FAQs – Gear Up Girl


Gear Up Girl SA


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When do registrations close?

Online registrations close at 5.00pm on  Friday 19 November. You can however register in person at the event start on Sunday morning. Please allow plenty of time to register before your ride starts.

When do I get my Rider ID?

All riders should collect their unique Ride ID for Gear Up Girl SA from the Bicycle SA office (11a Croydon Rd, Keswick 5035) between 9.00am and 5.00 pm, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 November. If you have not collected your Ride ID, by 5.00pm on Thursday 18 November you must check in at the registration desk at the start location to collect them on the morning of the ride. Please note: they are not mailed out. You can collect on behalf of someone else providing you have a copy of their payment receipt. Your Ride ID will give you access to refreshment stations en route and at the finish.

What sort of bike do I need to have?

On our recreational rides there will be a great range of bikes out on the road from older mountain bikes/hybrids to the latest road bikes. Smoother tyres will make your ride easier/quicker but don’t feel you need the latest bike to be able to enjoy the fun of participating! Whatever wheels you ride, it’s important you give it a thorough service before the event, or have it checked at your local bike shop.

Will there be mechanical support on the ride?

Mechanical support will be available at start and limited roaming mechanical support en-route will also be available. All official event vehicles and marshals will have the resources to help with punctures, though riders are responsible for carrying their own repair kits and spare tubes as well as ensuring that their bike is mechanically sound before the event.

Thanks to the following businesses for providing mechanical support on the day

What should I wear?

November is likely to be warm so we suggest wearing a moisture-wicking lycra jersey, though a simple cotton t-shirt can work too. Padded bike pants (knicks) make for a more comfortable ride, or else wear your favourite pair of shorts/cargo pants. Plenty of sunscreen and hydration is crucial. Check the weather forecast and ride updates in the days preceding the event to plan your attire and ensure you are well prepared.

How long will the ride take?

Depending on your riding speed/ability/time spent at refreshment stops allow:
15km : 45mins – 1.5 hours
40km: 1.5 hours – 3 hours
55km: 2 hours – 3.5 hours
Note that ride times are not recorded.

Can I ride with my baby trailer or child seat

Absolutely, all children under the age of 16 can participate for free.

What is the minimum age?

Children are welcome to participate, however if aged under the age of 16 they must be accompanied by a registered, responsible adult at all times.

Can I transfer my ride to someone else if I can't ride?

Sure, we simply need the details of the new rider via a hard copy form and signed letter of permission

Do I have to be a Bicycle SA member to participate?

Not at all, however being a Bicycle SA member not only gives you a discount on the ride entry fee but also on most other Bicycle SA ride events. Plus with membership you automatically receive third party and personal accident insurance cover, anywhere is Australia. Find out more here. Note you can join as a member at the same time as you register your ride, in one transaction.