So what cycling events do you have planned for October?
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.
Alice Springs, NT
Barossa Valley, SA
Browns Plains, QLD
Burleigh Heads, QLD
Cape Leeuwin, WA
Cape Tribulation, QLD
Cape York, QLD
Champion Lakes, WA
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Currumbin Waters, QLD
Falls Creek, VIC
Glen Innes, NSW
Hervey Bay, QLD
King Valley, VIC
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW
Lake Wendouree, Vic
Little River, VIC
Margaret River, WA
Mt Isa, QLD
Murray Bridge, SA
Nar Nar Goon, VIC
Palm Beach, QLD
Pickering Brook, WA
Port Douglas, QLD
Runaway Bay, QLD
St Albans, NSW
Tailem Bend, SA
Victor Harbour, SA
Wagga Wagga, NSW
Warners Bay, NSW
Wetherby Station, Mount Molloy, QLD
05OctAll Day07Life Cycle for Canteen Off-RoadAn offroad adventure in south-west WAJarrahdaleState:WADiscipline:Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Century,Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Life Cycle for CanTeen is an offroad 3 day charity ride to the beautiful south west region of West Australia. The Life Cycle for CanTeen is a 3-day offroad
The Life Cycle for CanTeen is a 3-day offroad charity ride that raises funds for the youth cancer charity, CanTeen, which supports young people living with cancer. There is also an onroad ride, Life Cycle for Canteen On-Road.
For this ride, you’ll be riding along the Munda Biddi Trail.
The distance you will ride each day varies (about 75km per day) according to bus travel, campsite availability, difficulty of terrain, available detours, etc. Riders can choose, according to their fitness and skills, from groups of differing speed, group 1 being the fastest and strongest riders who may ride extra distance.
Overnight stops are in bush camps or on the fringes of towns. You can sleep in a tent or a swag.
This ride is fully catered, with support vehicles meeting you at various checkpoints.
Transport is by coach to and from Kelmscott. We also supply trailers to carry your bikes and mobile toilets that meet us along the route.
Day 1: Explore Boranup Forest, including Tunnel Run and Lord of the Rings.
Day 2: Head north on the Wadandi Trail visiting Margaret River, the Pines and Compartment 10, Cowaramup and Middle Earth.
Day 3: Ride through Yelverton National Park and on to Dunsborough and Districts Country Club, with the option to ride Meelup and Country Club trails.
You will need a mattress and sleeping bag, with the option of sleeping indoors or out.
The Life Cycle for CanTeen Onroad ride sounds like a fantastic tour into parts of WA that are not normally travelled by bike. You’ll also be helping raise money for a good cause, by helping children recovering from Cancer and aiding their treatment.
Registration is limited to the first 70 riders, and there is a waitlist. Make sure you do put your name on the waitlist if the ride is full, as there is a very good chance that you will get a spot.
You’ll find other great rides, like the Life Cycle for CanTeen Onroad, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
Is this ride on your bucket list? Why not create an online Bucket List and keep track of rides you really want to do.
06OctAll DayAround the BayAustralia's largest iconic cycle event!MelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Multi-day,Recreational,Ultra 1 Add to Bucket List
Around the Bay in Melbourne has a ride to suit everyone! Regardless of ability! Around the Bay is an iconic ride which has the reputation of being Australia's largest
Around the Bay is an iconic ride which has the reputation of being Australia’s largest ride with over 10, 000 people riding in it.
There are ten different rides on offer for the event. Whatever your ability, fitness, timeframe or desire, there is a distance for you! The distances range from the 20km, 50km, 100km Frankston return, 100km Sorrento – Melbourne, 135km Geelong – Melbourne, 160km Rosebud return, 210km Anti-clockwise, 210km Sorrento return, 250km Anti-clockwise and the 300km ride. The 300km long ride was introduced last year (2018) which is basically the 250km with some extra bits. It was limited to 300 riders and interestingly sold out quickly.
The original 210/250 km loops go anti-clockwise are the marquee rides of the Around the Bay.
Local knowledge might help with deciding which start location or direction you wish to ride. Why? The wind is the factor that can make or break you, specially in the open exposed country between Melbourne and Geelong, on the edge of the freeway. This can be hard work with no protection and you burning all your matches early into the ride.
