Family-Friendly Cycling Events Around Australia

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There are some fantastic family cycling events around Australia that are suitable for the whole family.

Finding a bike event that keeps everyone happy can be tricky, so you’ll find over 50 bike events listed that are suitable for kids to attend of all ages (and ability) to attend.

To help you within selecting the best ride for your family, I’ve compiled a list of rides that allow children to participate.

The rides range from 1.5 to 25/30km in distancer, with longer rides to keep you happy as well.

Many of these cycling events also have an event village or festival with activities and entertainment that cater to children. Just what you need to encourage the kids to ride their bike.

So I’m sure that you’ll find the perfect ride for getting the kids off their devices and onto their bike this weekend!

Upcoming Family-Friendly Cycling Events

You’ll find a list below of family cycling events throughout Australia. Click on the first little grey box to search for rides in each States or a certain location.

November 2019

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 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

January 2020

12JanAll DayTumut Cycle ClassicA great day out riding the Snowy MountainsTumutState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,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

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

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

22MarAll DayThe Western Tiers Cycle ChallengeA challenging ride through the Meander ValleyLauncestonState:TASDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

29MarAll DayThe Bobbin Head Cycle ClassicA hard ride through scenic Ku-ring-gai ChaseSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

Past Family-Friendly Cycling Events

You’ll find a list below of previous family cycling events throughout Australia. Most of these are repeated each year around the same time. Click on the first little grey box to search for rides in each States or a certain location.

November 2019

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

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

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

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

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

13OctAll DayHarbour2Vine Cycle ClassicAn epic ride through the wineries of the Hunter ValleyNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

13OctAll DaySpring Cycle Take part in Sydney's largest charity ride!SydneyState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,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

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

20SepAll Day22Dungog PedalfestA weekened to celebrate cycling just outside NewcastleDungogState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Race,Recreational

15SepAll DayKillarney Bike RideAn outback adventure in regional NSWNarrabriState:NSWDiscipline:family friendlyTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

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

14SepAll Day15Coota Bike Festival ** Cancelled for 2019 **Celebrate your love of cycling with a weekend awayCootamundraState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,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

10SepAll DayBelow the Belt Pedalthon: SydneyRaise money to defeat cancer in SydneySydneyState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,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

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

18AugAll DayTop End Gran FondoEscape the winter cold to DarwinDarwinState:NTDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational

July 2019

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

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

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

April 2019

28AprAll DayCentury Challenge Cycle Ride1 day ride at Kariong on the Central CoastKariongState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,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

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

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

14AprAll DayThe Mailrun Charity Bike RideA 1 day ride thru Singleton & the Hunter ValleySingletonState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

07AprAll DayPedal the Peel Cycling ChallengeA 1 day charity ride around TamworthTamworthState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

March 2019

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

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

10MarAll DayGear up Girl Central Coast1 day ride for women at Tuggerah on the Central CoastPicnic Point Reserve, TuggerahState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational,Women only

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

10MarAll DayThe Loop Charity Cycle ChallengeRide around scenic Lake IllawarraKanahookaState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

10Mar12:00 am11:59 pmGear up Girl Sydney1 day ride for women in SydneySydneyState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational,Women only

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

03MarAll DayBig Canberra Bike RideCanberra's largest group rideCanberraState:ACTDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,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

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

23FebAll DayLake Hume Cycle ChallengeA great day riding through Albury-WodongaWodongaState:NSWDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,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!