So what cycling events do you have planned for September?
You’ll also find a list below of all of the rides in September. 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
31AugAll Day29SepTerra Australis Bike EpicA true outback adventure to test your enduranceCape YorkState:ACT,NSW,QLD,VICDiscipline:Gravel,RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Multi-day,Race,Recreational,Ultra 0 Add to Bucket List
Ride from the most Northern tip of Australia to the Southern with Terra Australis Bike Epic! Terra Australis Bike Epic is a challenging 6000 km cycling race from the
Terra Australis Bike Epic is a challenging 6000 km cycling race from the most northern tip of Australia, Cape York, to the most southern tip, Wilson’s Promontory. This is ultra endurance bikepacking at it’s best!
This race is unsupported ie it is not an organised or sanctioned event. It is an event where you’ll all ride on the same route at the same time. So you will need to carry all of your own camping equipment, food and water, as accommodation and food and water is limited in some locations. The route is 70% off road through some rugged and remote country with limited services. You can find the rules for this event on the Terra Australis Bike Epic website, but basically you must ride solo, unassisted, follow the route set, and make your own decisions about when to sleep, eat and ride. There is no entry fee, no prize/certificate/medal for winning or completing the course, just the quiet personal satisfaction of having completed a monumental challenge of human endeavour.
This cycling event is suitable for likeminded well-prepared ultra endurance cyclists who are looking for a challenge, and the chance to ride with some like-minded people.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Terra Australis Bike Epic, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
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30 August 2019
31AugAll Day01SepLofty 105Hit the gravel this weekend outside AdelaideMonartoState:SADiscipline:CX,Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational,Retro 1 Add to Bucket List
Lofty 105 is a weekend of gravel rides just outside Adelaide. Lofty 105 is a Gravel Fest weekend with rides to suit new and experienced riders. This event is
There’s a Night Grinder on the Saturday night, where you’ll ride 40km of gravel by moonlight (don’t forget to bring your lights).
The main event is held on the Sunday, with 4 courses on offer to suit any level of cyclist: 21km, 45km, 65km and 105km.
The course is predominantly off sealed roads, and is described as an eclectic mix of cycling modes.
Each ride distance includes some of the best off pavement roads in the area, centred around the South Lofty Ranges in between Monarto, Callington, Harrogate, Rockleigh and Tungkillo.
Proceeds from the ride will go back into helping rebuild the local community after bushfires, as well as fund their local firefighting amenities. (Raising for Rockleigh CFS support group)
You can camp overnight if required, and there are plenty of food options available if you can’t be bothered to cook for yourself.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Lofty 105, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
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$25, $30, $50, $60
$40, $45, $65, $75
30 August TBC
01SepAll DayBrisbane to Sunshine Coast Charity Ride (B2SC)A tough ride with big climbsWilstonState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo 0 Add to Bucket List
Break the cycle of homelessness with the challenging Brisbane to Sunshine Coast Charity Ride. Brisbane to Sunshine Coast Charity Ride (B2SC) is a challenging ride through the Glasshouse Mountains
Brisbane to Sunshine Coast Charity Ride (B2SC) is a challenging ride through the Glasshouse Mountains that reflects how tough life can be for those living on the street.
The B2SC starts at Ruby Robinson Reserve, Wilston with a beautiful park ride of approx. 10kms until we hit Herman’s Hill and on the road to Petrie. First stop of four, refresh, and fuel up.
Then we go for a cruise to Elimbah via Caboolture. Elimbah is halfway and the start of the scenic Glasshouse Mountains road. As we ride through the beautiful rolling hills of the mountains the fresh clean air energises you for our next stage after a short stop at Landsborough. Our final stop will be at Mooloolah where we rest and fuel up for the final stage to Nambour.
The ride starts to climb to 1400m and here your legs will burn but push on as some great downhills are heading your way and the finish is in sight.
One last hill before you roll to the finish at Petrie Park, Nambour near The Shack Community Centre, where we will be greeted by The Shack team and cheers.
This is a challenging ride that is not suitable for a new rider. This is your chance to help change the cycle of homelessness with funds raised being given to The Shack Community Centre in Nambour.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Brisbane to Sunshine Coast Charity Ride (B2SC), in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
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07SepAll DayBondi 2 Berry RideA popular ride through some memorable countrysideSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Bondi 2 Berry is a boutique ride from Bondi Beach to Berry. Bondi 2 Berry is a charity ride along the coastline from Bondi Beach to
This is a small ride that is limited to 100 riders, which means you will need to register early to get a spot. There is a waitlist, so it is worth putting your name on it, as people often change their plans, which means there is a good chance you will get a spot.
