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Issue #3 - 9 February 2011 - Headlines


EIGHT DAYS TO GO    
On 20 February we're giving away a Giant Control Tower floor pump valued at $130.00.  Read Story

REGISTER BY 21 FEBRUARY
For your chance to win a $250 Roof Rack City voucher or one of twenty-five
$50 Ground Effect vouchers, make sure you register by 21 February for
Coast to Coast. Read Story

GROUND EFFECT TEAM SPIRIT
Every group of eight or more riders participating in Coast to Coast. Read Story  

THE SMITH FAMILY KID'S CORNER
Victor Harbor's Warland Reserve will be a hive of family entertainment and
activity on Sunday 6 March. Read Story 

AUSTRALIAN MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS
SAMBA will be at the Specialized 2011 Australian MTB Championships at Eagle
mountain bike park, 22-27 February. Read Story

VOLUNTEER CALL FOR MTB CHAMPSIONSHIPS
Australian Mountain Bike Champs Volunteers are the most important part
in the successful running of The Australian Mountain Bike Championships. Read Story

UPFRONT FRONTS UP
Comprising one of the biggest teams ever put together, Mike and his team of 30
UpFront mountain-bikers are getting ready for the Kona Dirty Weekend,
16-17 April. Read Story

ADVANCED BIKE MAINTENANCE COURSES
Our February Advanced course is currently running - keen for our July course? Read Story 

ADELAIDE CITY BIKE COUNT
Sites for the Super Tuesday Bike Count on 1 March are booked out already for
South Australia. However, Adelaide City Council... Read Story

EASTER MADE EASY
Bike SA is taking the Easter Cycle to Barmera on the shores of Lake Bonney
in the Riverland. Read Story

FUTURE SPARK
The World Future Cycle Challenge is a unique event that mixes cutting edge
technology and cycling. Read Story

RIDE LIKE A GAZELLE
Bike SA is giving away a Gazelle Chamonix Pure 3-speed comfort bike at
WOMADelaide in March. Read Story 

WIN ORTLIEB PANNIERS
Visit the Outback Odyssey website to go into the draw to win one of three
Ortlieb pannier products. Read Story

BICYCLE DREAMS
The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival is screening Bicycle Dreams. Read Story

CYCLE QUEENSLAND EXPLORES THE BORDER
Goondiwindi to Brisbane: Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 September, 2011.  Read Story

AUDAX RIDES IN FEBRUARY
Read Story

CAPE TO CAPE
Have you ever wanted an excuse to visit the picturesque Western Australian
Margaret River wine region? Read Story

THIS SUNDAY KOKODA FOR CANCER CLASSIC RIDE
Ride and support Kokoda for Cancer, raising funds for Cancer Council SA. Read Story 

RUNDLE STREET MARKET CLOSES
Adelaide City Council is closing Rundle Street markets from 13 March.  Read Story

