Gawler Park Homemaker Centre
485 Main North Rd
Evanston, Australia, 5118
Distance : Approx 61 km
Duration : 2 to 3 Hours
Elevation : Steep hills and undulations
Surface : Bitumen
Suitability : Hill climbers
Ride Style : Social ride (not training ride)
Pace : 25 to 30 km/h (depending on weather conditions)
Invitation : All riders are welcome to attend
Departure : 7:30am sharp (be there by at least 7:20am for ride briefing)
Route Map : Not a GPS upload (refer links below)
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event. Choose which event you would like to do based on your preferences and abilities. Both events have the same start, middle and end points.
A hill climbers ride starting in Gawler and finishing in Gawler.
After leaving Gawler, the ride almost immediately takes on the steady rise of Sunnyside Drive followed by Gawler's infamous Alexander Avenue with its multiple 10% grades. From the top of Alexander Ave the Gawler-One Tree Hill Road provides a few fast/slow undulations before the downhill run to the Humbug Scrub crossroads.
The long steady climb of the One Tree Hill-Kersbrook Road takes the rider up and over the 500m peak above Mt Crawford Forest followed by the fast descent into Kersbrook. From Kersbrook to Williamstown the road undulates just enough to keep the legs pushing and spinning, making the coffee and cake in Williamstown all the more deserved.
The return ride to Gawler leaves Williamstown and follows the Williamstown Road through scenic Cockatoo Valley and Sandy Creek before meeting up again with the Barossa Valley Way and the final downhill run into Gawler.
Everyone is welcome to attend the group ride as long as they have an Australian Safety Standards approved helmet and a bicycle in safe working order. Road style bikes are recommended.
The Gawler Wheelers have currently adopted the excellent "Bunch Riding Etiquette" guidelines which can be read by clicking here.
It is important for your own safety and the safety of the group that you are familiar with the guidelines.
Please remember that riding in a group will be at your own risk.
For more detailed information and route maps please refer to the links below :
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