The Victoria Divide 550 is, as the name suggests, a roughly 550km self-supported bikepacking event that covers a variety of off-road terrain from Melbourne to Albury/Wodonga along the Great Dividing Range.
Created Lewis Ciddor, a good friend of Curve, the event is in its third year and is drawing many returning adventurers, new riders and even an eager following from the famous dot-watching community! From those wishing to race the route or those just wanting to tour through the mountains, the Vic Divide attracts and welcomes all walks of adventure cyclist to challenge themselves against some of Victoria's most testing terrain.
The elevation starts to kick up from Toolangi onwards, with undulating terrain and a few sharp climbs between Marysville and Jamieson.
From Jamieson, the road just keeps on going up and up to the top of Mount Buller! With stunning views of the surrounding mountains, Buller is the highest point on the course, and after the long climb you are treated to an equally long and technical descent into Whitfield.
Whatever happens during this year's Vic Divide, it's bound to be a challenging, yet greatly rewarding experience for all those that choose to take on the course. Stay tuned for more content around the event, including a run down of kit and preparations by some of our very own Curve Crew that are going to be taking on the Vic Divide!