So many options: 300 races and counting!

The only 5 cycling calendars you (and I) need in 2024

New year, new plans! There are so many cycling calendars doing the rounds at the beginning of the year. Here are the ones we have listed for 2024, comprising a whopping ~300 events in total. This includes major local and offshore races and bikepacking events. Browse and learn. And soon to be in a standalone product on a separate domain.

Biggest races:

30+ of the major cycling events in South Africa for the year ahead. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, this is always a good place to start. And if you need any more encouragement to fill up your calendar then do scan through the excellent videos included for each race listed here. Go to DATES+VIDEOS: The 30 Biggest Bicycle Races in South Africa for 2024

Registered events:

150+ races and events listed on the official cycling South Africa calendar for this year. Keep in mind that sometimes events or dates are reserved or listed here and for some or other reason they do not take place in the end, but these are in the minority. A good summary of everything to come. Start your PLAN: What’s on the CSA cycling calendar for 2024?

Longer rides:

30+ local Audax rides, split 50/50 between the Western Cape (usually starting and finishing in Stellenbosch) and Gauteng (usually starting and finishing in the South of Johannesburg). Navigate to the Audax calendar from our article entitled, The 2024 Calendar for long distance cycling in South Africa

Offshore adventures:

80+ Ultra races (1000km+) and Bikepacking adventures from all across the globe. It’s no secret that I love the long distances and oh my, did I have fun compiling this list. There sure are a whole host of big events crammed into the summer months in the Northern hemisphere. Dust off your passport and peruse The definitive Bikepacking/Cycling Calendar

On the tele:

5* of the biggest tours and monuments in the sport of cycling. Le Tour, Vuelta, Giro, Paris-Roubaix and Strada Bianchi. For when you want to share in the action from the comfort of your living room or the potential discomfort of your indoor trainer. Time to ZWIFT! Check out these European classics at TV: Looking for (or at) the hardest tours in cycling

PS, holidays:

Last but not least, an indispensable tool for planning your cycling calendar, both on and off the bike, is the complete list of South African Public Holidays. Here you can find all the South African public holidays for 2023 2024 2025 and 2026. What a great time to be alive and out on your bicycle.

And for frequent bike travelers, consider the Ultimate Bikebox. It makes moving your bicycle a breeze.

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