What to do when you get there

Event weekend

Saturday 12 March

Registration and preparation

The Peaks Challenge Falls Creek event village at Slalom Plaza will be open from 10:00am until 7:30pm on Saturday for bike check, registrations, pack collection and valet drop-off. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you’ll need to get done in preparation for Sunday.

Before entering the village and starting the four-step process below, we ask that you follow COVID-safe procedures including using a QR code to sign in at nominated village entry points and sanitising your hands.

1. Bike check*

Compulsory bike checks will quickly inspect your tyres, brakes and lights. We’ll also check that you have spare tubes, a pump or cannisters and two bidons. This is where you can choose a timing sticker dependent on your desired finishing time.

2. Registration*

Once your bike is checked you can register and collect your rider pack, which includes valet bags and rider number with built-in timing chip to attach to the seat post of your bike. You will need to show an email from RegisterNow with your registration barcode.

3. Valet service*

You should now carefully pack and drop off your valet bags with things you might want to access during the ride, or send home to the finish line. Learn more about the valet service here.

4. On site briefing

This year’s rider briefing will be conducted on site at 6pm in the event village. It will be compulsory to attend this event. The briefing includes important info about conditions, start procedures and safety protocols.

*To avoid congestion in the event village this year, riders are required to nominate a time slot to visit the village for bike check, registration and valet drop-off. Learn more and register your village visit here.

 

Women’s community briefing

Join our women’s only ride briefing hosted by Team Bicycle Network and our women’s community. They’ll talk you through the highs and lows of tackling the beast that is Peaks Challenge and answer any burning questions you may have before the ride.

When?

TBC

Where?

TBC

Our COVID Safe policy means there are limited spots inside the Frying Pan Inn.

You’ll need to register your attendance here

A zoom webinar link will be sent via text and on social media on Saturday before the sessions to tune in if you can’t attend in person or if the session is full. 

Ride with like-minded women

We encourage our amazing women’s community to come together and meet in an exclusive, friendly and supportive environment to discuss all things Peaks!

Peaks Women's Community - wave leader
Become a Peaks Challenge team rider

Do you have what it takes to join Team Bicycle Network and help lead the Peaks Challenge pack?

We’re asking members from our women’s community to lead us at future rides. If you think you’re ready to take the next step we really encourage you to get in contact with us at 1800 639 634.

Just for members!

Bicycle Network members Q&A sessions

Join us at the Frying Pan Inn for an exclusive Q&A session with Team Bicycle Network. Choose your session, enjoy a free drink, ask any burning questions and get last minute tips for your big day in the saddle.

Q&A sessions – Saturday 12 March
  • 8/9 hour waves: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
  • 10 hour wave: 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • 11 hour wave: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
  • 12/13 hour waves: 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Our COVIDSafe plan means there are limited spots inside the Frying Pan Inn.

Get ahead of the pack

Not a member yet? Make sure you don’t miss out – join now at bicyclenetwork.com.au/membership.

Live event timing

Live timing is available to track the progress of riders across all three climbs on event day thanks to My Race Result.

Share the link to the 2022 live timing feed below so your friends and family can track your progress on event day.

LEARN MORE

Sunday 13 March

Ride day

The day has arrived – you’ll get to put all that training to the test as you tackle the legend that is Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. There are just a few final things to remember on your way to the start line.

1. Final prep

Make sure everything is ready for the ride. Have the right clothing, fill your bidons, pack your jersey pockets and have your lights charged.

2. Join the wave

For a smooth start, all riders should note their specific wave times and start line procedures. Take note where your relevant wave flag is on the day prior.

3. Ride safe

Once you’ve left the village, it’s all down to the ride! Remember to stay alert, stay safe, look after each other and most importantly, have fun! Please note: Your timing doesn’t start till you cross the timing mat at the start of the ride.

4. Stick to time

Ride to your ability and remember to keep an eye on the time to make sure you can reach each rest stop before the cut-off times.

A drop for charity

Clothing drop zone

The early morning descent from Falls Creek to Mount Beauty can be chilly, but you also don’t want to have to carry bulky clothing all day.

So you can keep warm in the morning but not weighed down during the ride, we have set-up a clothing drop zone in Mt Beauty run by the local Uniting Church op shop. You will be able to wear a jacket or piece of clothing during the start of the ride then leave it at the drop zone. Clothing will then be donated to local op shops.

