Canberra Cycling Club
2024 Alivio Tourist Park Season Launch

Fri, 16 Feb 2024
Alivio Gravel
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We are proud to announce that this year's road season will again be sponsored by Alivio Tourist Park. Alivio has provided significant financial support to the clubs over the last few years. Please return the favour and support Alivio by:

  • Staying at Alivio when you travel to the ACT for one of our events (promo code details below - CCCVCC)
  • Referring your friends and family to Alivio when they need accommodation in the ACT (promo code details below - CCCVCC)
  • Stopping in for a coffee, drink, or bite to eat at the Verandah.

We're super excited to announce our first combined VCC CCC road event of the year - the Alivio Tourist Park Twilight Gravel Ride.

This will be a family-friendly untimed participation event starting at the Alivio Tourist Park, and taking in some great gravel roads and goat tracks through Bruce and O'Connor Ridges.

After the ride, VCC and CCC will jointly launch the 2024 Alivio Tourist Park road season, including announcing some of the cool stuff we've got planned, and shout all registered participants to a pizza buffet on Alivio's awesome Verandah.


  • Check-in open from 530 pm
  • Roll away at 6pm
  • All Riders return to Alivio by 7 pm
  • Pizza Buffet 7-8pm

What is Included in the registration price?

Alivio, VCC and CCC are going to look after you.

Your $10 gets you:

  • Event Entry
  • Pizza Buffet
  • Pool usage (yep - bring a towel)

We ask that you buy your own drinks.

If other non riding family or friends are coming please select the 'Meal Only' option when you register them.

The Alvio restaurant will also be operating, so you're welcome to buy a full blown dinner if pizza doesn't float your boat. You can see their menu here.

Combined Calendar

VCC and CCC are teaming up to bring you a combined road calendar for 2024. Each road race is the result of a collaborative effort between the two clubs and is supported by Alivio.

Everyone is Welcome

Riders from any club are welcome to participate in this event. 

Event Information

  • Format - Untimed Participation Ride - Just come and have fun!
  • Event Staff - As per the Volunteer Roster
  • Feedback - We want your feedback - Complete our feedback form each week after the race.


Course Start is the Alvio Tourist Park.

Stay @ Alivio

Stay at Alivio Tourist Park. Use the code CCCVCC at the time of booking for 15% discount on Alivio's best rate. Valid for future bookings two months from the date of booking.

Course Suggestions

These are suggested routes. The courses are not marked and other users will be in Bruce and O'Connor ridges. We suggest you get a few friends or family together and ride the route that works for you. Then come and have a bite and a drink at Alivio afterwards.

Gravel and Goat Tracks - 8.15km

Just the Gravel - 3.79km

Gravel and Goat Tracks

Starting at Alivio Tourist Park the course climbs some steep grades (20% plus - gearing will be crucial) before cruising along Reservoir Ridge Fire Trail for some great views back across Canberra. Riders then pick up some speed on the Bruce Ridge Fire Trail before a couple of quick dog legs, and a mandatory dismount to cross the Bruce Ridge Bike Path. The Northern Section of the trail is a series of tight and sweeping goat tracks that take in some of the best trails on O'Connor Ridge.

Riders then dismount again to cross the bike path, before enjoying a rolling section of the Bruce Pipeline Fire Trail to return to the start.

Riders can choose to do 1 or 2 laps.

Just the Gravel

Riders complete just the 'Gravel' section of the course and do not cross the bike path. 1 or 2 laps.

A note on the climb

The climb out of Alivio Tourist Park to the Reservoir Ridge Fire Trail is steep. Inexperienced riders may need to walk their bikes on this section.


The course is suitable for Cyclocross, Gravel and Mountain Bikes, although if you're feeling particularly adventurous you can bring your Road Bike too.

Everyone's welcome!

In short, ride whatever you want, but gearing will help with some of the hills. And while the roads are in great condition, a road bike would be hard work.

Other Park Users

Other park users, including walkers and riders, may be in the Nature Reserves.

We ask that all participants give way to other park users.


Parking is available below the Verandah restaurant.


To ensure that we have a record of all participants registration is only via EntryBoss.


AusCycling 'Lifestyle' or better licences are required for this event.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct licence. This will be verified when you register.

No licence?

Not to worry! If you are eligible you can take out a 4-week free trial or sign up for a one or 7 day event licence.

Unfortunately, we can't accept other types of non AusCycling cycling insurance/membership.

Have you Volunteered Yet?

  1. Read the Volunteer FAQs
  2. Check the volunteer roster for where we need help
  3. Sign up to volunteer using this form

The 2024 Alivio Tourist Park Road Series is run by volunteers from the CCC and VCC, but members from other clubs are welcome to volunteer and support racing in the ACT as well as receive the volunteer incentives set out below.

Volunteers will receive the following incentives at eligible 2024 Road Events:

  • Volunteer two or more times in a 'Secondary Role' - access to discounted season pass *
  • Volunteer once in a 'Primary Role' - access to discounted season pass *
  • Volunteer two or more times in a 'Primary Role' - access the whole season of racing for free *

To be eligible to claim these benefits you must have nominated and been allocated to a race.

*Excludes ACT Champs events and State Opens (e.g. Hayman Classic). Details on the Season Pass listing.

Scratching and Cancellation

  • Scratching - Scratching is a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if withdrawing within scratching cut-off.
  • Event Cancellation - Riders will be provided with a full refund if the event is cancelled for any reason.
  • Refunds - Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or if you scratch after the cut off.

New to Racing?

We'd love to see you at one of our events! If you have any questions or aren't sure about something please get in touch using the contact details below.

Contact Information

Club Contacts

Canberra Cycling Club
Vikings Cycling Club

EntryBoss Support


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