Cycling & Bike Trails | Destination Wollongong


It’s all about two wheels in Wollongong, especially in 2022. Explore the extraordinary coast of Wollongong with a range of cycling events, cycling routes, and mountain bike trails. Getting taken for a ride has never felt so good!


Cycling Events

Welcoming the world: Wollongong hosted the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September 2022, welcoming 1000 elite riders, 300,000 spectators, and more than 200 million television viewers.

Gaining global recognition: Wollongong is the first city in the southern hemisphere to be awarded the status of ‘UCI Bike City’, thanks to its overarching commitment to cycling – from safety, education, infrastructure, and tourism product, to hosting the world championships.

Rolling in events: There will be two editions of the famous MS Sydney to the Gong Ride in 2022. Wollongong will also play host to the National Juniors and Masters Road Championships, along with the National Cyclo-Cross Championships in September. See our full list of events here.

Cycling Routes & Mountain Bike Trails

Getting down and dirty: The newly opened Cringila Hills Community Park has 11km of sweeping mountain biking trails, with something for everyone. A pump track and skills track are also being added to the site, while Helensburgh Bike Park provides an off-road option to the north. Funding for a world-class network of mountain bike trails has also been announced for the Illawarra Escarpment.

Rubber on the road: For those with slick tyres, you can tackle a serious climb to the summit of Mt Keira, ride over Sea Cliff Bridge and through our pretty northern villages, take in Lake Illawarra, make the most of our stunning coastal shared pathways, join a cycling tour or hire a bike to explore the city.