Around the Bay raises money for The Smith Family, an Australian charity that helps disadvantaged children to succeed at school and to create better futures for themselves.
The weather in Melbourne at this time of year is in the middle of Spring. Temperatures can be variable, ranging from 0-5 degrees in the morning and rising to 20-25 during the day. The wind is more predictable than rain, ranging from 30 to 50km/h.
This is the original recreational ride!
You’ll find other great rides, like the Around the Bay, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
Is this ride on your bucket list? Why not create an online Bucket List and keep track of rides you really want to do.
$29, $37, $215
5 October 2018
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 2 Add to Bucket List
Ride through the King Valley wine region with Sam Miranda Gran Fondo! Sam Miranda Gran Fondo is a 1 day event for recreational cyclists over challenging terrain in the
Sam Miranda Gran Fondo is a 1 day event for recreational cyclists over challenging terrain in the picturesque King Valley wine region. This is a popular area to visit that is located in Victoria’s High Country.
This gran fondo has full event timing and is a mass participation ride that is held during the Mens and Womens National Road Series race in King Valley.
The 115km course is a mix of quiet country roads, unique climbs including the famed ‘Strade Nero’ to Whitlands, a great descent into Whitfield and rolling countryside and vineyards.
After your ride chill out in the event village with food, Sam Miranda Wine, Bridge Road Brewery beers and Genovese Coffee, Cycling Company exhibits and you can watch the finish of the afternoons racing.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Sam Miranda Gran Fondo, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
Is this ride on your bucket list? Why not create an online Bucket List and keep track of rides you really want to do.
12OctAll Day13The Bunbury RoveTest your endurance with this challenging 2 day rideMurdochState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Century,Multi-day,Recreational,Ultra 0 Add to Bucket List
The Bunbury ROVE is a challenging 2 day endurance ride with distances to 'redefine the limits' for new and experienced cyclists. *** DATES FOR 2019 RIDE ARE YET
*** DATES FOR 2019 RIDE ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED. ***
The Bunbury ROVE is more than just a group ride! It’s a long distance endurance ride from Perth to Bunbury and back over two days.
The ride is a tour from the southern Perth suburbs down to the beach country town of Bunbury. You’ll have time for a quick dip next to the dolphins, before the return journey the next day. The route follows bike paths and country roads with even a bit of compacted crushed limestone. Remember to keep the power on the pedals when on the gravel.
There are a series of rides each day combined to create variable distances for your challenge, from 200km to 500km.
Day 1 you can choose from two options, the 200km Murdoch to Bunbury ride or the epic 300km Joondalup to Bunbury ride via Murdoch. You’ll ride south down the freeway cycle path, through Pinjarra, Harvey, Australind and into Bunbury. You’ll end the day with a social dinner and overnighting in Bunbury.
Day 2 is similar but returning home via a different 200km route through Yarloop and Mandurah, before returning to Murdoch.
In 2018, a 100km distance was introduced due to public demand. This ride left Murdoch with the 200km riders, then turning off to finish at Mandurah.
The real treat is the full ROVE kit with registration. Wow, I can’t talk this up too much, otherwise, I’ll sound like the event director.
Your overnight luggage will be transported from both start locations to Bunbury and returned to Murdoch.
This event is organised by The ROVE, a group of endurance road racing cyclists based in Joondalup in the northern suburbs of Perth. They also organise the ROVE One Day Classic – Toodyay which takes riders from Bullsbrook to Toodyay. Their motto is ‘redefine your limits’ and their events will provide you with the opportunity to do just this!
The weather in Perth and Bunbury during October is the middle of Spring. Which means it is fairly temperate. You can expect the day to start from around 10 to 15 degrees and increasing through the day to about 20 to 25 degrees. If there is any rain it should just be a passing shower or drizzle.
Murdoch, the 200km start location, is directly south of the Perth CBD by about 16 km and is on the Perth to Mandurah railway line. Joondalup, the 300km start location, is north/northwest of the Perth CBD by 27 km and is serviced by the Perth to Currambine railway line.
