COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Information for the local community about the Bowral Classic on Sunday, 17 October 2021.

BOWRAL CLASSIC 2020 CANCELLATION INFORMATION

Organisers of the Bowral Classic are truly saddened to announce the 2020 event has been cancelled.

This decision has not been made lightly and the event is another casualty of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have followed the advice of NSW Health and the Australian Government and feel it is only fair to their loyal rider community to act decisively and offer as much notice as possible.

All riders will automatically be transferred to next year’s Bowral Classic to be held on Sunday, 17 October 2021. No further action is required. If riders cannot make the new date, they are able to request a refund. Please visit the Cancellation FAQs page for more information.

About the Bowral Classic

The Bowral Classic is a road cycling event that takes place in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. The ride incorporates four routes, extending from Bowral to Berrima, Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Kangaloon.

The centre of activity on the day will be the Bowral Classic event village at Eridge Park, Burradoo. Please come along and cheer the riders as they cross the finish line during the day.

The Event Village will be open from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, 16 October 2021 for some riders to collect their registration kits. Limited stalls will be open on the Saturday. The full Event Village will be open Sunday, 17 October 2021 from 10am-4pm and will include live music, a bar, children’s activities, cycling exhibitors and more.

Riders from all over Australia have registered for the event. Many will be staying in the Southern Highlands over the weekend boosting tourism and bringing considerable economic benefits to the local region.

A special thank you to Wingecarribee Shire Council, Destination N.S.W, and NSW Police for their ongoing support and assistance.

When is it?

The Bowral Classic is on Sunday, 17 October 2021.

The award-winning cycling event includes four courses, the 160KM Maxi Classic, the 125KM Challenge Classic, the 90KM Rouleurs Classic and the 35KM Social Classic.

The ride starts at Bong Bong St, Bowral, between 6.30am and 8am.

The first riders will return to Eridge Park at 9am. The last riders are expected to cross the finish line around 4.00pm.

Bowral Classic Event Village

The Bowral Classic Event Village is at Eridge Park, Burradoo.

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Open: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. A limited number of sponsor stalls will be open.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Open: 10.00am to 4.00pm
What: The event village will be a lively centre of activity and entertainment as riders cross the finish line during the day. All welcome!

Enjoy:
• Live music
Gourmet food stalls
 Beer, wine, soft drink
Local produce and wares
• Children’s activities and entertainment
Cycling exhibitor stalls
Cheer the riders as they cross the finish line with your free Bowral Classic bell

Note: The Event Village will be open in a limited capacity on Saturday (1-4pm) and Sunday (5am to 7.30am), mainly for rider kit collection. A limited number of cycling stalls will be open on the Saturday.

Bowral Classic Event Village

Event Village parking

Parking will be available at Chevalier College, Burradoo. This is a short walk to the Event Village at Eridge Park.

Please follow parking signage and park in designated parking bays only.
Marshalls will direct motorists to parking spaces.

There is no parking available within Eridge Park.

Event Village Parking

Start Line

Cheer on cyclists as they depart Bong Bong St, Bowral between 6.30am and 8am.
All riders will head off in 75 second intervals, and head North-West towards Berrima.

6.30am:                Highlanders

6.35am-6.55am: 90KM Rouleurs Classic riders 

7.00am-7.25am: 160KM Maxi Classic riders 

7.30am-7.55am: 125KM Challenge Classic riders 

8.00am-8.15am: 35KM Social Classic riders 

PARKING: Bowral Swimming Centre on Oxley Drive and Bowral Train Station on Station Street.

Start Line

Start Line

Finish Line

Riders will cross the finish line at Eridge Park, Burradoo between 9am-4pm.

Cheer them on with your free Bowral Classic bell!

Bowral Classic Event Village

Bowral Classic Event Village

On Course Rest Stops

Subject to change.

Bundanoon Oval (160 & 125km riders)
Erith St, Bundanoon
First riders:  8:00am

Last riders: 10:00am

Fitzroy Falls Sailing Club (Highlanders, 160, 125 & 90km riders)
Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls
First riders:  7:40am

Last riders: 12:55pm

Tourist Road Oval (160, 125 & 90km riders)
Tourist Rd, Glenquarry
First riders:  8:25am

Last riders: 2:25pm

35km Social Classic riders will receive a token for a free coffee & cake which they can redeem at participating cafes in Berrima.

If you are driving on any of the roads which are being used for the event, please ensure that you take care and be watchful for cyclists.

Police will be patrolling the course throughout the day to ensure cyclists and motorists observe all road rules.

Road closures

ROAD CLOSURES
Further 2021 Road Closures will be advised shortly.

FROM 4AM – 9AM

    •   Bong Bong St
      Between Banyette St and Merrigang St
    •   Station St
      Between Banyette St and Merrigang St
    •   Wingecarribee St
      Between Bong Bong St and Kirkham Rd

If you are driving on any of the roads which are being used for the event, please ensure that you take care and be watchful for cyclists.

Police will be patrolling the course throughout the day to ensure cyclists and motorists observe all road rules.

Where will riders be throughout the day?

Subject to change in 2021.

Bong Bong Street, Bowral: Start line (160, 125, 90 and 35km riders)
Roads Closed 4:00am > 9:00am
First riders:  6:30am
Last riders: 8:30am

Berrima (160, 125, 90 and 35km riders)
First riders: 6:35am
Last riders: 9:50am

Moss Vale (160, 125, 90 and 35km riders)
First riders: 6:50am
Last riders: 10:40am

Werai (160, 125 and 90km riders)
First riders: 7:15am
Last riders: 12:15pm

Sutton Forest (160 and 125km riders)
First riders: 7:10am
Last riders: 9:30am

Exeter (west) (160 and 125km riders)
Sallys Corner / Ellsmore Road
First riders: 7:15am
Last riders: 9:55am

Exeter (east) (160 and 125km riders)
Ringwood Road/ Werai Road
First riders: 8:25am
Last riders: 11:55am

Bundanoon (160 and 125km riders)
First Riders: 7:25am
Last riders: 11:30am

Penrose (160km riders)
First Riders: 7:45am
Last riders: 11:10am

Wingello (160km riders)
First Riders: 8:35am
Last riders: 10:35am

Fitzroy Falls (160, 125 and 90km riders)
First riders: 7:35am
Last riders: 1:05pm

Robertson (160, 125 and 90km riders)
First riders: 8:00am
Last riders: 1:55pm

Kangaloon (160, 125 and 90km riders)
First riders: 8:05am
Last riders: 2:15pm

Glenquarry (160, 125 and 90km riders)
First riders: 8:25am
Last riders: 2:50pm

Mittagong (160, 125 and 90km riders)
First riders: 8:45am
Last riders: 3:30pm

Burradoo / Eridge Park (160, 125, 90 and 35km riders)
First riders: 8:55am
Last riders: 4:30pm

If you are driving on any of the roads which are being used for the event, please ensure that you take care and be watchful for cyclists.

Police will be patrolling the course throughout the day to ensure cyclists and motorists observe all road rules.