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 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!