Festival of Motorcycling 2021


Following the success of last year’s Motorcycle Ride Week, a consortium of Adelaide motorcycle clubs are organising a wonderful week of motorcycling. Attractions include: 

  • A motorcycle only Swap Meet.
  • A display of veteran & vintage bikes by The Murray River at Mannum including two rides for small and larger capacity machines.
  • Organised rides in the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley and the Southern Vales.
  • Track day at the Mallala Motor Sport Park, arranged in conjunction with the Historic Motor Cycle Racing Register, SA. 
  • A Grand Display, cavalcade and Show ‘n’ Shine at Lighthouse Square, Port Adelaide.

We hope to attract all motorcyclists in South Australia for the week’s rides & events, and would like to particularly encourage those who wish to experience the thrills of the track, either by participating or just spectating at Mallala at the end of the week.

Program of Events

Saturday 2nd Oct : Reception Day

Meet and Greet with full rundown of the weeks events including Q&A session, track registration etc.

Sunday 3rd Oct : The 20th Motorcycle Only Swap Meet & Show, Balhannah

Motorcycle Only Swap Meet at the Balhannah Oval, Balhannah, in the Adelaide Hills, organised by the Veteran & Vintage MCC SA. Starts at 7am and ends around midday. A display of motorcycles will culminate in a trophy awarded for ‘People’s Choice’. There will be a ride to the oval organised by the BSA Owners Club SA starting at Beaumont Rd, Adelaide, off Greenhill Rd – meet at 7:30am for an 8am start. 

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Monday 4th Oct :

65th Anniversary of Veteran & Vintage MCC SA Small Bikes Rally, Mannum

Catering for veteran, vintage, small bikes, scooters and sidecars – to be held at Mannum, next to the magnificent River Murray 80 kms from Adelaide. Organised by the Veteran & Vintage MCC SA. All bikes welcome and a backup trailer will be on hand. Two rides scheduled, one for larger bikes, another for smaller & older bikes. Meet at the Mary-Anne Reserve next to the Mannum Ferry at 10:00am, where there will also be a display of veteran & vintage bikes and a BBQ.

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Tuesday 5th Oct : Adelaide Hills Ride

Triumph Riders Club ride in the Adelaide Hills. Meet 9:30 for a 10am start at Hawthorn Crescent, Hazelwood Park. Ride in the Hills, then onto Birdwood for lunch and a visit to the National Motor Museum. ALL makes and years of bikes are welcome.

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Wednesday 6th Oct : Barossa Valley Ride

Ulysses Club ride to the Barossa Valley. Ride through the scenic vineyards of the Barossa Valley. This ride promises to be motorcycle & sidecar friendly. Meet at 8:30 for a 10am start at The Tea Tree Gully Hotel car park near the corner of Haines Rd & North East Rd. Egg & bacon roll breakfast before start. Lunch at the Vine Inn, Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley. ALL makes and years of bikes are welcome.

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Thursday 7th Oct : Southern Vales Ride

BSA Owners Club SA ride in the Southern Vales. Meet at 9:00am for a 9:15am start at the Holdfast Model Aero Club, cnr Majors Rd & Lonsdale Hwy, Trott Park.  Morning tea available at Hunt Field Airfield, including inspection of half a dozen old aircraft, and lunch at the Goolwa RSL/Lions. A small bike run will be run simultaneously intersecting with the main ride. ALL makes and years of bikes welcome.

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Friday 8th Oct : Track Day, Mallala 

Ducati Owners Club SA Track Day at Mallala Motorsport Park, Aerodrome Rd, Mallala approx 55 kms from Adelaide. Come and ride your bike at the track (participation fee applicable) or just come along and watch the action for FREE. Refreshments will be available for competitors. This event run in conjunction with the Historic Motor Cycle Racing Register of SA.                 

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Track Day Registration Form

The Triumph Riders Club will lead a ride to the track for spectators, leaving Harts Mill, Mundy St, Port Adelaide at 8:30 am.

Details of the Triumph Riders Club ride to Mallala

Saturday 9th Oct : Grand Display, Cavalcade and Show ‘n’ Shine

The Classic Owners MCC have organised a Grand Display at Lighthouse Square, Port Adelaide. It will be a static display with FREE entry for all exhibitors’ machines. There will be a Cavalcade of bikes riding a circuit  along the northern beach suburbs and returning to Lighthouse Square and a Show ‘n’ Shine hosted by the Levis MCC  with trophies for several categories of machines. Cavalcade and Show ‘n’ Shine open to any bikes from the general public.

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Click below to register for the Festival of Motorcycling 2021

     (Registrations accepted in July 2021)