ACA is an elite training academy based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, taking an athlete-centric approach to cycling development.

2020 Tour de Langkawi, Malaysia

Rider Profile


Michael comes to us with a wealth of experience from the HB Axeon development team in the US, having raced the world's best with numerous UCI podiums and victories to his name despite being only 23. His strong outing at the 2020 Herald Sun Tour has made us excited to see what he can achieve as he balances Environmental Management at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The older brother of Matt Rice, the brother's are excited to be reunited to race together this year.

High Performance Sport Athlete Program

High Performance Student Athletes enjoy USC’s five-star student support and exclusive benefits, with access to USC’s world-class sport performance facilities, mentoring and personal development opportunities, tailored academic support and financial assistance.

Whether you are a novice rider, an aspiring competitor, or a seasoned pro, the Sunshine Coast has a cycle option for everyone. Enjoy guaranteed beautiful coastal and hinterland views, as well as great cafes and scenic lookouts along the way. There are myriad options for getting out and about on two wheels.

2020 Riders

Zack Gilmore
Taj Jones
Sophie Edwards
Sebastian Barrett
Sam de Riter
Ryan Thomas
Ruby Rosemann-Gannon
Michael Rice
Michael Potter
Michael Freiberg
Matt Rice
Maeve Plouffe
Liam Magennis
Daniel Di Domenico
Ashley Mackay
Armani Drake
Anya Louw
Alistair Donohoe
Alex Martin-Wallace
Alastair MacKellar