You will need to be a strong rider, or start training early, if you are expecting to complete one of these rides within the cut off time.
Start your training by riding at least 40–50km with small undulations and build this up over the next few months to cover up to 100kms if you are taking on the Bethanga Beast.
Make sure to then include in your training lots of steep hill sections, as at the 56km mark of the Beast, there is a 5km climb over Kurrajong Gap, having an average slope is 7% with an 11% section. You don’t want to walk up that!
Be familiar with your ride and the start/finish point
You, and the people around you, will have a more enjoyable and safer ride if you know the route and what to expect. We recommend all riders download the Strava route data for the longer rides, links at Bethanga Beast and Sandy Creek .
The start/finish point is at a new location, Ebden Reserve on Lake Hume. Look up this location on your GPS prior to event day and mark it. Road access is via the Murray Valley Highway. A photo of the turn of will be posted on the LHCC Facebook page.
Note you can ride to the site via the High Country Rail Trail from Wodonga, all sealed (or decked).
Accommodation and hospitality
There are plenty of accommodation and hospitality options on offer in Albury-Wodonga and the surrounding area.
However visitors need to be aware it is a double long weekend (Victoria and Canberra), so make inquiries in advance, particularly for the caravan/holiday parks and other accommodation on the east side of town.