Jam for Jameison

JAM FOR JAMIESON

Saturday 14th December 2019

This is it. The one and only Jam for Jamieson. Unless you've done bikepacking, multi day racing, solo 24 hour mountain biking, Everesting, gravel racing or Audax, this is going to take you to some new and dark places. 

 

You're going to be on the bike for a very long day. At least 15 hours on mountainous gravel roads. Hopefully you will have done the Grand Ridge Road Randonnee, Gippsland Gold or something of similar difficulty. If you're an expeienced long distance cyclist, you'll know what to expect. If you're stepping up in distance, this will definately be a very different experience.

Location: Lake Glenmaggie, Vic

 

Registration: TBA

 

Route: 300/400 km (110km of bitchamien)

 

Climbing: HC+G (Hors Category Plus Gravel)

 

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Route - No Easy Options

400km - 6500m ascent - 280km gravel

Sector Zero - The Baw Baw South Face Road, Noojee and on to Woods Point

 

300km - 5250m ascent - 210km gravel

Sector One - Thompson, only one major climb but its vicous

Sector Two - Long drag to Woods Point

Sector Three - Frenchmans Gap

Sector Four - Mt Skene

Sector Five - The Three Sisters

Mt Skene - The biggest badest gravel climb in Australia

38km - 1500m ascent - all gravel

Everything until now has been a warm up. Now the main event begins. The climb starts 1okm out of Jamieson and winds its way through pleasant shaded forest. A series of short down hills break the climb into to three main parts, which get progressiely tougher as they approach the sumitt. The road conditions suffer an equally unwelcome reduction in quality as the climb contiunes, but the panoramic views of the High Country provid a recompense for the physical effort that is breathtaking in all senses of the word.  Reaching the sumitt of Mt Skene at dusk is a truley memorable experience that makes all the suffering worthwhile.

Registration - Almost Full

Although registration is not open expressions of interest are being accpeted to the waitlist. As places are limited its important to get your name on the waitlist as soon as possible, so that you don't miss out.

Qualifiction

To take part in the 300 you must have completed the Grand Ridge Road Randonnee or Gippsland Gold 200, or an event of similar difficulty.

To take part in the 400 you must have sucessfully completed the Jam for Jamieson 300 or and event of similar difficulty.

You will be required to provide details when you complete your registration. 

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