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Snowy Classic Gran Fondo To Include Closed Road 170km Race + 110km Course

The stunning Snowy Mountains region will host Bicycling Australia’s 5th major Gran Fondo cycling event – the Snowy Classic in March 2022.

Bicycling Australia have added a major new Gran Fondo event to their regional cycling series, the Snowy Classic based in Jindabyne at the foot of the Snowy Mountains.

The fifth fondo after the Bowral, Noosa, Mudgee and Clare Classics, the Snowy Classic will feature an AusCycling sanctioned 170km race category.

Registrations Open Now

Registrations are open for the debut event on 26 March 2022.

The Snowy Classic will offer riders the opportunity to tackle true alpine climbs and European-style cycling right here in Australia. With three options – 170km (in the limited-entry RACE or the open RIDE category) and a 110km course, and with participant safety the number one priority, it will be the cycling experience of the year.

The event offers three options – the 170km Maxi Classic (THE RACE), 170km Maxi Classic (THE RIDE), and the 110km Challenge Classic.

At A Glance

  • The Snowy Classic offers 3 rides on FULLY CLOSED ROADS in excellent conditions: 170km Maxi Classic (THE RACE), 170km Maxi Classic (THE RIDE), and the 110km Challenge Classic.
  • Register before Early Bird ends on 31 October
  • Riders are urged to secure their place soon as numbers are strictly limited!
  • Save up to 20% off the registration fee
  • Purchase the official event jersey at the discount price of $65 ($115 after Early Bird)

SECURE YOUR SPOT NOW: www.snowyclassic.com.au

The Maxi Classic (THE RACE) is sanctioned by AusCycling and open to A Grade and Elite riders.

Registrations are via AusCycling, head to www.snowyclassic.com.au/maxiclassicrace for more info. 

State Government Support

NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government was proud to support the Snowy Classic from 2022 until 2026, with the event expected to inject $4.16 million into the State’s economy across the five-year period. 

“We know the regional visitor economy is critically important to the wellbeing of NSW, which is why the NSW Government is supporting the Snowy Classic over five years to build a strong following and make it an annual must-attend event for cyclists and their families and friends,” Mr Ayres said.

“This will help the local visitor economy to grow and push us toward our target in the NSW Visitor Economy Strategy 2030 for regional overnight visitor expenditure to reach $25 billion.

“Visitors will be blown away by the stunning scenery and excellent tourism and hospitality offerings of the region – register now and start planning your itinerary through VisitNSW.com.”

Trek and Volvo Car Australia are among a solid base of foundation Snowy Classic partners.

Classic Series Expands

Founder of the Snowy Classic and Classic Series events, James Yaffa, added “We are excited to see the popular Gran Fondo format expand and being part of this region was a long held ambition for our series of events.

“The Snowy Mountains precinct is simply stunning and offers so much for road cyclists. We are super excited to officially be launching the inaugural Snowy Classic.”

With regional areas experiencing challenging times over several years now, Mr Yaffa said the core objective was to deliver a fun and safe event while helping the Snowy region deliver much-needed tourism and ongoing brand marketing. 

The Snowy Classic is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

Early Bird registrations for the inaugural Snowy Classic are now open, head to www.snowyclassic.com.au to register.

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