The VIC Divide
WurundJeri Spur Lookkout (Yarra Boulevard, KEW Victoria 3101 Australia)
The Vic Divide, or Vic Divide 550, has been running for a few years and is back for another edition in 2021. The 2021 route consists of 570km of off-road, gravel and singletrack trails and heads north through the state of Victoria.
The grand depart for the 2021 edition is at 6:00am on the 27th February. It begins in Melbourne, at the Wurundjeri Spur Lookout and follows a challenging route that traverses the Great Dividing range all the way to Albury/Wodonga. While the Vic Divide is a race, you can take just as long as you please to complete the route.This is a self-supported bikepacking route through some isolated and challenging terrain, so you will need to be well-prepared and confident. If you’re quite new to bikepacking, it’s a good idea to tackle this one in a small group, rather than heading out solo.
Keep an eye on the Facebook group for updated information about the route; it’s also a good place to ask questions and get tips from fellow riders.
For a taste of what’s in store, check out Ty’s race report from the inaugural VIC Divide.
Organised by: Lewis Ciddor