The Noosa Classic is less than 30 days away! With the unfortunate postponement of 2020 and now 2021, October 10 cannot come soon enough.
The team at the Noosa Classic have prepared these 10 awesome reasons to ride on October 10.
1. Get Back On The Bike For The Big Ride!
Lockdowns across the country providing us an opportunity to unwind, relax and spend more time on the couch. The Noosa Classic is the best reason to get back on the bike. It’s the best reason to set yourself a goal, whichever course you choose. Visit the courses here. Keep training and keep working towards your goal of reaching the finish line at the Noosa Classic!
2. The Wide Open Spaces
We all know the song… “Wide open spaces”. Under big sky country, The Noosa Classic courses will take you through the oh-so-soothing soul of the Noosa Hinterland. It’ll be a spectacular and unmissable ride. Check out why you should love the Noosa Hinterland here.
3. Support Your Chosen Charity
The Noosa Classic team and riders are passionate about supporting charities. This year, riders have raised a whopping $28,000 for their chosen charities and you still have time to contribute to that incredible number! Check out our charity page here, contribute to someone else’s cause or register your team and support one of your choice!
4. Curated Courses
With 3 carefully-curated courses, 160km Maxi Classic, 120km Challenge Classic, 65km Rouleurs Classic. Each course captures the stunning Hinterland and are challenging and rewarding.
160km Maxi Classic
Starting in Tewantin, an easy 5km ride from Hastings Street in Noosa, this course will take you far away from the peaceful sound of waves lapping the shore. You’ll ride through ever-changing mountain scapes, into lush valleys and, past historic towns as you push yourself to the Finish Line. Along the way, you’ll tackle the infamous Cootharaba KOM climb and amass almost 2,000m of climbing. You’ll arrive back at the Event Village to enjoy an ice-cold beer and some much-needed lunch!
120km Challenge Classic
This ride lives up to its name with over 1400m of climbing, including the challenging Cootharaba King of the Mountain (KOM) climb. You’ll arrive back in the Event Village exhausted but also thrilled by the achievement of completing one of Australia’s most rewarding rides.
Brand-new for 2021, the Rouleurs Classic offers the hinterland experience of a beautiful ride that is not without the challenge of a climb, with the Rouleurs taking on the famous Black Mountain! Then heading to the beautiful town of Pomona for your chance to re-fuel before the home stretch begins back to the Event Village for a well-earned bite to eat or maybe a massage!
eBikes are permitted to ride in the 65km Rouleurs course. All eBikes must adhere to Australian eBike Standards. No modified e-bikes will be allowed to participate on course.
5. Beers and Buzz
The Event Village is always a vibe. Imagine yourself at the finish line, exhausted, hungry, ready for a beer. The sun is shining and you park your bike and see your friends, you walk over and grab something delicious to eat and a couple of ice-cold beers. Chilling out on the bean bags talking about how awesome your ride was. We can’t imagine a better Sunday arvo! Check out more info about the village here.
6. Good Old Country Hospitality
The good old-fashioned country hospitality is still thick within the Hinterland and boasts some beautiful towns that are filled with people and business owners who love getting involved with the event. Enjoy the rest stops and be served nutritious snacks and water by our volunteers and enjoy the gorgeous town in the Hinterland. Read more about rest stops here!
7. Pacing Yourself Against Your Peers
Noosa Classic riders are passionate cyclists who are all looking forward to the finish line. Ride with like-minded individuals and congregate at the Event Village, meet new people and simply enjoy the event.
8. Getaway From It All
We’ve all been stuck in lockdown at one point of another and we’re all itching for a memorable weekend away. The Noosa Classic is without a doubt going to be memorable for you and your team, your friends or your family. We have so many awesome suggestions on how to make the most of your weekend. Check them out here.
9. Thrill Of A Gran Fondo
Have you forgotten how incredible the thrill of a Gran Fondo is? There’s nothing like rolling up to the start line at dawn and riding with thousands of other people all trying to achieve the same goal. A group of passionate cyclists enjoying the same weekend together and enjoying the festivities of the weekend. What’s better than that?
10. Support Local and Aussie Businesses
The Noosa Classic proudly supports the local businesses in the Noosa region. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are doing it tough and we’re so happy this event can go ahead. Not only will you provide much needed support to local business, but you will support the Classics family which are an Australian owned and run business. So come out and support local!