Rides

There are social rides (not associated with the club) for both road and mountain biking at regular times throughout the week and all rides gather and start from CyclePath (74 Gavan Street, Bright).

 

Keep your eye on the Bright Cyclist Facebook page for all the banter and updates when it comes to these local rides.

 

For club run rides follow the Alpine Cycling Club’s Facebook page and sign up to our Newsletter.

 

We also have a strong Junior Mountain Bike program. Follow the links to the Junior MTB page to find out more

Road Rides

Weekday 6am Bunch

Bunch ride – not associated with the club, but an opportunity for members and visitors alike to ride together. Some easy, some hammerfests. Watch out for the sprint & the 60k speed sign sprint back into town. See if you can stay with the mountain goats up the hills. The bunch always regroups – no one is left behind.

Start Time: Monday-Friday 6:00am

Ride Route: Various

Start Location: CyclePath Bike Shop (74 Gavan Street, Bright)

Tawonga Gap Hill Climb

Bunch ride – not associated with the club. Up to the top of Tawonga Gap and back to Bright about 7:45am.

Start Time: Friday 6:00am

Ride Route: Up Tawonga Gap and back

Start Location: CyclePath Bike Shop (74 Gavan Street, Bright)

Mountain Bike Rides

Monday Morning MTB

Group ride – not associated with the club. Everyone’s welcome and depending on the numbers can split into 2 groups A and B depending on how fast you want to ride.

Start Time: Monday-Friday 9:30am

Ride Route: Various

Start Location: Top roundabout.

Wednesday Night MTB

Group ride – not associated with the club. Everyone’s welcome, you’ll need lights in winter. Depending on the group size sometimes we split into 2 groups A & B

Start Time: Wednesday 6:00pm

Ride Route: Various

Start Location: CyclePath Bike Shop (74 Gavan Street, Bright)

Favorite Rides

The famous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail starts in town and runs all the way to Wangaratta with a side trip up to Beechworth. See the Murray to Mountains website for more info.

Some of our other favourite rides are below:

Punkah Curcuit

Out to Porepunkah and back.

Distance: 14km

Wandi Loop

An easy ride to historic Wandilligong. Vist Australia’s largest hedge maze while you’re there.

Distance: 20km

Buckland Valley

One of the prettiest rides in the region with impressive views of Mt Buffalo.

Distance: 40km

Gaps Loop

A circuit out over Rosewhite Gap and return via Tawonga Gap.

Distance: 110km

Mt Buffalo

Probably the easiest of the mountains to climb with fantastic views from the top.

Distance: 65km

Falls Creek

Falls Creek itself isn’t too hard but you have to go over Tawonga Gap twice.

Distance: 120km

Mt Hotham

A tough climb with the Meg and CRB hill to test you en route

Distance: 110km

The Big One

Over Mt Hotham to Omeo then back via Falls Creek and Tawonga gap. Includes the dreaded Back 0’Falls climb.

Distance: 250kms