For a state with a small population and only one major city, there actually quite a lot of organised cycling events in South Australia.
Their State Group, BikeSA is responsible for nearly half of the rides that are on offer each year.
The iconic UCI Tour Down Under is held in Adelaide each year, attracting world class cyclists for a week of racing.
A lot of the rides are based in the Adelaide Hills or heading south towards Victor Harbour and Kangaroo Island. There’s also a few events in the wine-growing Hahndorf and McLaren Vale wine region. You’ll also find some famous climbs like the old Wilunga Hill, the Corkscrew and then the Norton Summit climb.
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 tend to start or finish in Adelaide.
You’re sure to find a ride that matches your level of experience and fitness as well as a ride that will challenge you!
You’ll also find a list below of cycling events in SA. 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.
22NovAll Day01DecGreat Vic Bike RideAn epic 10 day adventure along the southern coastlineRobeState:SA,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational
12JanAll DayJDRF River Raid (2020 dates TBC)Ride along the scenic Murray River during the Tour Down UnderMurray BridgeState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational
24JanAll DayChallenge Tour - Santos Tour Down UnderYour chance to ride a leg of the Santos Tour Down UnderAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo
15MarAll DayCoast to CoastA scenic coastal ride from Adelaide to Victor HarbourAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational
21MarAll Day22Revolve 24 Australia Endurance Cycling (Bend Motorsport Park)Test your limits in 24 hoursTailem BendState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:24 hr,Charity
You’ll also find a list below of previous cycling events in SA. 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.
31Aug01SepLofty 105Hit the gravel this weekend outside AdelaideMonartoState:SADiscipline:CX,family friendly,Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational,Retro
19AprAll Day22Moonta Easter CycleA weekend of cycling near AdelaideMoontaState:SADiscipline:CX,family friendly,Gravel,MTB,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational
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 South Australian rides that we’ve missed!