200K DISTANCE

A Double Range Climb | 202K

2,627M Elevation Gain

Double Range Climb | 202K

Fully Supported

6 Refresh ZONES | SAG Wagons

CLIMB | SILVER PINCH

DISTANCE | 10.41km

Elevation GAIN | 450m

Average GRADIENT | 2.3%

MAX Gradient |  25% at 7km (WTF hairpin)

KOM 24.09 | QOM 32.47

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CLIMB NOTES:

This is the big Kahuna!

Feared by locals who slog their way up this monstrous ascent. Don’t be fooled by the average gradient; the ‘Pinch’ lives up to its name punching above 20% at several points during the ascent. The climb begins gently at the corner of Topps Road (no pun intended) and meanders through peaceful farmlands for less than 2km before the first shock to the system. For the next kilometer riders face steep pinches of 19 – 22% before mercifully dropping for a brief 300m recovery before facing another 200m wall of 17%. The road then descends to the 4km mark then the ‘real climb’ begins. Bid farewell to your big chain ring; hopefully you’ve got more than a 28 sprocket on the back as you head vertically up double pinches of 24%. Nearing the summit, you will reach WTF corner where all mortals sins are forgiven. With 3km to go, the gradients eases affording magnificent views across the Lockyer Valley. Just beyond the 10km mark, you will finally crest the summit and land on the rooftop of the Darling Downs. Savour the scenery and enjoy the moment; you have just conquered Queensland’s toughest climb.

CLIMB | MA MA LILYDALE ROAD CLIMB | E&E WASTED HILL

DISTANCE | 2.22km

Elevation GAIN | 90m

Average GRADIENT | 4.0%

MAX Gradient | 19.6% at 2.1km

KOM 3.41 | QOM 5.02

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CLIMB NOTES:

For those who have not chosen the 200km option, this is the first real test of the day.

After enjoying a very quick and easy 20km of gentle downhill along Flagstone Creek, a sharp right-hand turn takes riders on to the narrow Ma Ma Lilydale Road. The climb begins at a gentle gradient as the road narrows to a single lane farm track. Around a blind curve the incline ramps up significantly. Supporters usually line the hill and it’s tempting to go full gas; but remember there is still a long way to go.

Over the top, to enjoy the rollers to Tent Hill and the first rest stop.

CLIMB | MANTEUFFEL TO THE TOP

DISTANCE | 2.11km

Elevation GAIN | 71m

Average GRADIENT | 3.4%

MAX Gradient | 12% at 1.9km

KOM 3.52 | QOM 3.48

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CLIMB NOTES:

Along this quintessential Lockyer Valley farm road, the climb is gentle enough to enjoy in the bigger gears. Mostly comprised of gentle rollers with the odd steep pinch here and there just to remind riders that the valley floor is not flat! At 1.6km the gradient noticeably increases to the summit that beholds excellent vistas of the Lockyer Valley.

CLIMB | SPA WATER ROAD

DISTANCE | 1.09km

Elevation GAIN | 53m

Average GRADIENT | 4.9%

MAX Gradient | 12% at 900m

KOM 2.16 | QOM 2.48

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CLIMB NOTES:

This is a case of two nasty little blimps on the landscape as you head towards ‘The Ghisallo’. Fortunately, the pinches are sharp, steep but short in duration. The road surface too is uneven. Be on the lookout for the ‘friendly’ dog at the summit who is known to enjoy terrorising unsuspecting weekend cyclists!

CLIMB | THE GHISALLO

DISTANCE | 0.37km

Elevation GAIN | 28m

Average GRADIENT | 6.8%

MAX Gradient | 15% near the top

KOM 0.38 | QOM 1.10

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CLIMB NOTES:

With a nod to one of Italy’s most famous climbs, the Colle del Ghisallo, this is our own homegrown Tbar version.

Not quite as long, but a curvaceous, sharp pinch that maxes out at 15% on the ‘Ghisallo’ summit (Shalom Chapel). Locals use the steep descent over the causeway just before the climb, to slingshot their way to the top; but be aware of oncoming traffic if you decide to go wide on the bend!

CLIMB | PEACOCK’S PINCH (The hill nobody tells you about #1)

DISTANCE | 0.92km

Elevation GAIN | 36m

Average GRADIENT | 3.9%

MAX Gradient | 15%

KOM 2.50 | QOM 3.11

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CLIMB NOTES:

Recovering over the Ghisallo, riders often forget about this last little climb on Spa Water Road. An innocent, gentle sweeping right-hand curve suddenly gets steeper and steeper with no apparent end in sight. This is the hill nobody tells you about #1!

