Cycling events around Perth
For all of these who cycle out there, I thought I'd compile a list of events coming up that may interest you :)
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) is a navigation sport suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. Like foot orienteering, the idea is to navigate your way around a series of checkpoints (controls) using a map and compass. Unlike foot orienteering, the idea is to ride a bike! The main difference is that in Australia, mountain bikes have to stay on tracks, so the style of navigation can be quite different to the cross-country navigation used in foot orienteering.
Several courses are available, ranging from 10-30km in length. At the top end of the field, competitors need good technical bike handling skills and the ability to navigate at speed. However, the shorter courses are easily achievable by beginners, non-mountain bikers and families.
The Pipeline Challenge 25th – 29th September
Registrations OPEN NOW!
An Epic 5 Day Ride You’ll Never Forget!
Are you looking for a challenge? The chance to meet a great bunch of people? Or a fun way to support charity? Then join us for the 2016 Pipeline Challenge 25th – 29th September, an epic 5 day mountain biking adventure that will see you and your team mates ride from the red dirt of WA’s Goldfields, through the golden fields of the Wheatbelt region, to the forests of Perth’s Hills. All for a good cause of course- supporting Youth Futures WA and their work with young people experiencing issues such as mental health and homelessness.
The Pipeline Challenge is relay-style event that traces the iconic Golden Pipeline, with overnight camping at Coolgardie, Southern Cross, Merredin and Northam. If you’re up for riding the whole distance (600+ km) yourself then get in touch to discuss registering as a soloist.
Of course, if riding isn’t your thing you can show your support by volunteering. That way you get to experience all the fun of the challenge with any of the soreness!
THE BUTTERFLY RIDE 2016
Sunday, 9 October 2016
The ride will start and finish at Mounts Bay Road, Perth and will raise funds and awareness for The Butterfly Foundation, a national organisation that provides support services for people suffering from eating disorders and body image issues. The course is about 100km and open for men and women
15 - 16 October 2016
The MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. This epic two-day ride takes you through Western Australia's scenic countrysidecovering over 200 kilometres as you remember those lost to cancer and honour those continuing the fight
Saturday, 15 October 2016
This is a one day Grand Fondo Style cycling event for all levels of cyclists and fitness. You can choose one of three courses which meander through the District of Moora and Watheroo, touching on the beautiful Berkshire Valley. There is no Single Track, but you will experience high quality gravel roads
20 – 23 October 2016
Cape to Cape MTB is a four-day mountain bike race passing beaches, wineries, national forest and farmland. The Cape to Cape MTB is four stages covering 220km in length, each stage about 40-70km along a mixture of fire trails, tarmac, farmland, forest trails and even a bit of beach passing Boranup, Margaret River, Middle Earth and Meelup
Sunday, 4 December 2016
The MS Society of Western Australia will once again be hosting its annual Ocean Ride for MS on Sunday, 4 December. This is a unique cycling event, following our beautiful coastline from Fremantle to Hillarys. There's five ride options to choose from, which cater to all fitness levels and ages. Enter the ride with a team, a group of friends or take on the challenge solo to support Western Australians living with MS