Acting North Eastern Regional Director Nathan Matthews said Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) will be out in advance of the ride to sweep roads, clear debris and undertake a hazards inspection to help cyclists safely navigate the event.
“We know how vital it is that north east Victoria continues to grow and prosper – that’s why we’re supporting this valuable regional tourism initiative,” Mr Matthews said.
“With over 300 participants expected, this festival presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase what our Alpine Region offers the cycling community.
“Our new cycling experience signs will help participants with a heads up about each stage of the ride – showing the gradient and length of the climbing challenge every five kilometres from the National Park entrance through to the Chalet.”
Riders will set off from Bright on the Great Alpine Road to Porepunkah, before turning on to Mount Buffalo Road for the ride up the mountain - see the full route map.
The sections of Great Alpine Road and Mount Buffalo Road used for the ride will remain open while they’re checked by RRV crews in the week leading up to the event.
During the event, traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of event participants along with minimising inconvenience to other road users.
There will be an uphill lane only closure on Mount Buffalo Road between Great Alpine Road and Dingo Dell on Saturday, 30 March, 2019 between 8.00am and 11.00am.