CLIMB | HUGHES’ HUMP (The hill nobody tells you about #2)

DISTANCE | 1.03km

Elevation GAIN | 57m

Average GRADIENT | 5.5%

MAX Gradient | 11%

KOM 3.53 | QOM 4.23

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CLIMB NOTES:

You are on your way home, you know the big climb is still to come, but somebody forgot to tell you about ‘Hughes’ Hump’ – the hill nobody tells you about #2.

It starts after the culvert signposted ‘Hughes Bridge’ hence the name. The climb begins gently enough and even flattens out after only a few hundred metres, but then she ramps up and up and up through a series of curves to the summit at the farm house with the wagon wheel fence.

A short, steep descent follows to Knitters Road and you are on the final stretch to the star of the show, the Col du Blanchview.

CLIMB | COL DU BLANCHVIEW

DISTANCE | 5.02km

Elevation GAIN | 308m

Average GRADIENT | 6.1%

MAX Gradient | 22.5% at ‘The Wall’ (2.9km)

KOM 15.22 | QOM 19.07

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CLIMB NOTES:

The time has come to say goodbye to the big chain ring, find your easiest gear, take a long drink, suck on that last gel as you dip down into the culvert that marks the start of the Col.

The road rises steeply straight away with gradients between 16 and 18% and heads straight up. You will soon realise why this is known as the ‘Monster of TBar’.

The initial section is a killer! If you dare to look up, count the 3 road signs to the top of the first pinch which is just short of 1km. A slight dip in the road and you are immediately on to the second section. Slightly shorter than the first, you still climb at 16% plus.

With 1.5km of the climb behind you, the road levels out somewhat with a short stretch to refresh the legs to guzzle down that spare gel.

Through the Y-front intersection and past the Rural Fire Station what awaits around the corner are the gates of Hell. BOOM! you’re stopped in your tracks by an 18% Wall, the highlight of this vertical masterpiece. At just 500m this leg breaker will take every ounce of strength after the climbing you have already endured. Over the summit of The Wall, continually twisting and turning, this mighty climb continues up Flagstone Creek Road steadily at gradients between 7 and 10%. Eventually you will arrive at what is locally known as the ‘hot-mix’ section where the incline ramps up yet again. Through the curves past Burraway Crt, the end is in sight with the final summit at the T-Junction sign just before the intersection with Rowbothan Street.

But wait there is more to come…

CLIMB | THE FINAL BRICK IN THE WALL

DISTANCE | 0.61km

Elevation GAIN | 19m

Average GRADIENT | 2.3%

MAX Gradient | 11%

KOM 0.56 | QOM 1.12

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CLIMB NOTES:

The climb is conquered or so it seems, but there is one more nasty surprise before the finish. Descending along Rowbotham St your legs will recover marginally only to be hammered for one last time. Rowbotham Hill rears its head, and OUCH you hit that final pinch of 11%, the final brick in the Wall. Over the top and it’s long drag along the rest of Rowbotham street to the finish at Picnic Point Park.

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THE200 | 200k Distance Where What’s On Offer
Rest Stop 1 35km Higgins Road Water
Rest Stop 2 68km Tenthill Hotel Water/Food/Toilets
Rest Stop 3 97km Pitt Road Water
Rest Stop 4 116km Mulgowie Water/Food/Toilets
Rest Stop 5 137km Forest Hill Water/Food/Toilets
Rest Stop 6 156km Lower Tenthill Water/Food/Toilets
Rest Stop 7 173km Helidon Water/Food/Toilets
Rest Stop 8 190km Higgins Road Water/Energy Drink
Rest Stop 9 194km Fire Station, Flagstone Ck Rd Water
 FINISH 200km Heller St Park Food/Drink/Entertainment

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200k | Fully TIMED & Supported | Six Refresh ZONES

 ENTRY | FNS Festival

YOUR FIRST Drink is ON US at the FNS Festival

YOU WILL BE | SUPPORTING

Rotary Ride the Range gives a new meaning to the word CHALLENGE!

South East Queensland’s Toughest and Longest Charity Ride Stage – THE 200.

With a DOUBLE RANGE CLIMB, this is only for EXPERIENCED Riders.

Your FULLY TIMED & Supported Ride will start at Picnic Point

From Picnic Point all riders will cycle along Rowbotham Street to the Middle Ridge Golf Course to then tackle the steep descent of Horseshoe Falls Lane past the Rural Fire station continuing along the sinuous descent of Flagstone Creek. The initial 7km of the ride (the ‘neutral zone’) will be strictly controlled by the police and Ride the Range lead cars to ensure the safety of all riders; at the bottom of the descent the neutral zone ends.

With brake pads released, riders will zoom along the valley. At 19km 200km riders will turn left on to Back Flagstone Road for 500m then left at Topps Road (no pun intended) to steer towards Toowoomba’s most infamous climb, the vertigo inducing Silver Pinch. For the next 10.5km riders will climb a succession of two walls of granite maxing out at 24% on the final curve.

Average pace expected of lead group is 30k+ an hour