Where to Ride Adelaide will provide residents and visitors alike with some great ride options. Take to the bitumen with some mates or challenge yourself on some of South Australias sweetest single track. But if all that sounds a bit exhausting, then perhaps a gentle meander through one of our many wine regions with family and friends.
Designed to be a useful resource, Where to Ride Adelaide is much more than just a good read. With clear directions, stunning photography, GPS generated mapping, and interesting background information for each ride, Where to Ride Adelaide sets a new standard for quality and presentation in cycling guide books.
Including 46 rides which range from short family friendly distances, suitable for beginners to longer mountain bike and off road rides. Each of the rides described are rated to give a guide as to what to expect. There is also a location map and directions to help navigate you through the ride.
The book uses a gloss paper stock, tough enough to cope with the rigours of sweaty hands and plenty of use out on the trail. Riders will appreciate the sturdy construction and convenient spiral binding of the book, this includes a fold out overview map of all 46 rides that doubles as a book marker with map legend, ride ratings and terrain guide. Riders can refer between the map they are using and reference information with ease.
An after-school job in a bike shop and the purchase of a French racing bike at 15 set Gerri on the road to a life on two wheels. Marrying a cycling obsessive cemented it, while touring 3,500kms across France on a fully-laden bicycle made her appreciate South Australias relatively flat terrain.
Now a freelance journalist and photographer living in the Barossa, Gerri still doesnt like climbing but thinks cyclings one of the best - and most inclusive - ways to get around.
"No matter who you are - young or old, fit or unfit - you can get on a bike and ride. There are no rules about how far or fast to go, or that you have to ride on hilly routes, and the satisfaction at the end is all yours. Then theres the camaraderie you have with other riders: theres something about cycling thats incredibly bonding and if youre a cyclist, youre automatically part of the fraternity.
But the best thing of all is the chance to get out and ride with friends or family, catching up and taking in the scenery. Life goes so fast these days, its a great way to slow down and just spend some time together."