19MarAll Day20CancelledKosi Challenge (Ride4Rare)Ride from the Parliament to the Peak of AustraliaCOVID-19CanberraState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day
The Kosi Challenge (Ride4Rare) is a 2 day charity ride from Canberra with the real challenge of climbing up Mount Kosciuszko. ***
The Kosi Challenge (Ride4Rare) is a 2 day charity ride from Canberra with the real challenge of climbing up Mount Kosciuszko.
*** Cancelled due to C-19 for 2020, try again next year, ie 2021 ***
The Kosi Challenge (Ride4Rare) takes in some of Australia’s most stunning alpine countryside and provides riders with an adventurous challenge in support of a great cause. The Challenge has 2 parts – the hike (Hike4Rare) or the cycling event (Ride4Rare).
The Kosi challenge is a real deal, a long ride with an amazing summit finish.
The Kosi challenge starts in the capital of Canberra and heads south along the Monaro Highway towards Cooma. A day to get the legs moving with 110km and 1200m elevation gain over the undulating country farming lands of the valley. There are the rolling hills of the national parks the ACT to your right which is where the infamous Fitz’s Challenge is held. This leads you through to Cooma which is the location of an evening stop.
The second day is all about conserving energy as you follow the Kosciuszko road to Jindabyne and the climb up the slopes of Australia’s highest mountain. It may be only 105km but the 2200m of elevation gain, which will test the legs. This is a stunning ride through the last of the undulating farmlands to the base of the snowy mountain range. take time to savour the decent around the Lake Jindabyne. then it is a turn to the left to follow the road up to sky fields resort towns of Perisher and Charlotte pass on the climb to Mt Kosciuszko and climb 1200m over 30km to a final elevation of 2000m.
Along the way, you will be able to raise funds for Rare Cancers Australia who raise awareness and funds for diagnosis and research into rare and less common cancers.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like the Kosi Challenge, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.