The first ever Wine, Wheels and Whiting weekend is shaping up to be a big success – with 300 people expected to ride from Clare Valley to the Copper Coast.

The inaugural Wine, Wheels & Whiting weekend, 11-13 September 2015, offers cyclists of all abilities an opportunity to get on their bike and ride through the scenic Mid North countryside. The ride runs from Clare to the Wallaroo on the Copper Coast and has three starting points to suit the fitness and experience of recreational riders taking part. The event is expected to attract 300 riders (and of course lots of locals) and the ride will showcase the beautiful vistas as the scenery changes from the hills of the Clare Valley to the coast of the Spencer Gulf. The ride itself is on Saturday 12 September – with ride options of 125, 70 & 45km from start venues in Clare, Snowtown and Bute. There is also a great family ride along the North Beach foreshore at Wallaroo.

Registrations for the ride can be made online until Thursday September 10 at www.bikesa.asn.au/winewheelswhiting, or at the start line on Saturday September 12.

There’s also the option to join in a Welcome Dinner at The Bentleys Hotel in Clare from 6.30pm on the Friday night. And don’t forget the three course gourmet dinner featuring Spencer Gulf Seafood and Skillogalee Wines at the Coopers Alehouse in Wallaroo from 6.30 pm on Saturday night.

Bookings for both dinners are essential.

Route Map

Details about the event.

Pre-event Speaker
Nathaniel Peek, will speak at Bentleys Hotel, Clare on the Friday night before the event 11 September. He is an avid cyclist and is the owner and designer of locally based Spin Cycle Clothing.

Event Itinerary
Friday’s “Carbo Load ” Welcome Dinner, September 11 @ The Bentleys’ Hotel, Clare @ 6:30pm
• Guest speaker Nathaniel Peek, local cycling enthusiast, businessman & owner and designer of locally based Spin Cycle Clothing.

Saturday, September 12
Cycling from Clare to the Copper Coast
• 125 km departing The Valleys Lifestyle Centre, Clare at 8:00 am
• 70 km departing Snowtown Memorial Hall at 9:30 am
• 45 km departing Railway Reserve, Bute at 9:30 am
• 8 km family ride along Wallaroo’s North Beach foreshore commencing at 10 am
Wallaroo Coopers Alehouse Wine, Wheels & Whiting Dinner – @ 6:30pm (book online via the event website)

Sunday, September 13
Wallaroo Seafood Brunch at Wallaroo Sailing Club from 10 am