30th July to 1st August 2021
3 Days of cycling
Featuring 3 stages over 3 days, this race truely is a great event to be part of. Tour of the Tropics has an inclusive vision for all, come race and enjoy our Tropical North Queensland atmosphere and hospitality. Day 1 is a scratch race in the picturesque setting of Millaa Millaa. Day 2 moves on to Green Hill in Gordonvale for a scratch race through our tropical scenery, before migrating into the heart of the city, for Day 3, to race a closed road, close format criterium circuit embracing the stunning Cairns esplanade and Riley, a Crystalbrook Hotel.
Tropical North Queensland
Full of stunning landscapes, lush rainforest backdrops, rolling hills, hidden creeks, pristine beaches and diving down to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland is the perfect location to race and stay a while.
25th July 2021
The Yarrabah community is joining forces with the Far North’s premier charity to raise funds for neonatal babies at Cairns Hospital. Ride for Isabel was instigated by Mulgrave MP Curtis Pitt in 2010 after the loss of his and wife Kerry’s daughter Isabel, who was stillborn at 41 weeks.
The fundraising event in partnership with the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation will form part of the Tour of the Tropics cycling festival with a Gran Fondo 120km segment planned, to start in Yarrabah and finish in Gordonvale. The race will entail four segments; 120km; 90km; 60km and 30km. Riders can choose the distance that best suits them and avoid the hill if desired. They can race or just take on the challenge of this magnificent course.
Friday 30th july
Day 1 takes place surrounded by the lush rainforest scenery of Millaa Millaa on the Atherton Tablelands, just a short drive from Cairns. Featuring a morning scratch race, with an undulating circuit, it promises to be a great opening race for the tour.
green hill gordonvale
Saturday 31st july
Day 2 moves onto Green Hill, Gordonvale for a scratch race that takes riders through the canefield lined lanes and open countryside of tropical FNQ, taking in range views and the infamous Walshes pyramid peak.
sunday 1st august
The conclusion of the weekend’s racing is held in the heart of the Cairns CBD with a short format Criterium that will make for exciting close circuit race overlooking the water and surrounded by sumptuous food, award winning restaurants, and Australia’s newest 5 star luxurious hotels in the Crystalbrook Collection series.