Read it online here.. Bike SA e-news 29 July 09


First 3,000 to register will receive the Amy's Ride "A Metre Matters" jersey with 3/4 zip

Ride the Expressway

Challenge Yourself

Raise Money for the Amy Gillett Foundation

Wear the Jersey

Sunday 1 November

Belair Ride of Solidarity # 3

Sunday 2nd of August 2009 - weather permitting

Start 1 @ The Ed car park @ 11am
Start 2 @ Belair Train Station Park Entrance on Sheoak Rd (the bridge) at 12pm

What: Brownhill / Pony Ridge to Belair, then....TBC, but a full day ride finishing back at the Ed via Lynton

The Department of Environment and Heritage believe that well managed and sustainable riding in National Parks is appropriate. Make a difference and show your support by riding or responding to DEH - see below.

People can be part of what ever they want but if we can get 200 bikes at Sheoak rd at 12 noon, that would be good!

Belair Consultation

Approaching community consultation period for the draft Belair National Park Trail Master Plan. The consultation period has now been extended to August 14.

If you value the natural beauty of Belair as a place for relaxation, family fun, recreation and conservation - I encourage you to provide comments on the draft Belair National Park Trail Master Plan.

The plan aims to enhance the current trail network by upgrading priority trails, improving signs, closing and rehabilitating informal trails and expanding the shared-use trail opportunities in the park. No new trails are proposed in the plan and a comprehensive biodiversity risk assessment will help guide the trail upgrades.

The link below will take you to the Parks website where you will find further information.

Please contact Kain Gardner with any enquiries regarding the plan.

Tel: 08 8463 4807 | Mob: 0458 518 509

E: Kain Gardner



Inaugural SA Trails Forum

Thursday 9 July saw over 60 professional and interested community members attend the first trails forum under the Trails Australia umbrella.

The intent of the SA Trails Taskforce (SATT) is to drive the state agenda in developing more enhanced trail experiences - whether it be diving, canoeing, horse riding, walking or cycling.

From a recreational and tourism perspective, sustainable trails are an important social, cultural and economic asset to the state.

Speakers included Paul Anderson (Executive Director Office for Recreational and Sport), Ann Sellars (Director of Visitor Management, Dept. Environment & Heritage), Peter Watts Manager (Office for Cycling and Walking, Department of Transport) and Ann Evans (Executive Officer Adelaide Metropolitan Area Consultative Committee). A summary of presentation will be available shortly on

In order to stimulate community engagement, it was important that delegates have the opportunity to take home some practical tools and key contacts as they seek to develop trail experiences in their area. It was terrific to hear the experiences of Darren Murphy, who was the initial community champion of the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail in Victoria - his never give up approach and capacity to influence key political figures was inspiring.

Our thanks also to those elected members who were able to give of their time on the day - Leon Bignell MP, Hon. David Wunderlich and Mayor Ivan Brooks from the City of Mitcham. The SATT acknowledges the financial support of the South Australian Trails Coordinating Committee on behalf of the Office for Recreational and Sport.

Track & Trail - 9 August

MUD, SWEAT and GEARS at Kersbrook!

Register Now for Track & Trail 2 at Kersbrook.....

There'll be a couple of Specialized Epic and Enduro test bikes to take out, thanks to Cycleworx and AVANTIplus.

Route details and maps are available now - click here to view.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Grand Slam Challange Series Stage 4 Echunga 23 August

To view and purchase event photos (as pictured) visit

Stages one to three have attracted lots of riders - new and old hands at this event, dont miss out on a great ride ....... stage 4, Echunga, 23 August 2009.

Register Online NOW for GS4 at Echunga 23 August

Grand Slam Echunga

In response to requests from some riders we're trying to update the route information we provide. Our website now includes links to routes that have been logged on where you can view the proposed route with Google maps. You can also download GPX file information to load the route directly onto your GPS unit.

Note: Although we don't anticipate any changes to the routes posted please note that these are Draft versions and the actual route may be subject to changes on the day of the event.

For further information on the Grand Slam Challenge Series and registration click here

National Ride to Work Day - 14 October 2009

Register and Ride on Wednesday 14 October....

National Ride to Work Day is an opportunity for businesses, organisations and communities to increase the numbers of people riding to work by having them register and participate in the National Ride to Work Day event.

National Ride to Work Day is a FREE event, it costs nothing to register and workplace coordinators receive a free promotional kit to assist them to encourage others in their office to also participate in the event. Businesses, organisations and communities have the option of running their own event (e.g. a riders breakfast) on National Ride to Work Day 14th October 2009, or participating in an event already being held in their area.


