FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLING SA

The COMCC is proud to bring you
the FOMsa "Barossa Valley ride"

Ride solo or enter with your mates
Two Routes to choose from, the sidecar friendly route or the more challenging route planned by Adventure riders

Stands up from Civic Park, Modbury opposite TTP shopping centre
Our start point is Civic park Modbury opposite the TTP shopping centre

                           Barossa Valley Sidecar friendly ride, Wed. 5th October 2022, 

                     1st leg  to Mt Pleasant bakery (approx  1 hour)

9:30 a.m. start           Civic Park Modbury…………………………….0 km

                left……..North East Rd – South Para Rd………………………………….16.2

                right…..Hill Rd/Norsworthy Rd…………….28.5

                right…..Forreston Rd……………………………33*

                left…….Torrens Valley Rd…………………….39

                 left…….Warren Rd……………………………….36

                right…..Crick’s Mill Rd………………………..49.3

                left …..Torrens Valley Rd…………………….58.3

                left…….Mt Pleasant Lovell’s Bakery park…………..60 km   approx  1hr 7 mins                                         

               1 demanding  corner*           Morning tea limited to 30 mins at most

                2nd leg   Mengler’s Hill lookout   (approx 50 mins)

                Mt Pleasant bakery……………………………….0

                left…….Springton Rd…………………………….9

                right…..Warren Rd W’mstown………………27

                right…..Queen St/Lyndoch Valley Rd…….28

            (STOP sign)    right…..Barossa Way, Lyndoch……………..36

                right…..Bethany Rd……………………………..47

                left…….Menge Rd……………………………… 49

            (STOP sign)    right…..Basedow Rd……………………………50

                right…..Mengler’s Hill Rd…………………….52

                left…….Mengler’s Hill lookout………………53 km

                no demanding corners           Short stop at lookout –  limited to 10 mins.

              3rd leg  Vine Inn, Nuriootpa   (approx 20 mins)

             (Special marshall stationed below corner for entering road on last leg.  Hazard flashers used.)

               Mengler’s Hill lookout…………………………….0

                left………Crennis Mines Rd…………………….10

                right…….Stockwell Rd…………………………..11

            (STOP sign)   straight..Angaston Rd (direct crossing)……13* 

                left………Penrice Rd………………………………14

                left………Park Ave…………………………………17

             (GIVE WAY)  right…….Memorial Ave………………………….17*

                left………Park Ave (continued)………………..17*

                Vine Inn parking…………………………………..18 km

                       3 demanding corners*                     Total distance covered 131km

1 For safety riders should not bunch up.   2 second space between riders.  Best there’s no unnecessary passing.

Sidecar Friendly Ride route

1st Leg of the Barossa Valley Ride
2nd Leg of Barossa Valley Ride
3rd Leg of Barossa Valley Ride
The route for the Barossa  Adventure Ride

Starting at the Civic Park Modbury

Left from Civic Park to Nth East Rd

Left from Nth East Rd to Range Rd Nth                  6.7km

Right to Milbanca Rd                                                 7km

Left to Lower Hermitage Rd                                     11.8km

Right to Millbrook Rd

Left to Richardson Rd                                                13.3km

Left to Mount Gawler Rd                                          15.7km

Right to Kersbrook Rd                                               18.3km

Left to Scott St/ South Para Rd                                21.3km

Right to Watt’s Gully Rd                                             28.4 km

Right to Deloraine Rd                                                33.1 km

Right to The Nugget Rd                                             36.9 km

Left to Rocky Creek Rd                                              39 km

Left to Forreston Rd                                                  41.1 km

Left to Warren Rd                                                      42.1 km

Right to Cricks Mill Rd                                               42.2 km

Left to Mount Rd                                                        48.1 km

stop for a break at Mt Crawford Cemetery 1.1 Hr

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Cross Springton Rd into Wirra Wirra Rd                 2.3 km

