170km MAXI CLASSIC: THE RACE
RIDE THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS ON FULLY CLOSED ROADS!
Starting by the shore of Lake Jindabyne, you will head out of town over the Jindabyne Dam wall, towards the Rocky Plain loop and onto your first rest stop at Berridale. Anyone who has driven to the snow fields in the Kosciuszko National Park from Sydney, Canberra, or Cooma, has driven through Berridale. This pretty little town, with its poplar-lined main street, has long been the crossroads of the NSW Snowy Mountains.
From Berridale, you will head towards Dalgety that is set on the banks of the Snowy River. Dalgety is a quaint town that packs a punch when it comes to history and scenery. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, the tranquil town features lush views from the alpine peaks to the rolling, boulder-dotted Monaro Plains. Here you will have a chance to fill up your water bottles before you tackle the first KOM/QOM of the day- the Beloka Climb!
This KOM/QOM will get your blood pumping and have you short of breath at the first turn, with a total 296m climbed over 3.1km and an average grade of 10.6% and a max of 14.7%!
Over the climb you will undulate your way down towards Jindabyne. On your way back out towards Perisher ensure you stop at the main rest stop for some food – you are about to tackle the final, and long, KOM/QOM for the Snowy Maxi Classic. The constant climb up Kosciuszko Rd to the peak of Perisher is 21.9KM and 985m in elevation!
You have a chance for a quick water top up before you head back to the Event Village, winding your way down the climb you just conquered.
In Jindabyne the Event Village awaits you. Top off what will be an amazing ride with a delicious meal and cold drink while you relax on the comfy beanbags and enjoy the live entertainment.