The Best Australian Century Rides

cyclists on a centru ride

There are some fantastic century rides in Australia, with over 60 on offer each year.

You’ll find century bike rides of the Metric 100km or Imperial 100km mile.

A century ride is very much like a gran fondo but the emphasis is on the distance, rather than scenery.

Upcoming Century Rides

You’ll find a list below of century rides within Australia. 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.

September 2019

28SepAll DayOutback Century Cycle ChallengeThe toughest flattest ride in the outbackWintonState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

28SepAll DaySydney CC Ride For a ReasonOne of Sydney's most challenging ridesSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

October 2019

05OctAll DayArapiles Cycling Event - The A.C.E. RideRide through beautiful Wimmera for the dayHorshamState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

06OctAll DayAround the BayAustralia's largest iconic cycle event!MelbourneState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational,Ultra

13OctAll DayMoreton Bay 100 Charity Bike RideAn epic ride around Moreton BayBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

18OctAll Day20Zoo2Zoo Ride: Sydney to DubboAn epic adventure from Sydney to DubboSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Multi-day,Recreational

20OctAll DayBowral ClassicA classic 1 day event 'not to be missed'BowralState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,MountainousDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

26OctAll DayRide Daylesford (2019 TBC)Rides to suit everyone in the beautiful Spa CountryDaylesfordState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

27OctAll DayRide for Life ChallengeFinal year for this challenging Brisbane rideBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

27OctAll DayFitz's ChallengeOne of Australia's toughest hill climbing ridesStromloState:ACTDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

27OctAll DayPeter Mac's Unite to Fight Cancer rideA Melbourne ride that changes livesMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

November 2019

02NovAll DayTour de GracetownA beautiful ride through the iconic Margaret River regionGracetownState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

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

03Nov12:00 am11:59 pmMS Sydney to the GongAn iconic ride along scenic coastlineSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

03NovAll Day05Can4Cancer Ride (Tour de Cure)A 3 day ride through the scenic Hunter ValleyForsterState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Multi-day

09NovAll DayBass Coast Cycle ChallengeA spectacular ride through the Bass Coast hillsInverlochState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

16NovAll DayThe SlogA challenging day out for cyclists in the Strezlecki RangesMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

16NovAll DayTatura 200 Charity Bike RideRide through the beautiful Goulburn ValleyTaturaState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,MTB,RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

24NovAll DayChiltern Mo RideHit the gravel outside Albury WodongaChilternState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,Gravel,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

29NovAll Day30L’Étape AustraliaA Tour de France experience at the Snowy MountainsJindabyneState:NSWDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:MountainousDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational

December 2019

01DecAll DaySally's Ride - Tamar Valley Cycle ChallengeChallenge yourself with a cycle through the Tamar ValleyLauncestonState:TASDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

January 2020

12JanAll DayTumut Cycle ClassicA great day out riding the Snowy MountainsTumutState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,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

26JanAll Day27Alpine ClassicAustralia's toughest 1 day cycling eventBright State:VICDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:MountainousDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Multi-day,Recreational

February 2020

01FebAll DayCadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: People's RideRide with the legend himselfGeelongState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

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

22MarAll DayThe Western Tiers Cycle ChallengeA challenging ride through the Meander ValleyLauncestonState:TASDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

22MarAll DaySnowy Valleys Cycle ChallengeRide the iconic Snowy MountainsAdelongState:NSWDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:MountainousDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

22MarAll DayIpswich 100 Bike RideA day out for cyclists of all level with great viewsIpswichState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

29MarAll DayRide the RangeA day out thru the Lockyer Valley for riders of all abilityToowoombaState:QLDDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

29MarAll DayThe Bobbin Head Cycle ClassicA hard ride through scenic Ku-ring-gai ChaseSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

April 2020

05AprAll DayClare ClassicThe Clare Classic is a Gran Fondo style weekend amongst wineriesClareState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

