Noosa Strade Bianche

August, 2019

10AugAll Day11Noosa Strade BiancheEscape winter with a weekend of riding in the sunNoosaState:QLDDiscipline:Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational,Retro

riders at the Noosa Strade Bianche

Ride Details

Noosa Strade Bianche celebrates vintage cycling with multiple rides for steel framed bikes.

The Noosa Strade Bianche is a 2 day cycling event for steel framed bikes with a weekend festival to celebrate vintage cycling.

The love of steel is alive and well with the Strade Bianche Grand Fondo. This is a true celebration of vintage and retro steel bicycles that honour the old roads of cycling’s past.

Noosa is about 150km north of Brisbane, 1hr 40min from the airport, and at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast.  Noosa is a popular tourist destination with lots to see and do.

Over the weekend, you’ll find a number of different rides and events on offer. The Piccolo Fondo (33km) is held on the Saturday. It is much more than checking the levers and spinning the legs, with a serious gravel climb. Afterwards, you can check out the Vintage/Retro steel bicycle show and swap meet.

The main events are on Sunday morning, with the Gran Fondo (142km and +1750m), the Medio Fondo (85km and +1100m’s) and the Nuovo Piccolo Fondo (48km and +500m).

The 2 longer rides will test the ability to change gear for those who can spin or just keep grinding. From the town centre of Noosa and heading west towards the hinterland, it does not take long before the road turns to a track and the feel of the white gravel. Traverse around Cooroy mountain and the joy of the Shadbolt road climb. venture through the picturesque towns of Cooroy, Traveston, Kin Kin and Pomona on the great loop that will eventually take you back to Noosa.

The Nuovo Piccolo Fondo ride is a good ride for those looking for something that isn’t too strenuous. It follows the same route as the longer rides as far as Cooroy.

A post ride event will allow you to chill out and exchange some banter with your fellow dusty riders.

The Noosa Strade Bianche raises money for different charities (which change each year) and is in memory of Mark Dolan.

This is a great opportunity to spend a long weekend in the town of Noosa and the surounding hinterland.

You’ll find other great cycling events, like Noosa Strade Bianche, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.

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Noosa Strade Bianche celebrates vintage cycling with multiple rides for steel framed bikes.


10 August - 11 August


Noosa, QLD


Extra Information

  • Steel framed bicycles only with downtube shifters
  • Insurance included in the price
  • Vintage bicycle show and swap meet
  • Water
  • Food