Time: September 11, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Adelaide Hills from Norton Summit at 9am
Street: Blockers Rd
City/Suburb: Basket Range
Website or Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes…
Event Type: italy, hill, fun, community, ride, group
Organised By: Angus (Special K) and Easy Tiger
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2011
L'Eroica is an event in Italy that travels through the wine region of Chianti during spring along the strade bianchi.
The Adelaide Hills has so many hidden unsealed roads and ever-opening expanses of hills, and car-less roads provide a sublime experience, that need to be shared. Logically it seems like the ideal region to have it's own L'Eroica on these mostly unsealed roads.
We are calling it Adelaide Cyclists H'eroica.
This event's aim is to be fun, inspiring, eye opening, a bit of a challenge as well as including our non riding family and friends in a get together. Like the Italian event is help on the strade bianchi roads of the Chianti region we are riding the unsealed roads of the 'Little Italy' region of the Adelaide hills - Norton Summit to Lenswood like you've never ridden before.
Like L'eroica we encourage you to dress, or ride, in some vintage cycling gear. We leave Noton Summit at 9am (Magill 8am) and arrive at the Yangoora Estate winery, Lenswood, at around 11am where they will be offering pizza from their wood fired oven as well as cheese platters and home-made cakes and coffee. It would be fantastic to get the families up for lunch. They are bike and children friendly and love to share their beautiful spot with as many people as they can.
A ride, an exploration or unknown roads and great food and friends, hat more could we want! I hope you can put it in your calendar to join in. There might even be a lucky prize draw as well!
RSVP please so we can judge numbers. No one gets left behind.
Sunday September 11th meeting at the Natural Resource Centre carpark, Norton Summit, at 9am.
If you are riding up meet at Magill at 8am
The route [here] will be from Norton Summit, down the valley to Moore's Rd, to Marble Hill then Pound Rd, Blockers Rd, Mawson Rd to Fox Creek.
Download the map/ cuesheet here [PDF]
Download the Garmin route .tcx file here.
Return route can be either by Carey Gully, Piccadilly Valley or Cudlee Creek and Gorge Rd.
The road surfaces will be a mix of bitumen & compacted gravel roads - "strada giallo". Accordingly your carbon fibre racer should not be used, but mountain bikes, cross-bikes, touring bikes, single-speeds, and whatever else deemed fit for purpose.
All welcome, we will break the peloton into two speed groups that will stay together so no one is left behind. It's not a race, it's a exploration!
You should have your own insurance, be a good bike handler, have spare tubes, food, water, mobile phone. this website and ride creators accept no responsibility for any property damage, personal injury or death inured during this event.
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