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Save The Date - Sun 4 November 2018 

Fleurieu Fondo Festival, 5 November 2017 

Ride the Southern Expressway - closed to cars

New to 2017 - our inaugural Fleurieu Fondo Festival. Showcasing the best that cycling has to offer

The Fleurieu Fondo Festival is not just a road ride, we're also giving you Cycle-Cross, some of the best gravel riding the south has to offer as well as the chance to meander your way between wineries, breweries and gorge on some of the freshest local produce.

Each route features the most spectacular cycling South Australia has on offer and you'll share the road with thousands of like-minded cyclists.


Prices & Registration
Price Per Person Adult (BSA Member) Adult (Non-Member) Child (6-16yrs)
125km Grande
100km Classic
70km Challenge
$79 $90 Free**
35KM Coast to Vines Express $55 $65 Free**
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 accept the terms and conditions of entry. 


**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








    *Note coach fees include both the rider and his/her bike. Tickets must be prepaid - and cannot be booked on the day.

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 ride 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

Serafino Winery

We're finishing at SERAFINO Winery.

View Site Map of Fleurieu Fondo Festival event village at Serafino

Serafino is surrounded by gumtrees, and overlooking the lake, in a serene native park-like setting only 40 minutes from Adelaide, in South Australia's picturesque and internationally recognised McLaren Vale wine region. Serafino has received many accolades, including; being crowned 'Bushing King' for best red wine in the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1979, 1992 and 2007, the best Shiraz at the Great Australian Wine Challenge in 1997 and the Trophy for the Best Shiraz and Red Wine of the Year at the London International Wine Challenge in 1997.

Visit the Serafino wine stall in the event village to receive your complimentary restaurant voucher entitling you to 10% your next visit**
**booking must be within the next 2 months for voucher to be valid

Enjoy a 20% discount on all wine purchases of $100 or more at the Serafino Cellar Door

Celebrate your ride with a glass of delicious Serafino wine or a refreshing cold beer, available for purchase at the event village. Enjoy a variety of food and beverages for sale plus entertainment including music, bouncy castle, face painting and much more.

View site map of Fleurieu Fondo Festival event village

Event Partners & Supporters
Charity Partner
Event Partners

Volunteer Partner
Official Event Photos

Epsom Rd Studios will be taking photographs at the start and finish, as well as along the route. Look for photographers wearing bright fluoro green vests.
Please Note: Your Rider ID number should be attached to the front of your jersey or the handlebars so it is visible from the front. This will assist in identifying you in the official event photographs.
All photos taken by Epsom Rd Studios on the day will be available to view and order from www.epsomrdstudios.com.au. For more information contact Epsom Road Studios on (08) 8523 0676 or 0437 135 513


Volunteers play a crucial part in the success of all of our Events.

Bike SA requires assistance in a variety of roles ranging from ride or traffic marshals, managing refreshment stations, providing logistics support, driving support vehicles or one of many other roles. There are many opportunities and we have something for you.

Are you interested in volunteering at this event?

For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maureen Merrick.

Ph: 8168 9999 or email maureen.merrick@bikesa.asn.au

go to Volunteering at Bike SA page

Ride for a Reason - The Smith Family

The Smith Family is a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. With the continued generous support of fundraising riders, this year the Smith Family aim to raise $100,000 to help disadvantaged children succeed at school. One in seven Australian children are living in jobless families and this limits their choices, opportunities and outcomes in life.

Supporting a child's education is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of disadvantage. Every dollar raised for The Smith Family through your ride will help provide disadvantaged children with the essential resources and opportunities they need to transform their lives through education.

Your support of a disadvantaged child's education today will help them into a better future.

If you are one of the first 200 riders who pledge to raise $150 for The Smith Family with your Fleurieu Fondo ride you will receive a complimentary event entry plus a free riding jersey. For riders who elect to fundraise for The Smith Family, all funds raised will go directly to the Smith Family. For riders who do not opt to fundraise for the Smith Family, event registration fees go directly to Bike SA, with the optional extra to make a donation to The Smith Family which Bike SA will pass on. Riders who fundraise for The Smith Family by raising $150 or more will also go into the running to win some great prizes!

So, are you up for the challenge? Lace up your runners and dust off your bike and start fundraising! If you cannot participate in the event but you would like to wish our team all the best, please donate now.

Events Partners and Sponsors