• Event ambassadors Davin Harding and Daz Haynes enjoy a cooling refreshment after riding the 110km Clare Classic course in 38 degree heat.
    Event ambassadors Davin Harding and Daz Haynes enjoy a cooling refreshment after riding the 110km Clare Classic course in 38 degree heat.
  • Reillys Wines in the Clare Valley village of Mintaro, a must-visit destination in itself.
    Reillys Wines in the Clare Valley village of Mintaro, a must-visit destination in itself.
  • Some of the Clare Classic event ambassadors take a break during a ride of the stunning Clare Valley course.
    Some of the Clare Classic event ambassadors take a break during a ride of the stunning Clare Valley course.
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Clare Classic Countdown: The Latest On This Coming Sunday's Gran Fondo Event

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The final countdown is on to Bicycling Australia's first Gran Fondo for the year, the Clare Classic in South Australia in just days away on Sunday April 8.

Sister event to the multi-award winning Bowral Classic in NSW, and the recently announced Noosa Classic in QLD on August 26, the Clare Classic offers 50km, 110km and 160km courses through the historical rural and grape growing heartland of South Australia's Clare Valley.

This week's weather forecast for Clare is looking sensational with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s - perfect cycling conditions but don't forget the sunscreen!
This week's weather forecast for Clare is looking sensational with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s - perfect cycling conditions but don't forget the sunscreen! 

Less Than A Week To Go

With less than a week until the inaugural Clare Classic Gran Fondo event, now's the time to be ensuring you're fully organised for the big day - accommodation, personal preparation and getting your bike ready for the challenge. We have a helpful article on preparation here.

Fully Timed Event - Take The Challenge!

Exploring the rolling country roads and many vineyards of the Clare Valley region.

With registrations available at the Clare Showground on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, and three thrilling course options on offer - 50km, 110km & 160km - the event caters for casual weekend riders right through to hardcore enthusiasts - club racers and even semi-professionals.

REGISTER HERE

Phone your cycling mates, take up the team challenge and have a red-hot crack at being crowned inaugural Clare Classic champions.

Limited Accommodation Available - Or Drive Up For The Day

What better way to make the most of the Clare Classic than spend the entire weekend in the Clare Valley. For more on local accommodation options contact the specialists at the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre - phone them on 08 88422131 or visit their website www.clarevalley.com.au

With start times from 8:30am on Sunday April 8, making the day trip from Adelaide (just a 90-minute drive) is also an easy option. 

Some of the Clare Classic event ambassadors take a break during a ride of the stunning Clare Valley course.
Some of the Clare Classic event ambassadors take a break during a ride of the stunning Clare Valley course.

Clare Classic Fast Facts

  • Join Pat and the Ride for a reason crew for a training ride on Sunday March 25 at 0730 at Bicycle Express in Adelaide city!
  • Organisers are looking for volunteers to assist at the start line and Clare Classic village area. Email info@clareclassic.com.au if you can help.

GPX Files



Take a closer look at the ride routes - here are the GPX files for the 50, 110 and 160km courses! 

160km - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1506536914/

110km - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1505800618/

50km - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1505963761/

Keep Up To Date On Social Media

For more news including daily updates Like & Follow the Clare Classic Facebook Page, follow us on Instagram and visit the News section of the event website.

 

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