The Bowral Classic is a popular cycling race held in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales each year.
Many races are scheduled throughout the event, and those who are up for the challenge are invited to register early, as places will book out fast.
Bowral Classic 2023 Dates, Route Course, Map, Distances & Entry Prices
The Bowral Classic cycling event consists of three main events: The 150km Maxi Classic, the 120km Challenge Classic, the 85km Rouleurs Classic and THE CRIT race around Bowral. Each ride raises money for various charities in Australia, with over $250,000 raised over the years that the race has been running.
The Bowral Classic will be set over two days on the weekend of 21-22 October 2023. On Saturday, 21 October, there is the THE CRIT race around Bowral. On Sunday, 22 October, riders can choose one of the three Gran Fondo loops on offer – 150KM MAXI CLASSIC, 120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC or 85KM ROULEURS CLASSIC.
These loops will take you through the beautiful Southern Highlands –showcasing the rolling hills of Bowral, Berrima, Sutton Forest, Robertson and Kangaloon.
All courses start on Bong Bong St, Bowral and conclude at Loseby Park, Bowral, where riders can enjoy the Event Village filled with gourmet food stalls, bars, cycling exhibitors and live music.
The Bowral Classic Crit
Criterium racing would have to be the most fan-friendly and exciting cycling, the bunch flying around a short, sharp circuit as they wait for the bell lap.
Then it’s on as they jostle for position before launching that final all-or-nothing sprint for glory. The Bowral Classic Crit will offer riders and spectators the most thrilling cycling racing the Southern Highlands has ever seen and is sure to be one of the major highlights of the event weekend.
150KM Maxi Classic
The scenic 150km Gran Fondo course will take riders through the rolling hills of Bowral, Berrima, Exeter, Robertson and Kangaloon. During the ride around the beautiful Southern Highlands, riders will face a variety of rolling hills, short steep climbs, and beautiful descents.
120KM Challenge Classic
The 120km Challenge Classic will see riders pass through beautiful quaint towns of the Southern Highlands, including Berrima, Sutton Forest & Robertson.
85KM ROULEURS Classic
The 85km Rouleurs timed course will see riders pass through the beautiful quaint towns of the Southern Highlands. Riders will do a similar course to the Maxi & Challenge courses without the Bundanoon Loop. There is still a large sting in the tail waiting for you; many may consider the last 35km much tougher than the first ‘warm-up’ 50km.
Like the other courses, riders will pass through the beautiful village of Berrima, followed by a fast section to the Fitzroy Falls Rest Stop. After leaving the rest stop, riders will turn left towards Robertson and along the edge of the forests along Tourist Rd back into Bowral.
Bowral Classic Event Village
The Bowral Classic Event Village at Loseby Park, Bowral, is adjacent to the Finish Line and the perfect place to hang out post-ride. Kick back and relax on our comfy bean bags while enjoying live music from local artists and sampling locally produced food, wine, and beer.
So come on down and show your support for this fantastic event and help raise some money for many worthy causes.