NB Not the usual Officer Start Point
Yes - you read correctly this is the 25th anniversary of annual autumn alpine run which started life as the “Autumn Ice Run in May 1998.
After experimenting with a traditional run in May 2021 (which was fun but ….), I decided to try and make it safer and give us more daylight by going at the end of March and before school holidays – Easter etc.
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Ride Leader - John Cook 0419 599 530
Depart Early 0800 from Outbound at Officer NB on the Freeway east of Berwick, not the usual Officer start point.
Ride over Victoria's highest sealed road (Mt Hotham) cross the Tawonga Gap and stay overnight at Tawonga near Mt Beauty.
While keeping things very simple and traditional,
I intend to vary the route a bit this year and head south of the highway to Sale for the morning refreshment stop.
I have also discovered some quite interesting sealed side roads between Bruthen and Omeo so I plan on using those to avoid some of the bumps and roadworks presently on the Great Alpine Road.
Everyone to arrange their own accommodation.
I have booked accommodation at Mountain Creek Motel, Tawonga and plan to dine at their restaurant on the Saturday night. They even have a drying room!
They have a fully licensed restaurant on site
Please contact them direct and mention the Ulysses Booking for a better rate than advertised.
I strongly recommend you ring and speak to them in person to arrange a room for your group
Phone numbers are: +61 3 5754 4247 | 0447 779 350 and their email is firstname.lastname@example.org
They have rooms which can accommodate up to 4 people in separate beds -
Return route planned via Myrtleford, Whitfield & Mansfield
Many Thanks for all the feedback regarding the Autumn Alpine Run
I sent an email out to many members and quite a few preferred a midweek option, but there were also quite a few who would only have been able to attend on a weekend.
So to keep up a tradition I have plummetted on the weekend ride for this year and added a few route variations to mix things up.
We (any one of us) can still arrange the odd mid week overnighter as we please.
Again, thank for all the responses I received
Alpine Run Options and requests
Whatever you decide, please let me know if you're coming and where you're meeting us.
Alpine Run Catering and logistics
Alpine Run Confirmations
This is just a reminder to let me now if you're coming
I already have quite a good number of confirmations plus some "whispers" indicating attendance but no firm confirmation from some who regularly attend
It is only a few weeks away but I'd really like things firmed up over the next weeks or so.
The Alpine Run
It is next week - if you're coming and haven't booked, please do so.
Thanks to John Cook for another compelling ride.... Great roads and great fun!! Appreciation....