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 1,500 cyclists from across Australia to Victoria’s High Country for one of the world’s toughest one-day bike rides.
Bicycle Network spokesperson Anthea Hargreaves said that after months of uncertainty and training indoors, Peaks Challenge Falls Creek will offer some much-needed cycling motivation and a positive goal to work towards. “Peaks Challenge Falls Creek will be a beacon on all cyclist’s calendars. After struggling through 2020 there will be no better feeling than struggling through 4,000 metres of climbing over 235 kilometres,” said Ms Hargreaves.
“Like always, we’ll have your back with nutrition, hydration, a food and valet service, medical and mechanical assistance, and a team of ride leaders setting the pace. Special training programs will also be available to help people whose riding has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions.”
The Peaks Challenge Falls Creek course starts at the top of Falls Creek before taking on three key climbs up Tawonga Gap Road near Mount Beauty, Mount Hotham and the back of Falls Creek starting near Anglers Rest. Those who finish within the 13-hour time limit will receive a coveted Peaks Challenge Falls Creek finishers jersey, while $3,000 prize money is also available for the King and Queen of Peaks who ride the fastest time up the three climbs.
For the first time, Bicycle Network is also offering a new 100km loop ride from Falls Creek to Anglers Rest and back. The 100km ride includes 2,000 vertical metres of climbing and a ride up WTF Corner and the back of Falls Creek.
For all the details, check out the Peaks Challenge website.