Noosa Strade Bianche 2017
- When: 12-13 August 2017
- Where: Noosa Marina, Tewantin and Noosa hinterland
- Website: www.noosa-stradebianche.com.au
Ride through the beautiful Noosa hinterland on the Noosa Strade Bianche, one of Australia's premier vintage cycling events that celebrates vintage and
retro steel bicycles and takes in quiet country roads, stunning vistas, charming country towns and a riverside show and shine.
There are four loops: 37km Piccolo, 82km Medio, 137km Gran and 162km Mark Dolan Imperial. Ride in perfect cycling temperatures; enjoy rest stops and a cocktail evening; rub shoulders with Australian Gold Medallist Kathy Watt, Russian World Champion Nikolai Razouvaev and custom steel bike artisan Paul Ketelaar.
In the vein of the L’Eroica cycling event in Italy, Noosa Strade Bianche is for steel-framed cycles only with downtube or bar-end shifters. There are several imposing climbs and challenging descents; sections of ‘strade bianche’ (‘white’ or unsealed gravel roads); and riders pass through the picturesque hinterland towns of Cooroy, Cooran and Kin Kin where there are cafes, bakeries and country pubs.
See the southern hemisphere’s best display of classic steel bicycle machinery at the Vintage Bicycle Show & Shine at Noosa Marina, Tewantin on the Saturday.
Hire bicycles are available.