This is a challenging one day ride, where you will ride 155km in distance, with an elevation of 1,700m.
The riders will be divided into 5 groups thata re based on your average speed. Group 1 will be riding with an average pace of 30-35km / hour and group 2 riding at average of around 25-30km / hour. Groups 3, 4 and 5 will be an average of approximately 20-25km / hour.
The ride starts from the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, riding out of the Eastern Suburbs and travelling through parts of the Royal National Park to Wollongong, Kiama and finishing in Berry on the NSW south coast.
Bondi 2 Berry rides to raise awareness of dementia and raises funds for Dementia Australia, with money raised going towards researching a cure for dementia and associated research projects.
This looks like a fantastic event, and is a great excuse for a weekend away in a beautiful part of NSW.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Bondi 2 Berry, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$125 ($135 if registering late)
31 March 2019
30 June 2019 (full)
07SepAll Day08Zoo2Zoo Ride: Canberra to MogoAn epic adventure from Canberra to MogoCanberraState:ACT,NSWDiscipline:Gravel,MTBTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Multi-day,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
The Canberra to Mogo Zoo2Zoo ride takes you off the beaten track and through the scenic back country of NSW. The Canberra to Mogo Zoo2Zoo Ride is an organised two day mountain
The Canberra to Mogo Zoo2Zoo Ride is an organised two day mountain bike ride through the scenic back country of NSW whilst also raising 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 Canberra to Mogo stint is a two day ride along the coast line just south of Batemans Bay on the New South Wales coast. A stunning part of the world, where you’ll travel through the backcountry over some very interesting hills and undulations on your way to the coast. Most of this ride is on country dirt trails and firetrails.
The weather in September can be mild, so best to bring a full wet/cold set and a dry/warm set. The temperature ranges from 5-20 degrees with a chance of drizzle.
There is a return transport back to Canberra.
This ride looks like a great 2 days cycling off the beaten track with some amazing scenery to enjoy!
Canberra is on the A25 or M23 off the M31. Travelling from Melbourne it is a 670km trip via the Hume highway (M31 then A25), or 300km from Sydney via the Hume highway (M31 then M21). Canberra is serviced by an Airport with flight connections to most Australian cities.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Canberra to Mogo Zoo2Zoo Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
3 September 2019
07SepAll Day14Bondi 2 Brighton RideAn epic 8 day adventure that you won't forgetSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Multi-day,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
Bondi 2 Brighton is a boutique ride from Sydney to Melbourne. Bondi 2 Brighton is an epic 8 day charity ride along the coastline from Bondi Beach to
This is a brand new cycling event, that starts off with the Bondi 2 Berry Ride, and continues on for another 7 days. You’ll be riding 1160km over 8 days.
This is a small ride that is limited to 20 rides, which means you will need to register early to get a spot.
Day 1 Bondi to Berry – 155 km
Day 2 Berry to Batemans Bay – 140 km
Day 3 Batemans Bay to Bega – 170 km
Day 4 Bega to Gipsy Point – 135 km
Day 5 Gipsy Point to Orbost – 150 km
Day 6 Orbost to Sale – 170 km
Day 7 Sale to Warragul – 125 km
Day 8 Warragul to Brighton – 115km
Bondi 2 Brighton rides to raise awareness of dementia and raises funds for Dementia Australia, with money raised going towards researching a cure for dementia and associated research projects.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Bondi 2 Brighton, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
31 March 2019
30 June 2019
08SepAll DayFruitloop RideAn epic adventure through orchards in the Goulburn ValleySheppartonState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Ride through the Goulburn Valley with the Fruitloop Ride. The Fruitloop Ride is an annual charity ride that is based around Shepparton, a city located on the floodplain
The Fruitloop Ride is an annual charity ride that is based around Shepparton, a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn Vally, about 2 hours north-northeast of Melbourne.
The Fruitloop Ride has 3 rides on offer:
The day is a challenge and not a race. The terrain is basically flat, and the event organisers state that you will need to train for this ride, especially the 115km event. You should have ridden at least half of each distance previously. A minimum speed of 25 km per hour is expected.
Complimentary hamburgers and sausage sizzle, fruit, soup, rolls, salads and tea and coffee provided for riders at the finish line and food and drinks provided at stops throughout the ride.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like the Fruitloop Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$25, $75, $100
7 September 2019
10SepAll DayBelow the Belt Pedalthon: SydneyRaise money to defeat cancer in SydneySydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Race,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
The Sydney Below the Belt Pedalthon is your chance to cycle the track at Sydney Motorsport Park and raise money to help defeat cancers below the belt! The Below
The Below the Belt Pedalthon Sydney is your chance to raise money to defeat testicular, prostate, kidney and bladder cancers by riding laps around the track at Sydney Motorsport Park. Sydney Motorsport Park is located at eastern Creek, about 40 km west of Sydney CBD and 45 km from the airport. There is also a similar ride held in Melbourne – the Below the Belt Pedalthon Melbourne.
