Cyclists have come from as far as Dubbo and Sydney to cross a 104-year-old wooden trestle bridge brought back to life as part of the High Country Rail Trail.
The annual Tall Trestle Treadle is a fundraiser for the Tallangatta Rail Trail Advisory Group, one of three community committees working on the trail.
Starting at Shelley Station, this year's ride included the official opening of the Dry Forest Creek bridge before the 110 cyclists rode on to the Old Tallangatta lookout.
"Over time, the event has grown," secretary Louise Coulston said.
"As the volunteers continue to upgrade sections of the trail, the ride is now almost entirely completed along sections of the High Country Rail Trail."
The second section of the ride, from Koetong Station to the restored bridge, passes through forest and historic tall trestle bridges at Darbyshire.
"Along this section are three-uniquely sculptured seats created by our talented volunteer Max Laubli," Ms Coulston said.
Mr Laubli has used natural materials and recovered pieces from four trestle bridge restorations to create the seats.
Since 2006 the Tallangatta Rail Trail Advisory Group has held 25 events to promote the use of the trail and fundraise for maintenance and upgrades.
The group looks after 40km of rail trail along Lake Hume from the Sandy Creek Inlet Bridge through to Shelley station.
Ms Coulston said recent works had included upgrading and maintaining the trail surface from Old Tallangatta to Shelley.
"These works have allowed the committee to change the route of the ride and eliminate the need to transport riders and bikes between sections," she said.
"The success of the Tall Trestle Treadle is dependent on the time and effort of the many volunteers of the Tallangatta and Bonegilla rail trail groups and staff from Parklands Albury-Wodonga, and support of local bus companies Cavanagh's and Doug Burt."
Benambra MP Bill Tilley acknowledged the work put into the trail in parliament on Tuesday, but queried the government on the lagging process to appoint a land manager for parts of the trail.
Mr Tilley met with Tallangatta advisory group members in August 2018 about an undeclared section from Bullioh to Shelley and raised the issue in parliament on Tuesday.
"Parklands Albury-Wodonga was your appointed project partner ... to their credit, as well as the volunteers of the Tallangatta Rail Trail Advisory Group, that work is largely complete," he said.
"So despite the fact that we have this potential tourism magnet ready to go, there is still no-one to officially manage it.
"The last round of talks were in April, and they discussed an interim manager. That has not happened."
Rob Caddell, secretary of the Tallangatta group, said the sections yet to be declared included Shelley to Old Tallangatta.
"The other is from Shelley through to Cudgewa," he said.
"Parklands have a committee of management from Boggy Creek to Shelley and from Old Tallangatta through to Wodonga, and under the Parklands banner there is three advisory groups working with Parklands.
"DELWP were looking at Towong Shire to take the committee of management role on, and the shire weren't prepared to do that.
"Ideally what would happen is that the department complete the necessary arrangements to appoint Parklands as interim committee of management."
Koetong Shelley Development Association secretary Lyn Coulston agreed Parklands should take on the undeclared sections.
"I don't know who the alternative would be," she said.
"I've often wondered why they have [taken so long to appoint them].
"It makes a lot of sense to appoint Parklands; they've been doing a good job for our section from Shelley to Koetong and why not continue that arrangement as far as Tallangatta?
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Ms Coulston said it had been an ongoing discussion since she first sent a letter to the then-Environment Minister requesting the rail line be reserved for the purpose of a rail trail in 1998.
"We kept asking for our section to be reserved and it finally was in about 2006," she said.
"We got the Shelley railway station out from underneath the blackberries and had a concerted effort to restore the station and platform.
"We need to be able to promote it as a trail from Wodonga to Shelley, and there's not much to do to finish it off."
DELWP Hume land and built environment regional manager Gini Harris said all options for the future management of the trail were being considered and DELWP was working in partnership with Towong Shire to ensure the appropriate management of the trail.