24NovAll DayGear up Girl: AdelaideA great day out for women on their bikes in AdelaideAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:1-40 km,41-80 kmType Ride:Charity,Recreational,Women only
Gear up Girl SA is more than a bike ride. It's about women having fun on their bike and relaxing together at the end! Gear up Girl SA is
Gear up Girl SA is more than a bike ride. It’s about women having fun on their bike and relaxing together at the end!
Gear up Girl SA is an event that gives women of all cycling backgrounds the excuse to get together and to have a great day out on their bike.
All rides start and finish at Bonython Park, in the centre of Adelaide.
You’ll have the choice of three routes to take: the 10km River Ride, the 40km Beach Ride, and the 55km Harbour Ride.
The River Ride is suitable for riders of all abilities, ideal for those who haven’t done much riding or riding with young children. You’ll be riding around the River Torrens following Linear Park.
The Beach Ride is suitable for ‘rusty’ to intermediate riders with a moderate level of fitness. You’ll follow the Outer Harbour Greenway corridor from Bowden to Port Adelaide, with a pitstop at the newly redeveloped Harts Mill precinct at Port Adelaide. You’ll then continue across the Birkenhead bridge following part of the Inner Harbour Loop Path, taking the scenic route around the Newport Quays residential estate waterfront before riding through the back streets of Semaphore Park and West Lakes Shore to join Military Road. You’ll then head south to Grange where you’ll rejoin the shared-use beachfront path and continue south via Henley Beach to the mouth of the River Torrens at Henley Beach South. You’ll then head east along the Linear Path to the finish.
The Harbour Ride is suitable for intermediate riders who are reasonably fit and looking for an extra challenge. It offers extra distance for those who want to test their endurance. You’ll follow the same route as the Beach Ride, but from Port Adelaide, you’ll continue on through Birkenhead to Outer Harbour, and then back along the beach to Semaphore. Here you’ll rejoin the beach riders and return to the City via Military Rd, Henley Beach and the River Torrens Linear Path.
This looks like a great day out, and the bubbles at the end are a great way to relax at the end.
The organiser, BikeSA, is a not for profit organon, independent of government, who promote all types of cycling and is focused on improving riding condition in SA.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Gear up Girl SA, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.