October Cycling Events in Australia

cyclists at a october cycling event

So what cycling events do you have planned for October?

With the sun rising earlier in the mornings, the October cycle event calendar is getting pretty full! There are rides on every weekend in a number of different locations throughout Australia!

In the ACT, Fitz’s challenge is on! This has a reputation as being one of Australia’s toughest cycling climbs!

In NSW, you’ll find a mix of single and multi-day events, based in Sydney and regional NSW. Sydney’s largest charity ride is also being held, the Spring Classic.

In QLD, there’s a ride in the tropics, with the rest being held around Brisbane and on the Coast.

In SA, the final Grand Slam Challenge is being held for the year.

In VIC, you’ll find a number of different rides around Melbourne in regional Victoria. Melbourne’s largest charity ride, Around The Bay, is also being held.

In WA, there’s a mix of rides in regional Western Australia as well as around Perth.

October Cycling Events

You’ll also find a list below of all of the rides in October. Click on the first little grey box to search for a Ride by the State, 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.

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

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

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

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

12OctAll DayThe Jungle Ride for KINDA 1 day adventure through tropical rainforestsPort DouglasState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational

12OctAll Day19NSW Bike for BiblesAn epic 8 day ride around the historic Goulburn areaGoulburnState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

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

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

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

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

18OctAll Day20Zoo2Zoo Ride: Sydney to DubboAn epic adventure from Sydney to DubboSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Multi-day,Recreational

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

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

20OctAll DayBowral ClassicA classic 1 day event 'not to be missed'BowralState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,MountainousDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

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

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

26OctAll Day27Gravel Grit LagunaHit the gravel this weekend at the Hunter ValleyLagunaState:NSWDiscipline:CX,Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Recreational

27OctAll DayRide for Life ChallengeFinal year for this challenging Brisbane rideBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Recreational

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

27OctAll DayFitz's ChallengeOne of Australia's toughest hill climbing ridesStromloState:ACTDiscipline:Climb,RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

Other cycling events

You can find other rides in our online Cycling Event Calendar, which has over 200 events listed in it.

And 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.