Officer Road (Officer)

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Officer Road
Location: Officer
Distance: 2 km
Average Gradient: 5%
Maximum Gradient: 12%
Elevation gain: 104 metres
Traffic: Light traffic
Terrain: Forest
Road Surface: Average

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To explore one of the roads less travelled make a detour down Officer Road in Officer.  This is one of the most iconic and scenic climbs that you can do in Cardinia, and is a regular feature of the Spider Bikes ride each Saturday.  If you haven’t experienced this climb is a must do.

Officer Road climb

The climb starts shortly after you pass the intersection of Peterson Road.

The road has quite a course surface which will get you working that little harder.  The first 600 meters of this climb is steeper than it looks.  Peaking at 9%.

 

Traffic is light.  But the road is quite narrow and if a car drives through please stay as far to the left as possible.

 

This is one of those climbs that you can truly appreciate the scenery.  Especially when the gradient eases up.  The highlight of the climb is this impressive hairpin.  From here the gradient eases up and the remainder of the climb is quite a pleasant gradient.

The final 400 meters of this climb is pretty easy.  The gradient remains between 1% – 3%.  If you want to pick up your sped.  Its easy to drop it down a few gears through here and get some good speed.  What I most like about the last part of this climb are there are quite a few switchbacks.  You can use this section to race, of to sit back and enjoy the views.

The climb finishes at the intersection of Officer Road & Leppit Road.

 

What to expect

  • Quite country road
  • Very narrow shoulder
  • Thick canopy overhead which helps to keep the temperature down
  • Stunning scenery
  • Impressive hairpin
Officer Road

How to get here

Officer is located 57 km east of Melbourne.  Access is off the M1 Princess Highway.

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4 thoughts on “Officer Road (Officer)

    Cardinia « The Dandenong Ranges said:
    June 6, 2015 at 3:05 am

    […] Officer Road                                         Officer                                2km                          5                                  4 […]

    Cardinia | The Cardinia Climbers said:
    November 24, 2015 at 12:07 am

    […] Officer Road                                     Officer                                  2 km                        5 […]

    Spider Bikes Social Ride « The Dandenong Ranges said:
    December 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

    […] you out through the township of Officer & up one of Cardinia’s most iconic climbs up Officer Road to Upper Beaconsfield which offers over 3.5km of challenging climbing.  Take the climb at your own […]

    Spider Bikes | The Cardinia Climbers said:
    January 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    […] takes you out through the township of Officer & up one of Cardinia’s most iconic climbs up Officer Road to Upper Beaconsfield which offers over 3.5km of challenging climbing.  Take the climb at your own […]

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