Making its debut in March 2022, Bicycling Australia’s first Snowy Classic Gran Fondo proved a hit with well over 1000 riders participating in the closed-road event.
Soon to be back for its second year, the next Snowy Classic will take place on Saturday April 1, 2023.
Riders from across Australia will again descend upon Jindabyne to tackle one of two epic courses – the 170km Maxi Classic or 110km Challenge Classic. Both routes showcase some of the nation’s best alpine cycling and take in challenging climbs such as the mighty Beloka.
Offering a true European-style cycling experience, the event features fully closed roads extending from Jindabyne to Hilltop, Rocky Plain, Berridale, Dalgety, Beloka and Perisher Valley.
“We are super excited to be returning to the Snowy Mountains after a such a memorable 2022 event,” said James Yaffa, Founder of the Classics.
“This region is on par with the stunning European Cycling Classics – it’s rich in natural beauty with a vibrant community who make us feel so welcome! The Snowy Classic is our hill climbing Gran Fondo, riders will train hard and be prepared and looking forward to conquering Beloka and Perisher. It’s a substantial day out on the bike with over 3,000m of climbing!”
Riders will depart from Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne from early on Saturday April 1, and pass through the finish line (at the same location) later in the morning and into the afternoon.
Locals, whether cycling enthusiasts or not, are encouraged to join the action in decorating their front gardens, cheering on the riders and taking in the festival atmosphere.
The Event Village at Town Centre carpark, Jindabyne (opposite Banjo Paterson Park) will be cycling central as fans and supporters cheer on the riders. The village will feature something for everyone – from local produce at the food stalls, to a beer and wine bar, live music, cycling industry exhibitor stands and more.
About The Classics
The Snowy Classic is part of The Classics series by Bicycling Australia, the nation’s most established and highly respected cycling media platform, in print and online for over 30 years and 237 editions.
There are five national events which form The Classics series: the Bowral Classic, Clare Classic, Mudgee Classic, Noosa Classic and Snowy Classic.
The team are proudly the primary and most experienced providers of Gran Fondo cycling events in Australia with safety always the number one priority. The Snowy Classic is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.