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EIGHT DAYS TO GO    
The first of the Grand Slam series rides is at Gumeracha on Sunday 20
February. Already hundreds of riders have signed up, most using the
series to work their way up from 40km to as much as 200km by the final
ride in October.
Every Grand Slam rider (who is also a Bike SA
member) also goes into the draw for great Giant gear presented at each of the first four rides in the series; on 20 February we're giving away a Giant Control Tower floor pump valued at $130.00. If you register for the full series (and are also a member) you also go into the draw for one of two Giant road bikes - a women's Avail 1 or a men's Defy 1, both valued at $1599.00. We'll be giving away these two bikes at the end of the series.
Please note that around 50% of the Grand Slam jerseys have sold, so be quick to ensure you get your size.
To find out more about the Grand Slam series (including accessing a map
for the first ride out of Gumeracha) and to register, click here.
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REGISTER BY 21 FEBRUARY
For your chance to win a $250 Roof Rack City voucher or one of twenty-five
$50 Ground Effect vouchers, make sure you register by 21 February for
Coast to Coast presented by Australian Central Savings & Loans. Join over 2,000 riders on Sunday 6 March for the 120km / 95km / 65km ride to Victor Harbor, with the other option to ride 10km or 20km along the Encounter Bikeway. Everyone finishes at Warland Reserve, where there'll be food, live music and other entertainment. Find out more (including the Ride Guide) and register here.
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GROUND EFFECT TEAM SPIRIT
Every group of eight or more riders participating in Coast to Coast presented
 by Australian Central Savings & Loans will go into the draw for $400 worth of Ground Effect vouchers. So make sure you get your team together for your chance to win this great prize. And every rider (who is also a Bike SA member) will also go into the draw for a Scott Speedster S30 road bike, valued at $1,599.95.
Find out more (including the Ride Guide) and register here
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THE SMITH FAMILY KID'S CORNER
Victor Harbor's Warland Reserve will be a hive of family entertainment and activity on Sunday 6 March. At the finish of Coast to Coast, presented
by Australian Central Savings & Loans, will be The Smith Family Kid's Corner, with BBQ, bouncy castle, face painting plus trials demos and workshops by Exactitude. The finish festival is open to everyone, with tables and chairs, plenty of shade, food and drink, lots of nearby
shops, plus massage and live music from the soulful Dwight Adams; and members can also access the special Australian Central Savings & Loans Credit Union marquee. Find out more about The Smith Family here.
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AUSTRALIAN MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS
SAMBA will be at the Specialized 2011 Australian MTB Championships at Eagle mountain bike park, 22-27 February. This is a great place and time to find out more about the South Australian Mountain Biking Association and meet the people who make it happen. To find out more about the event visit www.eaglechamps.com.au.
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VOLUNTEER CALL FOR MTB CHAMPSIONSHIPS
Australian Mountain Bike Champs Volunteers are the most important part in the successful running of The Australian Mountain Bike Championships.
300 volunteers are required to help make the event even more of a success than ever before and we want you to be a part of our team. Along with a t-shirt and a whistle, you will receive:
- A volunteer pack
- Food - Many new friends
- Memories
- The feeling of accomplishment
- May get on the telly  or in a few Mags!
- Learn a lot about an extreme adventure sport.
The Australian Mountain Bike Championships takes place at Eagle Mountain Bike Park 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. The 5 day event starts Tuesday the 22nd of February 2011 through to the Highlight Downhill event on the 27th of February. The Event will cover 4 competition disciplines and 2 demonstration. They are Downhill, Cross Country, Short course XC, 4x, and Trials. With a Pump track and dirt jump demonstration events happening all in the one location you couldn't want for any more action.
Areas of operation we require volunteers for are below. - Registration - Track Marshals - Spectator traffic Management - Information - Village Assistance - Timing Sign up to the Volunteers register here to get started. We look forward to having you take part in this great event with the Australian Mountain Bike Championships.
Alternatively contact Sandra Chambers, volunteers manager.
Em: sach101@internode.on.net Ph: 0411 191 276
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UPFRONT FRONTS UP
Comprising one of the biggest teams ever put together, Mike and his team of 30 UpFront mountain-bikers are getting ready for the Kona Dirty Weekend, 16-17 April. "We've put together 30 riders and we're really looking forward to participating in the Kona Dirty Weekend for the first time. Most of us are just in it for the fun, but a couple reckon we'll get on the podium." Mike says. Riders who do make it on the podium will be in
the running for big prizes from NiteFLUX lights and Kona Bikes; Roof Rack City is putting up $700 worth of prizes, too. Find out more about the Kona Dirty Weekend and register here.
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ADVANCED BIKE MAINTENANCE COURSES
Our February Advanced course is currently running - keen for our July course?
Dates are 24th July, 31st July & 7th August. What a great time of year to spend three Sundays getting yourself up to speed on bike maintenance - see website for course outline/registration form.
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ADELAIDE CITY BIKE COUNT
Sites for the Super Tuesday Bike Count on 1 March are booked out already for South Australia. However, Adelaide City Council has additional opportunities to participate. For more information contact Ian at i.radbone@adelaidecitycouncil.com.
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EASTER MADE EASY
