On the day
Info refers to the 2018 event. Stay tuned for news on our thirty-year celebration event in 2019!
Start times are as follows:
6:00 am – 255 km Fitz’s Extreme
6:00 am – 210 km Fitz’s Epic
7:30 am – 165 km Fitz’s Classic
8:30 am – 105 km Tharwa Challenge
9:00 am – 50 km Tidbinbilla Challenge
All riders must attend a rider briefing ten minutes prior to the start of their ride.
Relax and recover after your big ride at our Fitz’s Challenge event hub and chill out zone.
The event hub at Stromlo Forest Park provides a variety of meal, snack and drink choices for recovery at the end of the ride. Featuring entertainment by Canberra singer-songwriter Matt Dent, award-winning local beer from Bentspoke Brewing Company, and delicious food vendors including:
The Handlebar – this new licensed café will be open for the first time on event day, offering sweet snacks, coffee, toasted jaffles and BentSpoke beer on tap.
The Handlebar is located in the shipping container near the pavilion alongside Cycle City’s new mountain bike hire/shop Cycle City – Hire My Bike, opening soon.
The Handelbar and Cycle City – Hire My Bike are operated by a group of local mountain bike riders who are passionate about Stromlo and improving the amenity of the park for all visitors. They’d love you to come check it out and say hi!