Celebrating our 6th year, come and take on the challenges around Berry and Kangaroo Valley where spectacular cycling combined with some amazing gradients make for fantastic riding. We will be heading to areas never explored before on a Berry Challenge with a little dirt and the usual climbing bonanza!
Sunday, April 7th and the rides are free.
All rides will have a ride captain (guides Cameron, Sam, Max and Isabel will be there) so we can show you the best of the region. Both the 100km and 80km include 2 well groomed dirt sections and our usual optional extra challenges….
100km with 2000m elevation – 7am departure
80km with 1300m elevation – 7am departure
70km with 1300m elevation – 7am departure (No dirt)
30km with 300m elevation 9am departure
We also offer fruit and snacks to take with you (if you rode with us last year, you know how good these are!)
But most importantly please come and join us for a fantastic post ride get together at our home on Woodhill.
Departure is from Berry Mountain Cycles – https://goo.gl/maps/BdJuGA5RBvK2
Post ride get together
Join us for $35pp to share an amazing paella (see below) with salads, soft drinks and water. Feel free to bring beers or wine. If you wish, drop any drinks at the Berry Mountain Cycles shop and we can pick them up for you in the day so you can ride straight in and be ready to go!
We will also be announcing our new Odyssey for 2021 and the food and wine on the day will set the scene for this epic journey.
Our address is 356 Woodhill Mountain Road, Broughton Vale. You’ll climb past it on the first hill of the day which will warn you that the very last challenge of the day is our driveway!Lunch will be going from 1pm-4pm. See you there!
Can you please transfer $35 per person to our Bike Odyssey account and put your name as the reference. Please also reply to this email with your preference for Paella – meat or vegetarian. Salads and soft drinks included too. If you want to bring wine or beer please do so. This can be dropped at the Berry Mountain Cycles shop before the ride and will be picked up and put in the fridge for your arrival. Bike Odyssey Pty Ltd BSB: 082-637 Acct No: 42-813-2565
Berry 70 – No dirt (1km of nice dirt only!)
To view the rides in detail including all the climbs and their exact elevations please click here to go to the Ride with GPS site. Once on the site scroll over the elevation profile below each of the maps and you will get the details on the climbing involved. The Berry area is known for its hills. The Berry 100 has 3 major hills, Woodhill Mountain which is 4.3km long averaging 7% with a maximum gradient briefly of 15% near the top. Berry Mountain is 5.2km averaging 8% with a maximum gradient of 13% midway…(this climb is bypassed by the sensible Berry 80!) and Bugong Road which is 1.7km long with an average of 10% with a maximum briefly of 17% – this is also high quality compacted dirt! They are all challenging but worth the effort.
The Extra Challenges
What would one of our rides be without a few extra optional climbs?? These are all optional out and back climbs and none need to be ridden to complete the ride. They will be marked by a wolfs head at the bottom and the distance and gradient. Look out for these on your way around the course… This year there are 4 optional extras building up all the way!
- Gormans – A littley to start with – 200m @ 10% – Ascent =
- Cambewarra Lookout (only for the Berry 100) – 600m @ 13%
- Jarrett’s Carrot – 1.9km @ 9% (note 20%+ brief sections and a cattle grid but beautiful views!!)
- Brown’s Mountain – 2.4km @ 12% (note 20% + sections here too….)
- Woods Hill – 100m @20% – Our driveway….you have to earn your lunch with this last pinch of the day. Stay seated and push it isn’t long and it is paved but a little gravelly…
Total addition 10km (up and down) and around 600m elevation!