It’s almost spring and time to dust off the cobwebs! Bike events are an awesome way to motivate us to get back the fitness we (probably) lost over winter. They’re also a great social side to most bike events; turn it into a weekend away with your bunch and really make the most of it.
We’re pumped, and so we’ve started a little spring/summer wish list of some of our (road and mountain bike) favourites. See you there!
1/ Scott Australian 24hour Mountain Bike Championships
What: 24 hour MTB race (full details still pending)
When: 27/28 September 2014
Where: Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra
2/ 2014 Santos GLNG Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge
What: 100km (60km and 40km options available) ride now in its tenth year
When: 19th October 2014
Where: Brisbane, although it depends on the distance you plan to cycle.
3/ Cape to Cape
What: Four-day MTB race set to an iconic backdrop of world famous surf beaches, private farmlands, rocky outcrops and national forests.
When: 23-26 October 2014
Where: Southwest West Australia
4/ The Mont 24Hr Race
What: 24 hour team-only relay. Largest event of its type in Australia.
When: 25-26 October 2014
Where: East Kowen Forest, Canberra
5/ River & Ranges Winery Ride
What: A chance to ride with members from Orica-GreenEDGE on 138km or 48km distances through scenic winery and riverland country (24km family ride also taking place).
When: 23rd November 2014
Where: Start at Mitchelton Winery in the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
6/ The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road People’s Ride
What: Part of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race weekend, which will see some of the world’s top elite male and female cyclists battle it out in a European style spring classic race. Further details still pending.
When: 31st January – 1st February 2015 (the People’s Ride is on the 31st)
Where: the Great Ocean Road, Victoria
7/ Giant Odyssey
What: A heroic mountain bike marathon that journeys through a range of wild landscapes and cranking single tracks.
When: 21st March 2015
Where: Great Otway National Park, South-West Victoria