Over 1,300 cyclists expected for 2nd annual Snowy Classic Cycling Gran Fondo

Over 1,300 cyclists from across Australia will take to the Snowy Mountains on Saturday, 1 April 2023 for the second annual Snowy Classic Cycling Gran Fondo.

A true European-style cycling experience on fully closed roads, the Snowy Classic is the first event to kick off the 2023 calendar for The Classics – a popular national series by Bicycling Australia.

Riders will take on one of two courses- the 170km Maxi Classic or 110km Challenge Classic- extending from Jindabyne to Hilltop, Rocky Plain, Berridale, Dalgety, Beloka and Perisher Valley. Both routes showcase some of the nation’s best rural and alpine cycling and take in iconic Australian pastoral vistas prior to hitting the challenging climbs such as the mighty Beloka.

There will be rolling road closures throughout the Snowy Mountains region on the event day. Locals are encouraged to stay off the roads when possible and be mindful of cyclists. Full road closure details are available online at www.snowyclassic.com.au/community.

For more information on the event, including road closures, visit www.snowyclassic.com.au

Gina Woodward, Snowy Monaro Regional Council Chief Communications Officer and Tourism Snowy Mountains Board Member said, “It’s an exciting time for our region to welcome back the Snowy Classic riders and crew. The benefits of 1300 riders and their supporters heading to the Snowys are far reaching for our region’s businesses. We wish all the participants a great day of riding and fun.”

Riders will depart from Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne (opposite Banjo Paterson Park) between 8:00am – 8:10am on Saturday, 1 April, and pass through the finish line in the same location between 10:30am – 5:30pm.

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.

All are welcome to come down to the Event Village at Town Centre Carpark, Jindabyne on Saturday, 1 April between 10:30am – 5:30pm to cheer on the riders as they pass through the finish line. There will be something for everyone – gourmet food stalls, beer and wine bar, live music, exhibitor stalls and more.

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