Ride The River Classic 2018

Part of the Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay, a fantastic sportive taking you through some of the most picturesque areas of Jervis Bay

October 20 2018, Jervis Bay, New South Wales


Ride The River Classic 2018

The Ride The River Classic is part of the Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay and hopes to become a fixed date in the calendar of athletes around the world. The weekend will be three days of intense competition for both amateurs and professionals. Starting and finishing Jervis Bay the event offers three distances of  45km,  90km and 180km.

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Why Enter the Ride The River Classic?

If you want to be a part of the weekend but don’t want to do the longer distances or all the disciplines, you can enter other combinations – you choose! Invite friends and training partners, bring along club members and support each other over the weekend.

A scenic ride

The Ride The River Classic is set to be one of New South Wales’ biggest cycling events. Many athletes across Europe include the ride as a great end of season race. With amazing scenery and plenty of sunshine, Jervis Bay is a great place to escape the winter blues and the perfect way to end your season of racing. This fun inclusive format is ideal for clubs, training groups and families to come along and enjoy the benefits of training and racing together.

Jervis Bay’s famous white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters are amongst the safest and most beautiful in the world.

Coastal, marine and hinterland National Parks offer fantastic bushwalking, cycling tracks, Indigenous culture, camping spots, cliff-top lookouts and maritime heritage.

Teeming with native Australian wildlife, our resident dolphins play in the bay all year round. See kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats, and many rare bird & animal species in the wild.

One of the best places in Australia to witness whales on their annual migrations, humpbacks and southern right whales can be seen both offshore and inside the calmer waters of the bay from June through to November.

The many bay and ocean beaches, lagoons, secret coves and hidden creeks are perfect for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, standup paddle boarding and surfing.

Unspoiled coastal and country villages have local produce markets, boutique shops, art galleries and a terrific museum. The area boasts world-class cafes, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and a burgeoning music scene.

Jervis Bay is central to all the South Coast has to offer: Kangaroo Valley, Berry and Ulladulla all the same distance away and we are close to all the south coast wineries.

The ride offers a selection of distances:

The Olympic Sportive

45km | Ages 14+    Enter Now

The Middle Sportive

90km | Ages 16+    Enter Now

The Long Sportive

180km | Ages 18+  Enter Now

Who Should Attend?

The Ride The River Classic can be entered by anyone who feels they are capable of competing. There is gender separation, so men and women compete for first place in their respective category.

Entry is currently available from $55. Join us in Jervis Bay on the 20th of October and be part of the weekend

Event Schedule

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Registration Open

12:00 - 4:00pm


5:00am – 6:30am

Registration 180km riders

6:00am – 7:30am

Registration 90km riders

6:30am – 8:00am

Registration 40 and 20km Riders








40KM and 20KM WAVE

10:00 - 6:30pm


*IMPORTANT: 30 minutes before your start in any of the disciplines or distances you must have collected your race number. For safety reasons, in case of non-compliance, you will not be allowed to start.


All events start and finish at the Albatross Naval Base near Nowra

Register for the Ride The River Classic 2018 now

Lock in the lowest price for Ride The River Classic 2018. Register now before the price increases.

Event Entry Pricing

So what does your entry get you?

  • Race number
  • Chip timing
  • Access to pre-race seminars by top athletes, nutritionists and event sponsors
  • LCW bike medal
  • LCW gift

Interested in becoming a partner/sponsor?

If your company is interested in sponsoring the Ride The River Classic, we’d love to hear from you. Send us a quick email and we’ll get right back to you with some more information and our sponsorship brochure

Event Venue

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All the ride events start and finish at the Albatross Naval Base near Nowra.

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Sport3 Events

Tel: +61 433 148 734

Email: shane@sport3.com.au


Our venue is within walking distance of most of the hotels, however you can book a taxi or use the public bus service.


There’s plenty of road parking that’s near the events and there’s a number of public car parks.

Places To Stay

Making the most of your visit and staying the night? Then take advantage of our accommodation partners. More information and booking here.

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