The Best Cycling Events in Western Australia

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There’s a range of different cycling events in Western Australia. For an isolated State, there’s a very active cycling community.

A lot of rides are based in and around Perth, with orchards, bushland, dams, hills and a stunning coastline to enjoy.

Many of the regional rides are based in south-west WA and the Great Southern, starting or finishing in Perth. There’s also some rides based in the Goldfields, with only a few in northern WA.

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 predominantly point to point, with some 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 Western Australia

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

October 2019

05OctAll Day07Life Cycle for Canteen Off-RoadAn offroad adventure in south-west WAPerthState:WADiscipline:Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

13OctAll Day19South West Bike TrekA relaxing ride through the PerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:MixedDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

17OctAll Day20Cape to Cape MTB RaceAn epic weekend for keen MTBers at the Margaret RiverCape LeeuwinState:WADiscipline:MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race

19OctAll DayGravel Grinder ChallengeHit the gravel this weekend in the WA wheatbeltWatherooState:WADiscipline:family friendly,Gravel,MTBTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 km

26Oct(Oct 26)12:00 am27(Oct 27)11:59 pmMACA Cancer 200 Ride for ResearchA 2 day Perth ride to fight cancerPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:MixedDistance:160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

November 2019

02NovAll DayTour de GracetownA beautiful ride through the iconic Margaret River regionGracetownState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

04NovAll DayThe Amazing Albany Bike Ride (TBC)Ride one of WA's most scenic coastal ridesAlbanyState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Recreational

08NovAll Day10Tour of Margaret River BreakawayRide with Jens Voight each dayNannupState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

08NovAll Day10Tour of Margaret RiverA challenging 4 day race thru forests and wineriesNannupState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race

09Nov12:00 am11:59 pmThe Fathering Project Corporate Bike RideA great day out in PerthPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:MixedDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

24Nov12:00 am11:59 pmMSWA Ocean RidePerth's most scenic coastal ridePerthState:WADiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

24NovAll Day26LIFE Ride (Tour de Cure)A 3 day charity ride in the Margaret RiverMargaret RiverState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

March 2020

04MarAll Day07Red Sky RideAn epic 4 day endurance ride through southern WAAlbanyState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

07MarAll Day09Life Cycle for Canteen On-RoadA 3 day tour thru scenic south-west WAPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational

23MarAll Day28Hawaiian Ride for YouthA 5 day ride (with 4 different routes) around WAAlbanyState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

April 2020

05AprAll DayDams Challenge **Date for 2020 TBC**A challenging ride to the dams in the Perth escarpmentPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

May 2020

02MayAll Day06Pipeline ChallengeAn epic ride along the historic route of the goldfield's pipelineKalgoorlieState:WADiscipline:Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

17MayAll Day22The Gibb ChallengeA tough ride in the KimberlyDerbyState:WADiscipline:Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day

June 2020

06JunAll Day07Goldfields CyclassicA 2 day adventure ride in gold country (and no racing)KalgoorlieState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Race,Recreational

Past Cycling Events in Western Australia

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

22Sep12:00 am11:59 pmElement Road Series - LancelinRide through the rugged coastline of LancelinLancelinState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

August 2019

24Aug(Aug 24)12:00 am25(Aug 25)11:59 pmElement Road Series - YorkRide through the rolling farmland of York!YorkState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

July 2019

28Jul12:00 am11:59 pmElement Road Series - GidgegannupRide through the pristine bushland of GidgegannupGidgegannupState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

June 2019

23Jun12:00 am11:59 pmElement Road Series - Swan ValleyRide through the beautiful Swan ValleyPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Recreational

April 2019

27Apr12:00 am11:59 pmDirty Dozen Perth13 of Perth's tougest climbs in 1 dayPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

20Apr12:00 am11:59 pmThe ROVE One Day Classic - ToodyayA 1 day challenging ride to ToodyayPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

March 2019

24Mar12:00 am11:59 pmCity of Armadale Grand FondoA great day out in the southern Perth hillsPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational

23MarAll DayTour of the BlackwoodA challenging ride around Bridgetown and NannupBridgetownState:WADiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

February 2019

23FebAll DayMSWA Albany RideCycle along the stunning Albany coastline for the dayAlbanyState:WADiscipline:family friendly,RoadDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

17Feb12:00 am11:59 pmKalamunda 100A hard day's ride through the Perth EscarpmentsPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational

October 2018

13OctAll Day14The Bunbury RoveTest your endurance with this challenging 2 day ridePerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational,Ultra

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 West Australian rides that we’ve missed!