Cycle Ballarat

Find inspiration and recommendations for your Ballarat cycle adventure.

Home to the annual Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Ballarat is fast-becoming known as the home of cycling in Australia. Boasting an array of tracks for road and race cycling, mountain biking and cyclecross, the city has an experience to suit all levels of capability.

Ride to the pinnacle of Mount Buninyong, meander through the dirt tracks and forests of the Goldfields Track, take a leisurely ride around Lake Wendouree, or admire the historic streetscapes on your very own city cycle.


Bicycle hire, repairs, tours and accommodation – we give you a list of all you need to know for a comfortable and satisfying Cycle Ballarat experience.

For cycling hire & repairs

ShopHiring detailsContact details
Navajo Avanti Plus Ballarat$25 pr day inc helmet & lock. Usually does not require pre-booking. About 8 bikes in stock430 Sturt St, (03) 5331 3185,
Bicycle Centre BallaratMountain - $55 Cruiser - TBA Helmet, lock, spare tube, pump Booking required. Phone bookings112 Lydiard St N (03) 5334 4388,
CyclescapeCruiser Style - Road Bikes - Enquiries in store Can include helmet and lock111 Sturt St (03) 5333 2211 Mon - Sat open
Shaw's Cycling CentreAs of Feb 1,2019 E-bikes Manual bikes Hire will include helmet & lock614 Skipton St (03) 5335 6151,
Gove Cycles & Bike Rack CaféNote: No hire available524 Doveton St Nth, Soldiers Hill Phone: (03) 5333 7111
Cycle City BallaratNote: No hire availableAddress: 311 Mair St, Ballarat Phone: (03) 5332 7930

For cycling tours

Explore the wonders of Ballarat and surrounds as you venture on one of these thrilling cycle tours.

Goldfields Track Cycling Tour Hosted by AllTrails Tours, this particular route takes you from Buninyong to Bendigo, commencing in April 2019.
Goldfields Bike Tours Small-group guided tours (between four and 15 people) featuring cycle routes across Ballarat and the Pyrenees Wine Region. Range of bikes and e-bikes available for hire.
The Provincial Hotel The hotel has two bikes available for guest hire. Hire includes a bike lock plus ride suggestions around Ballarat.

For cycle-friendly accommodations

Accommodations DetailsWebsite
Sovereign Park Motor InnThe only operator to feature a bicycle concierge service, Sovereign Park has been featured on Bike Exchange as a cycle-friendly accommodation provider.
Galwiji Homestead With five bikes available, guests are able to cycle around 400 acres of cleared paddocks and sugar gum forests during their homestead stay.
Faraday on Avoca (Pyrenees)Featuring secure storage, guests are welcome to bring their bikes and cycle around the region’s wineries or state parks.

Cycling events

Cycling Australia Road National Championships Ballarat is home to the Cycling Australia Road Nationals Championships. Taking place in January every year, the event attracts Australia’s most elite cyclists for a series of action-packed and crowd-friendly criterium races.
Fiona Elsey Ballarat Cycle ClassicThe Ballarat Cycle Classic provides all cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in an iconic community event. There is an event for all fitness levels and cycling abilities, with a 50km, 60km, 85km and 100km course, all of which take-in varying degrees of the RoadNats course including the infamous climbs surrounding Mount Buninyong.