Gear up Girl SA offers a choice of three routes making it suitable for women of all ages and abilities to ride. All rides start and finish at Bonython Park in the centre of Adelaide.
A glass of complimentary bubbles is included with each ride. A gourmet cheese pack can be purchased as part of your registration.
All routes are subject to change pending road and trail conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
The River Ride / 9.45am start
The River Ride is a circular route around the River Torrens following the Linear Park. This ride is suitable for all levels of ability. Great for those who haven’t done much riding and would like to take advantage of a mainly traffic free environment – you will have to watch out for pedestrians on the shared-use Linear Path however. It’s also a great option for those with young children.
This ride is approximately 10km in length
Beach Ride / 9.15am start
The Beach Ride will follows the Outer Harbour Greenway corridor from Bowden to Port Adelaide, using a mix of quiet roads and shared use paths. After stopping for free refreshments at the Harts Mill precinct, we head west to the coast near Semaphore and then follow the beach south via Grange and Henley Beach to the mouth of the River Torrens at Henley Beach South. Riders then head east along the Linear Path, which follows the meandering path of the River Torrens, all the way back to the finish. The Beach Ride distance is suitable for all riders with moderate fitness levels.
This ride is approximately 40km in length.
Note: minor route updates 07/11/2023
Harbour Ride / 9.00am start
The Harbour Ride offers a longer distance for those who would like to test their endurance a little more. This route follows the same Outer Harbour Greenways corridor from the City as the Beach Ride. However from Port Adelaide the ride continues on through Birkenhead to Outer Harbour and back along the beach front to Semaphore. From here you rejoin with the Beach riders and return to the City via Military Rd, Henley Beach and the River Torrens Linear Path.Suitable for reasonably fit riders who are keen for an extra challenge.
This ride is approximately 55km in length.
Note: minor route updates 07/11/2023
10km River Ride $40.00
40km Beach Ride $50.00
55km Harbour Ride $55.00
Children Under 16 ride for Free
Below you will find essential information to help you enjoy your ride. Please take your time to read over the information.
Start / Finish Venue Information
*Registrations may take between 10 and 15 minutes, so allow plenty of time
Car parking – off street car parking is available in Bonython Park close to the event village. The best access is via the entry road / driveway directly opposite the old Coca-Cola factory. Click here for details.
Collection of Ride ID & Information
Road Safety Awareness
Signage & Marshals
River Ride – 10km
Beach Ride – 40km
Harbour Ride – 55km
There will be drink stations along each route as indicated below:
55km HARBOUR RIDE
40km BEACH RIDE
10km RIVER RIDE
– At each station Nippy’s water and juices, plus hydration product will be available. The refreshment station at Henley Beach Sth will also offer fresh fruit, cake and biscuits
– All riders must bring water to the start of the event and we suggest you bring some extra snacks to eat along the way or should you happen to break down
– Food and drink vendors will be onsite at Bonython Park. There will also be supplementary water and hydration product available
– Additional public toilets and mains water taps are available at regular intervals along the route where you can stop and refresh between official drink stations
– Drink Stations are the ideal places to step off your bike for a moment, have a rest, catch up with your riding buddies, enjoy the scenery and importantly, re-apply your sunscreen and make sure that you keep your hydration levels up.
Mechanical support will be available at start and limited roaming mechanical support en-route will also be available. All official event vehicles and marshals will have the resources to help with punctures, though riders are responsible for carrying their own repair kits and spare tubes as well as ensuring that their bike is mechanically sound before the event.
Emergency / Incident Procedures
IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 000
In the event of an incident, use the following checklist as a guide:
Please note that every attempt has been made to ensure the details contained in this information are accurate at the time of posting, however things can change and we urge you to check the validity of the information yourself.
Registrations open at 07.45am and all riders MUST be registered before the Rider Briefings which will commence at 8:45am for Harbour Ride; 9:00am for Beach Ride; 9:30am for River Ride.
Yes, eBikes are welcome to participate. Please note we will be unable to charge eBikes at the event village or during the ride.
Of course! Children under 16 can ride for free. Please note they must still be registered to ride and all participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during their ride.
If you don't know how to change a flat tyre, don't stress. Pull your bike off the road or path, turn it upside and wait for one of the Ride Marshals to ride by. Or, call our mobile bike mechanic or the Event Manager (contact details on your route map). We do ask all riders to bring a spare tube and portable pump with them.
Absolutely not – any type of suitable exercise clothing will be fine! Always check the weather forecast before the ride and dress accordingly. Layering items is a great idea, so you can add or subtract clothing as you need.
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