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190126 Cycle Falls Creek (33km up+33km down, 9h). 10h, 66km, grade 5.

From January 26, 2019 7:00 am until 5:00 pm
Categories: Cycling

Event: Ride Falls Creek Total distance: 62km.

Ride from Mt Beauty up to Falls Creek, uphill 33km(6 hours) and same distance downhill (2h). Collect your 7Peaks Challenge stamp at the resort office or Q.

Parking available at: Big Hill Mountain Bike Park open 24h/d

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Summary: Distance 30.9km, Rise 1181m, Average grade 4%, Maximum grade 10%, Difficulty Black.

Details: Ride uphill 31km on the shared road, then ride down.

Consider riding half way up then down, or even if you want to ride only downhill.

Possible side trips include to Bogong Village and Lake Guy, and a walk to Fainters Falls.

Use Strava or get the 7Peaks passport/paper stamped at the Falls Creek Visitor Information Centre.

Bring functional and minimal equipment but plenty of food and water. 

From the 7Peaks Challenge website,  "

Ride Description

Victoria’s 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which run from October 2017 to April 2018, taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts.

Distance 30.9km • Rise 1,181m • Grade Average 4% • Grade Max 10%

This ride along the Bogong High Plains Road is 30.9 kilometres from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek. The climb of over 1,180 metres is winding with a series of ascents and descents in the earlier and mid-sections. You will head past Bogong Village and Howman’s Gap before arriving at Falls Creek. Waterfalls, wildflowers, mountain streams and tall gum forests line your ride. Check out the views of Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest peak.

The ride can broken into three parts (4km or so uphill out of Mt Beauty, undulating for 13km, then all uphill from the river crossing at a very steady gradient). Enjoy the sweeping left-hand hairpin 6km from the top and the wide open, 'on top of the world' vistas.

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre, 31 Bogong High Plains Road, Mt Beauty

Falls Creek Visitor Information Centre, 1 Slalom St, Falls Creek

Water & Shelter
Day Shelter under Visitor Information Centre, 1 Slalom Street.

Mobile coverage
Fairly good, some black spots.

Paper Passport Stamping Station
QT Resort – Reception desk, open 24hrs, Bogong High Plains Rd.

 Equipment: Bicycle, helmet, water, whistle, money. Details: Meet at the park opposite the Old Tawonga general store 52 Kiewa Valley Highway, open 7am-7pm.  Ride approximately 30km to Bright via Tawonga Gap. All bushwalkers, skiers, paddlers, cyclists, and generally fit people are welcome. Tawonga Gap topographical map Cycling For single half day or full day cycling events consider bringing Current Medical Information Form . Puncture repair kit including pump Water bottles  Sunscreen Helmet Gloves Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable Wet weather waterproofs Basic tools for bicycle maintenance Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator Torch or headlamp for contingencies EMERGENCY CONTACT MEDICAL INFORMATION It is responsibility of each member to update this information if there is a change in details. Medical form and what to bring