235km cycling and 4000+ metres of climbing
Peaks Challenge Falls Creek is a 235km loop ride starting at Falls Creek and riding up Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and through Omeo before heading up the back of Falls Creek.
The back of Falls will hit you like a tonne of bricks. With 200km in your legs, you’ll quickly learn why the first pinch is called WTF Corner, and the whole ascent The Beast. It’s a steep and relentless climb with little reprieve.
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#RollOnBack to Victoria's High Country
As the bushfire threat recedes across most of the country, tourist towns like Bright, Beechworth, Falls Creek and many others across North East Victoria are doing it tough with millions lost in vital tourism dollars.
Our friends at Ride High Country are calling on bike riders to #RollOnBack to the North East and with Peaks Challenge Falls Creek just around the corner, we’ll be doing everything we can to help those local communities affected.
Here’s how we can help
- Every dollar spent in the region is contributing to the recovery of the local economy, so we’ll make sure our event costs are spent locally as much as possible – contributing approximately $80k to the local region.
- Rider’s heading up to the High Country for Peaks Challenge are encouraged to drop into cafés, fill up with petrol and grab supplies from local shops before heading up the mountain. Every dollar spent in the region counts!
- As an added incentive for those riders who’re having a crack at the infamous 235km loop on Sunday 8 March – we’ll be donating $5 to Blaze Aid for every rider who crosses the finish line.
There’s no better time to #RollOnBack to Australia’s premier cycling destination—Victoria’s High Country—and help those towns that welcome us every year. We hope to see you up there!
something money can't buy
It’s more than just a jersey. We know how much it means to you. It symbolises months of training, time away from family and friends, dedication, pain and commitment.
You’ll have 13 hours to make your mark and earn a jersey for yourself. It’s significance is something only a fellow Peaks Challenge finisher can understand.
We chatted to some Peaks finishers and let them reflect on their preparation, the challenge and what the finishers jersey means to them.Read more
King and Queen of Peaks Challenge
This year we’re putting up $500 cash per climb for the KOM and QOM challenge. The fastest individual climb time (female and male) up Tawonga Gap, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek will be crowned the King and Queen of the respective peaks.
That’s a total of $1,500 each up for grabs!
*The timing of climbs will be measured solely through the official event timing to determine who takes home the chocolates. King and Queen will be announced at 6:30pm at the event village.
A decade of Peaks
Ride the legend
2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek.
Over the years this event has evolved into arguably one of Australia’s pinnacle cycling events and has firmly stamped Australia on the map as a supreme destination for cyclists around the world.
Read the legend that is Peaks Challenge and the journey that so many pursue.Read more