Please make sure you are happy to depart with your extra clothing, but also that it is of an acceptable quality for someone else to buy from an op shop. We don’t want to leave dirty and unsaleable clothing with the op shop.

What’s on?

Free social ride

Supporting a friend, partner or family member who is riding Peaks Challenge Falls Creek? Once they have left the village to begin their epic journey, why not join our friendly team for a relaxed social ride through the beautiful Falls Creek region.

This fully supported ride leads you down the back of Falls Creek to Trapyard Gap (which is the last official rest stop for the event) before heading back to the village to enjoy a coffee.

Find out more
When

8:00 AM | Sunday 7 March

Meeting location

Bicycle Network Marquee in the Event Village

Ride leader

Edmund Kron

Level

This ride is suitable for anyone that can confidently handle a road bike.

Contact

Click here to shoot us an email with any questions about the social ride.

peaks social ride
Junior Peaks Challenge

Peaks Challenge may be the ultimate test of a cyclist but there is nothing more rewarding than watching the next generation take on the mountain!

Junior Peaks is hosted by Falls Creek once the main event has kicked off, with a lead and end rider to support and encourage the kids to achieve their personal best. The cost is $10 per rider and all ages are welcome – it is recommended children under 8 years should be accompanied by a support person. Sign up on event.

For further information please visit the Falls Creek website or call the events team on 03 5758 1200.

What’s on at Falls Creek

There are plenty of other activities on offer at Falls Creek during the weekend, from cafes and bars to relax in to exploring the natural beauty. Check out the what’s on guide or visit fallscreek.com.au/WHATSONGUIDE.

What's on guide
Falls Creek tourist information

HOW IT WORKS

Valet service

Bicycle Network operates a valet service on the event, which provides you with three bags you can pack with additional food and clothing items to access throughout the ride. The bags will be transported ahead of you and will be waiting for you at the designated valet collection points of Harrietville, Dinner Plain and Anglers Rest.

Harrietville and Anglers Rest will be for bags with food and Dinner Plain for food and clothing. 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 all possible weather conditions you may face. We advise riders not to 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.

STEP 1 - Receiving your valet bags
235km ride

You will receive four valet bags with your rider’s kit when you register at the Slalom Plaza event village between 10:00am – 7:30pm on Saturday 6 March.

2 x valet bags for food (bound for Harrietville and Anglers Rest)

1 x valet bag for food/clothing (for Dinner Plain)

1 x return valet bag (to be placed inside Dinner Plain valet bag)

100km ride

You will receive one valet bag in your rider pack that you can fill with food, drink and supplies to access at the Anglers Rest rest stop.

STEP 2 - Filling and labeling your valet bags
235km ride

In your rider kit you will also receive stickers to label each bag with your name, rider number and the destination of the bag.

Make sure you identify each bag correctly, packing your food items in the two food valet bags to be collected at Harrietville and Anglers Rest.

Then pack a change of clothes and any other items in the Dinner Plain valet bag, making sure you also pack the empty ‘return valet bag’ inside this bag for your used clothes that will be returning to Falls Creek.

100km ride

In your rider pack you will also receive a sticker to label the bag with your rider number.

Label the bag and pack it with things you might want to access. Please note, this is not a return valet service, so bags must only contain things that you will collect on your ride. The bags will not be kept refrigerated.

STEP 3 - Accessing your valet bags during the ride
235km ride

Harrietville & Anglers Rest – At these two rest stops, the appropriate food valet bag will be ready for your collection upon arrival, and the bag will be disposed of after you have collected your food. 

Dinner Plain – At Dinner Plain your valet bag with fresh clothing will be ready for collection upon arrival. You will also have your empty ‘return valet bag’ inside, which you can fill with any unwanted or used clothing, and leave at the valet drop-off point to be returned to the event village. 

100km ride

When you get to Anglers Rest your valet bag will be ready for your collection and will be disposed of after you have collected your food.

STEP 4 - Collecting your valet bag post ride
235km & 100km ride

Once you’ve crossed the finish line, your return valet bag will be available for collection from the valet pick-up point at the Slalom Plaza Event Village.

Valet bags have gone green!read more about how we are reducing waste at Peaks Challenge Falls Creek by using more reusable, recyclable and compostable materials.

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