The unofficial TDU calendar: Friday, January 12

Never miss a ride or a party.

Welcome to the unofficial Tour Down Under calendar, your complete guide to the real goings-on at the Tour Down Under. We have the race schedule, of course, but also group rides, parties, car park hill climb – it’s all here so you always know what’s going on.

We’ll post every day throughout the TDU. Each post will include the following day’s calendar. If we missed something, email [email protected] with details.

This calendar is based on the superb work of Escape Collective member David Rossi and repurposed with his permission. Make sure to check out David’s iconic All The TDU calendar here.

What to check out from Escape Collective today:

Daily rides:
We’ll be hosting daily rides from Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st January. You’ll be able to find more info on those rides in these daily updates as the week progresses. To register (free!) for the rides please head here.

In addition to our regular programming, you can check out our Tour Down Under pods, appearing in your feed every second day. Join regulars Dave Rome, Ronan McLaughlin, Matt de Neef, Iain Treloar with special guest Rupert Guinness. You can listen to the special TDU episodes on iTunesSpotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Escape Collective Carpark Climb:
Ok, this one isn’t happening until Saturday 20th January – but we didn’t want you to miss one of the biggest parties of the week! Pop these details in your diary:
6pm-9pm: Carpark Climb
Location: Wilson Parking – East End

Down Under Digest:
The Down Under Digest is a weekly wrap-up of all things Aussie and Kiwi cycling. While there are not additional digests during the Tour Down Under we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to give it a little plug. You can check out previous editions here, and sign up (free!) to have them delivered directly to your inbox each week by heading here.

The Race

Ziptrak® Women’s Stage 1: Hahndorf to Campbelltown

Start: 11:10 am at Mount Barker Road, Handorf
Finish: ~1:50 pm at Maryvale Road, Campelltown

Download GPX | Download Route Map | Official Site

Team Presentation is at 5:30 pm at Tour Village, Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square, Adelaide

Don’t miss this!

Welcome Party

“We’re stoked to be next door to LOC this summer! To celebrate the return of the TDU, we’re throwing a little welcome party for everyone. Come by for some drinks at LOC Bottle Bar, next door (literally) to our pop-up. We can’t wait to see you all!”

“The cycling community in Adelaide really comes together during the Tour Down Under to share our beautiful state on two wheels and have a good time. We’re excited to be part of it again this year with The Pedla and Brompton Australia for the Local Loops Bike Punks On Tour. Big rides, bigger vibes and full hearts! Let’s play bikes.”

– Tim, MOOD Racing –

Mood Racing, Pedla & Brompton welcome party
6pm ’till late:
Welcome party
Location: LOC Bottle Bar

Group Rides

Official TDU rides
7:00 am: Gorge – Lobethal – Norton Summit – 86km
7:30 am: Gorge Rd Return – 52km
9:00 am: To Hahndorf Start – 35km
Location: Tour Village, Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square, Adelaide

Ride Contour x Attaquer ride
7 am: Beach Loop | 40KMS
Location: Ride Contour, 144 Hutt St, Adelaide

Team signings/Pro sightings

5:00 pm: Ineos Grenadiers Signing
Location: Ride Contour, 144 Hutt St, Adelaide

Ice Cream Festival (because: of course there is)

2:00 pm: Glenelg Ice Cream Festival
Location: Jetty Rd, Glenelg

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