This sounds like the perfect ride for those looking for an endurance challenge. Plus it is the perfect opportunity to support a local cycling group with the ‘best value for money’ ride that you can find!
You’ll find other cycling events, like The Bunbury ROVE, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
12OctAll Day19NSW Bike for BiblesAn epic 8 day ride around the historic Goulburn areaGoulburnState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
NSW Bike for Bibles is an 8 day challenge through country NSW. The NSW Bike for Bibles ride is an adventure into the farmland behind Sydney. Covering a
The NSW Bike for Bibles ride is an adventure into the farmland behind Sydney. Covering a distance of 920 km over 7 days, the ride starts in historic Goulburn, a regional city in the southern Tablelands of NSW. Goulburn is about 200km south of the Sydney CBD and inland from Nowra, along the M31 or Hume Highway which connects Melbourne to Sydney, and about 100km northeast of Canberra. To fly, you would need to catch a plane to Canberra and then drive to Goulburn.
Day 1 is from Goulburn to Boorowa, around 120km with some undulations on the way.
Day 2 is from Boorowa to Goondiwindi, around 110km with some good undulations.
Day 3 is from Goondiwindi, travelling through Tumut and then on to Tumbarumba which is on the top end of the Of the Snowy Mountains with some good climbs during the day.
Day 4 is from Tumbarumba and out to Henty via Holbrook, around 120km and luckily most of the undulations have a net loss for the day so considered a good day.
Day 5 is from Henty through to Junee, a 100km day if you go via Wagga Wagga or 120km if you go towards the gap.
Day 6 is from Junee and up to Young, expected travel through Cootamundra which is around 100 to 120km depending on the exact route.
Day 7 is from Young through to Yass, around 110km with the general undulations along the way.
Day 8 is from Yass through to Goulburn, around 100km and an even 1000 km gain and loss through a lot of small undulations.
The weather in the region around Yass and Goulburn in October is early to middle Spring, so the temperature would still be cool. Temperatures in the morning range from around 5 to 10° and then raging up to a beautiful 20 to 25° during the day. If it does rain, it should be light, so being a multi-day event, I’d pack a light jacket or a gilet and hope for a warm shower in the evening.
The Bible Society is raising money to support their Bible-based literacy project in South Africa
You’ll find other cycling events, like the NSW Bike for Bibles, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
11 October 2019
12OctAll Day17Cycle Queensland Adventure TourPromises of long rides near the beachNoosaState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Enjoy long rides near the beach with Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour! Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour is a cycling tour with a new format in 2019. Previously based in the
Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour is a cycling tour with a new format in 2019. Previously based in the tropical far north, it has been relocated to the Sunshine Coast with promises of long rides near the beach!
There will be options to ride 1, 3 or 5 days, with multiples distances on most days.
Ride details have yet to be released, but the Sunshine Coast has been confirmed as the destination, based off a central campsite and hub not far from Noosa’s Main Beach.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
12OctAll DayThe Jungle Ride for KINDA 1 day adventure through tropical rainforestsPort DouglasState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:UndulatingDistance:160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
The Jungle Ride for KIND is a great chance to ride around Port Douglas The Jungle Ride for KIND is a 1 day charity ride from Port Douglas to
The Jungle Ride for KIND is a 1 day charity ride from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation, through world-renowned rainforests and coastline.
This ride was created to inspire everyday adults and children to step outside their comfort zones and challenge themselves all in the name of a great cause. Held in the tropical north of Queensland, it stars at Port Douglas and travels along the coast to Cape Tribulation.
There are 3 distances available: 90km or 180km (double the distance by riding back to Port Douglas).
