The Noosa Strade Bianche pays homage to cyclings ‘golden age’.

In the vein of the famed L’EROICA in Italy, Noosa Strade Bianche is strictly for steel framed cycles with downtube shifters (or bar-end shifters). As a celebration of the steel framed cycle, there is no restriction on age of the frame set.

Noosa Strade Bianche encourages the renaissance of the artisan-built steel frame taking place across the world. If you have a steel framed bicycle and would like to give it a ride on some of the most picturesque and challenging roads in Australia, then the Noosa Strade Bianche is the event for you.

Noosa Strade Bianche
The Noosa Strade Bianche just had its 8th birthday and has grown from humble beginnings in 2010 to the premier vintage cycling event in Australia. The first ride took place in 2010 with a few mates sharing an adventure on their steelies. Just before Christmas in 2011, with just 2 weeks notice, 18 riders took part in the inaugural ‘Noosa L’Eroica’ proper, and a great little bike show was also held in the park alongside the Noosa River. A name change followed after a cease & desist from L’eroica in Italy! We became Noosa Strade Bianche.

Event Timeline

EVENT TIMELINE

Friday 9th August 2019 - 5.00pm
CRITERIUM FOR STEELIES

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Saturday 10th August 2019 - 7.00am
THE PICCOLO FONDO - 33km

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Saturday 10th August 2019 - 10.00am - 12.00pm
THE VINTAGE BICYCLE SHOW & SHINE

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Saturday 10th August 2019 - 5.30pm
3 COURSE DINNER @ PIER 11

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Sunday 11th August 2019 - 7.00am
GRAN FONDO - 144KM

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Sunday 11th August 2019 - 7.30am
MEDIO FONDO - 87KM

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Sunday 11th August 2019 - 8.00am
NUOVO PICCOLO FONDO - 48KM

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Noosa in August – Bike Riding Heaven!

In August, Noosa is blessed with great weather, and there are some fantastic roads and scenery just a short ride out of town As the event has grown, we have been able to support a couple of worthy charities, including Destiny Rescue in 2014, and Sunshine Butterflies in 2015. In 2016, NSB supported Meals on Wheels, Cerebral Palsy League & Brighter Future 4 Kids.

This event would not be a shadow of what we have today without the support of Noosa Marina, which is just about the perfect venue for our show and shine, as well as the ideal jump-off point for the rides.

All of our Fondos feature the local version of ‘strade bianche’

All of our Fondos require a good level of bike fitness. Although they are semi-supported rides, you must carry your own spare parts, tubes etc.

Traversing the beautiful Noosa hinterland, our premiere Fondo the Noosa Strade Bianche – Grand Fondo, features a 144 km loop encompassing quiet country roads, stunning vistas and characterful country towns.

In keeping with the original L’Eroica, there are several imposing climbs & challenging descents, and of course many sectors of ‘strade bianche’; the ‘white’ or unsealed gravel roads. En-route, there are an assortment of cafes & bakeries, even a country pub or two, for those so inclined.

In 2013 we introduced a shorter route, the 82km Media Fondo. The route has also been modified for 2019, to return with the Gran Fondo.

Several refreshment stops will provide water, bananas and other free delicacies. Expect other delicious treats at the other refuelling stops on the northern loop! Don’t forget to stamp your Brevet Card.

As well as our refreshment stops, we also pass though the picturesque hinterland towns of Cooroy, Cooran, Kin Kin and Pomona, giving opportunities for toilet stops, coffee stops, even devonshire teas & counter lunches.

Take the time to enjoy the fabulous country vistas all along our 4 routes!

Noosa Strade Bianche is hosted by the fabulous Noosa Marina.

Noosa Marina hosts the Noosa Strade Bianche

Noosa Marina plays the perfect host to all Noosa Strade Bianche events (apart from the Friday night criterium).

Situated on the picturesque Noosa River and just seven kilometres from Hastings Street, the views and ambiance of Noosa Marina are unique and not to be missed. Eight exclusive restaurants and cafes overlook the 40-berth marina, and cater for breakfast, snacks, lunches and dinner as well as larger functions.

The complex also offers twenty specialty retailers, from shopping to boating and leisure specialists. Noosa Ferries operate a regular service along the Noosa River, ending at Hastings Street. Also available to visitors are the Noosa Ferry Sunset cruises and the River cruise.

Pier 11 Restaurant & Bar at Noosa Marina hosts the exclusive Rider’s Dinner.

Italian Marina Restaurant & Pizza at Noosa Marina hosts the Post-Ride Celebrations.

Steel Bike Criterium

STEELER’S CRITERIUM 2019

Experience the excitement of crit racing your steelie on a closed circuit under lights.

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Piccolo Fondo

PICCOLO FONDO – 33km

Saturday morning, perfect start for those wanting an introduction to the ‘strade bianche’.

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Vintage Bicycle

VINTAGE BICYCLE SHOW

The vintage bicycle show includes a swap meet for those wanting to whittle down their collection.

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GRAN FONDO – 144km

In memory of Mark Dolan, the 2019 Gran Fondo features approx 2200m of vertical climb.

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MEDIO FONDO – 87km

The Medio Fondo features plenty of strade bianche for the discerning gravel rider.

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NUOVO PICCOLO FONDO – 48KM

The Nuovo Piccolo Fondo is the shortest ride of the day, sharing the route to Cooroy.

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Noosa Strade Bianche – News

Steel is still real

May 7, 2019

Bite the Dust

April 2, 2019

In Praise of Gravel

March 6, 2019

Meet Our Sponsors

Tourism Noosa
Noosa Marina
Purpose Property Management & Sales
Noosa Council
Italian-MArina
Pier 11
Noosa Cycling
Venture Cycles
Noosa Strade Bianchi
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