Bike SA is taking the Easter Cycle to Barmera on the shores of Lake Bonney in the Riverland. From 22 to 25 April Join families and friends for a long weekend of road and mountain bike rides, including short rides for the kids and all day trips for stronger riders. And this year for the first time we're offering Deluxe Camping, if you want to avoid the hassle of using your own tent. Our Deluxe Camping tents are more than big enough for two people to stand up in, and they also come with air mattresses. Comfortable and simple, Deluxe Camping is the perfect base from which to enjoy your cycling holiday. Find out more and register for Easter Cycle here.
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FUTURE SPARK
The World Future Cycle Challenge is a unique event that mixes cutting edge technology and cycling and tests the skills, strategies, commitment, fitness and technical prowess of teams from all over Australia and the rest of the world.
From 19 to 27 November 2011, we will be welcoming competitors in different disciplines, challenging for a place on the podium. There will be Solar Cycles, Production Electric Cycles, Pedal Prix and Human Powered Cycles, as well as Experimental Cycles.
Click here to read the latest edition of Future Spark.
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RIDE LIKE A GAZELLE
Bike SA is giving away a Gazelle Chamonix Pure 3-speed comfort bike at WOMADelaide in March. Not only do Bike SA members receive discounted entry to the festival but simply by visiting the Bike SA display in the event village you can win the Gazelle, valued at $1,299.00. Find out more about the WOMADelaide ticket offer here and more about the Chamonix Pure here. The team at Gazelle bikes are Australia's city bike and accessory specialists. They supply the Netherland's best-known brands in Australia - Royal Dutch Gazelle, Basil and BoBike.
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WIN ORTLIEB PANNIERS
Visit the Outback Odyssey website to go into the draw to win one of three Ortlieb pannier products. The Outback Odyssey is a 900km odyssey through the Australian outback from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges, along the Mawson Trail. You don't have to be a hard-core MTB dude to make the grade. If your heart beats and there's a smile on your face, you're in good company. Find out more about the Outback Odyssey here. And find out more about Ortlieb at www.ortlieb.com.
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BICYCLE DREAMS
The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival is screening Bicycle Dreams, a documentary depicting the strength and power of the human body in one of the most challenging cycling events in the world, an epic 3000-mile race - The Race Across America. Director, Stephen Auerbach put 18 camera into the field to document this gruelling event, uncovering the inner workings of the race and gaining unprecedented access to the cyclists and their teams. BAFF would like to offer all Bike SA eNews subscribers concession price for group bookings of 10 or more. This promotion only applies to phone bookings (08) 8223 2161, simply quote the word EPIC to receive this special offer. Don't miss the opportunity to see this amazing documentary. Click here to find out more.
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CYCLE QUEENSLAND EXPLORES THE BORDER
Goondiwindi to Brisbane: Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 September, 2011. The Border Explorer is Cycle Queensland's most unique rolling two-wheeled adventure yet. The first couple of days are a warm-up of easy cycling beside the Dumaresq River. Then riders encounter the Granite Belt, Queensland's premier wine region, and stop for a day to take in the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of Stanthorpe and surrounds. From there riders sneak over the border to NSW for some thrilling views and magnificent cycling along the Mt Lindesay Road, cruising through spectacular National Parks before heading north to the rolling hills and picturesque farms of the Fassifern Valley. The ride will finish in the New World City, Brisbane, making post-ride transport as easy as can be. Take a holiday where you can really pedal away from the everyday. Nine days, 570km 1500 friends. What a great way to holiday... no need to worry about cooking meals, transporting luggage or navigating from town to town because all your needs are taken care of by the support crew. Cycle Queensland is all about having a good time - after all, this is your holiday. Visit www.bq.org.au for more information.
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AUDAX RIDES IN FEBRUARY
Saturday 26th:  South Eastern 123: 100,150,200,300 options out through Belair
towards Goolwa, returning via Strathalbyn.  All rides start & finish in Adelaide.
Contact r.scheer@fugrolads.com for additional information including ride organizer contact.
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CAPE TO CAPE
Have you ever wanted an excuse to visit the picturesque Western Australian Margaret River wine region? We have the perfect excuse for you (and it involves cycling!)... Cape to Cape MTB is a four day Mountain Bike race through the beautiful South West region of Western Australia. Set to an iconic backdrop of world famous surf beaches, private farmlands, rocky outcrops and national forests, the event is fun and challenging for riders of all levels. This year the action will take place from October 20-23. The event will attract some of the world's leading riders, along with a strong local and interstate contingent of mountain bike professionals and enthusiasts alike, with some of them hoping to take home their stake of the $10,000 cash prize pool! Visit www.capetocapemtb.com to register now, or to join the Cape to Cape MTB Mailing List for regular event updates.
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THIS SUNDAY KOKODA FOR CANCER CLASSIC RIDE
Ride and support Kokoda for Cancer, raising funds for Cancer Council SA, Sunday 13 February. With a 100km ride starting at 8am from Gawler Recreation Reserve (Nixon Terrace, Gawler).The ride will make its way through the Light, Barossa Valley and Gawler areas, finishing back at Gawler Recreation Reserve. Drinks and lunch provided. To participate, Cancer Council SA is asking for a tax deductable $100 donation. For more information and to register contact Nick at nickbelow@y7mail.com / 0407 187 633; or rent_matthews@bigpond.com / 0431 705 588.
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RUNDLE STREET MARKET CLOSES
Adelaide City Council is closing Rundle Street markets from 13 March. The City Bike node operating from the Rundle Street market will cease to operate from that time.
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