Riding to work offers many benefits including:

* Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
* Urban congestion reductions
* Increased workforce productivity through improved health and well-being
* Reduced public health expenses through disease prevention and facilitation of recovery
* Improved social cohesion and connectedness in the workplace and neighbourhood setting
* Regular cycling not only makes you look and feel great, it reduces the likelihood of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers


Workplace Coordinators have the crucial role of promoting this National Event to their colleagues. Once registered all coordinators receive a free promotional kit and team code. Pass the code around the office and encourage all your colleagues to register as participants. For more information on how to make your workplace event a success including tips on what you can do in your workplace, lunchtime presentation for new rides and the National Ride to Work Day promotion kit see the resouces at the bottom or this page or visit

Registerations are now open! Visit

100 Free City Bikes Ordered

Its great to see the Adelaide City Council's City Bikes program going from strenght to strength.

Its also great to announce that Bicycle SA and KONA Bikes have teamed up to provide a further 100 hire bikes. We have settled on the Africa Bike to take the fleet to the next level.

Have a look HERE to check out the Africa Bike - we think there are two key benefits to this decision. Firstly, the Africa Bike is a robust three speed internal hub step through style - instantly recognisable - and second, for every two bikes sold, KONA Bikes will send one Africa Bike to needy communities around the world. This is a great program and we encourage you to follow it here

The first batch of bikes should be arriving soon and we'll let you know - so come on down and hire one.

Its free afterall.

New Advanced Bike Maintenance Course

Try our new Advanced Bike Maintenance Course commencing 23 August 2009!
To find out more here

Places are filling fast for all 2009 Bicycle SA's maintenance courses so get in quick and book now;
Basic Bike Care - 21 July
Comprehensive Bike Care - 15 August
Bike, Gears and Brakes - 20 August

For more information and to book, visit: Bicycle SA

Outback Odyssey 2009

Need a new cycling shirt? Why not grab one of these souvenir jerseys from the Outback Odyssey 2009?

Sky Blue,Black & Orange with Cycling Gecko front & back. Limited sizes available (XS,S,M only). Or perhaps a pressie for an overseas cycling buddy?

Pop into the office at 111 Franklin Street to view these great shirts. Cost only $65

Behaviour Change GURU coming to Australia

For the past 12 months, we have been developing our behaviour change strategies along the commuinity based social marketing principals as articulated by the renowned Environmental Psychologist Doug Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D.

Having attended one of his sessions, they are well worth going along.

Doug will be traveling to Australia in February 2010 to deliver a limited number of introductory and advanced community-based social marketing workshops. Below is a link to a flyer that provides information on these sessions. In total, 15 dates are available.

These sessions will fill up fast - so if there are other like minded organisations in Adelaide looking to refine their behaviour change strategies, drop us a line at Bicycle SA - we may look to bring him over and host a day.

Feel free to learn more heres about Doug

Update on the Department of Transport

A further update on the Bicycle SA, Cycling SA and the Bicycle Institute of SA meeting with Minster this meeting Minister Conlon determined that he would absorb the Office for Cycling and Walking within his Department as a way of being better informed on cycling needs. One proven outcome of this structural shift is that the OCW is now engaged at the ?pointy end' of the rail network electrification program. This will ensure that the needs of cyclists have a louder voice within the department as key rail infrastructure decisions are made. We seek safer access to stations, more parking facilities at stations and greater access for bikes on trains - not to mention the opportunity to develop cycle ways along rail corridors.

Quote from a News Release of June 10 2009 from the Minister for Transport...
"As part of the $2.6 billion rail program of which the State Government has committed $2 billion, I have asked the Department that cycling be considered in the early planning stages for these projects to ensure that facilities for cyclists are provided in an integrated fashion," Minister Conlon said.
If you have an opinion on this directive, we would ask that you email the Minister on


Registrations for the Ego Trip are now open - Ego Trip 2009 Registration Form. The route map and other events information will be advised soon.



Great news for mountain bikers, was the recent announcement that the Melrose community has been awarded a $19,400 grant to support the development of the Fat Tyre Festival.

Bicycle SA, having conceived, invested and nurtured this event for many years, sends hearty congrats to those in the Melrose community who are continuing to drive (sorry PEDAL) the vision that will see the region as a leader in delivering premium MTB experiences.

Eagle MTB Park Update


The recent heavy rains have been a good test for the newly upgraded access road in Eagle Park. The now dual-lane road has withstood this rain very well showing considerably greater erosion-resistance than ever before. During the last two weeks the earth-moving contractors have turned their attention to the downhill course finish area. A formerly blackberry-infested area on the valley floor has been reclaimed to provide increased event-staging space for the Australian MTB Championships. A new turning circle has been established at the junction of the Valley Road and the Top Deck trail, and the Valley Road itself will be upgraded very soon.

Four Cross Course

Progress with the four-cross course is on track with design work close to finalised and construction scheduled to begin during August. Progress with the four-cross development is on track with design work well underway and construction scheduled to begin during August.

Temporary trail and road closures will continue to be implemented during August and September. Your cooperation and patience with these projects is, as always, very much appreciated. Please check for updates, and if you have any queries in relation to Eagle MTB Park please contact Marty Krieg at the Office for Recreation and Sport on 7424 7788 or at

Tree Day activites - Saturday 8th August

The Eagle Park Bush for Life Group will be having a tree-planting session at the Park from 10am - 1pm on Saturday 8th August as part of National Tree Day activities. All are welcome, but the group needs to know volunteer numbers in advance so if you are interested in getting involved please contact Marty Krieg at the Office for Recreation and Sport on 7424 7788 or at Please note this will not be undertaken on the actual National Tree Day Sunday 2nd August.

