The Best Cycling Events in Queensland

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There’s a lot of cycling events in Queensland thanks to the year-round good weather.

A large number of rides are based around Brisbane, the Sunshine and Gold Coast, with single-day and weekend festivals. A lot of multi-day rides either start in finish from Brisbane, with some including other states. Mt Coot-tha is the local hill climb for Brisbane cyclists.

In tropical north Queensland, rides are based around Townsville, Cairns and travel as far north as Cooktown. A lot are held over winter when it isn’t the rainy season.

A small number of rides are held in regional centres, like Mt Isa, Mackay, and Winton. These country rides often with weekend festivals and 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’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 Queensland

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

September 2019

21SepAll Day23Cardiac ChallengeA 3 day adventure in far north tropical QLDCairnsState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

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

October 2019

12OctAll DayThe Jungle Ride for KINDA 1 day adventure through tropical rainforestsPort DouglasState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

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

19OctAll Day20Tour de ValleyA weekend of cycling at the Gold CoastCurrumbin WatersState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race

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

November 2019

04NovAll Day09Captains RideA high-end cycling tour that will change your lifeToowoombaState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,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

22DecAll DayBuderim 9 ChallengeThe Sunshine Coast's toughest ride for cyclistsBuderimState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

March 2020

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

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

May 2020

01MayAll Day08Sydney to Surfers Robbo's Ride ** Date TBC for 2020 **Experience 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

02MayAll DayTooMoo **2020 dates TBC**Ride from Toowoomba to MooloolabaToowoombaState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Recreational,Ultra

11MayAll Day17Pedal4Paramedics ChallengeAn adventure into the back country of the Darling DownsToowoombaState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

June 2020

27JunAll Day03JulCTK: Cairns 2 Karumba Bike RideAn epic 7 day adventure in the far northCairnsState:QLDDiscipline:Gravel,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

July 2020

31JulAll Day02AugTour of the TropicsA 3 day celebration of food, wine & cyclingCairnsState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race,Recreational

August 2020

06AugAll Day09Reef to Reef MTB RaceAn epic weekend for keen MTBers in far north QLDCairnsState:QLDDiscipline:MTBTerrain:MixedDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race

Past Cycling Events in Queensland

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

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

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 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

01SepAll DayBrisbane to Sunshine Coast Charity Ride (B2SC)A tough ride with big climbsBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo

August 2019

23AugAll Day31The Original Smiddy Challenge: Townsville to BrisbaneAn epic 9 day ride through outback QueenslandTownsvilleState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational,Ultra

23AugAll DayTour de PIF BrisbaneAn epic ride around Moreton BayBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity

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

10AugAll Day11Noosa Strade BiancheEscape winter with a weekend of riding in the sunNoosaState:QLDDiscipline:Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational,Retro

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 DayRide for IsabelRaise funds to help prevent Stillborn and Neonatal DeathGordonvaleState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

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

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

25JulAll Day27Townsville to Cairns Bike RideAn epic adventure in the far north tropicsTownsvilleState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

19JulAll Day21Velothon Sunshine CoastEscape the winter cold to the northern sunMaroochydoreState:QLDDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race,Recreational

June 2019

16JunAll DayMS Brissie to the BayA great day out to support the MS communityBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

May 2019

25MayAll Day26Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike RideA relaxing weekend charity rideTownsvilleState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

19MayAll DayGreat Brisbane Bike Ride + Coot-tha ChallengeAn iconic loop ride for those looking for their next challengeBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

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

03MayAll Day06A Taste of Tour de FrothAn inland adventure in the hinterlands behind BrisbanePalm BeachState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

April 2019

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

March 2019

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

02MarAll DayChappy ChallengeA 1 day ride near Boonah thru the Fassifern ValleyBoonahState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

October 2018

13OctAll Day18Cycle Queensland Adventure TourPromises of long rides near the beachNoosaState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,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.

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 Queensland rides that we’ve missed!

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