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

From December 27, 2019 7:00 am until 5:00 pm
Categories: Cycling

Ride from Mt Beauty up to Falls Creek, uphill 33km. Waterfalls, wildflowers, mountain streams and tall gum forests line your ride. Distance 29.5 kilometres, Rise 1,129 metres, Grade Average 4%, Grade Max 10% Bring functional and minimal equipment but plenty of food and water.

“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. 

 
This Bogong High Plain Road ride is 29.5 kilometres from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek. 
The climb of over 1,100 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.  
Distance 29.5 kilometres 
Rise 1,129 metres 
Grade Average 4% 
Grade Max 10% 
Start Corner of Tawonga Crescent and Bogong High Plains Road, Mt Beauty Finish Falls Creek stone wall sign at entrance to car park area Bogong High Plains Road, Falls Creek 
Water and Shelter 
Day Shelter under Visitor Information Centre, 1 Slalom Street. 
Mobile coverage Fairly good, some black spots. 
GRADE 5 – prolonged steep grades like Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek. 
Equipment: Bicycle, helmet, water, whistle, money. 
Cycling
For single half day or full day cycling events consider bringing a current medical information form. Puncture repair kit including pump Water bottles  Sunscreen Helmet Gloves Sufficient food and water bearing in mind the distance, duration, and workload of the event Suitable clothing and footwear Wet 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. 
Make a booking enquiry via the "REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT" button. 
Enquiries can be made on the registration form. 
Participants can remain unlisted, and let me know if you have any queries. 
We 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  

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, https://www.fallscreek.com.au/listing/7-peaks-ride-falls-creek-falls-creek/  "

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.

TIPS FOR FALLS CREEK
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.

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

Finish
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.

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