We're a cycling nation, and we love to ride for a good cause. There are plenty of awesome cycling events around Australia, with some great ones in every state that raise money for a much needed cause.

Here at Reid Cycles, we've rounded up our favourite charity bike rides from around Australia. Charity rides are a great way to do something for yourself and for others. Get inspired to get fit, while getting involved in the community. There's a range of events, with an even wider range of distances from the beginner cyclist to the more experienced.

Find a charity cycling event in your local area below.

NATIONAL CHARITY BIKE RIDE

GREAT CYCLE CHALLENGE

 

October 1st - 31st 2016
All ages, all fitness levels, all over Australia! The Great Cycle Challenge is about getting on your bike all through the month of October, no matter where you live, and raising money for the Children's Medical Research Institute. Set yourself a KM target for October and pedal your way to your goal tracking everything with the free Great Cycle Challenge app or through Strava. There’s also a Spin Bike Challenge if you’d prefer to take on the challenge indoors.

Recruit your friends and raise much needed funds to help kids fight cancer! Find out more >>

 
 

VICTORIA

AROUND THE BAY

October 9th 2016
Melbourne’s most iconic charity bike ride. With a distance for every rider, from the beginner to the most experienced, Around the Bay is an event anyone can participate in. Riders raise money for The Smith Family who support children living in financially disadvantaged families.
Find out more >>

AMY'S GRAN FONDO

September 11th 2016
It doesn’t get much better than riding along the coastal Great Ocean Road - all roads on this charity bike ride are closed with rider safety of the utmost importance. All funds raised go towards the Amy Gillet Foundation which aims to make Australia a better and safer place for cyclists.
Find out more >>

THE SLOG

November 5th 2016
From Pakenham through West Gippsland and the Strzelecki Ranges, the Slog is a scenic charity bike ride raising funds for the 4C’s Crisis Relief Centre. There are four route ranging from 30km to 160km in distance - there’s something for everyone.
Find out more >>

NEW SOUTH WALES

SPRING CYCLE

October 16th 2016
The only opportunity to ride your bike over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and experience the incredible and iconic sights of Sydney. This charity bike ride raises funds for Bicycle NSW Environmental Trust, TAD Disabilities and Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Find out more >>

MS SYDNEY TO THE GONG

November 6th 2016
Discover the stunning East Coast of Australia and ride from Sydney to Wollongong, either on the 58km or 90km course. This charity bike ride raises much needed funds for Australians living with multiple sclerosis. This spectacular community bike ride is not to be missed.
Find out more >>

GEAR UP GIRL

March 12th 2017
Gear up and ride, calling all the ladies, this one’s for you! Raise money for the Heart Foundation while getting fit and healthy on this Sydney coastal charity bike ride. Gear Up Girl aims to support research into heart disease and encourage more women to get on their bikes.
Find out more >>

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

RIDE FOR SICK KIDS

November 20th - 26th 2016
A 7 or 2 day tour through picturesque South Australia, from Mt Gambier, to Kangaroo Island finishing at Ronald McDonald House Adelaide. Riders must reach a minimum fundraising goal to participate with proceeds going to support sick kids and their families.
Find out more >>

AMY'S RIDE

November 6th 2016
Coastal views and (some) challenging climbs, this charity ride has a distance for everyone - from 12km to 125km! Funds raised aid the work of the Amy Gillet Foundation as they endeavour to make Australia safer for all bike riders.
Find out more >>

JDRF ONE RIDE

May 5th - 7th 2017
See an end to Type 1 Diabetes, while seeing the incredible Barossa Valley. South Australia. Riders must raise minimum amounts to join the fully supported ride through this incredible region. With so many ride options the expert to the beginner is welcome.
Find out more >>

QUEENSLAND

BRISBANE TO GOLD COAST

October 16th 2016
The largest event on the Bicycle Queensland calendar, the challenge raises money for the Heart Foundation. If you’re not ready to tackle the big 100km option, there’s a 60km ride from Logan to the Gold Coast.
Find out more >>

RIDE FOR LIFE CHALLENGE

November 6th 2016
Pick your speed category and take on this 87 km challenge through Brisbane City and Redcliffe. This charity bike ride raises funds for Guide Dogs Queensland and MND and Me Foundation. Suited to riders who have some experience riding on the road - no matter how fast or slow you are.
Find out more >>

RIVER2REEF RIDE

October 1st 2016
Raising money for both Sporting Wheelies & Disabled Association and RACQ CQ Rescue, the River 2 Reef ride takes you through an awesome course in Mackay. Set to be their best and most exciting year yet there a four distances for everyone to get involved.
Find out more >>

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

PIPELINE CHALLENGE

May 6th - 10th 2017
Supporting the future of Western Australian youth, the Pipeline Challenge is for anyone from the serious mountain biker to the recreational rider. It’s a relay covering a massive 594 km from Kargoolie to Perth - you can take it on solo too if you’d like!
Find out more >>

OCEAN RIDE FOR MS

December 4th 2016
The Ocean Ride follows the gorgeous coastline from Fremantle to Hilarys while supporting the MS Society of WA, . All funds raised go towards vital research and community services for those living life affected by multiple sclerosis.
Find out more >>

 
 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

KATHERINE TO DARWIN CHALLENGE

June 26th - 27th 2016
Supporting those Australians living with a disability, the Katherine to Darwin Challenge raises money for Total Recreation to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all members of the community. This Challenge takes place over 3 days through the stunning Northern Territory.
Find out more >>

TASMANIA

SALLY'S RIDE

November 20th 2016
There’s five different distances that make up the Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge ranging from 25km to a Gran Fondo. You’ll enjoy the amazing views of the Tamar Valley while raising money for youth charities in Tasmania.
Find out more >>

BIKES FOR EVENTS

 

 

Looking for the right bike to take on one of the events above? You’ve come to the right place!
Reid Cycles specialise in making great bikes at affordable prices. Whatever terrain or distance you’re trying to conquer, our staff can advise on the right bike for the job (and for you to continue enjoying your cycling well after you’ve achieved your initial goal).
Here are a few quick recommendations to get you started:

 

CROSS-COUNTRY/MTB


We have a great range of XC and Trail mountain bikes that are perfect for shorter distance events, trail riding and commuting starting at $249 Check them out >>

ENDURANCE ROAD


Our Vantage Endurance range is made for this type of riding - perfect for long distance charity rides. Road bikes starting at $299. Check them out >>

ALL-ROAD/MIXED TERRAIN


Check out our range of CX/Gravel Grinders for that one bike to ride the event, commute to work and explore on the weekend. Bikes from $499 Check them out >>