So the pedalthon is an event where you can ride around the closed circuit of the racetrack for three hours or do the one hour for the family challenge.
All funds raised (not just a small amount of them) will go towards the towards the ANZup Cancer Trials Group Limited. This group sponsors clinical trials in cancer treatment against prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers. All of which are below your belt!
The Below the Belt Pedalthon Sydney is a day out for the whole family or your chance to get together a team of friends to ride as a group. There are two events the Open Race, where you can ride as many laps as you can in 3 hours. This includes a sprint challenge and a best-dressed award! Or you can ride for an hour with the family in the Family Challenge. You can register as an individual, team or as a family.
You’ll find a whole series of food and coffee and refreshments available, as well as entertainment at the course and a post-ride lunch and awards ceremony.
This is a great opportunity for those who wish to test themselves. Or if you are into motorsport and always wanted to ride this iconic track, then this is a fantastic opportunity to fulfil that dream.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Sydney Below the Belt Pedalthon, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
TBC: 9 September 2019
14SepAll DayRiver 2 Reef RideAn epic adventure through the canefields of MackayRiver stState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Explore Mackay with the River 2 Reef Ride The River 2 Reef Ride is a great opportunity to shake off the winter blues with a ride out of Mackay
The River 2 Reef Ride is a great opportunity to shake off the winter blues with a ride out of Mackay in sunny Queensland. A great event from the start at the river, with some out and back’s to make up some elevation of the course.
The distances are:
Whatever your challenge or fitness level, there would be a ride distance to suit. Remember that this is a recreational ride and not a race.
Mackay is a town about 950km north of Brisbane and is a 10 1/2 hour drive or a 1 and a half hour plane trip from the Brisbane Airport. Mackay is 400km south-east of Townsville along the coastline South of Airlie Beach and is a 50 minute flight from Townsville.
Mackay is in the tropics or subtropical region of Queensland which means that the ride is held during the dry season. So in late September / early October you can expect a minimum of around 15 rising to a maximum of around 27 degrees Celsius. The precipitation at this time of year is dry with increasing levels of humidity. So when riding it is best to make sure that you have both water bottles filled.
A true country community ride that gives back to their local community!
You’ll find other great cycling events, like River 2 Reef Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
14 September - 14 September
$75 (Junior) $85 (2018)
31 August 2019
20 September 2019
14SepAll Day15Coota Bike FestivalCelebrate your love of cycling with a weekend awayCootamundraState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Coota Bike Festival is a weekend of cycling fun! Coota Bike Festival is a weekend of cycling that is held at Cootamundra, an hour north
Ride details may change in 2019.
This is a full weekend, with different rides being held to cater for riders of all ages and ability. There is a 70km and 90km ride, with a town ride for those who are new to cycling or not in the mood for a longer ride.
This looks like a great excuse for a weekend away and the chance to explore the local area by bike.
You’ll find other cycling events, like Coota Bike Festival, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
5 September 2019
15SepAll DayBrisbane to Gold Coast Cycle ChallengeOne of QLD's biggest charity bike ridesBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is QLD's biggest bike ride and raises awareness of the health benefits of cycling! The Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge
The Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is Bicycle Queensland’s largest event, with thousands of riders joining to ride the 60 or 100km route between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Riders are split into a number of self-assessed average speed categories to help with traffic control along the way. There will also be a women’s peloton. The courses are flat with some small undulations. The 100km riders will have only 700m of elevation gain, with the only major crest occurring in the first 10km. After that it is only minor lumps to enjoy.
The 100km ride starts off with a traffic free start along the South East Transit Busway. This is unique in that when leaving the Brisbane Convention Centre, you’ll then be taking a series of tunnels that take you under Vulture Street before coming up next to The Gabba, then turning South to run parallel with the Pacific Motorway. This would be the only time available to travel down this section of road, as it is normally only used by the buses. The ride then travels for 15 km down the SET to Eight Mile Plains. The course follows a combination of service and suburban roads all the way to Broadwater Parklands at Southport on the Gold Coast.
The first Stop is at Eagleby where the 60km riders will join in. There is a second stop at the 80 km mark (approx 20km from the Gold Coast).
