Victoria’s Premier Alpine Cycling Event
21st & 22nd January
Entries Closing 20/1/21 4pm
Timing Sticker Postage
Riders who purchased Timing Sticker Postage, sent 5/1/22, you will receive a notification from AusPost via email.
Wednesday, Jan 19th @ 5pm – ‘eTickets’ (Rider Numbers) sent to all those collecting their timing sticker at the event.
Thursday 20th Jan
– Timing Sticker & Merchandise Collection at Bright Brewery
– Free Outdoor Movie Night Bright Brewery
Kids Short Film 6:30pm
Main Film 7:30pm – The Longest Yard (2005)
Friday 21st Jan
– Raid Riders Pre-Departure Breakfast & Luggage Drop
Bright Community Centre, 1 Railway Ave, Bright VIC 3741
– Event Village Howitt Park; Food Vendors, and Cycling Retailers
11am – 8pm
– Event Village Merchandise & Timing Sticker Collection
– Free Outdoor Movie Night @ Bright Brewery Kids Film
Kids Short Film 6:30pm
Main Film 7:30pm – Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Main Ride Day Saturday 22nd Jan
Please see the Event Guide for Main Ride Day times.
– Vaccine status will be checked when collecting your rider number, and for those who received via postage, please check-in at the start line to receive your ‘COVID-19 Vaccinated’ wristband.
The Alpine Classic isn’t just a cycling event in Victoria’s majestic high country, it’s an experience that will stay with you forever. It will challenge you to the edge of your ability and then instantly reward you with breathtaking views. We can’t wait to see you at the start line!
When: Friday 21 Jan 2022 ‘Alpine Raid’ Start, Saturday 22 Jan 2022 Main Ride Day
Where: Start & Finish, Howitt Park, Bright, Victoria
Time: Start windows vary for each ride
Courses: 8 Courses featuring Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek, Tawonga Gap & Mount Hotham
7 reasons why the Alpine Classic is so great:
Positioned on the Australia Day Long Weekend so you don’t have to rush back
A selection of 8 rides – from 60km to 320km there a distance to suit all levels of ability
Safe Cycling Conditions with traffic controlled turns and speed reductions in place
First Class on-course support with 15 motos, 3 ambulances, 5 St John vehicles, 3 sag buses, mechanical support and more
Over $20,000 of registration fees reinvested into catering
Bonjour Bright Festival featuring live music, the Bright Brewery bar, kids entertainment, movies in the park, a wide range of food vendors and more
Groups at Alpine Classic – Additional 15% Discount for Groups of 4 or more that pay in one transaction OR as part of a ‘Group’, set up in registration. Please email email@example.com once you have your group set up in the registration system via ‘Enter Now’.
A Little History
In 2022 the Alpine Classic will celebrate its 36th year!
The Alpine Classic has been run successfully since 1986, when half a dozen keen Audax cyclists rode from Bright to Falls Creek and back. After a little refreshment they felt the need for more distance, and set off to ride the additional 70km up Mt Buffalo and back. This 200 km route became the famed Alpine Classic. As the ride became more popular routes of different distances were gradually introduced to allow more cyclists to complete their own Alpine Challenge, and share their achievement with like-minded athletes. The Alpine Classic format is now catering to around 2000 riders and provides supported routes over 8 courses providing moderate to seriously challenging courses, and of course fabulously supported by a great team of volunteers. As this is not a race there are no road closures.
When you complete your ride, a celebration of personal achievement with family and friends is strongly encouraged. So now, in addition to the range of rides which support “the Classic”, a free food and music festival is available for early finishers and non-cyclists at the start/finish in Howitt Park. The Bonjour Bright Festival has been French themed to celebrate the association of the Alpine Classic with Audax International, based in France.
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