05AprAll DayDams Challenge **Date for 2020 TBC**A challenging ride to the dams in the Perth escarpmentPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

18AprAll DayGreat Ocean & Otway Classic RideCycle the iconic Great Ocean RoadTorquayState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

26AprAll DayRotary Rides Canberra Five Peaks ChallengeA day of short steep climbsCanberraState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

May 2020

01MayAll DayEndure for a CureA 12 hour closed-circuit ride to raise money for cancerSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational,Ultra

03MayAll DayMudgee ClassicA Gran Fondo weekend in MudgeeState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

Past Century Rides

You’ll  find a list below of previous century rides within Australia.Most of these are repeated each year around the same time. Click on the first little grey box to search for rides in each States or a certain location.

September 2019

22SepAll DayRobbie McEwen Gran FondoAn epic cycling weekend at the Gold CoastNerangState:QLDDiscipline:Climb,family friendly,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

22SepAll DayTour de BayCombine a coastal ride with whale watching for the weekendHervey BayState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

22Sep12:00 am11:59 pmElement Road Series - LancelinRide through the rugged coastline of LancelinLancelinState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

21SepAll DayGo for Broke Bike RideAn epic ride to the Hunter Valley to beat depressionSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

15SepAll DayBrisbane to Gold Coast Cycle ChallengeOne of QLD's biggest charity bike ridesBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

14SepAll DayRiver 2 Reef RideAn epic adventure through the canefields of MackayMackayState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

07SepAll Day08Zoo2Zoo Ride: Canberra to MogoAn epic adventure from Canberra to MogoCanberraState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Multi-day,Recreational

07SepAll DayBondi 2 Berry RideA popular ride through some memorable countrysideSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

August 2019

24Aug(Aug 24)12:00 am25(Aug 25)11:59 pmElement Road Series - YorkRide through the rolling farmland of York!YorkState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

18AugAll DayNoosa ClassicEscape the winter blues by riding at the Sunshine CoastNoosaState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

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

July 2019

28JulAll DayTour de LoganRide through the scenic landscape of LoganBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

28JulAll DayRathdowney RumbleRIde the scenic rim along the McPherson RangesRathdowneyState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo

28Jul12:00 am11:59 pmElement Road Series - GidgegannupRide through the pristine bushland of GidgegannupGidgegannupState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

May 2019

19MayAll DayForbes Flat Land Cyclo SportifA flat ride that will still challenge youForbesState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo

18MayAll DayPies to Pacific RideA long ride from Brisbane to Byron BayYatalaState:NSW,QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

April 2019

28AprAll DayCentury Challenge Cycle Ride1 day ride at Kariong on the Central CoastKariongState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

27Apr12:00 am11:59 pmDirty Dozen Perth13 of Perth's tougest climbs in 1 dayPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

20Apr12:00 am11:59 pmThe ROVE One Day Classic - ToodyayA 1 day challenging ride to ToodyayPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

14AprAll DayRide of DutyA memorial ride through the Golad Coast hinterlandBurleigh HeadsState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

14AprAll DayTour de BrisbaneA UCI Qualifier Gran Fondo ride through Brisbane cityBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational

08AprAll Day12Lions Fun Ride5 day charity ride thru the scenic countryside of KingaroyKingaroyState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational,Ultra

07AprAll DayPedal the Peel Cycling ChallengeA 1 day charity ride around TamworthTamworthState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

March 2019

23MarAll DayTour of the BlackwoodA challenging ride around Bridgetown and NannupBridgetownState:WADiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

10MarAll DayCycle of GivingAn iconic 1 day charity ride in BrisbaneCaloundraState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

February 2019

17Feb12:00 am11:59 pmKalamunda 100A hard day's ride through the Perth EscarpmentsPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

October 2018

28OctAll DayCoffs Coast Cycle Challenge (Cancelled for 2019)A scenic ride through stunning countrysideCoffs HarbourState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,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 Victorian rides that we’ve missed!

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