This is Peaks Challenge

What does it take to be a Peaks finisher?

Peaks Challenge is the ultimate personal challenge and begins a never-ending journey in the pursuit of up. Do you have what it takes?

235km | 4000m+ Climbing | 13 hours

The route

Equivalent to a mountain stage of the Tour de France, Peaks Challenge is a 235km ride with 4000+ metres of climbing and a 13-hour deadline.

Set across three of the Victorian high country’s most famous climbs, you’ll tackle the ascents of Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and finally, ‘The Beast’ that is the back of Falls Creek.

Mindset is key to conquering Peaks, while Tawonga Gap will have you saying “Allez, Allez” and Hotham will change your mantra to “Shut up legs”, the back of Falls will hit you like a tonne of bricks. With 200km in your legs, you’ll quickly learn why the first pinch is notorious among past Peaks riders. It’s a steep and relentless climb with little reprieve and is synonymous with the coaching words ‘Bang, bang, bang’ from Team Bicycle Network co-captain, Lee Turner.

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You’re not in this alone

Bicycle Network will have your back with comprehensive on route-support and Team Bicycle Network’s wave leaders will set the pace to get you across the finish line in your goal time. The coveted finisher’s jersey is in reach!

Essential information


Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

It’s essential to get in early for on mountain accommodation. Contact Falls Creek Reservation Centre on 1800 033 079 or email to find a place to stay.

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Training rides

Dandenongs training ride for Peaks Challenge

Organised training rides led by Team Bicycle Network are scheduled for October – February. Join our strava club to be the first to hear when new rides are announced and start training today.


Training programs

Our 16-week Peaks Challenge training programs—formulated by Dr. Stephen Lane—kick-off in November. Check them out along with training tips and advice to help you smash your ride goal!

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2 – 4 FEBRUARY 2024

Training Camp

Join Peaks Challenge training camp for the ultimate pre-event preparation, with three days of riding, workshops, strategy sessions and more, under the masterful guidance of Team Bicycle Network.

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Finishers Jersey

It’s more than just a jersey.

Everyone who tackles Peaks Challenge has the opportunity to stake their claim on a finishers jersey or sub 10-hour jersey…

We know how much it means to you. It symbolises months of training, time away from family and friends, dedication, pain and commitment. It’s every early-morning wake up, grinding pedal stroke, bead of sweat and sleepless night. It tells the world how deep you’re willing to dig and how determined you are to come out triumphant.

Our 2024 finishers jersey is inspired by Falls Creek and the contours of the surrounding alpine landscape. You have 13 hours to cross the finish line and earn one for yourself.

This is the ride that became legend
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Save Ride2School – Keep our kids rolling

For over 17 years, Bicycle Network’s free Ride2School program has shared the joy of riding and helped break down barriers that prevent students from actively travelling to school.

But the program, beloved by schools across the country, is under threat.

By donating to save Ride2School when you commit to Peaks Challenge, you are enabling our Ride2School team to continue their important work with school communities to promote physical activity among young Australians.

Donations are tax deductible, and all contributions will help our Ride2School team continue its life-changing work.

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A Bicycle Network Event

We've got your back

Comprehensive on-route support

Like all Bicycle Network events, we’ve got your back every pedal stroke of the way with our comprehensive on-route support: closed roads, rest stops, food and drink, marshals, signage, mechanical and medical support.

Are you covered?

Bicycle Network Members receive 10% off their entry and are fully supported every time they ride, with comprehensive riding insurance and Riders’ Rights (legal support).

Help us make bike riding easier for everyone

Bicycle Network is a not-for-profit organisation. Becoming a Member and joining our events means you’re supporting our behaviour change and advocacy initiatives. Our mission is to make it easier for everyone to ride a bike, every day.

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Sponsors and partners

Major partner

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Event partners

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Pedal Power Garage Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

The countdown to Peaks Challenge 2024 is on. Your time is now!

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