There is a series of pre and post ride transport options available at the end of the event. You can either travel by train with your bike or by bus (where your bike will be loaded onto an accompanying enclosed truck which will follow your bus>
This is a great opportunity to ride some of the Southeast Transit busway system as well as enjoy some of the rural expanses between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The weather in Brisbane during this time of year, is just before the start of the wet season, so you can expect days from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. If you’re unlucky, there may be some heavy rain, so it might be a good idea to carry a light jacket or a gilet.
The Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge supports a combination of five charity partners. These are: Beyond Blue, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Heart Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Smiling for Smiddy.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
14 September TBC
Killarney Bike Ride is a great day out in some spectacular countryside. Killarney Bike Ride is a 1 day charity cycling event, with rides to cater for all fitness
Killarney Bike Ride is a 1 day charity cycling event, with rides to cater for all fitness levels at Narrabri, about 500km north-west of Sydney. This is a beautiful part of NSW, and is well worth a visit.
There are 3 rides on offer, targeting social riders, long-distance riders and families.
Social Riders – Distance approx. 40kms – Killarney Gap to Bingara Rd convening afterwards at the Crossing Theatre lawns.
Long distance riders – Distance of approx. 75kms – Bingara Road turnoff to Killarney Gap and back.
Junior riders (7-12 years) – Distance of approx 10kms – From Mulgate Creek turnoff to Bingara Rd (junior riders accompanied by an adult).
The Kids Classic (2-6 years) – Distance of up to 1km – Track: Laneways behind the Ovals. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times! Helmets compulsory! Don’t forget to do a bike check! For those of you who don’t own a bike – scooters are welcome too!
This cycling event raises money for raises funds for local cancer support groups.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Killarney Bike Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$10, $25, $40
14 September 2019
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15SepAll DayAmy's Gran FondoOne of Australia's most iconic charity ridesLorneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Gran-fondo,Race,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
Amy's Gran Fondo is your chance to take part in an iconic ride along the Great Ocean Road! Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is an iconic Australian ride. Catering to
Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is an iconic Australian ride. Catering to cyclists of all abilities, the event is held on fully closed roads in one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet – the Great Ocean Road. Take the road with your fellow riders!
The weekend is full of events on both the Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday consists of the criterium circuit along the main street and around the block. This is easy apart from the hill on Bay Street. It’s a real brute of a climb straight off the roundabout and is all up.
Then as dusk takes hold, the trials for Amy’s Wall takes place, traversing the steep hill (20%+ gradients) on iconic Bay Street. It is high energy entertainment with lights and a DJ to provide motivation up the climb. Enjoy, if you have spare energy. All good fun had before the main event on Sunday.
Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is a UCI Gran Fondo World Championships qualifier and the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Vancouver, Canada. The road to the rainbow jersey begins here.
Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo can be done as a race or as a recreational rider. The route is still the same, with the UCI riders starting in age groups with the recreational riders splitting into approximate speeds.
*** 2020 RIDE DETAILS HAVE YET TO BE POSTED ON THE RIDE WEBSITE ***
The AGF Recreation 120km ride starts with a quick warm-up along the foreshore before leaving Lorne on the C151, which is a 10km climb straight away for +450m elevation gain through the eucalyptus forest. Enjoy as you try to draw back breaths. Settle into the slight undulations through to Deans Marsh and enjoy zipping past the many dairy farms until Forrest. Then the real work starts with the road that goes through to Apollo Bay. The only concern is the climb around Mt Sabine of the Otway ranges which is a nature lovers delight of temperate rain forest. Beware the descent down to the water’s edge where you turn for Lorne and along the Great Oceaen Road. Follow the coast line in and out of the bays with some undulations. This is riding Nirvana, with the ocean to the right and cliffs and hills to the left. Great riding. The stat’s are 120km with 1870m elevation gain and 3 water stops.
The 2019 event sees an additional 10km added to the course between Deans Marsh and Forrest. Although the course path towards Birregurra township has added to the overall kilometers covered, the elevation gained only varies from +1,870 m to +1,903 m in the change from the 2018 120km to the 2019 130km, showing a fast section.
Those wanting the less strenuous ride can take the Medio Fondo, which is 45km from Apollo Bay to Lorne (one way). This does include bus transfers before and after Lorne and Apollo Bay. The Family Fondo is 14km along the coastline from Lorne to the South and back.
Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is held in Lorne which is near Apollo Bay, South of Melbourne (160km) and Geelong (70km along the GOR) in Victoria. It is easily accessible by car, train and bus from Melbourne.
The weekend raises money for the Amy Gillet Foundation to promote safer cycling in Australia.
You can expect a weekend of family-friendly activities that make the Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo not just an event, but an experience.
