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Fleurieu Fondo - Road

Sunday 3 November 2019
Ride the Southern Expressway - totally CAR FREE!

With ride distances of between 30km and 125km, the Fleurieu Fondo "Road" offers a classic road ride experience featuring the exclusive opportunity to ride along a car-free Southern Expressway and enjoy a scenic cruise along Adelaide's beautiful southern beaches.
Then head inland to Willunga via an undulating landscape of lush green vineyards where you can take a breather before taking on the challenge of climbing up the famous Willunga Hill - twice if you're really keen!!
Take in spectacular views across the Southern Vales and the coast from the top of The Range then relax and enjoy your achievement with a festival finish at Serafino Wines in McLaren Vale.
With options to take a short cut or avoid the big hills, there's a ride to suit everyone.

The SExy Sprint

For those keen to test themselves against the clock, the Fleurieu Fondo "SExy Sprint" is an 18km timed sprint down the Southern Expressway, followed by the choice of untimed ride distances to take you through to the finish at Serafino.
Limited to just 200 riders, you can enter as a Solo rider* or get your mates together to make a Team of 4* in this unique Dash 4 Cash with hundreds of dollars up for grabs.
There will be a cash purse for fastest;
Solo - male & female: 1st - $200 | 2nd - $150 | 3rd - $100
Team of 4 - male & female: 1st - $600 | 2nd - $400 | 3rd - $200.

*Refer to Notes in Prices and Registration tab below

Prices & Registration
Price Per Person Adult (BSA Member) Adult (Non-Member) Child (6-16yrs)
SExy SPRINT - timed #
200 Riders Only
Cycling SA members eligible for discount price
$110 $130 N/A
125km Grande
100km Classic
70km Challenge
$79 $90 Free**
35KM/30KM Coast to Vines Express $49 $59 Free**
12KM Family Shiraz Trail^ $15 $15^ Free**

To register via hard-copy and online - click on the "Register Now" button, then read and accept the terms and conditions of entry. 

# All SExy Sprint riders will be timed as individuals, across a set distance on Southern Expressway only.
# For those wanting to register as part of a Team, a minimum number of 4 riders is required to make up a Team. When registering, your team name must be spelled exactly the same for all riders in your team.
# Workplaces, clubs or ride groups can enter as many riders as they wish under the same team name, however only the times of the fastest 4 riders in the team will count for final results. The official time for a Team of 4 will be determined by the average of combined times of the fastest 4 riders in your team. Teams with more than 4 riders are only eligible for one podium position.
# If you are unable to fill a four person team, you will be required to ride as Solo.
# Riders registered in Solo category are not eligible for Team category placings.
# The entry fee for the SExy sprint includes entry into the full Fleurieu Fondo Road event. Participants must complete any one of the untimed distance categories to be eligible for podium placings and prizemoney, which will be presented at or about 12:30pm at the event village at Serafino Winery.

** Persons aged 16 years and under ride free of charge but must be registered and must be accompanied by and in the care of a nominated adult who is responsible for them throughout the event. Lunch at the finish is not included.

** Children under the age of 6 must be in a child's bike seat, trailer or on a tagalong unless taking part in Shiraz Trail ride. You will be asked to give their name during the registration process. Lunch at the finish is not included.

^ The 12km Family Shiraz Trail fee includes only refreshments along the route. Lunch at the finish is not included.

What your registration includes

  • Rider ID bib and participation certificate
  • Fully signed route
  • Support vehicles and ride marshals
  • Refreshments en route, including snacks and fruit plus water and hydration product
  • Lunch at the finish (except 12km Family Shiraz Trail and all free entries Children 16yrs & under)
  • Mechanical and first aid support
  • Live music, family entertainment and activities at the finish

Optional Extras

  • Bicycle SA membership, if you're not already a member (save money and be insured)
  • Massage at the finish (minimum 15 minutes @ $1/minute)
  • Fees may apply for parts provided by mechanical support en route

Coach Transfers 

Optional Extras

  • Coach transfers McLaren Vale back to your start - $48 for passenger & bike
  • You will be asked for your optional coach transfer during the registration process.
  • Departure Times Price Per Person
    McLaren Vale to Flinders Uni
    McLaren Vale to O'Halloran Hill

    McLaren Vale to Flinders Uni
    McLaren Vale to O'Halloran Hill







  • Coach fees include both the rider and their bike. Tickets must be prepaid - and cannot be booked on the day.
  • Optional bus transfers are arranged through Genesis Tour and Charter and/or other contracted companies. Genesis have been providing passenger and bike transfer services for many years. Whilst all care is taken with your bikes and packing blankets are used to protect the bikes, Genesis does not assume any liability for any damage that may occur in transit except damage caused by major events such as fire, collision or overturning of the conveyancing vehicle.
    Please contact Genesis directly on (08) 8552 4000 if you would like more information about their insurance and liability.
Ride Options

See the Ride Options and Map - click here

Mechanical Support

For information about mechanical support- click here

Event Schedule

Programme on the day

6.45am Registrations open at Flinders University
7.30am Registrations open at O'Halloran Hill
8.00am Fleurieu Fondo start - Flinders University - 125/100/70/35km riders
8.00am Registrations open at McLaren Vale - Serafino Winery
8.30am Fleurieu Fondo ride start - O'Halloran Hill - 30km riders
9.15am Fleurieu Fondo ride start - McLaren Vale - 12km Family Shiraz Trail
9.30am First riders expected at McLaren Vale - Serafino Winery
9.30am to 2.30pm Entertainment programme at McLaren Vale - Serafino Winery - food & drink also available
12.30pm Prize giveaways and presentations
1.00pm First coach transfers depart for O'Halloran Hill and Flinders University
2.30pm Activities and entertainment programme concludes
3.00pm Second coach transfers depart for O'Halloran Hill and Flinders University

Finish Venue - Serafino

View Site Map of Fleurieu Fondo event village at Serafino

Situated in the heart of McLaren Vale in the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, it's no surprise Serafino has built its reputation as a tourism destination for award-winning wines with the largest Italian varietal portfolio in the region, restaurant, premium conference and function facility and 4-star accommodation.

Surrounded by vines, ancient gum trees and picturesque grounds overlooking our magnificent lake, Serafino is the place to relax, stay, indulge and experience the Italian hospitality. Take a leisurely stroll along the Shiraz trail, hire a bike to explore our diverse region or visit our on-site cellar door for wine tasting or book for a wine flight experience.

Serafino - more than just a winery - it's a destination.

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