Peaks Challenge Falls Creek
A weekend away
Victoria’s Alpine Region is one of the most spectacular in the world.
Make a weekend of the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek, taste your way around the villages and receive warm welcomes from the families who run the gourmet restaurants, boutique wineries and lodgings. To see what’s on over the Victorian Labour Day long weekend, visit the VisitVictoria website
Looking for accommodation during Peak Challenge? Talk to the Falls Creek reservation centres or call 1800 232 557. To book direct, view options at www.fallscreek.com.au
With important event information, the weekend program, route support, maps and more the ride guide has you covered for all of your event info.
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Compliment your 2018 finishers jersey and complete the full kit with our official Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2018 merchandise.
All merchandise is created by Hub Cycling and the range includes a gillet, knicks, socks, cycling cap and arms sleeves.shop now
Here are the answers to your most common questions.
If your question isn’t in the list, please contact us via our website, on 1800 639 634 or via Facebook.
Preparing for the ride
- White front bike light
- Red rear bike light
- Secondary food supplies
- 2 x drink bottles
- Puncture repair kit
- Spare tubes
- Rain/wind jacket
- Mobile phone
- Money / credit card
- Get bike serviced
- Spare batteries for your bike lights
- Arm warmers
- Leg warmers
- Waterproof gloves
- Base layer of clothing
- Fresh change of clothes for Dinner Plain
- Use valet bags
- Multi-tool or Allen keys
- Compact crank set and cassette ratio of 11-28 teeth or more
Being that the ride takes place in Victoria’s High Country, the weather is unpredictable and can change very quickly throughout the day. Be prepared for varying weather conditions throughout the day.
Peaks Challenge is hosted in some of Australia’s most spectacular wilderness mountain regions. As is the nature of running an outdoor event, the rides are subject to the unpredictable climate and weather conditions characterised by these areas.
Bicycle Network works closely with relevant stakeholders to develop contingency plans in the event of extreme weather conditions and reserves the right to change or cancel the event in such circumstances.
Riders must be prepared for all weather conditions and ride accordingly.
Yes, in order to ensure your safety we will be performing bike checks at the Event Village at Falls Creek the day prior to the ride. You will not be able to collect your rider ID from registration or start your ride without having your bike checked.
On the event we will be operating a Rider Valet service, which will see you provided with three bags for you to stock up on any essentials you may want during the ride. The bags will ‘ride ahead’ of you and be waiting for you at our designated valet collection points – two points will be food valet and the third point is a food / clothing valet. The food / clothing valet point includes a return valet service, so you can return any unwanted clothing or items to the finish site.
It’s important to plan ahead and use your valet bags wisely, keeping in mind the altitude changes and varying weather conditions in Victoria’s High Country. We advise participants to not leave anything expensive or valuable in their bags, as Bicycle Network cannot take responsibility for any losses. We also ask for safety reasons that you do not place any glass in the bags.
Yes, there will be a compulsory briefing for all cyclists on Saturday 10 March in the Event Village at 6pm. We recommend all cyclists attend this briefing to hear any final event information and updates. There is an additional short briefing at the Start Line prior to the ride commencing on Sunday.
During the ride
Yes there is a starting procedure and facilities put in place to ensure a safe start for all cyclists.
The event will start and finish at the Slalom Plaza event Village in Falls Creek. There will be parking on site please only park in permitted areas and be mindful that you are in a national park.
Please arrive at the start line no later than 6:30am for a 6:45am start. Cyclists will be released in a controlled fashion through the start, based on your goal finish time.
Your 13 hour time limit commences from when you cross the start line and you need to finish the ride within the 13 hour deadline to receive a finishers jersey.
The Lanterne Rouge will be the last riders to cross the start line. Therefore, all participants must finish the event before the Lanterne Rouge crosses the finish line 13 hours later.
Our comprehensive route support is there for you from start to finish. All rest stops will have water, first aid, mechanical support, nutrition and toilets available.
- Tawonga Gap rest area
- Harrietville rest area
- Buckland Gate rest area
- Dinner Plain lunch stop
- Omeo rest area
- Anglers Rest
- Trapyard Gap rest area
There will be bins at all rest stops along the route. However, as a Peaks Challenge rider, you are responsible for disposing of your rubbish appropriately while out on the road.
Whether training or on event, follow the lead of the pros – plan ahead, tuck your gel wrappers under your knicks or in your back pocket and dispose of it when you come to a bin. We need your help to ensure that we look after this spectacular part of the world. The future of the event relies on your cooperation.
Tawonga Gap rest area
- Winners bars
Harrietville rest area
- Banana bread
Buckland Gate rest area
- Winners bars and gels
Dinner Plain lunch stop
- Wrap, banana and cookie
Omeo rest area
- Fruit scone & jam, organes, lollies, pythons
- Winners chews, winners bars and banana
Trapyard Gap rest area
- Coke and winners bar
If you are unable to complete the ride within the 13 hour time limit you will not receive the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2018 Finisher’s Jersey.