The Best Cycling Events in Victoria

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It get’s pretty busy in Victoria with cycling events being held throughout the whole year.

November and March seem to be the busiest months, with events beings scheduled for a time of year where it isn’t too wet, too hot or too cold!

A large number of the rides are based around Melbourne, with a small number being held in regional centres. Bicycle Network is the peak cycling body for Victoria, organising iconic rides within Victoria as well as outside the state.

Many of the regional rides are based around Bright at the base of the Snowy Mountains, along the seaside towns west of Geelong and the Great Ocean Road. You’ll find lots of Alpine style rides that are equivalent to riding in the Alpine Ranges in Europe.  Gravel and MTB are increasing in popularity.

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.

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 Victoria

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

14NovAll Day18Peter Mac Ride (Tour de Cure)An epic 4 day ride through rural TasmaniaDevonportState:TAS,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

21NovAll Day27Future2 Wheel ClassicA 6 day adventure through rural VictoriaMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

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

23NovAll DayGravel GiroHit the gravel this weekend in the Yarra ValleyWarburtonState:VICDiscipline:GravelTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Charity,Race,Recreational

24NovAll DayChiltern Mo RideHit the gravel outside Albury WodongaChilternState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,Gravel,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

24NovAll DayGiro Della DonnaAn epic adventure at the Yarra RangesWarburtonState:VICDiscipline:Climb,Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Charity,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

04JanAll DayMS National Gran Fondo Bike Ride (2020 event date TBC)Challenge yourself on the National Road Race courseBunninyongState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

26JanAll Day27Alpine ClassicAustralia's toughest 1 day cycling eventBright State:VICDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:MountainousDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Multi-day,Recreational

February 2020

01FebAll DayCadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: People's RideRide with the legend himselfGeelongState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

March 2020

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

08MarAll DayPeaks Challenge – Falls CreekOne of Australia's toughest eventsFalls CreekState:VICDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:MountainousDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational,Ultra

15MarAll DayWorld Naked Bike Ride MelbourneA ride for cyclists who like to be bareMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 kmType Ride:Recreational

22MarAll DayMS Melbourne CycleA great day out over the iconic Western Gate BridgeMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

28MarAll Day29Melbourne Bike for Bibles **2020 dates TBC**A 2 day ride around Port Phillip BayMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

April 2020

04AprAll Day05Murray to MoyneTest your endurance in this nonstop team eventMilduraState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational,Ultra

18AprAll DayGreat Ocean & Otway Classic RideCycle the iconic Great Ocean RoadTorquayState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

Past Cycling Events in Victoria

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

16NovAll DayThe SlogA challenging day out for cyclists in the Strezlecki RangesMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

16NovAll DayTatura 200 Charity Bike RideRide through the beautiful Goulburn ValleyTaturaState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,MTB,RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

15NovAll DayTour de PIF MelbourneAn epic ride around the Mornington PeninsularHealesvilleState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingType Ride:Charity

09NovAll Day15Amy's Share the Road TourAn epic 6 day ride through regional VictoriaWodongaState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

09NovAll DayBass Coast Cycle ChallengeA spectacular ride through the Bass Coast hillsInverlochState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

October 2019

27OctAll DayPeter Mac's Unite to Fight Cancer rideA Melbourne ride that changes livesMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

26OctAll DayRide Daylesford (2019 TBC)Rides to suit everyone in the beautiful Spa CountryDaylesfordState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

11OctAll Day13Sam Miranda Gran FondoAn epic ride through the wineries of King ValleyKing ValleyState:VICDiscipline:Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational

06OctAll DayAround the BayAustralia's largest iconic cycle event!MelbourneState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational,Ultra

05OctAll DayArapiles Cycling Event - The A.C.E. RideRide through beautiful Wimmera for the dayHorshamState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

September 2019

15SepAll DayAmy's Gran FondoOne of Australia's most iconic charity ridesLorneState:VICDiscipline:Climb,family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational

08SepAll DayFruitloop RideAn epic adventure through orchards in the Goulburn ValleySheppartonState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride: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

August 2019

31AugAll DayGravel Grit You YangsHit the gravel this weekend near GeelongLittle RiverState:VICDiscipline:CX,Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Recreational

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

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 DayRide the Ranges EuroaA 1 day cycle thru the Strathbodie RangesEuroaState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

26AprAll DayO'Keefe Challenge - 'Light the Trail' night rideA night ride just outside BendigoBendigoState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,Gravel,MTBTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 kmType Ride:Recreational

March 2019

29MarAll Day31High Country Women's Cycling FestivalA weekend of rides around BrightBright State:VICDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Flat,MountainousDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Recreational,Women only

17MarAll Day22Ride for Medical ResearchA 6 day tour thru regional eastern VictoriaNar Nar GoonState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

17MarAll DayBelow the Belt Pedalthon: MelbourneRide the iconic Sandown racecourseMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Race,Recreational

03MarAll DayCohuna Bridge to BridgeA 1 day ride through the Murray Valley bushlandCohunaState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

01MarAll Day04High Country Charity Ride (Tour de Cure)4 days in the Victorian High Country (Tour de Cure)WangarattaState:VICDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

February 2019

24FebAll DayBenalla's Act to D-Feet MNDRides to suit all the family for a weekend getaway!BenallaState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

17FebAll DayBallarat Cycle ClassicRide the iconic National Road Cycling CourseWindmill Drive, Lake WendoureeState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,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 Victorian rides that we’ve missed!