Cycling Events are here for you,whether you are a professional bike rider or just want to give it a bash. You can participate in great events that take place outside our alpine valley retreat.
Three peaks challenge. 13 March 2011
With the sealing of the Bogong Highway Plains road between Falls Creek and Omeo Highway in 2009, this cycling event is a must.
The 230 km route starts and finishes at Falls Creek, passing by Tawonga Gap, Mt Hotham, then back to Falls Creek via Omeo. Event participants can join at different stages or do a rally style ride with a friend or two. The three peak challenge will take place on Sunday the 13/03/2011 Labour Day long weekend.
The DP Festival of Cycling,Early March 2011 approx,
takes place which is a 3 day cycling event based in the village of Dinner Plain 30min from our Chalet. They usually take on 120 participants and ride from the DP village to Mt Hotham Summit. The vertical climb is about 300m. Try this hotham link
The Terra Australis event,Late March 20-26,2011
takes place, which is a multi stage MBT race. The race starts at Falls Creek and runs through to Wangaratta. The circuit of the race can change from one season to the next but the distance remains the same. The race in 2011 caters for 7 year olds through to senior members. Amateur through to pro-riders are catered for. All the professionals are to brace yourselves for 550km 7 day challenge.
Categories being put together are Open Men – Open Women – Open Mixed – Masters (80+) Men – Masters (80+) Mixed - Super Masters (100+) Open Gender and a new category for 2011, Grand Masters (120+) Open Gender.
For the Age categories, the calculation is based on the total age of both riders. For example, a 35 yo and a 47 yo can team up and register for the 80+ category. The idea is to blur the edges of the age categories so hopefully it will make it a little easier to find your ideal race partner for 2011.
To complete the event, both riders in each team must remain together at all times during the race. If at any point on the course teammates separate by more than 2 minutes the team may receive a time penalty.Try this link
Your Altitude Challenge. Any month
Select your own time! Get your own team together.
Challenge your physical capabilities by running 1 vertical km ascend from Omeo to Mt Hotham. Climbing from about 600-700m above sea level where or Retreat is situated at, to 1860m if you dare to get to the peak of Hotham. Then descend down to our valley retreat for a sweet nights rest.
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