Kangaroo Island hosting eight-day Bike SA cycling tour

More than 200 cyclists are taking in the sights and sounds of Kangaroo Island as part of Bicycle SA’s Annual Tour that runs from October 20 to 27.

The 2018 event sold out six months in advance, the fastest of any annual tour so far – indicating strong interest in both cycle tourism events and KI as a destination.

Ranging in age from 13 to an impressive 78 years, participants will travel from all over Australia – providing an excellent opportunity to showcase KI to interstate visitors.

KI ROUTE: The Bike SA annual tour of Kangaroo Island.

KI ROUTE: The Bike SA annual tour of Kangaroo Island.

“Cycle tourism is a major driver of regional development in the state and events like this can leverage the investment made by the state in the Tour Down Under,” said Christian Haag, CEO of Bicycle SA.

Supported by SeaLink and Kangaroo Island Council, the ride schedule includes daily opportunities for cyclists to sample local produce and take in the stunning scenery and attractions of the island.

Starting and ending in Penneshaw, the ride takes in American River, Parndana, Western KI, Vivonne Bay and Kingscote.

The cyclists camped at the American River oval on Sunday night and then at the Parndana Oval on Monday night.

They normally camped at the Kingscote oval but the event clashes with the Kingscote Show, so the cyclists will instead be camping at the Kangaroo Island racecourse. 

There is also a rest day that will allow riders the chance to visit Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

For more information, please visit www.bikesa.asn.au/annualtour

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