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.

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.

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 0 Add to Bucket List

September 2019

07SepAll DayBondi 2 Berry RideA popular ride through some memorable countrysideSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

07SepAll Day14Bondi 2 Brighton RideAn epic 8 day adventure that you won't forgetSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Multi-day,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List

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 1 Add to Bucket List

10SepAll DayBelow the Belt Pedalthon: SydneyRaise money to defeat cancer in SydneySydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Race,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

14SepAll Day15Coota Bike FestivalCelebrate your love of cycling with a weekend awayCootamundraState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

15SepAll DayKillarney Bike RideAn outback adventure in regional NSWNarrabriState:NSWTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

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 0 Add to Bucket List

20SepAll Day22Dungog PedalfestA weekened to celebrate cycling just outside NewcastleDungogState:NSWDiscipline:MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Race,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

21SepAll DayGo for Broke Bike RideAn epic ride to the Hunter Valley to beat depressionBerowraState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

21SepAll DayNewcastle to Dungog Charity Bike RideRide through the Hunter regionNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

22SepAll DayPedal 4 KidsA charity ride in Sydney to help sick kidsKiamaState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

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 0 Add to Bucket List

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 1 Add to Bucket List

October 2019

12OctAll Day19NSW Bike for BiblesAn epic 8 day ride around the historic Goulburn areaGoulburnState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

13OctAll DayHarbour2Vine Cycle ClassicAn epic ride through the wineries of the Hunter ValleyNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

13OctAll DaySpring Cycle Take part in Sydney's largest charity ride!SydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

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 0 Add to Bucket List

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,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 2 Add to Bucket List

27OctAll DayCoffs Coast Cycle ChallengeA scenic ride through stunning countrysideCoffs HarbourState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

November 2019

03NovAll DayMS 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 0 Add to Bucket List

03NovAll Day05Can4Cancer Ride (Tour de Cure)A 3 day ride through the scenic Hunter ValleyForsterState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

08NovAll Day09Sydney to the Hunter Cycling ClassicA 5 star charity ride through wineriesSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List

29NovAll Day30L’Étape AustraliaA Tour de France experience at the Snowy MountainsJindabyneState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:MountainousDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational 2 Add to Bucket List

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 0 Add to Bucket List

Past 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.

June 2019

02JunAll Day04Woolies on Wheels Ride (Tour de Cure)A 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

May 2019

23MayAll Day26Port to Port MTB RaceAn epic weekend for keen MTBersCessnockState:NSWDiscipline:MTBTerrain:MixedDistance:160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race

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,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Race,Ultra

04MayAll Day10Sydney to Surfers Robbo's RideExperience this classic road trip through the stunning coastline of north NSWSydneyState:NSW,QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

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

03MayAll Day11Signature Tour (Tour de Cure)An epic 9 day adventure through regional NSW and VictoriaSydneyState:ACT,NSW,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

03MayAll 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

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 RideRide from Sydney to Canberra and celebrate being a dadMenangle Street, PictonState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

28AprAll DayCentury Challenge Cycle RideRide through the NSW Central CoastKariongState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

28AprAll DayRotary Rides Canberra Five Peaks ChallengeA great challenge to ride the six peaks of CanberraCanberraState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

26AprAll Day27Beach to Bush RideA 2 day ride from the beach to the bushNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

19AprAll Day22Tour de CowraA festival of cycling over the Easter long weekend, 4 hours north of SydneyCowraState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

14AprAll DayThe Mailrun Charity Bike Ride A ride through the picturesque agricultural landscape of the Hunter ValleySingletonState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

12AprAll Day13Sydney 2 CAMberraA long and challenging ride between Sydney and CanberraSydneyState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Multi-day

07AprAll Day09Ride for Country KidsAn adventure through outback NSWAlburyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

07AprAll DayPedal the Peel Cycling ChallengeAnd adventure through the hills east of TamworthTamworthState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

March 2019

31MarAll DayNewcrest Orange ChallengeA ride 'not to be' underestimated with sharp climbs, never-ending hills and challenging road surfaces OrangeState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational

24MarAll DayThe Bobbin Head Cycle ClassicAn adventure into the Ku-ring-gai Chase National ParkTurramurraState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

16MarAll Day17Bathurst Cycling ClassicA serious ride for serious gains with UCI qualification up for grabsBathurstState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational

10MarAll DayThe Loop Charity Cycle ChallengeCycle around Lake Illawarra and raise money for charityKanahookaState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

10MarAll DayGear up Girl Central CoastAn opportunity for Central Coast women to experience the pleasure of riding in a group eventPicnic Point Reserve, TuggerahState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational,Women only

10MarAll DayGear up Girl SydneyAn opportunity for women to experience the pleasure of riding in a group eventSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational,Women only

08MarAll Day10Zoo2Zoo Ride: Canberra to DubboAn epic adventure from Canberra to DubboCanberraState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Multi-day,Recreational

08MarAll Day09Bike Ride for Brain CancerReward your efforts, ride from Sydney to the Hunter ValleySydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

03MarAll Day05Westpac Tour 202 (Tour de Cure)A tour of the NSW coastline to aid finding a cure for cancerSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

02MarAll Day07Zoo2Zoo Ride: Melbourne to CanberraAn epic adventure from Melbourne to CanberraMelbourneState:ACT,NSW,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Multi-day,Recreational

February 2019

23FebAll DayLake Hume Cycle ChallengeExplore Lake Hume by bikeWodongaState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

January 2019

13JanAll DayTumut Cycle ClassicRide through the Snowy MountainsTumutState:NSWTerrain:UndulatingType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

October 2018

27OctAll DayGravel Grit LagunaHit the gravel this weekend at the Hunter ValleyLagunaState:NSWDiscipline:CX,Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km

15OctAll Day201200kms for KidsAn epic 6 day ride to help sick kids get betterBrisbaneState:NSW,QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

Other cycling events

You can find other rides in our online Cycling Event Calendar, which has over 200 events listed in it.

We also have a bucket list, where you can keep track of the rides you’re interested in. It private and is FREE to use! And you can sign up for the bucket list here.

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.