The Best Cycling Events in South Australia

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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!

Upcoming Cycling Events in South Australia

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.

November 2019

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

24NovAll DayGear up Girl: AdelaideA great day out for women on their bikes in AdelaideAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational,Women only

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 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

25Jan12:00 am11:59 pmRide for a ReasonBeat cancer and ride a day of the Tour Down UnderAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity

March 2020

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

21MarAll Day25Adelaide Smiddy Challenge **2020 date TBC**Ride the iconic climbs from TDU over 5 daysAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

April 2020

05AprAll DayClare ClassicThe Clare Classic is a Gran Fondo style weekend amongst wineriesClareState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

May 2020

01MayAll Day03SA Discovery Tour (Tour de Cure)An epic 3 day ride through unforgettable Kangaroo IslandVictor HarbourState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

Past Cycling Events in South Australia

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.

November 2019

03Nov12:00 am11:59 pmFleurieu Fondo - Road ride Ride the Adelaide Southern Expressway (with no cars!)AdelaideState:SADiscipline:CX,family friendly,Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

October 2019

13OctAll DayGrand Slam Challenge Series #5: EchungaRide through the Adelaide Hills at EchungaEchungaState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Recreational

September 2019

21SepAll Day292019 Annual Tour (BikeSA)An epic 9 day ride through the Eyre PeninsulaCowellState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

August 2019

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

25Aug12:00 am11:59 pmGrand Slam Challenge Series #4: StrathalbynRide through the historic past of StrathalbynStrathalbynState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

June 2019

02Jun12:00 am11:59 pmGrand Slam Challenge Series #3: YankalillaRide through the rolling hills of YankalillaYankalillaState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

May 2019

04MayAll Day19Outback Odyssey RideAn epic ride through the remote Flinders RangersAdelaideState:SADiscipline:Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

April 2019

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

07Apr12:00 am11:59 pmGrand Slam Challenge Series #2: WoodsideRide thru the Adelaide Hills at WoodsideWoodsideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Recreational

01Apr12:00 am05(Apr 5)11:59 pmVeloVinoA 5 day luxury tour through the Adelaide wineries and hillsAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

March 2019

08MarAll Day11Cycle 4 ChangeA 4 day challenge in the Adelaide HillsAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day

February 2019

24Feb12:00 am11:59 pmGrand Slam Challenge Series #1 - GumerachaRide through the hills of GumerachaGumerachaState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride: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 South Australian rides that we’ve missed!

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