Bike SA has many rides from now until the end of the year. Time to get on your bike.
Grand Slam Challenge Series 2015 – this Sunday & Sunday 18 October
Each year between February and October, there are five Grand Slam Challenge rides throughout the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula as part of the Grand Slam Challenge Series. Riders can ride in one, two, three, four or all five of the series rides. Each ride combines two different loops of between 40km and 100km each, all starting and finishing in the one location.
All of the rides are fully signposted and supported by Bike SA, with fruit cake served en-route, as well as water and juices as well as a lunch at the end of the ride.
The upcoming Grand Slam #4 is a glorious 75/150km loop ride in Williamstown taking this Sunday. (You can check out the Route Map and more info here.) The Grand Slam #5 (Mt Pleasant – 100km/200km) takes place on Sunday 18 October.
More info: www.bikesa.asn.au/grandslam
Wine, Wheels & Whiting – Saturday 12 September
The 2015 Wine, Wheels & Whiting has all the ingredients for a perfect weekend away by bike. It’s the first time that Copper Coast and Clare and Gilbert Valley Council have run the event and we’re pretty excited about it.
South Australia is well known for its gorgeous vineyards, great seafood and strong cycling culture. We’ve decided to bring all of this together in the Wine, Wheels & Whiting bike ride – where riders can pedal all the way from the Clare Valley to the Copper Coast – and be entertained by a weekend of local festivities put on by the locals.
The ride features 3 great road rides to choose from – 125 kilometres – 70 kilometres and 45 kilometres as well as a great family ride in Wallaroo – and there are also some delicious dinners on offer on the Friday & Saturday night.
More Info: www.bikesa.asn.au/winewheelswhiting
Amy’s Ride SA 2015 – Sunday 1 November
This year Amy’s Ride SA takes place on Sunday 1 November on the Southern Expressway, which will be closed to motor traffic while the ride takes place. The ride allows cyclists of all ages to ride along the expressway to McLaren Vale. The ride options range from 12km to 125km, so it’s up to you whether you do a slow and easy tour, or go your hardest.
Here’s a little video teaser about last year’s ride.
More info: www.bikesa.asn.au/amysridesa
Gear Up Girl SA – Sunday 22 November
Gear Up Girl SA is Adelaide’s biggest bike ride for women with a specific aim to encourage more women to cycle. There are 3 different rides to suit women of all cycling abilities including a 15km River Ride, a 40km Beach Ride and a 50km Hills Ride. (You can check out all the ride options here.) Whether you are a regular in lycra, or a not so experienced cyclist then this is the perfect occasion to discover Adelaide by bike in a fun, safe and supported environment with Bike SA.
This ride is ultimately about getting more women cycling. In Adelaide – only 1 in 5 people on bikes are female – so it’s time to change this number and get 1,000 women riding!
More Info: www.bikesa.asn.au/gearupgirl