Dairy Farmers Hill in the Arboretum will be included again as a sixth peak and participants enjoyed that hill last year.
On 24 April 2016 riders enjoyed a great ride on a beautiful cool sunny day (13 oC at 9 am and 19 oC at 3 pm) with no wind and great food at the two feed stations on the same courses as this year's ride.
This non-competitive cyclo-sportive event provides a great challenge to ride the six peaks of Canberra – Mount Stromlo, Red Hill, Mount Pleasant, Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain and Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum). It is historically named 'Five Peaks Challenge' but since 2015, when Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum) was added, it has six peaks for you. That's 30% extra!
There are two ride lengths (about 117 km or 85 km) within which you have the option to choose which peaks you climb and which ones you by-pass. Take on all six peaks for a total elevation gains of about 2,000 m on the longer ride and 1,500 m on the shorter ride – but you can bypass the peaks if necessary for less climbing. And there are food stations and support available available on course.
The event is a major fund-raising opportunity for Woden Rotary and their supported charities (see below).
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All funds raised from the ride go to community projects that Rotary supports.
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Last modified JW 6 January 2017