The Best Cycling Events in the ACT

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There’s some fantastic cycling events in the ACT, especially if you don’t mind a good climb.

The single-day rides tend to be based out of Canberra, and will either head out to the State National Parks whereas other will tour throughout the suburbs.

Multi-day rides either start or finish in Canberra, with many passing through to other states.

There are some good climbs with a well-known climb up Mt Stromlo, just outside Canberra. One of Australia’s toughest hill climbing events, Fitz’s Challenge, is based at the Brindabella Ranges in the ACT.

You’re sure to find a ride that matches your level of experience and fitness as well as a ride that will challenge you!

Upcoming Cycling Events in the Australian Capital Territory

You’ll also find a list below of cycling events in the ACT. 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.

December 2019

01DecAll Day31Tour de FrothA month long eco ride from the Gold Coast to AdelaidePalm BeachState:ACT,NSW,QLD,SA,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational,Ultra

March 2020

06MarAll Day08Zoo2Zoo Ride: Canberra to Dubbo **Dates for 2020 TBC**An epic adventure from Canberra to DubboCanberraState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

07MarAll Day12Zoo2Zoo Ride: Melbourne to Canberra **2020 dates TBC**An epic adventure from Melbourne to CanberraMelbourneState:ACT,NSW,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

19MarAll Day20Kosi Challenge (Ride4Rare)Ride from the Parliament to the Peak of AustraliaCanberraState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day

April 2020

17AprAll Day18Sydney 2 CAMberraA challenging 2 day ride with some steep climbsSydneyState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day

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

Past Cycling Events in the Australian Capital Territory

You’ll also find a list below of previous cycling events in the ACT. 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.

October 2019

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

September 2019

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

August 2019

31AugAll Day29SepTerra Australis Bike EpicA true outback adventure to test your enduranceCape YorkState:ACT,NSW,QLD,VICDiscipline:Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race,Recreational,Ultra

May 2019

19MayAll DayGiro d'CanberraChallenge yourself with killer climbsCanberraState:ACTDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km

April 2019

29AprAll Day08MayRed Shield RideAn epic 10 day challenge to test your enduranceSydneyState:ACT,NSW,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day

28AprAll Day30The Big Push Charity RideAn epic 3 day tour from Sydney to CanberraSydneyState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

March 2019

03MarAll DayBig Canberra Bike RideCanberra's largest group rideCanberraState:ACTDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride: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 Australian Capital Territory rides that we’ve missed!

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