33.6 miles
6,819 ft
-6,523 ft
3,661 ft
High Point

This event is held on the last Sunday in October each year and is a 55km point-to-point mountain bike race from Mitta Mitta to Mt Beauty, via Scrubby Creek and Trappers Gap. With 37km of dirt road, 18km of bitumen, 840 metres of climb and 740 metres of descent, the Mitta is a unique scenic and riding experience.

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of this challenge. Start time is 10:00am in Mitta Mitta on Sunday 30th October 2016.

Despite having the reputation as a “gut-buster” it continues to grow in popularity from humble beginnings in 1992. Local cyclist Tony Retra developed the idea of the Mitta after competing in the Briagalong to Dargo and back, some time ago! The first Mitta attracted some roadies, a few xc skiers, and some very keen locals and was won by Tony. Word soon spread amongst the mountain bike fraternity that if you wanted a challenge – try the Mitta. Notable mountain bikers have won the event, including Rob Eva (1993, 1995), and the fastest time belongs to Garth Hennessy (2000) with a time of 1.47.05.

As the event had always attracted a dedicated following from xc skiers and endurance athletes, Alan Marsland ( Kangaroo Hoppet ) developed the Great Alpine Challenge – running, xc skiing and mountain biking. The inclusion of the Mitta as the third leg of The Great Alpine Challenge has resulted in the numbers growing each year.

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  • Race Course
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  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
More Stats for Mitta to Mount Beauty mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    295 ft
  • Altitude min
    882 ft
  • Altitude start
    882 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,177 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    16.6 miles
  • Distance down
    15.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.2 miles
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