Every January cyclists flock to Bright for the challenge and camaraderie of the Alpine Classic.

Whether you are a novice or a hardened climber, this event with six rides of 60 – 250 kilometres has a course to suit. And for those who want a more leisurely ride, the Alpine Raid with its overnight stay in Omeo showcases the best of the Victorian Alps in two glorious days of cycling.

The Audax Alpine Classic offers a range of climbing and distance challenges, from the shorter courses with about 1200 metres of climbing to the original Classic 200 with well over 3000 metres. Finally there’s the longest of them all, the 250 kilometre ACE 250 which includes the climb of Mt Hotham and the infamous Back-of-Falls climb on the Bogong High Plains Road.

Howitt Park, the event’s headquarters is transformed by Bonjour Bright, a two-day festival of French-themed entertainment and activities. Situated on the Ovens River with its shady banks and safe swimming, food stalls and plenty of no-cost entertainment, this an ideal location for families and friends to welcome the return of their conquering heroes and heroines.

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  • Where

    Howitt lane, Bright, 3741

  • Date

    9 August 2017 – Entries are open!
    30 November 2017 – Early bird entry closes
    30 November 2017 – Cutoff for merchandise orders. Our orders are placed with the suppliers on 1 December. You can still buy a jersey or other merchandise after 30 November but size availability will not be guaranteed
    6 January 2018 – Standard entry closes – entries after 6 January will incur a late registration fee
    26 January 2018 – Bonjour Bright Festival commences
    26 January 2018 – Alpine RAID 2-day event commences
    27 January 2018 – Alpine Classic!

  • Contact

    Dan Shannon, Ride Director – alpine [at] audax.org.au
    Mailing address is 425A Bay Street, Brighton VIC 3186
    Contact details for the day of the ride will be included in your rider pack.