You’ll find other cycling events, like Amy’s Gran Fondo, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
20SepAll Day22Dungog PedalfestA weekened to celebrate cycling just outside NewcastleDungogState:NSWDiscipline:MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Race,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Dungog Pedalfest is a weekend getaway filled with rides to keep the whole family happy! Dungog Pedalfest is a weekend of cycling activities for all ages and abilities alongside
Dungog Pedalfest is a weekend of cycling activities for all ages and abilities alongside other community events. This event is held at Dungog, a small town just a 1 hour drive north of Newcastle along the William River in the Hunter region of NSW.
You’ll find a number of different rides on offer over the weekend: (rides may change)
There is also another ride on this weekend, the Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride, that finishes at Dungog.
You’ll find other cycling events, like Dungog Pedalfest, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
20 September 2019
20SepAll DayTour de PIF SydneyAn epic ride through scenic bushland & ocean viewsSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity 0 Add to Bucket List
Ride through the Ku-ring-gai National Park with the Tour de PIF Tour de PIF Sydney is an annual charity bike ride through the Ku-ring-gai National
Tour de PIF Sydney is an annual charity bike ride through the Ku-ring-gai National Park, just north of Sydney. The perfect opportunity to escape from the city and to enjoy some of Sydney’s most picturesque scenery, with roads meandering through virgin bushland capturing some spectacular water views along the way.
This cycling event is supported by members of the property and construction industry, and raises funds for PIF House Program, which builds homes and provides vital care for at-risk and homeless young people.
This is a challenging ride with 3 different courses. You can participate as an individual or as a team.
The 23km Short Course is a challenging ride of 1.5-2.5 hours. You’ll be starting at Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve heading west along Pittwater Road past Church Point then up McCarrs Creek Road. There’s a controlled right turn across McCarrs Creek Road onto West Head Road. Riders then continue up West Head Road to Elvina Walking Track trail head check point. The return leg is along the same route to Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve.
The 56km Medium Course is a challenging ride for experienced riders of 3.5-4.5 hours. Starting at Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve heading west along Pittwater Road past Church Point then up McCarrs Creek Road. There’s a controlled right turn across McCarrs Creek Road onto West Head Road. Up West Head Road to Resolute Picnic Ground check point. Return along West Head Road to the junction with Liberator General San Martin Drive. Right turn heading down to Akuna Bay. Following San Martin Drive up to the junction with McCarrs Creek Road. Left turn onto McCarrs Creek Road and continue back to Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve.
The 116km Long Course is a challenging course for experienced riders, and will take approximately 5-6 hours. The ride starts at Palm Beach Ferry Wharf with riders boarding chartered ferries to Ettalong Ferry Wharf. Riders will then travel north through Woy Woy along Brisbane Waters Drive to West Gosford. The course then continues up to Somersby and along the Old Pacific Highway to Mt Colah. They will then ride through the park down to Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve and out through North Turramurra. In the final leg, riders head east along Mona Vale Road to Terry Hills and then down McCarrs Creek Road past Church Point – ending at Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve. Cyclists will be released in waves of approximately 10 cyclists (2 minute intervals) to avoid participants bunching up on any one section of road. Ferry transport will limit participants on this course to approximately 200 cyclists.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Tour de PIF Sydney, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
19 September TBC
21SepAll Day23Cardiac ChallengeA 3 day adventure in far north tropical QLDCairnsState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Cardiac Challenge is a 3 day ride to Far North Queensland. The Cardiac Challenge is an annual charity bike ride between Cairns and
Over 3 days, you will cycle 333km, up mountains and across plains. This is a great opportunity to experience the dramatically varying terrain of Far North Queensland in a very “up close and personal” way: from the leafy, sun-dappled Kuranda Range road, winding upwards through lush rainforest to the Atherton Tableland, across rolling golden savannah lands and on to the shores of the sparkling Coral Sea at Cooktown.
The event organisers say that anyone should be able to do the ride, but you will need to train and prepare for it. There are 2 ranges (Kuranda on Day 1 and Desailly’s on Day 2) but you do not need to ride them, and can take the bus instead. The rest of the course is undulations, with a steep downhill on the Byerstown Range at 8%.
Day 1: Cairns – Mt Carbine (127km)
Day 2: Mt Carbine – Lakeland (113km)
Day3: Lakeland – Cooktown (79km)
The Cardiac Challenge raises funds for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation which specifically direct the funds towards cardiac equipment and services that may ultimately benefit you, a family member or someone you know.
