So what cycling events do you have planned for August?
August is a pretty quiet month for cycling events in Australia. Most of the rides are being held in Queensland, where Winter is milder and dryer!
In Western Australia, you’ll also find the Element Road Series, which is 3-4 series fondo or race. This round is through the rolling farmlands of York.
In the Northern Territory, the Top End Gran Fondo is the perfect excuse for a trip away from the winter cold. This 1 day gran fondo is the big dance on the NT road cycling calendar!
In Queensland, there are a number of different rides on offer, ranging from 1 to 9 days long!
The Tour of the Tropics is a great excuse for a weekend away at the Atherton Tablelands. This 3 day festival combines cycling, food and wine in a beautiful part of Australia.
If you’re a MTBer, then the Reef to Reef MTB Race might appeal to you. You’ll find 4 days of events around Port Douglas and Cairns. Technically this is a race, but many see it as a ride, and attend for the sheer joy of riding off-road.
If you feel like a long ride down the coast from Townsville to Brisbane, then The Original Smiddy Challenge, might appeal to you. Over 9 days you’ll be riding approximately 1600km and raising money for charity.
The Mt Isa Border Ride is a gruelling 1 day ride, where you’ll ride about 200km along the long, flat highway to the QLD/NT border. You can participate as a team or individually.
At Noosa, you can escape Winter for the weekend, with the Noosa Strade Bianche. This 2 day cycling event for steel-framed bikes is combined with a weekend festival to celebrate vintage cycling.
The following weekend, you’ll find the Noosa Classic at the Sunshine Coast. This 1 day event has 3 distances, with ane vent village that highlight local produce, food, breweries and wineries.
In Brisbane, we have the Tour de Pif, an annual charity ride through the wider Moreton Bay region. There’s a King of the Mountain, some good climbs and 2 distances.
You’ll also find a list below of all of the rides in August. Click on the first little grey box to search for a Ride by the State, 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.
02AugAll Day04Tour of the TropicsA 3 day celebration of food, wine & cyclingCairnsState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Multi-day,Race,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
03AugAll DayMt Isa Border RideA gruelling flat ride that will test your willpowerMt IsaState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
10AugAll Day11Noosa Strade BiancheEscape winter with a weekend of riding in the sunNoosaState:QLDDiscipline:Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational,Retro 1 Add to Bucket List
18AugAll DayTop End Gran FondoEscape the winter cold to DarwinDarwinState:NTDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
18AugAll DayNoosa ClassicEscape the winter blues by riding at the Sunshine CoastTewantinState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 2 Add to Bucket List
18AugAll DayOne Day to Conquer Cancer: Brisbane RideAn epic ride through Brisbane to defeat cancerBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
23AugAll Day31The Original Smiddy Challenge: Townsville to BrisbaneAn epic 9 day ride through outback QueenslandTownsvilleState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational,Ultra 1 Add to Bucket List
24AugAll Day25Element Road Series - YorkRide through the rolling farmland of York!PerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
You can find other rides in our online Cycling Event Calendar, which has over 200 events listed in it.
And 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.