Special Events

This page lists ad-hoc, once off events (not necessarily rides) that our members have kindly donated time and energy to sharing with other SARCC members.

Please ensure that you read all of the information provided about an event as there may be some limitations or unique requirements for your attendance. As with SARCC day rides you are encouraged to check in to this website to confirm that the event is still going ahead before you travel.

Please consider other club members.  If you have COVID symptoms, or believe you might be infectious, please do not attend SARCC rides or events.

If you would like to organise a club event please discuss with one of the current committee members.

Thursday 11th Aug to Friday 12th Aug 2022 (need expressions of interest)
Event: Adelaide to Angaston and return
Leader: Interested? Please, contact Eric: 0402 356 796 eric@outlook.com.au
Torrens Weir to Angaston and return – The Plan (go to RideWithGPS):

We start at the Weir at 9am on Thursday others may join along the way but we will need to know where you want to connect on to the ride group. We ride the boring Northern Connector Expressway and Stuart O’Grady bike way, after 52km we then weave through Gawler town for 8km and reach the very interesting Barossa Cycleway. Morning tea probably late in Gawler, Lunch Barossa Brewery, Tanunda afternoon tea Angaston back to Nuriootpa supermarket to buy pasta etc for Evening Meal at our Accom’. https://barossatouristpark.com.au/ we have reserved a 6 berth cabin for 4 additional riders @ $40 for the night. The cabin will be base camp for all, those who prefer to bring a tent. Base camp or community Kitchen will provide us with an opportunity to enjoy a group pasta and salad meal and recharge ebike batteries. Only powered tent sites are available, but for three tents on a powered site is $15 each ($45 per site) or ensuite powered site $20 each ($60 per site). Eric intends to tow behind his ebike a “kiddy trailer” so some space for sleeping bags and tents may be available otherwise bikepack or small backpack.

Past Events

Saturday 2nd of April and Sunday 3rd of April 2022

Event: Lavender Cycling Trail Loops (Murray To Clare)
Leader: Robyn 0401 364 019
Meeting place: Saturday’s ride we meet at Murray Recreation and Camping Ground at the corner of Eden Valley Road and Rhine Park Road, Eden Valley at 10am

Sunday’s ride starts at Moculta Recreation Park, Moculta at 10am

Over the last year Paul and I have been very slowly riding along the Lavender Cycling Trail (Murray 2 Clare) (M2C) from Murray Bridge towards Clare in loops. We are planning on doing another two days and you may like to join us.The cycling route is varied but is often white gravel roads or bitumen roads with quite a few undulations and lovely dry rural landscapes.The Saturday ride will be approximately 50kms and 500m climb. You could camp the night before or drive up on the Saturday morning. This ride has no facilities so bring your own food and water.We are going to camp at this camp ground on Saturday night. The camp ground has powered and un-powered sites but no cabins and there is a hotel in town where you could have a meal. Paul and I will probably bring our own. You could even stay in Angaston or Nurioopta, neither of which are far away.

On Sunday starting from Moculta we ride towards Truro and onward to Dutton before returning, a distance of about 50kms all up. About a 440m climb and 70% gravel. Coffee and food available at Truro as we pass through.We do hope to continue along the M2C Trail in the future, eventually reaching Clare and plan to keep you updated in case any one wants to come along. The weather can be severe in this area so plans are weather dependent.You need to have a mechanically sound bicycle suitable for gravel roads or sand, spare tubes and a few tools and a pump.Please let Robyn or Paul know by phone or email davills@internode.on.net if you are planning to attend.

Friday 21st January to Saturday 29th of January 2022

Event: Festival of Cycling
Leaders: Required!
Meeting place: Various

The Festival of Cycling is on again. There is a variety of cycling events to checkout. For a calendar, please see https://tourdownunder.com.au/festival/calendar-of-events. Please let your committee know if you would like to organise a ride to view one of these events. To start the ball rolling, the Thursday Rural Ride on the 27th of January happens to co-incide with the Men’s Road Ride from Stirling to Lobethal. The route of the ride, starting from Woodside Pool, will be designed to view the race at a suitable vantage point or two. For details of the race program, please click here.

Saturday 4th December

Event: Fleurieu Peninsula Gravel Ride
Leader: Robyn and Paul Davill
Meeting Place: Harvest On Fleurieu, corner of Lanacoona Road and Victor Harbor Rd, Mt Compass at 10am.

We cycle from the start to Pages Flat Road and up to Range Road West where the views are stunning and out to Mt Terrible before riding to Myponga for lunch. Then we ride around the reservoir trails and head back to Harvest on Fleurieu for coffee. Lunch is BYO or buy at Myponga. If it is a cold day, dress warmly because the ridge is quite exposed. 50kms mostly gravel roads. 655m of ascent. For proposed route information (subject to change), please click here if you use Strava or click here if you use Ride With GPS.

Please contact Robyn on 0401 364 019 or Paul on 0427 537836 if you wish to come.

Monday 29th November

Event: Seaford to Torrens Weir
Leader: Sven 0410271717
Meeting Place: Adelaide Railway Station 9:20 am or Seaford Railway Station 10:15 am.

Catch Train ex Adelaide Railway Station to Seaford 9.26 am departure. Coastal Ride to Semaphore and then Port Bikeway to Torrens Weir. Approx 67.6km, 450m elevation. Morning tea and Lunch at cafes.
Ride will go ahead with minimum 6 riders, weather permitting.
If interested contact Sven and register by phone 0410271717.

Thursday 21st October at 6:30pm

Event: The Big Bike Film Night
Leader: None needed
Meeting Place: Wallis Cinemas Mitcham

Some club members are attending the The Big Bike Film Night which is being held in Adelaide at the Wallis Cinemas Mitcham. For tickets and further information, please Click Here