This ride is the perfect opportunity to take some time off from work and to see some of the sights in tropical far north Queensland.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Cardiac Challenge, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
30 May 2019
31 July 2019
21SepAll DayGo for Broke Bike RideAn epic ride to the Hunter Valley to beat depressionBerowraState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Go for Broke is a challenging ride from Berowra in Sydney to Broke in the Hunter Valley. The Go for Broke bike ride is a charity ride in the
The Go for Broke bike ride is a charity ride in the Hawkesbury and Hunter Valley region. It’s the chance to enjoy the roads less travelled from Berowra, North Sydney through to Broke in the Hunter Valley.
Over the day, you’ll be covering 180km with 2000+m of elevation gain.
The start point at Berowra is about 40 km north of the Sydney CBD. It will take about 45 minutes by car. There are train options through to Berowra station from the Central Station, again check your local transport service for the timetable.
There are five pelotons, based upon average speed for the undulating and sometimes hilly course.
The ride initially heads west away from the Princes Highway, and then turns north with the small undulations before the descent into Wisemans Ferry, where you’ll cross the Hawkesbury River. From here you’ll follow the river towards Glenworth Valley. You’ll then have the climb of the day at the McPherson State Forest near Mangrove for a 350 m elevation gain. Then shortly afterwards, it’s the descent heading towards the back of the valleys behind Cessnock, before arriving at the small town of Broke.
The Go for Broke bike ride is billed as Sydney’s longest one-day event. It is restricted to 100 riders, so you’ll need to register early, as places go quickly.
There is a coach to transport you and your bike back to the start. Or you could stay and enjoy the weekend in the Hunter Valley.
This cycling event raises money for the Lifeline charity, to help with the increasing demand for it’s 24/7 crisis and support services around the Harbour and Hawkesbury region.
The weather in Sydney and the Lower Hunter Valley at this time of year is in the middle of spring, with temperatures rising. It is generally around 10 degrees in the morning before rising through to 25 degrees Celsius. You may receive some rain (50% chance at this time of year) if it does, it should only be up to 5mm if at all, more a heavy drizzle. Make sure you bring a gilet or a light jacket.
This is an interesting ride, which is about changing the face of mental health and how to beat depression.
If you find yourself in Sydney then jump on board.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Go for Broke, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
register early as limited to 100 riders only
21SepAll Day292019 Annual Tour (BikeSA)An epic 9 day ride through the Eyre PeninsulaCowellState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Multi-day,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Bike SA's Annual Tour for 2019 is exploring the Eyre Peninsula over 9 days. For the first time, Bike SA's 2019 Annual Tour will explore the Eyre Peninsula, exploring both
For the first time, Bike SA’s 2019 Annual Tour will explore the Eyre Peninsula, exploring both the inland and coastal areas. Each year a different part of South Australia is explored and the 200 spots to ride are highly coveted. So you need to get on the waiting list ASAP! This is a stunning piece of Australia and you can expect diverse landscapes, wild coastline, unique flora and fauna, great local hospitality and arguably some of Australia’s best seafood.
The Annual Tour starts in Cowell and finishes in Port Lincoln. Over 9 days you can expect to ride between 50 to 100km each day, and to travel about 500km over the whole tour. This is a fully supported tour with almost everything included.
The 2019 Annual Tour starts in Cowell on the shores of Franklin Harbour, midway along the Eyre Peninsula’s eastern coastline. You’ll then head inland exploring some of the most productive farming land on the Eyre Peninsula, enjoying warm country hospitality in the communities of Cleve, Lock and Cummins along the way. Then it’s back to the coast to explore and enjoy the delights of Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln where delicious food and wine, unique and diverse countryside, open skies and a mix of landscapes that support a multitude of unique flora and fauna awaits.
Highlights over the 9 days include:
This sounds like a fantastic way to explore South Australia each year!
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.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Annual Tour, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$1699 (BSA member) or $1799
week before unless sold out (waiting list available)
21SepAll DayNewcastle to Dungog Charity Bike RideRide through the Hunter regionNewcastleState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride is a ride for everyone through beautiful countryside. Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride is a 1 day charity ride where you will ride
This cycling event caters for all levels of rider, from professionals down to those just wanting to take it steady and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You can either stay and enjoy the day at Dungog or grab a lift or ride back to Newcastle.
&%% of funds raised will go to Hunter Medical Research Institute (HRMI) who lead the way in research for asthma, stroke, cancer, diabetes, mental health, nutrition and more. The remainder will go to Newcastle Rotary for community projects.
This is an 88.5 km ride with a total ascent of 341.77 m and a maximum elevation of 134.27 m. Oransisers state that the road conditions are rough. Think Paris-Roubaix but the country side is excellent. Numbers are limited to 300 cyclists.