Australian Cycling Conference - call for papers

The call for papers has opened for the next Australian Cycling Conference, which will be held on 18-19 January 2010.

This conference provides an opportunity for professionals involved in cycling research, policy development, planning and project implementation to present research and findings, learn about the latest events in their field, and network with peers. An Adelaide venue will showcase the Tour Down Under experience, as well as Adelaide's public bike scheme and city cycling network.

The Call for Papers and Presentations is now open:

* for academics seeking a peer-reviewed, published outlet for their work - abstracts close Friday 8 August
* for other professional papers and presentations - abstracts close Friday 25 September.

A range of sponsorship opportunities are available for what is already shaping up to be an exciting and dynamic conference with a full program featuring national and international best practice. More details will be available from in the coming months.

Abstracts, registration and sponsorship enquiries should be directed to the conference Convenor, Dr Stuart Clement, at

NiteFLUX 10% off for Bicycle SA members

Long time bike SA supporter NiteFLUX advanced bicycle lighting is now delivering a new range of high powered LED lights direct to customers in Australia.

Bike SA members are eligible to receive 10% off all NiteFLUX products when buying from their website. Just list your Bike SA membership details in the comments section of the order/shipping form and receive 10% cash-back (usually by automatic refund of your card).

Any enquiries, please contact them here. Wholesale enquiries also welcome.

Renew your membership and receive a Jaggad voucher!

Jaggad and Bicycle SA are excited to announce their partnership designed to provide all members with more value.
To start with, all NEW and RENEWING members get a Gift Certificate worth AU$30 (up from $25).
To join or renew your membership with Bicycle SA click here

Wondering where to ride next?

Visit Bicycle SA to purchase your copy of the new WheretoRide Adelaide Book by Gerri Nelligan.

The book provides a comprehensive guide to Adelaide's "family friendly" cycle paths and trails, including Adelaide Metro and Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula - it's an absolute ripper.

The book retails at $34.95 and if purchased from Bicycle SA, 111 Franklin Street (or online from next week) part proceeds go to Bicycle SA.

Available online at from next week - grab your copy and enjoy recreational cycling in and around Adelaide - a perfect gift for cyclists of all abilities!

Alternatively, grab a copy of The Advertiser's recently launched "BIKESA guidebook" listing more than 40 of South Australia's best bike rides and mountain bike trails in SA.

Discover where to cycle across our regions: Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Clare Valley, Eyre Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula, Southern Flinders Ranges, Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Riverland.

The guidebook is not only a reference point for local and visiting riders, but also a celebration of our landscape and the attractions in our great state, all in an easy-to-read format.

Retailing at just $9.95 this guidebook is suitable for riders of all abilities and all types of cycling including on and off road rides and routes especially for families and kids.

Purchase your copy of Bikesa from Bicycle SA, 111 Franklin Street Adelaide or by calling 08 8168 9999 and part proceeds will go to the organisation. Or ask your local newsagent.

Exercise for Yvie

During the cold winter months exercise is often the last thing on people's minds but, a group of friends are spending a week in August running, swimming and cycling as many kilometres as they can to raise funds.

The exercise blitz was inspired by talented triathlete and mate of the group, Yvie Eglinton, who has been confined to a wheelchair since a cycling accident in early April.

The group has joined forces with South Australian charity the Neil Sachse Foundation to raise funds to find a cure for spinal injury and purchase an exercise machine for the South Australian rehabilitation centre for spinal injury.
Yvie said she was going to take part in the August 14-21 event, by keeping a log of her kilometres on the hand-powered bicycle.

To further information and/or registration for Exercise for Yvie go to or contact Yvie on 0412 066 045 or Angela on 0411 246 784.

Cancer Council SA - Father's Day Classic

Sunday 6 September 2009
Climb the Mountain in the fight against cancer
Register Now!
1300 65 65 85

Enter the Father's Day Classic and raise vital funds
to help the fight against men's cancers.

$25 - 42 Km Mount Lofty circuit
$10 - 12 Km metro family circuit
Free - Kids Fun circuit

Prizes up for grabs -

Tour Down Under 2009 - Lance Armstrong autographed Cancer Council Classic

Audax Report

The 123 series is a set of five rides, each encompassing four loops of varying distances. Choose the distance that suits you, build up your distances over time or prepare for the next Grand Slam. The North Eastern 123 will be run on 1 August. All loops depart Adelaide via Gorge Road and return from Gawler via One Tree Hill and Snake Gully.
Further information on the 100, 150, 200 or 300k loops, including maps and start details, are available from Richard Scheer. The Goyder 600 will run on 15-16 August. Ride 600k within a 40 hours time limit, and discover the scenic mid north; overnight in Port Pirie. This ride will have a moderate level of support.

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