The unofficial TDU calendar: Saturday, January 20

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:

The Oakley Carpark Climb:
Don’t miss one of the biggest parties of the week! As one of the sponsors, we’ll be there to bring the noise (catch us on the final bend). Be sure to bring a buddy!
6pm-9pm: Carpark Climb
Location: Wilson Parking – East End

Daily rides:
To register (free!) for the rides please head here, and don’t forget to pull along your mates!

SATURDAY 20 JAN – The one where we join the party on Willunga Hill
7:30am rollout from Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome St, Adelaide

This end location (hopefully) doesn’t need much of an intro. You’ll be heading out on one of the classic routes to Willunga. One way (58 km/993m).

SUNDAY 21 JAN – The one where we head up Mt Lofty
8am rollout from Hey Jupiter, Ebenezer Place

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

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

THINK! Road Safety Men’s Stage 5: Christies Beach – Willunga Hill


START: 11:10am, Esplanade, Christie’s Beach

FINISH: 2:31pm ETA, Brookman Rd, Willunga Hill

DISTANCE: 129.3km

Don’t miss this!

The MAAP Willunga Pilgrimage

The Tour Down Under is always a highlight of our summer and a great way to kick the season off. We’re pumped to be back in Adelaide with Specialized for another pop-up this year. Our Willunga pilgrimage ride is set to be a banger, join us in taking the scenic route out to the iconic hill then kick back grab a cold one and watch the pros fly by.”

– Jarrad Smith, MAAP co-Founder and co-CEO –

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ADL 2024 Ride 6 – Willunga Pilgrimage

7:30am: Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome St, Adelaide

Group Rides and Brand Pop-ups

7:30am: Cudlee Creek // 80KM – 1314M
Location: Giant Adelaide, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Pedla and Brompton with MOOD Racing
7:30am: Ride to Willunga: 125km, 1500m vert
11am – 4pm: Pop Up Open
6pm: Close out party
Location: 4 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

MAAP x Specialized
7:30am: ADL 2024 Ride 6 – Willunga Pilgrimage
10pm – 6pm: Pop Up Open
4pm – 6pm: Happy Hour
6pm – late: Closing party
Location: Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome St, Adelaide

Ride Contour x Attaquer
Contour x Attaquer Willunga Ride | 55KMS
5pm: Club Contour party
Ride Contour, 144 Hutt St, Adelaide

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