Sunshine Coast Queensland
Noosa Strade Bianche is in a class of its own
A snapshot at the girls as they take centre stage at this years Noosa Strade Bianche
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A Gran Fondo, bike show & swap meet in the vein of the famed L’Eroica in Chianti, Italy, for
STEEL FRAMED CYCLES
The Noosa Strade Bianche is a homage to the ‘golden age’ of cycling. 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. NSB encourages the renaissance of the artisan-built steel frame taking place across the world.
Set in the beautiful Noosa hinterland, the Noosa Strade Bianche – Grand Fondo is a 137 km loop encompassing picturesque country roads, stunning vistas and characterful country towns.
New for 2016 is the ultimate: The Imperial 160km.
In keeping with the original L’Eroica, there are several challenging climbs & descents, and of course several 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.
Introduced for 2013 was a shorter route, the 87km Media Fondo.
In 2014, the 33km Piccolo Fondo returned, taking place on the Saturday morning before the Bicycle Show and Swap-meet at Noosa Marina.
The Vintage Bicycle Show & Shine follows shortly after the Piccolo Fondo….. including a Swap Meet for those wanting to whittle down their collection! Those interested in having a stall at the Swap Meet should contact us via the ‘contact’ button or show up at the marina on the Saturday morning.
All events feature the local version of ‘strade bianche’ and require a good level of bike fitness. They are all self-supported rides, so you must carry your own spare parts, tubes etc.
The Sunday events feature several manned re-fuelling stations out on the road together with plenty of opportunities in the picturesque hinterland towns of Cooroy, Cooran, Kin Kin and Pomona, for toilet stops, coffee stops, even devonshire teas & counter lunches.
Take the time to enjoy the fabulous country vistas all along our 4 routes!
The Noosa Strade Bianche has now just had its fifth birthday and has grown from humble beginnings in 2011 to perhaps the premier vintage cycling event in Australia. Just before Christmas in 2011, with just 2 weeks notice, 18 riders took part in the inaugural ‘Noosa L’Eroica’ and a great little bike show was also held in the park alongside the Noosa River. 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. 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.