This looks like a great excuse for a weekend away, especially when combined with the Dungog Pedalfest, a weekend festival of cycling with events for the whole family.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
20 September 2019
22SepAll DayRobbie McEwen Gran FondoAn epic cycling weekend at the Gold CoastNerangState:QLDDiscipline:MTB,RoadTerrain:Mountainous,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
The Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo is a great opportunity to ride on a supervised course and experience the beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland. Join Robbie McEwen, for his
Join Robbie McEwen, for his signature Gran Fondo. This is a tour through the beautiful sub-tropical Gold Coast hinterland including the climbs to Beechmont and Springbrook.
Robbie McEwen is one of the most successful sprinters in the modern era. So why does he choose to do so many of the climbs around the hinterland behind the gold coast? Because it is all good fun.
Over 2 days you’ll find a mixture of road and mountain bike rides, with courses to suit the ability and experience of all riders. This year sees the introduction of a mountain bike gravel course and a trail run.
The exact MTB route has yet to be finalised and distances may change slightly, but you can expect to find a 2km and 4km ride for the kids, and 20km and 40 km rides for the grown-ups with lots of single track!
The Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo has 3 distances for the road event with the extensive Grande, Medio or Piccolo Giro all starting from the Nerang Cycling Centre. Nerang is on the western side of the Gold Coast, a popular place for tourists. It is easy to get to Nerang, with an airport nearby and the train connecting through from Brisbane.
Piccolo Giro: 62km and 1000m. A solid little ride! A loop with the climb up Springbrook with all of it’s switchbacks up to the Little Nerang Dam. Follow the banks of the Advancetown Lake on the return to Nerang.
Medio Giro: 100km and 2000+m. A solid ride with 2 major Cat 2 climbs up Springbrook and Beechmont. This ride is like the Piccolo through to the 50km mark at Advancetown, before turning up the escarpment into Beechmont before the return back down, returning to Nerang.
Grande Giro: 130km and 2800+m. A hard day with two major climbs up onto the GoldCoast hinterland mountain range, including the climb into Springbrook and Beechmont. Like the Medio with a detour up the Numinbah Valley.
At this time of year, the weather is cool at the start of the day, without being too warm later in the day.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like the Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
$80 – $130
21 September 2019
22SepAll DayTour de BayCombine a coastal ride with whale watching for the weekendHervey BayState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Explore Hervey Bay with the Tour de Bay. The Tour de Bay is a great excuse to get out of the house for the weekend from Brisbane and head
The Tour de Bay is a great excuse to get out of the house for the weekend from Brisbane and head up to Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is a popular holiday destination in a beautiful part of Australia, so this ride is a good excuse for a holiday!
This is a true community event that is raising money for the local youth support service conducted by Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre’s Crisis Support Services.
The Tour de Bay caters for everyone, no joke. From a walk, ride or scooter through a scenic ride along the coastline to a centurion loop.
You’ll find the:
The coastline is the star of the day, making up most of the courses, namely the shorter/ family rides. The 50km and 10kkm rides also take in the back blocks around town to return back to the start at the community centre.
Hervey Bay is located north of Brisbane around 290 km, north of Maryborough on the coastline just to the western side of Fraser Island. Your best option to get there is by car or to take the bus or train through to Maryborough.
The weather in Hervey Bay during September is generally dry, between 15 to about 25 degrees Celsius.
In true country hospitality, the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise is hosting a post-ride Community breakfast. A great way to share a coffee and a bit of banter.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Tour de Bay, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
22 September 2019
22SepAll DayPedal 4 KidsA charity ride in Sydney to help sick kidsKiamaState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Pedal 4 Kids is a great way to keep fit and help sick kids (at the same time!) Pedal 4 Kids is an annual charity ride from
This is a charity ride that raises money for seriously ill and injured children treated at Sydney Children’s Hospital, in Randwick.
There are 2 rides on offer where you can ride either 83km (Thirroul to Sydney) or 132km (Kiama to Sydney).
More details will be added when the website is updated with the 2019 ride details.
This looks like a great opportunity to ride south of Sydney along the coastline.
You’ll find other cycling events, like Pedal 4 Kids, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
22SepAll DayElement Road Series - LancelinRide through the rugged coastline of Lancelinsome where in Lancelin, WAState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Ride country roads with the Element Road Series Round 3 - Lancelin Element Road Series Round 3 Lancelin is a European style team event located at
Element Road Series Round 3 Lancelin is a European style team event located at Lancelin, approximately 130 km north of Perth. This small fishing and tourist town is a lovely spot to visit (and a great excuse for a weekend out of the city).
You can find the other Element Road Series events here.
You will have the choice of riding either the 95km or 130km fondo. There are two challenging sections which include a 4km segment of unsealed compacted gravel (‘pave’) and 2km of demanding bitumen (potholes etc).