This is a flat ride with a couple of lumps along the way. The ride is limited to 200 cyclists and you’ll be escorted out and back. So sit up and enjoy the rain forest and enjoy the ride. The scenery is spectacular! Riders will be divided into different speed coded groups according to ability – so don’t be put off by the length of the route! You can go as fast or as slow as you want, and opt for any distance. The ride caters for riders of all levels from recreational cyclists right up to elite athletes.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like the Jungle Ride for KIND, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$75 (Junior), $155
$85 (Junior), $170
10 August 2019
21 September 2019
13OctAll DayHarbour2Vine Cycle ClassicAn epic ride through the wineries of the Hunter ValleyNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Challenge yourself to ride from Newcastle to the Hunter Valley with Harbour2Vine Cycle Classic! Harbour2Vine Cycle Classic is a 1-day charity ride from Newcastle to
This annual ride raises money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Harbour2Vine Cycle Classic starts at the Rydges Newcastle and finishes at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. This ride was formerly known as the Crowne2Crowne, as it rode from one Crowne hotel to another, but with a change of ownership for the Newcastle hotel, the ride name no longer works.
There are 2 rides: the 64km Classic Ride and the 1km Children’s Ride.
This looks like a great ride and is the perfect opportunity to spend a weekend in the Hunter Valley with family or friends.
You’ll find other cycling events, like Harbour2Vine Cycle Classic, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
12 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 0 Add to Bucket List
Echunga is the last of 5 rides in the Grand Slam Challenge Series Echunga is the last of five rides from the Gland Slam Challenge Series. Hosted by
Echunga is the last of five rides from the Gland Slam Challenge Series. Hosted by BikeSA, you will find five recreational challenge rides throughout the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula. You can choose to ride in one, two, three, four or all five of the rides, with each consecutive ride gradually becoming more challenging. Each of the rides combines 2 different loops of between 40km and 100km, all starting and finishing in the one location. For those who are looking for something a little less challenging, you can sign up for the Mini Slam in which you complete only the one loop.
The Gland Slam Challenge Series is perfect for cyclists who want to build their fitness and increase their endurance. It’s also a great excuse to get out regularly and to meet up with like-minded people!
The organiser, BikeSA, is a not for profit organisation, independent of government, who promote all types of cycling and is focused on improving riding condition in SA.
The Echunga ride is the last in the Gland Slam Challenge Series. It starts at Echunga, which is located 34km east of Adelaide, in the Adelaide hills.
There are two distances. The route is a 100km loop, and you can choose to do either 1 loop ie 100km or 2 loops ie 200km. Being October, it is starting to warm up, with days up to 20 degrees! You might expect some rain at this time of year.
You’ll find other cycling events, like Grand Slam Challenge Series #5 – Echunga, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
12 October 2019
13OctAll DayMoreton Bay 100 Charity Bike RideAn epic ride around Moreton BayBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Challenge yourself to ride around the bay with the Moreton Bay 100 Charity Bike Ride. Moreton Bay 100 Charity Bike Ride is an annual charity ride around
Moreton Bay 100 Charity Bike Ride is an annual charity ride around Moreton Bay, in Brisbane.
There are 3 rides on offer to suit riders of all ability: 62km, 100km and 162km. You’ll be cycling through local inland roads onto the lovely coastal strip through Scarborough-Redcliffe-Sandgate, with their welcoming sea breezes along the way.
This ride raises money for the Lions Youth Emergency Accommodation Centre, which provides safe affordable transitional accommodation plus support by life skills programs.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Moreton Bay 100 Charity Bike Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$74, $100, $130
21 September 2019
13OctAll DaySpring Cycle Take part in Sydney's largest charity ride!SydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Ride with 10,000 other cyclists in Sydney's Spring Cycle charity ride! Spring Cycle is Sydney's largest recreational ride, bringing together over 10,000 riders to participate in a number of
Spring Cycle is Sydney’s largest recreational ride, bringing together over 10,000 riders to participate in a number of different rides around Sydney, with the unique opportunity to ride the road across the Sydney Harbour Bridge (with no cars). This is a great opportunity to enjoy Sydney’s stunning landscape and take in the city’s most iconic sites.
You’ll have the choice of 4 different rides that cater to cyclists of all levels and ages: 10km City Ride, 18km River Ride, 50km Classic Ride or the 105km Challenge Ride.
The 10km City Ride is perfect for families with young children or those wanting to stretch their legs on a bike. This ride starts at St Leonards Park, North Sydney and finishes at Pirrama Park, Pyrmont.
