Amy’s Ride SA is back again in 2015 – and will see thousands of South Australians ride from Adelaide all the way to Serafino Wines in McLaren Vale. Here are 5 reasons to get on your bike on Sunday 1 November.
There’s something pretty special about Amy’s Ride SA. It’s one of those rides that makes you feel part of the South Australian cycling community – and apparently there are 270,000 of us riding each week – so we’re without a doubt a diverse bunch. Here are some of our favourites.
The Start Line
The start line in itself is an experience. There’s a certain energy – an excitement even – as thousands talk the talk and trade envious glances at machines as they get ready to hit the expressway. Everyone’s half laughing and half dreading the long ride ahead and the first climb up O’Halloran Hill.
The Car Free Expressway
There’s also something pretty magical about an expressway that’s been transformed from car crazy to a wave of silent two wheeled machines. Hear those pedals whir!
The fact it’s for everyone.
But perhaps the best part about Amy’s Ride SA is that it’s for everyone – there are rides for all ages, abilities and styles of riders – and whether you want to push yourself to the limits or just enjoy a leisurely ride with the whole family. Look at the map below for inspiration.
And don’t just let the map do the talking… there are all kinds of cycles too.
And people – politicians included.
And of course kids 🙂
The finish at a winery
Oh and of course the finish at Serafino Wines in McLaren Vale makes for a great finishing venue. Seriously – the winery is nothing short of stunning. The perfect way to finish off a day in the saddle.
It’s for a good cause.
Bike SA works hard to improve cycling safety in South Australia. From workplace cycling safety presentations to lobbying for better infrastructure – we’re trying to get more South Australians on bikes . The Amy Gillett Foundation is equally seeking to improve cycling conditions across Australia. Every dollar you pay for the ride gets pumped right back into the community and is another step towards improving bike safety.
What are you waiting for? Come join us again this year.
Register to ride Amy’s Ride SA on Sunday 1 November and help Bicycle SA and The Amy Gillett Foundation create a brighter future for cycling.