Cycle Dinner Plain. 42km, 8h, grade 5.

From December 12, 2019 4:00 pm until 11:59 am
Categories: Cycling

“Ride Description

Victoria’s 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which run from late October to April. 

Taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts. By registering via the 7 Peaks app and completing at least one peak you will go in the draw to win a European cycling holiday! 
Climb out of Omeo on the Great Alpine Road, taking note to grab a breather at the Kosciuszko Lookout 8 kilometres along the way. Shortly after the Lookout is something of a descent, followed by some undulating road to Cobungra Station, before you hit some serious climbing. Ride through the changing landscape of alpine ash, snowgum forest and heathland. 
Only 12 kilometres from Hotham, picturesque Dinner Plain village is a top spot to stay overnight. 
Distance 42.8 kilometres 
Rise 943 metres 
Grade Average 2% 
Grade Max 11% 
Start Car park 202 Day Ave, Omeo (opposite German Cuckoo Clock Shop) 
Finish Dinner Plain Village Entrance, Great Alpine Road, Dinner Plain Water and Shelter Dinner Plain Hut Mobile coverage Good in village, variable during ride Paper Passport Stamping Station Day Visitor Shelter 
GRADE 5 – prolonged steep grades like Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek.
Equipment: Bicycle, helmet, water, and food, whistle, money, and phone. 
For single half day or full day cycling events consider bringing a current medical information form. 
Puncture repair kit including pump
Water bottles  
Sufficient food and water bearing in mind the distance, duration, and workload of the event
Suitable clothing and footwear
Windy weather waterproofs
Basic tools for bicycle maintenance
Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator Torch or headlamp for contingencies.
It is responsibility of each member to update EMERGENCY CONTACT (and) MEDICAL  information if there is a change in details. Registrations and reversals are best made early and may close a few days (or even weeks) before an event, in this case the week before. 
Enquiry via the "REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT" button. 
Participants can remain unlisted, and let me know if you have any queries.
You may like to include questions on cost of transport, whether you do our don't want participants to appear on the program, and how to decide whether the event is easy, challenging, or difficult. 
Also feel free to express enthusiasm, and other times or events you would like. 
If this event and time suits you then your registration will be approved. 
 Claire Sandford