The 18km River Ride explores the heart of cycling in Sydney’s west. You’ll learn about some fantastic cycle paths to take your family and friends on all year round. Not to mention an action packed finish festival in Olympic Park, showcasing some of cycling’s greats. This ride starts at Pavilion Flat, Parramatta Park and finishes at Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park.
The 50km Classic Ride is for those looking for a challenge as it takes in the best of the City along the City Ride route before taking riders through the Inner West and into Sydney Olympic Park.
The 105km Challenge Ride is for those looking for the challenge of riding a century, this route takes in the best of the City along the Sydney City Ride route before taking riders through the Inner West, Parramatta, Prospect Dam, Western Sydney Parklands and into Sydney Olympic Park.
This cycling event raises money for Freedom Wheels, which gives children with disabilities the opportunity to ride a bike for the first time.
Spring Cycle is a unique experience that shouldn’t be missed!
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Spring Cycle, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$40, $50, $75, $95
$50, $60, $85, $105
14 August 2019
2 October 2019
17OctAll Day20Cape to Cape MTB RaceAn epic weekend for keen MTBers at the Margaret RiverCape LeeuwinState:WADiscipline:MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race 0 Add to Bucket List
Cape to Cape is a 4 day MTB stage race in the beautiful Margaret River. Cape to Cape MTB Race is a 4 day MTB multi-stage endurance race in
Cape to Cape MTB Race is a 4 day MTB multi-stage endurance race in the Margaret River region, Western Australia. The Margaret River is a popular tourist destination with lots to see and do. You’ll have access to stunning private trails, vineyard visits, brewery finishes and some of the warmest hospitality the region has to offer.
Cape to Cape was first held in 2008 with 100 riders, and has grown to be Australia’s longest running and biggest MTB multi-stage endurance race, now with over 1000 riders each year. It is held as a race, but is seen as more of a ride, with many riders returning each year to attend. The course doesn’t require a high level of technical difficulty, which means that as long as you’re reasonably fit and have some MTB skills, you’ll be good to enter!
Starting at Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and finishing four days later at the famous Colonial Brewery, the course makes its way through a network of trails along the coast, through National Parks, forest, farm lands, mountain bike parks, and bush before finishing back at Margaret River. Roughly 210km and 2,500m of climbing in total, each day’s riding is between 45km and 65km and has its own special terrain and environment to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm tracks, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Cape to Cape.
Stage 1 – Cape Leeuwin. This day starts and finishes at Cape Leeuwin, with 47km distance and 908m of climbing.
Stage 2 – Boranyup Forest. This day starts and finishes at Leewin Estate, with 63km distance and 575m of climbing.
Stage 3 – Margaret River. This day starts and finishes at Margaret River, with 45km distance and 560m of climbing.
Stage 4 – Cowaramup. This day starts and finishes at Colonial Brewery, outside Cowaramup, with 57km distance and 521m of climbing.
This cycling event looks like a great excuse for a long weekend away, especially with all those breweries and wineries!
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Cape to Cape MTB Race, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$500, $525, $550
16 December 2018
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 0 Add to Bucket List
The Sydney to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo ride combines some of the best scenery with supporting a good cause! The Sydney to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo Ride is an organised three day social group ride
The Sydney to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo Ride is an organised three day social group ride through country NSW that raises funds for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.
The Z002Zoo Ride started in 2006 when a group of friends rode from Taronga Zoo to the Western Plains Zoo, with the simple goal of raising some money. Since then, the Z002Zoo Ride has evolved into a series of 5 rides held throughout the year: Melbourne to Canberra, Canberra to Dubbo, Canberra to Mogo, Sydney to Dubbo and Molong to Dubbo.
The Z002Zoo Ride is now raising money for the Black Dog Institute, which is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.
The Sydney to Dubbo stint is a three day ride.
Day 1 Sydney to Blackheath. (134km) Day 1 starts quite early at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. You’ll then make your way from Mosman to Yarramundi Lookout, regrouping with the other riders for morning tea. You’ll make your way through Springwood stopping for lunch at Wentworth Falls, before starting the climb into Katoomba. The peloton will have a police escort to the town of Blackheath, a small town near Katoomba. This marks the end of day one with 134 km covered and a well-earned rest.
