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Fitz’s Challenge will be held on Sunday 30 October 2016, and is an opportunity for cyclists of all abilities to see Canberra’s Brindabella Ranges within a supported environment at a distance best suited to their fitness level. The Pedal Power ACT run event features five different course distances to accommodate all cyclists, from those looking for a testing social ride through to the advanced cyclist hoping to qualify for the Audax Alpine Classic Extreme 250km and Ultimate 320km rides.

Water and nutrition will be available at checkpoints on the day however participants are strongly encouraged to ensure they have adequate supplies with them when riding between these points.

It is also common practice for a participant to have a repair kit on their bike in case a quick fix is required to continue riding.

There will be a police presence with motorcycle patrols along the course as well as roaming support vehicles to assist participants if required.

Each course starts and finishes at Stromlo Forest Park. Stromlo Forest Park can be found off Opperman Avenue, Stromlo ACT.

Fitz’s Challenge offers participants a 50 km, 105 km, 165 km, 210 km or 255 km option (details below).

•    3.5 hour target time
•    880 metres of climbing
•    Grades are up to 12%
•    Participants will be electronically timed
•    Water and nutrition available at checkpoints

Course profile

50km Tidbinbilla Challenge Profile - Fitz's Challenge 2015
A more detailed course profile and map for the 2016 Fitz’s Challenge – 50 km distance is available from Cycling Profiles.

105 km Tharwa Challenge

•    7 hour target time
•    1660 metres of climbing
•    Grades are up to 12%
•    Participants will be electronically timed
•    Water and nutrition available at checkpoints

Course map

Course profile

105km Tharwa Challenge Profile - Fitz's Challenge 2015

A more detailed course profile and map for the 2016 Fitz’s Challenge – 105 km distance is available from Cycling Profiles.

165 km Fitz’s Classic

•    11 hour target time
•    2940 metres of climbing
•    Grades are over 12%
•    Participants will be electronically timed
•    Water and nutrition available at checkpoints
•    Lunch provided at the Tharwa checkpoint

Course map

Course profile

165km Fitz's Classic Profile - Fitz's Challenge 2015

A more detailed course profile and map for the 2015 Fitz’s Challenge – 165 km distance is available from Cycling Profiles.

210 km Fitz’s Epic (Audax Alpine Classic qualifying distance)

•    This distance has been awarded Audax Brevet status, and is an Audax Alpine Classic Extreme 250KM and Ultimate 320KM qualifying event
•    13.5 hour target time
•    4030 metres of climbing
•    Grades are over 12%
•    Participants will be electronically timed
•    Water and nutrition available at checkpoints
•    Lunch provided at the Tharwa checkpoint

Course map

Course profile

210km Fitz's Epic Profile - Fitz's Challenge 2015

A more detailed course profile and map for the 2015 Fitz’s Challenge – 210 km distance is available from Cycling Profiles.

255 km Fitz’s Extreme (Audax Alpine Classic qualifying distance)

•    This distance has been awarded Audax Brevet status, and is an Audax Alpine Classic Extreme 250KM and Ultimate 320KM qualifying event
•    13.5 hour target time
•    5000 metres of climbing
•    Grades are over 12%
•    Participants will be electronically time
•    Water and nutrition available at checkpoints
•    Lunch provided at the Tharwa checkpoint

Course map

Course profile

255km Fitz's Extreme Profile - Fitz's Challenge 2015

A more detailed course profile and map for the 2015 Fitz’s Challenge – 255 km distance is available from Cycling Profiles.

Registration for Fitz’s Challenge in 2016 will open on 1 June.

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