FAQ'S for the 2019 sunbuild top end gran fondo

Do you have a 2019 Event Booklet?

Yes we do. View our interactive digital 2019 Event Booklet online here. It includes all the specific details for 2019, include timetable, registration information, tips, sponsor offers and more.

When is the next edition of the Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo?

The 2019 Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo will be on Sunday 18th August. Entries will open in early 2019.

How much does it cost after May 31?

150km Gran Fondo: Adult - $150.00, U/21 - $100.00, 

75km Half Fondo: Adult - $100.00, U/21 - $75.00

25km Fun Fondo: Adult - $30.00, U/21 - $20.00

3km Mini Fondo: Adult - $10.00, U/21 - $10.00

What happens if I enter, but can’t ride?

If for some reason you can’t participate, you can transfer your registration to a friend at no cost, just contact us via

If you can’t transfer it and want a refund, you can do so before 31 July for just a $10 admin fee.  If you pull out from 1 August onwards, there will be a 50% admin fee.

How do I buy a jersey or buffet pass?

When you register online, you will be given the opportunity to purchase either or both of these, just click the green + sign to add the amount to your cart. 

If you have already registered, simply go back online and enter again by purchasing a ‘merchandise only’ ticket.

What is available at the finish line?

You’re encouraged to stick around the finish and enjoy the festival atmosphere.  There will be music, presentations and of course cheer on other competitors as they finish their ride. 

Join us at the Precinct for a buffet brunch - included for all Full Fondo entrants, or purchase online.

Are there aid stations out on course?

Yes, there are 4 aid stations on course;

AID STATION 1: Located at Pit Lane Liquor, at approximately 21kms

AID STATION 2: Located at Hopewell Rd/Cox Penninsula. Note this is for Full Fondo riders only, at

approximately 60kms

AID STATION 3: Located on Elrundie Road out the front of Marlows Lagoon, at approximately

120kms for the Full and 45km for the Half Fondo.

AID STATION 4: Hidden Valley Road, approximately 10km from the finish line for the Full, Half and Fun Fondo riders.

Buffet Brunch

Once again we're offering riders a buffet brunch at The Precinct.  Valued at $35, all Full Fondo riders get the brunch included if you enter before July 31.  Entrants in the Half Fondo, Fun Fondo and Mini Fondo and entrants in the Full Fondo after July 31 can purchase the brunch for a discounted price of $20 online when you register. 

Who gets a Jersey?

All participants in the Full Fondo AND Half Fondo will receive an official events jersey.  There are also a limited number available to purchase for $59 online. 

What is event registration and race number collection?

All entrants need to attend the event registration at the Darwin Waterfront either on Saturday 17th August between 10am and 4pm or on the day of the event from 6:00am to collect event kits and get your bike checked by our mechanics. 

How can I enter?

Entries are open online until midnight Thursday August 15.  You can register on Saturday 17th at event registration or on the morning up until 30minutes prior to the start of your event.

Who can enter?

Anyone can enter, regardless of age, ability or how new your bike is.  A Fondo is not a race, it’s a ride for all levels.  The only proviso is that your bike is road worthy and passes the checks by our mechanic.  But it can be a road, mountain, hybrid, fixed wheel, tandem or bmx, the choice is yours. 

What time do events start?

Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo 150km - 6:30am

Darwin Family Law Half Fondo 75km - 7:00am

Fun Fondo 25km - 7:30am

Mini Fondo 3km - 8:00am

When is the event on in 2019?

The 2019 Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo will be on Sunday 18th August.

What events are there on offer?

There are 4 events to choose from;

  • Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo – 150km
  • Darwin Family Law Half Fondo – 75km
  • Fun Fondo - 25km
  • Mini Fondo – 3km


The Top End Gran Fondo returns on 18th August 2019.