrictions kicked in and you finished a minimum…

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7 Peaks Season and Jersey Announcement

Happy Easter! On behalf of everyone here at Ride High Country Central, we hope that you had safe, relaxing long weekend. It’s a strange world out there right now. No matter what circumstance you find yourself in, we hope that you are still managing to get some cycling in, albeit on a trainer or a…

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What’s the Perfect Mountain Bike for the High Country?

Are you new to mountain biking or just in the market for a new bike and wondering, ‘what type of bike is right for me?’ Wonder no more! The team from Bike Exchange recently spent a week in Victoria’s High Country, with a range of incredible test bikes, comparing three predominant styles of mountain bikes…

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7 Peaks Update

On behalf of everyone here in the High Country, we’d like to thank all the cyclists who have heeded the call to #RollOnBack. We’ve been truly humbled by the number of cyclists and their families who have made a concerted effort to return to Australia’s premier cycling destination over the past month, helping our region…

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MTB Champs Only a Week Away!!!

The Mountain Bike Australia National Championships are just around the corner! Ride High Country, Alpine Shire and the town of Bright are stoked to have Australia’s best mountain bikers #RollOnBack to Australia’s premier cycling destination. The 2020 Mountain Bike National Championships will take place at Mystic MTB Park in Bright from 11-15 March. The Mystic Park…

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Upper Murray Remote Cycling Heaven

The March / April edition of Bicycling Australia Magazine is out now, it’s another jam-packed edition complete with a fantastic article about winter riding in the High Country’s most remote outpost…the Upper Murray! Coco Henry took up the challenge to switch off from technology and explore the gravel and sealed roads around Mitta Mitta. What…

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