Day 2 Blackheath to Molong. (181km) Day 2 is a big day with some distance to cover! You’ll leave Blackheath through some of the rolling hills, descending into Lithgow where you’ll stop for morning tea. Then continuing onto Bathurst for a regroup and a long break with lunch. From here you’ll then continue on through the back roads into Orange, where you’ll stop for another break before heading into the very picturesque countryside on the way to Molong. Molong is where you will stop for the night. A big day at the office, as some would say!
Day 3 Molong to Dubbo. (115km) Day 3 is a relatively short day of riding that starts off with a nice short ride up and down some rolling hills into Cumnock. After stopping for breakfast, you’ll then continue on through the backcountry to Yeoval. After another coffee break, you’ll then have some good climbs and descents through some beautiful countryside before riding into Dubbo. The whole peloton will then ride together into the Western Plains Zoo, which marks the end of our journey. A journey of 115 kilometres today.
This sounds like a fantastic 3 day ride (if you don’t mind the odd hill or two) through some beautiful countryside with some like-minded people! Plus you will be helping to raise money for a good cause!
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Sydney to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
3 September 2019
19OctAll Day20Tour de ValleyA weekend of cycling at the Gold CoastCurrumbin WatersState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race 0 Add to Bucket List
Tour de Valley is a weekend of racing for teams of individuals at the Gold Coast. Tour de Valley is a 2 day cycling event on a scenic course
This is a weekend event with races scheduled over both days. Anyone can ride a time trial, as either an individual or as part of a team. You can either take it seriously as a race or just as an opportunity to test your endurance. It is also an opportunity to support the Amy Gillett Foundation in its endeavours to reduce the death and injury of cyclists. All funds raised will be given to support their work.
2019 details may change.
Saturday – Kirra Criterium Classic
Sunday – Tour de Valley Festival of Time Trialling
The Tour de Valley is a great excuse to spend a weekend away in a beautiful location, where you can combine a good ride with some R’n R.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Tour de Valley, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
Itt 72/36/18km depending upon age group
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,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 2 Add to Bucket List
The Bowral Classic is a Gran Fondo style road cycling event held in the picturesque surrounds of the NSW Southern Highlands. The award-winning Bowral Classic is not just another
The award-winning Bowral Classic is not just another Gran Fondo ride! It’s a bucket list ride in a beautiful location with a great atmosphere. Plus it raises money for charity!
This event is located at Bowral, which is about 1 and a half hours to the south of Sydney. Travel along the M31 and west (inland) of Wollongong to get there. Bowral is the perfect country escape, and is a great place to spend the weekend with your partner as there is lots to see and do.
The Bowral Classic has a series of rides with 4 different routes for families to the serious athlete. These include the:
The morning will see you ride down the main road of Bowral, before heading out towards Berrima, Exeter, Robertson and Kangaloon. A series of rolling hills or undulations as some would say, with a few punchy short climbs and the rewards of the descent. The route will take you onto the Greenhills Road for a little leg burner that is Mt Misery. Make note to self, beware of any road that has the name “Hill” in its name. The Bowral Classic KOM/QOM is held up the Oxley Hill over 1.3km at an 11% average Grade with an elevation gain of 130+m. Simple! 😉 Make sure you keep something in reserve for this section!
The weather in Bowral during October is in the middle of spring with the temperature ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. If it does rain, it should be light, so pack a light jacket or gilet just in case. Check the weather report before arriving.
The Bowral Classic is the perfect excuse to get away for the weekend. Make sure you book early so that you don’t miss out on accommodation for this busy weekend!
You’ll find other great cycling events, like the Bowral Classic, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$40, $75, $170, $220, $260
17 October 2019
26OctAll Day27MACA 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 0 Add to Bucket List
MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research rides between Perth and Mandurah to conquer cancer. MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research is a 2 day cycling event with an overnight
MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research is a 2 day cycling event with an overnight camp between Perth and Mandurah. Over 1000 cyclists will take on the personal challenge of riding 200km in two days to fight cancer and support medical research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
This ride has rebranded, and used to be known as The Ride to Conquer Cancer Perth. It’s still the same ride, but just with a new name!
