JOIN THE ACTION
The Federation University RoadNats Ballarat marks the grand start of an incredible cycling season! Join us for this final celebration in Ballarat before we shift to a new location in 2025. Be part of the excitement - find out how to get involved and join the party below.
CRITERIUM | FRIDAY 5 JANUARY
Get up close to the high-speed action in Ballarat’s CBD. With its thrilling corners and fast straights, the 1.1km street circuit means Australia’s best riders are always within sight. Plant yourself trackside at a bar or café and soak in the supercharged atmosphere.
SATURDAY 6 JANUARY
RIDE THE GRAN FONDO
This is an amazing opportunity to ride the iconic RoadNats Ballarat circuit on fully closed roads right before our top elite and para-cyclists contend for the national title on Sunday. Test your time on the mountain against the best in the business.
BRING THE FAMILY TO THE FREE MOVIE NIGHT
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: De Soza Park
FILM: Super Mario Brothers Movie
There will be food trucks including Luigis Gelato, Athens traditional souvlaki, Bao Melbourne, Bean Me Up. BYO picnic blanket and movie snacks!
ROAD RACE | SUNDAY 7 JANUARY
JOIN THE PARTY ON MOUNT BUNINYONG:
GWM GO WITH MORE CHILLOUT ZONE
Revel in the noise and colour as we cheer Australia’s best riders to the top of this famous climb. Enjoy giveaways, stalls, food, drink and more – or, chill out and watch the race on the big screen! Shuttle buses will run to and from Buninyong to get you there. The place to be on the biggest day of the cycling calendar.
On the right is a map of the celebration space.
You certainly won't go hungry, we will have the following food vendors:
Mobile Ice Cream
Deja Brew Xpresso
Athens traditional Souvlaki
Westen Hotel (Bar)
HOW TO GET THERE
PARK 'N' RIDE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM FED UNI
We will have a Park 'n' ride shuttle service that will departing from Federation University, on University Drive in Mt Helen. The shuttles will be operating from 8:00am - 7:00pm.
Warrenheip St, Buninyong (outside the RSL, south of the roundabout)
University Dr > Geelong Rd > Eddy Ave > Moss Ave > Midland Hwy > Winter St > Simpson St > Warrenheip St
Estimated 7.2km loop will take 30mins
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN SHUTTLE SERVICE
We will have a shuttle service running next to the Buninyong CFA (Midland Highway) from 10:00am – 6.00pm
Straight up Midland Highway
Estimated 10km loop will take 30 minutes