Route options

Choose your challenge

Newcrest Orange Challenge is a true Aussie classic. Closed, car-free country roads are punctuated with pinchy climbs, rolling hills and challenging road surfaces that make the event no mean feat. Your efforts on the bike will be rewarded with sweeping views of the beautiful region. Not to mention the crisp beverage waiting for you at the finish.

170km ride option
100km ride option
70km ride option
Full on-route support

Bicycle Network will be by your side the entire way with full on-route support including; rest stops, nutrition & hydration, medical and mechanical. We’ll take care of everything, so all you have to do is ride.

“A demanding yet highly achievable route and the promise of sampling some of the country’s top drops? We couldn’t resist taking a better look.” Cyclist Magazine

A hidden NSW cycling gem

Discover Orange

Orange is a hidden gem, tucked between the rolling hills, beautiful vineyards, open roads and picturesque open plains of New South Wales’ Central West tablelands.

From getting there to extending your stay, we’ve got everything you need to know about Orange and the surrounding region. You can also check out

It’s time for you to discover what you’ve been missing.

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Drought Fundraising

Buy a bale for our Aussie farmers!

When you live in the city, it’s easy to ignore that the farmers in Central West NSW are struggling through the worst drought in decades. We’re hoping to raise more than $10,000 to support the towns who have opened their doors to the Newcrest Orange Challenge. We’ll lead by example and kick it off by buying the first 100 bales.

What can you do?
  1. Sign up for the Newcrest Orange Challenge and stay for the weekend – eat, drink and buy local produce, injecting money into the local economy.
  2. Buy at least one bale of hay to support our farmers whether you’re riding in the event or not.
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$2000 prize pool!

Prologue in the park

Prologue in the Park

Fancy yourself at a little dash?

‘Prologue in the park’ is a short sprint course where riders tackle an individual time trial with a chance to take home bragging rights and a little extra pocket money – with $1000 cash up for grabs! 

Will you be taking home the chocolates in 2020?

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Look the goods

2020 event jersey

Taking inspiration from the retro 1980s Renault Elf cycling jersey, the 2020 Newcrest Orange Challenge event jersey – courtesy of our good friends at HUB cycling – looks the goods, feels great and is a perfect addition to the cycling wardrobe.

Be sure to sign up with an early bird entry before Sunday 15 December to score a free jersey for your ride.

Check out our full range of 2019/20 merchandise including; bib knicks, sleeves, caps, gilets and socks. Pre-order today to get your new threads delivered from 1 February 2020.

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*Please confirm your jersey size with the new unisex classic event size chart before signing up.

2019 Highlights

What to expect

A special thanks to our

Sponsors and partners

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Ride the Aussie Classic on Sunday 22 March