November Cycling Events in Australia
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
So what cycling events do you have planned for November? The cycling calendar is busy in November, with a lot of activity happening! This is partly because the weather is perfect and organisers are trying to schedule their events in before the festive season! You’ll find rides across all disciplines ie mountain bike, gravel and road. So you’ll find rides throughout most of Australia, even in the northern parts where the weather is starting to get warmer and more humid. You’re sure to find a ride to suit in some part of Australia. November 2023 Cycling Events You’ll also find a list below of ..read more
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January Cycling Events in Australia
Cycle Down Under Blog
by Jon MacRae
9M ago
So what cycling events do you have planned for January? Once the Christmas and New Year holiday break is over, you’ll find some great events scheduled for this month. The biggest cycling party in January is the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, South Australia. It’s a professional cycling race with world-tour teams competing. So you’ll find cycling of the highest caliber to watch, with an opportunity for recreational cyclists to ride the course with the Challenge Tour, hours before the world’s best cyclists take the stage. You’ll also find some other good rides on either side of this world-class e ..read more
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June Cycling Events in Australia
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
So what cycling events do you have planned for June? June’s a quiet month for cycling events in Australia, with not too many rides on offer, thanks to the cooler (and wetter) weather of winter. So you’ll start to find more events in the northern parts of Australia where there’s a dry season i.e. less humidity, rain and heat. June 2024 Cycling Events You’ll also find a list below of all of the rides in June. Click on the first little grey box to search for a Ride by the State, the Discipline (Climb, CX, eBikes, Family, Gravel, MTB, or Road), the Terrain (flat, undula ..read more
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April Cycling Events in Australia
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
So what cycling events do you have planned for April? It’s a full cycling calendar in Australia in April. You’ll find rides on offer throughout most of Australia, except for the northern parts where it is still hot, humid and possibly even wet. For the rest of Australia though, you’ll find the mornings are starting to cool off a little and the days are the perfect temperature for cycling. April is a busy month with lots of rides planned, regardless of whether it is a long weekend (or not). April 2024 Cycling Events You’ll also find a list below of all of the rides in April. Click on the fir ..read more
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Best ebike events (cycling events that allow ebikes)
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
eBikes (or e-bikes) are becoming very popular within Australia, and we are starting to see them included in recreational cycling events throughout Australia, both on and off the road. eBikes are becoming increasingly more common in Australian cycling events, in both on-road and off-road events. Many events specifically allow or even promote eBikes, and we are also starting to see eBike-specific events appear. In general, eBikes are becoming more accepted in the cycling community as people are beginning to recognise the benefits they offer, such as making cycling more accessible and enjoyable f ..read more
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Best Australian Century Rides
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
There are some fantastic century rides in Australia, with over sixty on offer each year. You’ll find them in most of the capital cities, like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and even Darwin. As well as in regional areas in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory. In Australia, you’ll find century bike rides of both the Metric 100km or Imperial 100km mile. A century ride is very much like a gran fondo but the emphasis is on the distance, rather than the scenery. Upcoming Century Rides You’l ..read more
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Best Australian Gran Fondo Events
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
Gran Fondos have become very popular in Australia, with more of them being held each year. So what is a Gran Fondo? Simply, it is an Italian word for a great ride! They are usually a mass-participation cycling event where you’ll usually ride over 100 km that day. The emphasis is on camaraderie, spectacular scenery and personal achievement. There’s also the chance to win some prizes! Electronic timing, ride jerseys, medical and mechanical support, feed zones and road blocks or escort vehicles are common. Gran Fondos are designed to cater for riders of all abilities and experiences, with shorter ..read more
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Best multi day cycling events around Australia
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
Multi-day cycling events are becoming very popular in Australia, with over seventy on offer each year. Long bike trips are a great way to explore the countryside, especially when riding with like-minded souls! You’ll find a range of different multi-day rides listed, ranging from 2 to 30 days, for riders of different fitness levels. Which means you will need to train for most of these rides. They usually start and/or end in a capital city eg Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. And they will often have you cycling through regional areas in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria ..read more
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Iconic Cycling Events Around Brisbane
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
If you’re visiting Brisbane, make sure you pack your bike as there are a lot of fantastic Brisbane cycling events on offer! There are some fantastic Brisbane bike rides that are based within Brissie itself. There are also some multi-day rides that start in Brisbane and either loop back or finish at a different point, giving you a chance to explore the surrounding region. You’ll either go north to the Sunshine Coast, South to the Gold Coast or into the hinterlands to explore some of the beautiful countryside. You can also have a look and see if any of the local bike clubs have any group ri ..read more
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Iconic Cycling Events Around Sydney
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by Jon MacRae
9M ago
There are some fantastic cycling events in Sydney to suit the whole family. If you like climbs then you are in for a treat! The most famous climb from Northern Sydney is the 3 Gorges with 1,200 metres of climbing. Other climbs include Mount White with 1,660 m, West Head with 1,300 m, and Palm Beach with 1,100 metres of climbing. All of these are climbs are based north of Sydney , which is the hilly part. You’ll find some single day road cycling rides in Sydney, with some giving you the chance to ride over the Sydney Harbour Bridge (minus the cars). With the multi-day rides, they will either st ..read more
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