Time: January 18, 2014 from 7:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Gawler, SA
Website or Map: http://www.bikemap.net/en/rou…
Event Type: gawler_wheelers, gw_route69, gw_group_ride, gw_undulating, gw_cancelled
Organised By: Gawler Wheelers
Latest Activity: Mar 12
Event Date : Sat 18-Jan-2014
Gawler Park Homemaker Centre
485 Main North Rd
Evanston, SA, 5116
Distance : Approx 109 km
Duration : 5 to 6 hours
Elevation Gain : Approx 1337 m (Garmin Connect)
Elevation Profile : Undulating
Surface : Bitumen
Suitability : All fitness levels
Ride Style : Social ride (not training ride)
Pace (ave) : 25 to 30 km/h
Attendance : Age 16+ only. (Please RSVP)
Departure : 7:30am sharp (be there by at least 7:10am for ride briefing)
Route Map : ➨ ROUTE69
Route Map Links : ➨ ROUTE69
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event.
An undulating ride starting in Gawler and finishing in Gawler.
After leaving Gawler, the ride follows the Barossa Valley Way passing through Sandy Creek and Lyndoch. The ride follows on to picturesque Williamstown, via Lyndoch Valley Rd, where it will be possible to have a short break.
The ride continues with a left turn onto Mount Crawford Rd from Williamstown's main street before veering left onto Springton Rd.
A brief stop in the small hamlet of Springton will be welcome after the long ride from Williamstown, before the route sets out once again but this time along the Mount Pleasant-Keyneton Rd, until another change of direction takes place with a left turn onto Flaxmans Valley Rd.
After some distance, a left turn onto Tanunda Creek Rd skirts the edge of the Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park leading up to Menglers Hill Rd, where a left turn is made. The fast descent to Light Pass Rd will be a welcome reward for some riders. Light Pass Rd becomes Bethany Rd, which eventually meets Gomersal Rd to begin the return journey to Gawler.
At the end of Gomersal Rd, and after a short section of the Sturt Highway, a right turn onto Roseworthy Rd leads to the Gawler-Kapunda Rd where a left turn directs the route south.
Nearing Gawler, a left turn on the Main North Rd 'loops back' to the Gawler Bypass which is ridden until The Two Wells Rd exit, signifying the last section of the ride and the return into Gawler.
The Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Guidelines and Group Ride Recommendations must be read prior to attending a Group Ride Event.