The event originally conceived as The Festival of Motorcycling 2020, has had to be restructured due to the COVID-19 restrictions, which stops us holding all indoor activities. We hope to resurrect the original concept around the same time in 2021.
Instead, Motorcycle Ride Week 2020 has been conceived – Six days of riding around some of the premier areas of the Fleurieu peninsula, a display of veteran & vintage bikes by The Murray and a motorcycle only Swap Meet. The week is crowned by a track day at the Mallala Motor Sport Park, arranged in conjunction with the Historic Motor Cycle Racing Register, SA.
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 competing or just spectating at Mallala at the end of the week.
Program of Events
Sunday 4th Oct : 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. Click here for more details.
Monday 5th Oct :
Veteran, Vintage & 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. Click here for more details.
Tuesday 6th Oct : Adelaide Hills Ride
Norton Motorcycle Club SA ride in the Adelaide Hills. Meet 9:30 for a 10am start at Hawthorn Crescent, Hazelwood Park. Stop at the Amberlight Cafe, Lobethal, a regular motorcyclist’s mecca in the Hills, then onto Birdwood and a visit to the National Motor Museum. This ride is NOT restricted to just Norton bikes, ALL makes and years of bikes are welcome. Click here for more details.
Classic Owners MCC SA 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 9am start at The Tea Tree Gully Hotel car park near the corner of Haines Rd & North East Rd. Lunch at Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley. ALL makes and years of bikes are welcome. Click here for more details.
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. Click here for more details.
Friday 9th 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 (competitor 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.
The Triumph Riders Club will lead a ride to the track for spectators, leaving Harts Mill, Mundy St, Port Adelaide at 8:30 am.