Wollongong is the only UCI Bike City in the Southern Hemisphere.
Wollongong is a city that exudes innovation, health and well-being and lifestyle – and cycling is at the core of this ethos.
In February 2021, Wollongong was named a UCI Bike City – the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of 18 worldwide – recognising the region’s commitment to cycling as a sport, mode of transport and a lifestyle.
Today, cycling is part of the fabric of Wollongong. Visitors and locals frequent the Blue Mile shared pathway that hugs the city shoreline, the new Cringila Hills recreation and mountain bike park that opened in November 2021, pop-up cycleways throughout the city and there are several new pump tracks in development across the region.
The UCI Bike City accolade is a significant vote of confidence in Wollongong’s major event hosting capability, and a powerful endorsement of the city’s visionary Cycling Strategy.
Wollongong has a long and proud history of supporting cycling, each year it welcomes the 10,000 riders in MS Gong ride and has completed more that 42 kilometres of shared pathways from Sandon Point in the North to the beautiful Lake Illawarra in the South. Wollongong has also hosted the NSW Grand Prix and a round of the 2018 National Criterium Series.