Steeped in tradition, BikeExchange once again returns to Adelaide's hills for the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under
The village will be buzzing with all things cycling and we have loads of stuff happening to bring the best of it to you!
World Tour Teams Presentation
The BikeExchange main stage is the place to be on Saturday the 13th with the official teams presentation streamed live on Facebook, Instagram or if you are in Adelaide, join us at the stage to be amongst the action!
Prizes and Giveaways!
We have a whole host of daily prizes from the likes of Selle SMP, Maxxis, Garmin, Ride Mechanic, and Cannondale brand new BikeExchange kit plus more surprises to come. Simply hashtag #BikeExchangeTDU on your ride photo and we will select a winner every day of the Tour.
How to Get Involved
Take a photo of you or your riding buddies near some of our BikeExchange signage around the race village and tag #BikeExchangeTDU, we will select a photo daily for prizes and merchandise to be collected at Tour Down Under. Follow our Instagram for details or subscribe to our emails to keep informed.
Not in Adelaide?
No worries, we will release a daily theme for you to get creative with, for example, we might ask you to get a photo showing off your best Caleb Ewan sprint impersonation or ‘Bike Against A Wall (BAAW) photo and choose the winner from there. Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook page for daily themes and winners.
Daily Rides with CyclingTips and BikeExchange
Our friends at CyclingTips have a full program of social rides and events, saddle up from 6:30 am daily to get your pedalling fix before watching the pros do their thing. They also have a whole host of activities, prizes and events happening as well! Keep an eye on CyclingTips for full race reports and coverage.
Win Legends Dinner Tickets
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We have TWO tickets to give away for you and a friend to come along and rub shoulders with some of cycling’s elite, hear inspirational stories from legends of the sport while enjoying a sumptuous three-course dinner complete with fine wines courtesy (of Mitchelton). The Legends Dinner is a rare opportunity to have such respected cyclists in one room! Keep an eye on our [Instagram] competition on Sunday 14th for your chance to snag a seat at the event on Saturday the 20th.
Win a Mitchelton Winery Experience with Pro Cyclists
Details still to come, but keep up to date with our emails and social media for how you can have a chance to win an experience like no other. Get up close and personal with some of the world’s best riders, all while enjoying sipping on vino in a premier location.
Watch the Santos Tour Down Under
Live at the BikeExchange main stage. Head into the village centre for a full-screen experience of live coverage of the race as it unfolds. Park up with a beverage, sit back and absorb the excitement! Stick around for rider interviews, yoga and Cinema Velo presented by CyclingTips on Thursday 18th.
Party on Willunga Hill
If it’s a roadside view you are after, be sure not to miss out on the Stage 5 BikeExchange Party on the Hill. Everyone's favourite stage, the party lines the climb on the famed Willunga Hill. BikeExchange will be up there with cold drinks, free giveaways, and a good vibe! Everyone is welcome to join the party and cheer on the world's best as they summit the climb not once, but twice on the same day!
Daily Race Reports brought to you by Bolle, product reviews, gear checks and more!
Last year we looked at the all the Bikes of the Pro Peloton, we can't wait to bring you the bling from this year as well!
Head on over to the BikeExchange Blog for daily race reports, wrap-ups and breaking news live from the race itself. We will also be dropping a number of fresh product reviews and pro gear checks, amongst other things.
Car Park Climb
BikeExchange joins CyclingTips at the Wilson Parking Carpark Climb presented by VTWO. The race for the fans returns for 2018, on the back if its enormous success in 2017 that saw huge crowds (and even some pro cyclists). The carpark climb is a unique format that sees riders go head to head up a multi-story carpark in downtown Adelaide! Through a number of heats, the final showdown will feature the fastest two riders on the night, setting the scene for an epic battle for the win. See you on Saturday 20th from 5:30pm onwards for the action, and if you can’t be there, CyclingTips will have live streaming on Instagram.
For a full list of events see the Official Events Calendar