The Alpine Cycling Club promotes cycling in the high country around Bright in North East Victoria. Our members have a passion for all things related to cycling, from recreational rides to competition in road and mountain bike events. Our club is working closely with Alpine Community Plantations Inc. to develop one of Australia’s best mountain bike parks only minutes from the centre of Bright. The club also prides itself on promoting some of the best cycle races in Australia, including the Tour of Bright, a pro-am, 3 day stage race, attracting over 700 competitors. New members welcome!
Tuesday Night Junior MTB Rides
Rides start on Tuesday 24 October 2017 – riding away at 4.30pm.
The Tuesday rides are a great social ride for junior riders of all abilities. There are regularly over 80 kids from 4 – 15 riding each week so please have your kids at the Alpine Cycling Club in their group ready to ride away at 4.30pm during Terms 4 and 1. Junior MTB Club rides do not run during Term 3.
Ride groups are based on age, ability, fitness, friendships and riding interests, it is important that kids ride with their designated groups so that we can keep track of everyone and maintain ratios.
The MTB committee have implemented a ‘trail fairy’ system to encourage more ownership of bright’s MTB trails and to ensure they are always maintained in good condition. There is a blackboard at café velo with a list of the tracks – simply adopt a track and every month or two (definitely monthly in spring and as soon as possible after storms) walk or ride your chosen track to make sure it is in good condition. If you spend more than 45 minutes per track in a session you are probably doing too much. Trail fairies adopt a trail is not intended to be major works, take a look at the trail fairies guide for ideas of what you would be expected to do. Download the guide
Mystic MTB Park
Mystic MTB park is the home of alpine cycling club’s MTB activities. Mystic MTB park is different to the parks managed by governments, council’s or business. Mystic MTB park is a community built mountain bike park managed by alpine community plantations. A park built by riders, for riders right in the middle of a commercial pine plantation. Alpine community plantations and alpine cycling club have worked with dirt art to develop a trail master plan and some detailed design plans to identify areas ready for development and allow local trail builders to continue to build high quality, technical trails that make the best of our landscape. If you’d like to be part of the trail building crew get in touch with the alpine cycling club trail works coordinator and they’ll let you know when the next working bee is or how to build your own trail.
The Bright Brewery Tour of Bright is iconic. It is one of the most fiercely contested club races on the VRS Road Series calendar. Amazing alpine scenery, competitive racing and welcoming support from the local cycling club and community. Simply competing and finishing each stage should be considered an accomplishment in itself.
The Bright Brewery Tour of Bright is quite simply…breathtaking.
The 2017 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships will be held at Bendigo with the MTB Final on Saturday 21 October and the Road Race on Sunday 22 October, information about the whole VSCC Series can be found at the Cycling Victoria website. This is a great opportunity to try a bigger race which is still targeted appropriately …
The 2017/18 Junior MTB Race series kicks off again on Saturday 11 November with an XCO style race on Roger Packham and Rotary Pines tracks. Saturday 11 November 2017 – XCO – Roger Packham / Rotary Pines Saturday 16 December 2017 – Enduro – Mystic Landing Paddock Saturday 20 January 2018 – XCO – …
Saturday 28 October 2017 at Alpine Cycling Club Rooms, Coronation Avenue, Bright. A great opportunity for juniors of all abilities to have a fun day, learning some new skills with qualified coaches, tricks, playing MTB games and fun races. 6 years old and under $10 Over 6 years $15 Plus $7 for MTBA Day licence …