Iconic Cycling Events around Adelaide

cyclists along the torrens river

For a small city, there’s a lot of cycling events on offer around Adelaide. Enough to make a keen cyclist (like me) consider relocating there if I could find a job!

There are some fantastic rides that are based within Adelaide itself, like Ride for a Reason, the Challenge Tour from the Santos Tour Down Under, the  Fleurieu Fondo along the Adelaide Southern Expressway (minus the cars) and a women’s ride with Gear Up Girl Adelaide.

There are also some well-known rides within a 200km radius of Adelaide, like the Grand Slam Challenge Series, the Coast to Coast to  Victor Harbour, and Revolve 24 at Bend Motorsport Park.

There’s also some multi-day rides that start in Adelaide and either loop back or finish at a different point, like the SA Discovery Tour at Kangaroo Island, a chance to ride the iconic TDU climbs with the Adelaide Smiddy Challenge, a chance to ride through the remote Flinders Rangers with the Outback Odyssey Ride, or experience some luxury with the Velovino through the Adelaide wineries and hills.

You can also have a look and see if any of the local bike clubs have any group rides on offer. And don’t forget to have a look at all the other attractions that  Adelaide has on offer.

So have a look at our online cycling event calendar, and see if you can find some Adelaide cycling events to suit!

Upcoming Cycling Events around Adelaide

You’ll also find a list below of cycling events around Adelaide. Click on the first little grey box to search for a Ride by the Discipline (CX, Gravel, MTB or Road), the Terrain (flat, undulating, mountainous, mixed), the Distance (1-40, 41-80, 81-120, 121-160, 161+ km), the Type of Ride (24 hr, Century, Charity, Gran-Fondo, Multi-day, Recreational, Retro, Ultra) and the Location.

November 2019

24NovAll DayGear up Girl: AdelaideA great day out for women on their bikes in AdelaideAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational,Women only

January 2020

12JanAll DayJDRF River Raid (2020 dates TBC)Ride along the scenic Murray River during the Tour Down UnderMurray BridgeState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

24JanAll DayChallenge Tour - Santos Tour Down UnderYour chance to ride a leg of the Santos Tour Down UnderAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo

25Jan12:00 am11:59 pmRide for a ReasonBeat cancer and ride a day of the Tour Down UnderAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity

March 2020

15MarAll DayCoast to CoastA scenic coastal ride from Adelaide to Victor HarbourAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

21MarAll Day22Revolve 24 Australia Endurance Cycling (Bend Motorsport Park)Test your limits in 24 hoursTailem BendState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:24 hr,Charity

21MarAll Day25Adelaide Smiddy Challenge **2020 date TBC**Ride the iconic climbs from TDU over 5 daysAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

May 2020

01MayAll Day03SA Discovery Tour (Tour de Cure)An epic 3 day ride through unforgettable Kangaroo IslandVictor HarbourState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

Past Cycling Events around Adelaide

You’ll also find a list below of previous cycling events around Adelaide. Click on the first little grey box to search for a Ride by the Discipline (CX, Gravel, MTB or Road), the Terrain (flat, undulating, mountainous, mixed), the Distance (1-40, 41-80, 81-120, 121-160, 161+ km), the Type of Ride (24 hr, Century, Charity, Gran-Fondo, Multi-day, Recreational, Retro, Ultra) and the Location.

November 2019

03Nov12:00 am11:59 pmFleurieu Fondo - Road ride Ride the Adelaide Southern Expressway (with no cars!)AdelaideState:SADiscipline:CX,family friendly,Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

October 2019

13OctAll DayGrand Slam Challenge Series #5: EchungaRide through the Adelaide Hills at EchungaEchungaState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Recreational

August 2019

25Aug12:00 am11:59 pmGrand Slam Challenge Series #4: StrathalbynRide through the historic past of StrathalbynStrathalbynState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

June 2019

02Jun12:00 am11:59 pmGrand Slam Challenge Series #3: YankalillaRide through the rolling hills of YankalillaYankalillaState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

May 2019

04MayAll Day19Outback Odyssey RideAn epic ride through the remote Flinders RangersAdelaideState:SADiscipline:Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

April 2019

19AprAll Day22Moonta Easter CycleA weekend of cycling near AdelaideMoontaState:SADiscipline:CX,family friendly,Gravel,MTB,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

07Apr12:00 am11:59 pmGrand Slam Challenge Series #2: WoodsideRide thru the Adelaide Hills at WoodsideWoodsideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Recreational

01Apr12:00 am05(Apr 5)11:59 pmVeloVinoA 5 day luxury tour through the Adelaide wineries and hillsAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

March 2019

08MarAll Day11Cycle 4 ChangeA 4 day challenge in the Adelaide HillsAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day

February 2019

24Feb12:00 am11:59 pmGrand Slam Challenge Series #1 - GumerachaRide through the hills of GumerachaGumerachaState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

Other cycling events

You can find other rides in our online Cycling Event Calendar, which has over 200 events listed in it.

Please don’t forget to leave a review of any rides you’ve attended. This helps other riders to work out if it’s a ride that they want to attend or not! All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the page of the ride page. You can find a list of all the rides here.

And please do contact me if there are any Perth rides that we’ve missed!

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