Audax Alpine Classic

The Alpine Classic - Sunday 27th January

In 2019 the Alpine Classic will celebrate its 33nd year and Bonjour Bright its 12th!

The Alpine Classic has been run successfully since 1986, when half a  dozen keen Audax cyclists rode from Bright to Falls Creek and back.  After a little refreshment they felt the need for more distance, and set  off to ride the additional 70km up Mt Buffalo and back. This 200 km  route became the famed Alpine Classic. As the ride became more popular routes of different distances were gradually introduced to allow more  cyclists to complete their own Alpine Challenge, and share their achievement with like-minded athletes. The Alpine Classic format is now catering to around 2000 riders and provides supported routes over 8  courses providing moderate to seriously challenging courses, and of  course fabulously supported by a great team of volunteers. As this is  not a race there are no road closures.

When you complete your ride, a celebration of personal achievement with family and friends is strongly encouraged. So now, in addition to  the range of rides which support “the Classic”, a free food and music festival is available for early finishers and non-cyclists at the  start/finish in Howitt Park. The Bonjour Bright Festival has been French  themed to celebrate the association of the Alpine Classic with Audax International, based in France.