The race follows the same course, with distances being based on your grade – 130km (with distances yet to be determined for lower grades).
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Element Road Series Round 3 – Lancelin, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
22 September - 22 September
some where in Lancelin, WA
28SepAll DaySydney CC Ride For a ReasonOne of Sydney's most challenging ridesSydneyState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational 0 Add to Bucket List
Tackle one of Sydney's toughest rides with Sydney CC Ride For a Reason Sydney CC Ride For a Reason is one of Sydney's most challenging charity rides for experienced
Sydney CC Ride For a Reason is one of Sydney’s most challenging charity rides for experienced cyclists. It is an annual event and is organised by Sydney Cycling Club but is open to cyclists outside the club.
This is a charity ride with funds being raised for Freedom Wheels ‘Children with disabilities’ project for TAD NSW, which enables children with disabilities to ride a bike when it was never thought possible. Many of these children cannot walk but with the help of Freedom Wheels, they can ride.
There are now 2 routes, which means that those who are unable to put in the extra training rides for the longer route can still participate. Both routes start and finish at Centennial Park.
The 207km ride. Elevation: 2700 m. Sydney > Dural > Cattai > Wisemans Ferry > Forest Glen > Berowra Waters > Sydney.
The 150km ride. Elevation: 1950 m. Sydney > Galston> Berowra Waters > Bobbin Head > Church Point > Narrabeen > Sydney.
You’ll find other cycling events, like Sydney CC Ride For a Reason, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
27 September TBC
Outback Century Cycle Challenge is a long ride that will challenge you mentally (rather than physically). Outback Century Cycle Challenge is a biennial 1-day cycling event that is held
Outback Century Cycle Challenge is a biennial 1-day cycling event that is held during the Winton Outback Festival. Winton is a small country town located in central Queensland, and is a place that is well worth a visit.
There are 2 main rides. The metric (100km) or imperial century (160km) ride. Both rides are held on fully sealed roads, and start and finish at Winton.
This ride is billed as the toughest, flattest cycling event in the Outback. The course is relatively flat but it travels through a landscape that is very repetitive (and possibly even a tad boring after the first 50kms) which means you don’t have any scenery to distract yourself with as you pedal along.
Outback Century Cycle Challenge is a great escape which coincides with the local Outback Festival. The town comes to life with events of all types, from tug of war pulling Semi’s through to the conventional run and also the road ride. So grab the swag and go west and north and then some. This is not a weekend away, this is a real trip away with a ride thrown in.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Outback Century Cycle Challenge, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
13 September 2019
29SepAll DayGears and BeersA weekend getaway of cycling and craft beers at WaggaWagga waggaState:NSWDiscipline:Gravel,RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Multi-day,Recreational 1 Add to Bucket List
Gears and Beers is the perfect weekend away at Wagga Wagga! Gears and Beers is a one day cycling event that is combined with a Craft Beer & Cider
Gears and Beers is a one day cycling event that is combined with a Craft Beer & Cider Festival. It has rides to suit cyclists of all ability both on and off-road, and makes a great excuse to head to Wagga Wagga for the weekend.
It’s a real interesting concept, and ‘breaks the mould’ that all cyclists drink coffee! As they can now also consume beer and cider.
Wagga Wagga is about 460km from the Sydney and 450km from Melbourne ie almost halfway between these 2 major cities. There is a local Airport just on the edge of town, with regional flights from Sydney/Melbourne. Better still, grab the train which stops in the centre of Wagga Wagga.
There is a range of different rides on to suit riders of almost all ages and abilities, ranging from 9km to 130km, and on both sealed and un-sealed roads.
The main event is the Rapha Dirty 130, which is a combination of sealed and unsealed roads ie graded gravel, making it a real adventure! It’s broken into 4 dirt sectors, with a total of 31 km. Some of these sectors are technical, punchy climbs or a long hard grind it out climb. A basic loop heading north-west out towards Coolamon turning east at the Hotel Coolamon (a classic Pub) and through to Marrar, past the Royal Hotel. Then it is a turn south back to the start via some more gravel and pavement.
And then there is the Craft Beer & Cider Festival to enjoy. What could be better? The registration for the ride includes entry to this. However, the first item on the agenda after your ride is the outstanding locally roasted coffee. Then you can head through the festival grounds for the hand-crafted beers and ciders and great local food. The festival showcases the best independent Beer and Cider brewers available. Enjoy the day and stay forever.
100% of registration fees go to local charities, distributed by the Wollundry Rotary Club.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Cycle 4 Change, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
5 October 2019
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