posted on Wednesday 23 January 2013 10:00pm
A bushfire is currently burning near Harrietville and the Great Alpine Road is closed between Harrietville and Mt Hotham. We are in constant contact with police and other emergency services about the changing fire situation. Rider, volunteer and public safety is paramount.
We are aware of the financial and training commitment riders invest in the Alpine Classic. Therefore, we have decided to continue with the event at this stage by re-routing all events to Mt Buffalo. Multiple ascents may be required to achieve a rider's preferred distance. An announcement on the details of the altered routes will be made as soon as possible.
The Alpine Raids are cancelled as an equivalent two day ride cannot be offered. Riders wishing to switch to a one-day ride can do so.
Please monitor www.alpineclassic.com.au
for updates. For those without internet access please call 0439 584 191 for a recorded message. Please pass this information on to any friends who may be intending to ride this weekend.
Online entries have been closed. It is still possible to enter in person in Bright.
The Bonjour Bright Festival will be a happening thing this weekend - be sure to come along.
For further information on the bushfire situation please refer to www.cfa.vic.gov.au
. For information on road closures please refer to www.vicroads.vic.gov.au