Over the years, the route has changed. This event starts and finishes in South Perth. It used to ride out to Pinjarra but now overnights in Mandurah.
You can expect a solid weekend of riding to cover about 200km, travelling through the back roads and along bike paths. You’ll be camping overnight and can drop off your gear at the start and then collect it at the end. All meals are catered for ie lunch and dinner on Saturday and then breakfast on Sunday.
This is a great community event for a good cause!
You’ll find other great cycling events, like MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
25 October 2019
27OctAll DayFitz's ChallengeOne of Australia's toughest hill climbing ridesStromloState:ACTDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
Fitz's Challenge is a tough hill ride through the spectacular Brindabella Ranges. Fitz's Challenge has the reputation of being one of Australia's toughest rides, riding through the spectacular Brindabella
Fitz’s Challenge has the reputation of being one of Australia’s toughest rides, riding through the spectacular Brindabella Ranges in the ACT.
Held on the last weekend in October, it is the date to remember, with the event growing in size in regards to both the number of rides available and the number of attendees.
Fitz’s Challenge offers a total of 5 different routes that will challenge the endurance of riders of any level, the novice to the seasoned rider:
For those from out of town, there are many a climb to be found, with the original Fitz’s Challenge which is the 165 km and just short of 3000m of elevation gain. It is basically an out and back with a loop at the middle. What a great way to check out the views.
The Fitz’s Extreme is almost Canberra’s version of Falls Creek, with 255 km and 5000m of elevation gain. A true extreme effort of endurance is required. This is not the standard cycling event that you can just turn up to, expecting to finish. A real training program is required to finish.
The event starts just outside of the built-up areas of the Canberra CBD, 10km by car. Or better still, you can ride out there!
Canberra weather in October is in the middle of spring, however, don’t be fooled as Canberra can be cool. Expect the temperature to range from 5-10 through to 15-20 degrees celsius during the day, with it being more on the lower side once you start climbing into the surrounding ranges. The chances of rain are low however if it does then it would most likely be for the day. Check the weather report before the event to confirm your layering of clothing options.
Fitz’s Challenge is a ride that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
This event does raise funds to help children fight cancer, through the programs set up at The Kids Cancer Project.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Fitz’s Challenge, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$58, $87, $101, $128, $116 (2018 prices)
The prices above are for Pedal Power Members. Add $12 for a one-day membership for the event.
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 1 Add to Bucket List
Peter Mac's Unite to Fight Cancer is a charity ride through the streets of Melbourne. Peter Mac's Unite to Fight Cancer is a fundraising event where you
Peter Mac’s Unite to Fight Cancer is a fundraising event where you can either walk, run or ride to raise money to conquer cancer.
This event raises money for the Peter Mac – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. It is one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres globally and is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer.
This ride has rebranded, and used to be known as One Day to Conquer Cancer Melbourne. It’s still the same ride, but just with a new name!
There are 2 rides on offer. The 60km ride or the longer 100km ride. Details of the 2019 route have yet to be released and is normally available 2 weeks out from the start , to allow for local route changes. Based upon the 2018 route the ride starts in the Melbourne CBD, where you’ll then be heading south to Frankston long the famous Beach Road. this is and out and back route returning to the start near St Kilda.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Peter Mac’s Unite to Fight Cancer, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
Use code SAVE10 to receive $10 off the full price bringing it to just $35
25 October 2019
27OctAll DayCoffs Coast Cycle ChallengeA scenic ride through stunning countrysideCoffs HarbourState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,160+ km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge is a great opportunity to explore Coffs Harbour. Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge is a 1 day cycling event with rides to suit riders of all
Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge is a 1 day cycling event with rides to suit riders of all ability and experience. This ride is based at Coffs Harbour, a pretty coastal village on the mid north coast of NSW.
2019 ride details may change.
The rides start and finish at Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshores, with categories for elite and recreational riders as well as families and riders with a disability.
You’ll find 5 different rides on offer:
The Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge raises money for local and Rotary charities.
This cycling event looks like a great excuse for a weekend away! Plus you’ll be riding through a changing landscape as you cycle through forest, farmlands and along creeks and the ocean.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$20, $40, $70, $80, $100
TBC: 26 october 2019
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