The Best Cycling Events in NSW

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There’s a lot of cycling events being held in New South Wales each year. Bicycle NSW is the state peak cycling body.

They predominantly tend to be held during spring and autumn, when the weather is ideal for cycling i.e. not too hot, too cold or wet!

A lot of rides are based around the Sydney region, with a small number being held in regional centres. These country rides provide the perfect opportunity to get away for the weekend and to support regional communities. It’s a great excuse for a long weekend!

You’ll find a mix of 1 day rides with a range of distances that cater for the novice, the daily commuter and families through to the experienced weekend warrior.

There’s a range of multi-day events that are either point to point or looped. Many of these are quite challenging and require a reasonable level of fitness and some structured training.

With the Snowy Mountains and the Great Dividing Ranges passing through NSW, this means that there are some rides with equivalent climbs to the Alps or the Pyrenees.

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 NSW

You’ll also find a list below of all of the New South Wales cycling events. 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

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 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

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

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

14MarAll Day15Bathurst Cycling ClassicA weekend of cycling that is not to be missed!BathurstState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Race,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

22MarAll DayNewcrest Orange ChallengeA good day on the saddle in regional NSWOrangeState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride: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

26MarAll Day03AprSignature Tour (Tour de Cure) 2020An epic 9 day adventure through regional NSW and QueenslandSydneyState:NSW,QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,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

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

24AprAll Day25Beach to Bush Ride **2020 date TBC**A 2 day ride from Central Coast to the Upper HunterNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,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

02MayAll Day08Sydney to Surfers Robbo's RideExperience this classic road trip through the stunning coastline of north NSWSydneyState:NSW,QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

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

21MayAll Day24Port to Port MTB RaceAn epic weekend for keen MTBersCessnockState:NSWDiscipline:MTBTerrain:MixedDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race

31MayAll Day02JunWestpac Ride for a Cure 2020 (Tour de Cure)A 3 day tour along the NSW coastlineSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

31MayAll Day02JunWoolies on Wheels Ride (Tour de Cure) 2020A 3 day charity ride north of Sydney to find a cure for cancerSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

October 2020

19OctAll Day241200kms for Kids ** Postponed for 2019 **An epic 6 day ride to help sick kids get betterBrisbaneState:NSW,QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

Past Cycling Events in NSW

You’ll also find a list below of all of the previous New South Wales cycling events.

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

08NovAll Day09Sydney to the Hunter Cycling ClassicA 5 star charity ride through wineriesSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,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

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

October 2019

26OctAll Day27Gravel Grit LagunaHit the gravel this weekend at the Hunter ValleyLagunaState:NSWDiscipline:CX,Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride: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

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

13OctAll DayHarbour2Vine Cycle ClassicAn epic ride through the wineries of the Hunter ValleyNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

13OctAll DaySpring Cycle Take part in Sydney's largest charity ride!SydneyState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

12OctAll Day19NSW Bike for BiblesAn epic 8 day ride around the historic Goulburn areaGoulburnState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

September 2019

29SepAll DayGears and BeersA weekend getaway of cycling and craft beers at WaggaWagga waggaState:NSWDiscipline:Gravel,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,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

21SepAll DayNewcastle to Dungog Charity Bike RideRide through the Hunter regionNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,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

20SepAll DayTour de PIF SydneyAn epic ride through scenic bushland & ocean viewsSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity

20SepAll Day22Dungog PedalfestA weekened to celebrate cycling just outside NewcastleDungogState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Race,Recreational

15SepAll DayKillarney Bike RideAn outback adventure in regional NSWNarrabriState:NSWDiscipline:family friendlyTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

14SepAll Day15Coota Bike Festival ** Cancelled for 2019 **Celebrate your love of cycling with a weekend awayCootamundraState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

10SepAll DayBelow the Belt Pedalthon: SydneyRaise money to defeat cancer in SydneySydneyState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Race,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

07SepAll Day14Bondi 2 Brighton RideAn epic 8 day adventure that you won't forgetSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

07SepAll Day15Ride for Homeless TBC maybe 2020A challenging ride from Sydney to BrisbaneSydneyState:NSW,QLD,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,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 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

11MayAll DayGrafton to Inverell Cycle ClassicAustralia's toughest one day classicGraftonState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Race,Ultra

04MayAll DayConvict 100Ride the historic convict trailSt AlbansState:NSWDiscipline:MTBTerrain:MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Race

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

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

19AprAll Day22Tour de CowraAn Easter weekend of cycling in central NSWCowraState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

14AprAll DayThe Mailrun Charity Bike RideA 1 day ride thru Singleton & the Hunter ValleySingletonState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

07AprAll Day09Ride for Country KidsA 3 day adventure from Albury to Lake Cargelligo AlburyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

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

10MarAll DayGear up Girl Central Coast1 day ride for women at Tuggerah on the Central CoastPicnic Point Reserve, TuggerahState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational,Women only

10MarAll DayThe Loop Charity Cycle ChallengeRide around scenic Lake IllawarraKanahookaState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

10Mar12:00 am11:59 pmGear up Girl Sydney1 day ride for women in SydneySydneyState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational,Women only

08MarAll Day09Bike Ride for Brain Cancer2 day challenge from Sydney & Hunter ValleySydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

February 2019

23FebAll DayLake Hume Cycle ChallengeA great day riding through Albury-WodongaWodongaState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 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 New South Wales rides that we’ve missed!