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Coast to Coast

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Coast to Coast is a legendary ride. South Australia's cycling community knows it's special. There's something about it that makes it a bucket list event.

From the start in Glenelg, to the glorious backroads of the Adelaide Hills, to the stunning vista views of Victor Harbor. The route features some of the most spectacular cycling South Australia has on offer.

From 10km to 120km there's a distance to suit everyone. Whether you ride solo or with your friends and family, you'll share the road with thousands of like-minded cyclists.

How to enter the Coast to Coast

  1. 120k

    Bike 120km
    AUD $75–AUD $89
    Event passed
  2. 95k

    Bike 95km
    AUD $75–AUD $89
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  3. 65k

    Bike 65km
    AUD $75–AUD $89
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  4. 10k

    Bike 10km
    AUD $15–AUD $20
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Coast to Coast routes

120km Grande

Ride every kilometre of Coast to Coast - beach to beach - incorporating the big ascent up to Eagle on the Hill and Stirling along Mt Barker Road and the flowing straights through the Fleurieu

95km Classic

Don't like hills? Start at the top (Stirling) and continue on, cruising the best of the Fleurieu while descending down to Victor Harbor.

65km Challenge

Enjoy a workout on your bike, riding through beautiful bushland with a stunning downhill to finish.

'Mini' Coast to Coast

Perfect for families with children, the 'Mini' combines two unique loops along the Encounter Bikeway starting and finishing at Victor Harbor. Choose one loop of 10km, or ride the second loop and make it a 20km total. Celebrate your finish with the road warriors descending through the Fleurieu, together sharing the fun festival of food and music on the shores of the Southern Ocean.

Finish Venue Information

All riders finish at Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor. As you approach Warland Reserve along the closed section of Flinders Parade you will directed to final path to the Finish Arch.

There is no need to check in or scan at the finish. You've made it so relax and enjoy the festivities.

Please clear the finish area promptly so as not to impede other riders finishing and make use of the bike racks to "park" your bike. (Feel free to bring a lock to secure your bike)

Just after the finish line you will be directed to the food counter where you receive your lunch - a filled wrap plus muffin and a piece of fruit. Please only take the vegetarian option if you indicated this on your registration.

Special diets may be catered for if you advise us through your registration.

The Encounter Bay Football Club will also be selling cold drinks and BBQ food. Drinking water is also available at the finish.

Additional food and refreshments will be available for sale from local providers, including snacks, hot food, coffees, ice-cream and soft-drinks.

Optional massage services is available, $1/minute with payment made direct to the masseur.

Entertainment includes live music, bouncy castle, face painting and more.

Victor Harbor is approximately 80km from Adelaide CBD via the Southern Expressway and A13. There is general pay & display, plus limited time parking available near Warland Reserve.

While riders, family and friends are very welcome to join in the festival of entertainment and activities at Warland Reserve, they cannot follow the ride route in their own vehicles. The ride route must be kept clear of personal support vehicles to reduce the level of traffic and, most importantly, allow for the easy movement of emergency vehicles and official Bicycle SA support vehicles.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Glenelg Start

Location Colley Reserve (Rotunda), off Colley Terrace

Registration opens 6.30am - you must be registered by 7.10am

Rider briefing 7.10am

Start time 7.30am

Distance 120km

Stirling Start

Location Stirling Library, corner Mount Barker Road and Merrion Terrace

Registration opens 7.00am - You must be registered by 7.40am

Rider briefing 7.40am

Start time 8.00am

Distance 95km

Meadows Start

Location Meadows Memorial Hall, Mawson Road

Registration opens 7.00am - You must be registered by 7.40am

Rider briefing 7.40am

Start time 8.00am

Distance 65km

Victor Harbour Start

Location Warland Reserve, junction of Esplanade and Flinders Parade

Registration opens 9.15am - You must be registered by 9.40am

Rider briefing 9.40am

Start time 10.00am

Distance 10km or 20km


When do registrations close?

Online and hardcopy Registrations close at Midday on Saturday 23 March 2019. You can however register in person at the event start on Sunday morning. Allow plenty of time to register, which will be helped by bringing a completed hard copy of the registration form.

When do I get my Rider ID?

All riders are requested to collect their Rider ID during specific pre-registration times at the Bicycle SA office, 53 Carrington Street. This will save you time at the start. You can collect your Rider ID between the hours of:

- 8.30am and 5.00pm on Thursday 21 March

- 8.30am and 5.00pm on Friday 22 March

- 8.30am and 12.00pm on Saturday 23 March

If you have not collected your Ride ID number, info pack or optional jersey by 12 noon, Saturday 23 March, you must check in at the registration desk at the start location to collect them on the morning of the ride.

Please note: they are not mailed out.

You can collect on behalf of someone else providing you have a copy of their payment receipt

Your Rider ID number will give you access to all food and refreshment stations en-route and at the finish.

Your Rider ID number should be attached to the front of your jersey or the handlebars so it is visible from the front. This will assist in identifying you in the official event photographs


You can deposit small bags and items with the 'cloakroom' to be collected at the finish

What sort of bike do I need to have?

On our recreational rides there will be a great range of bikes out on the road from older mountain bikes/hybrids to the latest road bikes. Smoother tyres will make your ride easier/quicker but don't feel you need the latest bike to be able to enjoy the fun of participating! Whatever wheels you ride, it's important you give it a thorough service before the event, or have it checked at your local bike shop.

Will there be mechanical support on the ride?

Mechanical support will be available at Glenelg, Stirling, Meadows, Willunga Hill and Hindmarsh Tiers Road. 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.

Coast to Coast weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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