Cycling for Culture through Aboriginal Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngadjuri Country – weekend 24-26 October 2014
For the second time since last October 2013, enthusiastic cyclists in Adelaide invite fellow cyclists for a three day “Cycling for Culture” tour through the countries of the Aboriginal Kaurna people (Adelaide), Peramangk Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty Ranges) and Ngadjuri (Barossa Valley).
The three-day ride offers a safe, fun and challenging opportunity to learn about local Aboriginal culture with a group of like-minded cyclists.
Riders will raise awareness of Aboriginal culture and funds to support local Aboriginal communities. You will gain knowledge of pre-colonial life and of the Aboriginal peoples of the Country you are travelling through and their contact history, hear Dreaming stories and will be taken to unique places which are integral to understanding the Aboriginal worldview.
Join ex Tour De France pro and winner of the 2004 Tour Down Under, Pat Jonker, as he again leads us through Aboriginal Country in South Australia.
The route has been developed in extensive consultation with the Aboriginal communities and in conjunction with researchers with specialised knowledge in Aboriginal culture for the area. We will ride to sites of cultural significance and follow 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 at a speed of 25kph. We will stay overnight in tents at a camp site in Mount Pleasant. Riders are required to participate in fundraising activities.
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.
- “Cycling for Culture” Website
- “Cycling for Culture” Facebook page with frequent updates
(for reports, images and videos about the 2013 ride see the entries around and after 20 October 2013).
How to Register
Contact Grant Pinnington
by email on <email@example.com> or Mobile 0417 817 877.
Grant will send you an application form with all ride and payment details.
Fill out and return to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Positions on the ride are limited. There is flexibility this year to ride 1, 2 or 3 days within a Team (refer to “Riders” section under “Ride” for more details)
Please hurry to be part of this Award winning ride – This is reconciliation in action!!