- Event Start
- 24th Oct 2014 at 8:00am
- Event End
- 26th Oct 2014 at 6:00pm
A bike ride through country
Want to take on an exciting challenge and learn about local Aboriginal culture?
Cycling for Culture is a three day ride through Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngadjuri Country. The aim of the ride is to provide a safe, fun and challenging opportunity to learn about local Aboriginal culture with a group of like-minded people. Riders will raise awareness of Aboriginal culture and funds to support local Aboriginal communities, and will also gain knowledge of pre-colonisation life and contact history, hear Dreaming stories of the Country they are travelling through, and will be taken to unique places which are integral to understanding the Aboriginal worldview.
Riders will join ex Tour De France pro and winner of the 2004 Tour Down Under, Pat Jonker, as he once again leads the group through Country. The route has been developed in extensive consultation with the Aboriginal communities and in conjunction with cultural researchers with specialised knowledge in Aboriginal culture for the area. Participants will ride to sites of cultural significance and follow the traditional trade routes of Aboriginal people though the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley.
Riders need a medium degree of fitness to participate and be able to ride approximately 90km per day or 4 hours at a speed of 20-25kph. Participants will stay overnight in tents at a camp site in Mount Pleasant. Riders are required to participate in fundraising with a target of $500 by Dec 1st 2014.
This year, a group of young Aboriginal cyclists from Wiltja College will participate in the event. This provides a unique opportunity for cross-cultural exchange within the rider group.Want to get involved? Visit the Cycling for Culture website to learn more.