Iconic Cycling Events around Melbourne

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If you’re looking for an excuse to combine cycling with a trip to Melbourne, then you’re sure to find some cycling events to suit!

Whether you’re visiting Melbourne for work or play, hopefully, you’ll find some cycling events that might mean staying a little longer!

There are some fantastic events that are based within Melbourne itself – Around the Bay, MS Melbourne Cycle and Peter Mac’s Unite to Fight Cancer Ride. Melbourne is also host to one of the World Naked Bike Rides, but you will need to leave your lycra at home for this event! 😉

There are also some well-known rides within a 200km radius of Melbourne, like Amy’s Gran Fondo along the Great Ocean Ride, the People’s Ride from Cadel Evan’s Great Ocean Race and the Ballarat Cycle Classic,

There’s also some multi-day rides that start in Melbourne and either loop back or finish at a different point, like the Future2 Wheel Classic, the Zoo2Zoo rides and Ride for Medical Research.

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 Melbourne has on offer.

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

Upcoming Cycling Events around Melbourne

You’ll also find a list below of cycling events around Melbourne. 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

21NovAll Day27Future2 Wheel ClassicA 6 day adventure through rural VictoriaMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

23NovAll DayGravel GiroHit the gravel this weekend in the Yarra ValleyWarburtonState:VICDiscipline:GravelTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Charity,Race,Recreational

24NovAll DayGiro Della DonnaAn epic adventure at the Yarra RangesWarburtonState:VICDiscipline:Climb,Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational

January 2020

04JanAll DayMS National Gran Fondo Bike Ride (2020 event date TBC)Challenge yourself on the National Road Race courseBunninyongState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride: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

16FebAll DayBallarat Cycle ClassicRide the iconic National Road Cycling CourseWindmill Drive, Lake WendoureeState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

March 2020

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

15MarAll DayWorld Naked Bike Ride MelbourneA ride for cyclists who like to be bareMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 kmType Ride:Recreational

22MarAll DayMS Melbourne CycleA great day out over the iconic Western Gate BridgeMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

28MarAll Day29Melbourne Bike for Bibles **2020 dates TBC**A 2 day ride around Port Phillip BayMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

April 2020

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

Past Cycling Events around Melbourne

You’ll also find a list below of previous cycling events around Melbourne. 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

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

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

15NovAll DayTour de PIF MelbourneAn epic ride around the Mornington PeninsularHealesvilleState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingType Ride:Charity

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

October 2019

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

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

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

September 2019

15SepAll DayAmy's Gran FondoOne of Australia's most iconic charity ridesLorneState:VICDiscipline:Climb,family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational

08SepAll DayFruitloop RideAn epic adventure through orchards in the Goulburn ValleySheppartonState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational

April 2019

26AprAll DayO'Keefe Challenge - 'Light the Trail' night rideA night ride just outside BendigoBendigoState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,Gravel,MTBTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 kmType Ride:Recreational

March 2019

17MarAll Day22Ride for Medical ResearchA 6 day tour thru regional eastern VictoriaNar Nar GoonState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

17MarAll DayBelow the Belt Pedalthon: MelbourneRide the iconic Sandown racecourseMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Race,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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