Thousands of people participate each year in mass participation rides in order to accomplish set goals, improve themselves and participate in a community event.
These rides help generate an increased interest in cycling and there is a significant opportunity to offer training to these participants in order to prepare them for their ride and to encourage them to feel safe and confident in increasing their recreational/ commuter cycling.
Across Australia, many charities, cycling clubs and professional event managers organise mass participation rides, some of which are outlined below. Notice an important one that is missing? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
Australia's largest celebration of walking and riding to school with 1,000 schools participating nationally and student numbers in excess of 100,000.
Whether you choose the long or short course you’ll experience the MS Gong Ride’s famous camaraderie, its spectacular scenery through the Royal National Park, Sea Cliff Bridge and the coast road to Wollongong, the support of hundreds of volunteers along the way and the buzz of finishing in Wollongong.
Ride around the Lake is a charity cycling event that raises funds for Lighthouse Youth Initiative. It’s a unique cycle course that is safe, picturesque and achievable, starting and finishing at Lakeside Park, Kanahooka Point. The ride takes in the 40km circuit of Lake Illawarra, travelling through more than 10 Suburbs. There is also a shorter ‘Younger Kids’ and family ride of 10km.
Ride Around the Lake is a community family fun day out, the ride is about bringing together people passionate about making a difference in the community. Proceeds of the event along with support fund raising activities are 100% for charity, going to those most in need, in principal the Lighthouse Youth Initiative. The Lighthouse Youth Initiative helps break the cycle of youth homelessness in the Illawarra. It accommodates and supports youths aged 16-24.
Bicycle Queensland has built on last year's route to make the 2013 BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge a 100km distance! There will also be a 60km 'lite' option for those who wish to tackle the mountain and head straight back to base.
Bupa Around the Bay - Fundraise for The Smith Family has a ride for everyone, from our family-friendly 20km to the iconic 250km loop, there's a place for you in Australia's largest one day bike ride.
Canberra's biggest and best known long distance one-day participation event and potentially
Australia's Toughest Cycle Challenge.
Amy's Ride SA is South Australia's most iconic mass participation bike ride. Bicycle SA will be closing the entire Southern Expressway as thousands of people, young and old pedal their way to the finish line.
Between February and October there are five Grand Slam Challenge rides throughout the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula as part of the Grand Slam Challenge Series. Participants can ride in one, two, three, four or all five of the rides.