Welcome to Gear Up Girl SA
Gear Up Girl SA is unlike any other cycling event in Adelaide. On Sunday November 24, we're aiming to get 1,000 women on their bikes for a day of fun and fitness
Gear Up Girl SA is here again to give women from all kinds of cycling backgrounds a great excuse to get the girls together and enjoy a great day out on their bike. It doesn't matter how fast you get to the finish line, what matters is the fun you have on the way there!
Haven't ridden for a while? No problems. Gear Up Girl lets you decide how far you want to ride, so you can pick the challenge that suits you best. We want to see women getting excited about riding, and we promise there will not be a single Middle Aged Man In Lycra to ruin the scenery!
So what are you waiting for? Bring your sister, your mum, your friends from work, and even the kids and prove you can achieve anything.
Which ride's for me?
Gear Up Girl offers a range of ride options, with 15, 40 and 50 kilometre routes to choose from. This year also sees the addition of a new beach ride, going all the way down to Port Adelaide. The choice is all yours!
See more ride options here.
Ride to beat breast cancer
Gear Up Girl 2013 has an extra special meaning this year. Bike SA has teamed up with Cancer Council SA and is calling on riders to help raise money for breast cancer.
To support breast cancer you simply need to register with Cancer Council SA to fundraise as part of your ride.
13,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and every one of them can use your support. This ride is about more than just bringing women together, it's about uniting to beat breast cancer together.
Please be aware that no part of your Gear Up Girl registration fee goes towards supporting breast cancer. For more information about fundraising, click here.
Gear Up Girl Ambassadors
Gear Up Girl SA has three great ambassadors on board.
Having first starting competing as the age of 14, Carlee Taylor is an elite cyclist and the 2013 U/23 road champion. Last year, she spent her first full season racing in Europe (8 months), and managed to get 3rd in the General Classification of the women's equivalent of the Tour De France (known as the Route De France), along with winning her first race in Europe. But don't be fooled, she believes cycling is for everyone and not just those in lycra. She says the most important thing is that you get out there and enjoy it.
A former WNBL player and seriously talented baker, Monique Bowley is a girl with her finger in a lot of pies. A radio producer, member of the CWA, contestant on The Great Australian Bake Off, owner of one of Adelaide's original food trucks The Little Van that Could and co-creator of Dulcie's Shop of Real Opportunity - she can now add Gear Up Girl ambassador to her list of credentials!
Well-known to Adelaide audiences, Amanda Blair is one of our city's greatest advocates. Never one to shy away from helping a worthy cause, she has involvement in a wide range of campaigns and organisations. In addition to the full-time job of raising her 4 children, Amanda also makes regular contributions to Channel Nine's The Today Show and a monthly column in The Australian Womens' Weekly. She has also teamed up with Centacare and Hutt St Centre to create Dulcie's Shop of Real Opportunity - an Op shop on wheels. Phew. We're just glad she found the time to come on board as Ambassador with Gear Up Girl.
Read an interview with Amanda and Monique here here.
Read an interview with Carlee Taylor here