The township of Bright nestles at the heart of the Ovens valley and is the start and finish location for the Alpine Classic.

The checkpoint is in Howitt Park, as is the Bonjour Bright Festival. You only need to go through the timing point here at the beginning and the end of the ride. Water is available and food and other drinks is available for purchase from the Festival stalls or the surrounding town.

Water is also available at the Visitor Information Rotunda on the way into town from Porepunkah, on the left hand side of the road.