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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Pinkbike Shines a Spotlight on the High Country MTB

Late last year, the team from internationally acclaimed mountain biking publication, Pinkbike, beelined for Victoria’s High Country to see for themself what all the fuss was about. With local chargers Lenny Slaney from Mansfield and Mount Beauty’s own Josh Tanzen as guides, Pinkbike uncovered all the secrets of Bright, Beechworth and Falls Creek. Their tour…

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Ride Peaks Challenge. Help the High Country.

Okay, so you probably know by now just how proud all of us at Ride High Country are to host the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek every year… it’s been voted one of the world’s top ten Gran Fondo’s after all. But did you know that by registering for this years edition, and tackling the 235km…

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#RollOnBack to Victoria’s High Country

We’re asking you to get behind the new Ride High Country campaign to #RollOnBack, at a time when the communities of Victoria’s North East need you the most. After a devastating start to 2020, with fires across Australia, Victoria’s High Country is open again and calling for cyclists and visitors to return. The High Country…

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We’re Set for the Jayco Herald Sun Tour!

All of us here at Ride High Country Central have been working hard to ensure that the Jayco Herald Sun Tour can make its return to the Region next week. It’s exciting for us all to have Australia’s oldest stage race back in Australia’s premier cycling destination at a time that will provide great exposure…

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Bike Exchange Discover Gravelly Gold in Beechworth

Whilst some areas of the High Country have been affected by recent fires, the historic town of Beechworth and its surrounding areas have escaped undamaged. That’s great news all round, but even more so for those of us with a love for gravel grinding…or those of you who are just looking to give it a…

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High Country Photographer Honoured

With holidays still in full swing, and the threat of bushfires hanging over much of the country, you may have missed the announcement of the winners in the prestigious Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year awards. For the fourth year in a row, these awards have been run by our friends over at CyclingTips, showcasing…

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7 Peaks Jersey – Are You Eligible?

With the recent bushfire activity across North East Victoria, we know that your plans to conquer all 7 Peaks may have been disrupted. We’d really love for you to #RollOnBack for a return trip to the High Country before the 27th of April to finish your challenge, providing a much-needed boost to our regional economy.…

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Win! Win! Win with Flow MTB

The team at Flow Mountainbike know a thing or two about mountain biking, so when they put together a competition to win ‘the ultimate’ mountain biking experience, you should take note. They’re ‘giving away the most epic prize, in the most amazing competition‘ they’ve ever done at Flow MTB. And oh…it’s in the High Country!…

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The Alpine Issue – Australian Mountain Bike

With record temperatures rolling across the country, you can be excused for dreaming of cooler climes in which to ride. The guys at Australian Mountain Bike magazine must be mind readers because that have just released their annual ‘Alpine Issue’. Featuring a host of Victorian High Country destinations, you’ll be transported to mountain tops that…

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High Country Women’s Cycling Festival Returns!

Female pedal power returns to the Victorian High Country in 2020 with the third edition of the High Country Women’s Cycling Festival (HCWCF). The unstoppable growth of women’s cycling will see the much-loved HCWCF return to Bright in 2020, with an extended program and continued support for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Based in one of Australia’s…

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Christmas Holiday Shuttle Dates

Here’s a Christmas present for you, if you are planning to mountain biking the High Country, from Blue Dirt Shuttles. As most people begin to wind up work for the Christmas holiday period, the Blue Dirt crew are preparing for the peak season! They will have shuttles operating at four key Ride High Country MTB…

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