Right to Trial Hill Rd                                                   7 km

Right to Brownes Rd                                                  7.5 km

Continue into Heggies Range Rd                             13.7 km

Continue into Flaxmans Valley Rd                           17.3 km

Right into Miroloo Rd                                                17.5 km

Left to Eden Valley Rd                                               21.5 km

Left to Rocky Rd                                                         23.9 km

Right to Golden Gate Mines Rd                               26.2 km

Left to Flaxmans Valley Rd                                       28.6 km

Right to Trig Point Rd                                                29.2 km

Right to Tanunda Creek Rd                                       31.5 km

Left to Mengler Hill Rd                                              32.5 km

Right to Mengler’s Hill Sculpture Park / Pioneer Memorial 35 km   47 minuted

Stop for break 10 minutes

Right to Mengler Hill Rd

Right to Light Pass Rd                                                1.4 km                              

Left to Vine Vale Rd                                                   3.1 km

Right to Research Rd                                                 4.2 km

Left to AngastonRd/Railway Tce                             7.7 km

Right into Tanunda Rd/ Murray St                          8.9 km

Right to Vine Inn for Lunch                                       9.5 km   11 minutes

Stop at Vine inn for lunch, the ride ends here

These details may be subject to change depending on the prevailing conditions on the day.

Adventure ride route

Barossa Adventure Ride Stage 1
Barossa Adventure Ride stage 2
Barossa Advenure Ride Stage 3

Festival of Motorcycling:  Barossa Valley ride Wednesday 5th October 2022   

The Ride will commence from the car park at Civic Park Modbury opposite TTP shopping centre on North East Rd.greed to.  We’d like people to get there early to give Organisers time to allocate you to your group for either the Sidecar friendly ride ot the Adventure Ride.

This means it would be best if riders arrived at approximately 9 a.m. so can  socialise and admire the various machines there.  There are toilets on site of course.

The Mt Pleasant bakery will also have to be advised of the size of our  side car group arriving for their half-hour morning break.  The bakery has only one coffee machine and they are notoriously slow serving coffee so riders are advised to have coffee at the start at Tea Tree Gully instead.  We will encourage people to purchase quickly so they have time to eat food before we take off after 30 minutes – and we won’t be waiting for slow coaches.  At Mengler’s Hill lookout we will only stop briefly (10 minutes) for people to look at the view and perhaps take photos – some may not have visited the lookout. 

At the conclusion of the ride at the Vine Inn in Nuriootpa, those who are having a meal in the pub will park in the extensive parking area both sides of Park Avenue behind the pub.  Everyone eating at the pub will order and pay for their own meal on the day.  Any who do not wish to stop at the Vine Inn can go their own way from there. 

A few days before registrations close, we’ll need to know the number intending to take part so we can inform both hotels and the bakery what consumables to prepare and what staff to have for serving. 

Corner-marshalling can be the making or undoing of a ride.  We want the experience for everyone to be good with no foul-ups for the riders on our event.  We intend to have known experienced riders from our club as corner-marshals, riding in a group behind the ride-leader and in front of all the other bikes, wearing hi-vis orange vests.  These riders do corner-marshalling week after week and it is second nature to them, no training is needed for them – most have police accreditation.  After their turn of corner-marshalling they will re-join at the rear of the ride until the leg is completed. 

At the beginning of each leg, these guys in orange vests will again ride just behind the ride leader in front of the others on the ride, so they can do their corner-marshalling and leave the rest of the field to enjoy the event.   

We will have two tail-end Charlies so that if one stops with a bike having trouble, the other can continue with the ride.  We have a kind volunteer who will drive his 4WD behind the group with a trailer with ramps.  He is experienced in loading and securing motorbikes.  He also has first-aid qualifications.

We have endeavoured to plan this ride free of dangerous corners.  Some of the intersections and junctions are inevitably more demanding than others, but none are what we’d class as dangerous.   Most of the roads we have chosen are not normally busy at the times we’ll be riding on them.  We’ll be asking riders not to bunch up but leave 2 seconds between bikes and not indulge in unnecessary passing.  

The Festival of Motorcycling SA is proud to bring you the “Barossa Ride”
More details coming
Proceeds to the FOMsa – SAHMRI PhD Student’s Medical Research Bursary Fund.
See you there for a fun day out!

Final route & details for adventure riders to be confirmed

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