It’s always a focus of the CSA Super Series to deliver fresh, exciting racing for racers and spectators alike, and we have a good feeling about this one! In partnership with Healthy Active Lifestyles Onkaparinga, we are excited to announce the HALO Aldinga Beach Criterium, Round 6 of the 2019 Super Series, to be raced on Saturday, November 2. This all-new, 1km, 3-corner crit is right on the Esplanade at Aldinga, and depending on which way the wind goes could suit a fast bunch finish or a race of attrition!
Just one day before the BikeSA Fleurieu Fondo takes place a stone’s throw away at McLaren Vale, this is a great opportunity to book a holiday house, spend the weekend down South and make a little getaway of it with the whole family!
To complement the racing, Cycling SA have paired with Ride-a-Bike-Right to deliver some sessions for anyone to learn to ride – for free! They will be doing 45 minute sessions for people aged 4 and up to learn to ride a bike under the direction of accredited coaches, and in the middle of the day we’ll have two opportunities for local school-age kids to get out and have some fun on the course. Pre-registration will be necessary for these sessions, so keep your eyes peeled for a link here and on the Super Series facebook.
The closed-roads criterium course will be opened up to any school age kid on a bike to ride around at 12:30PM, followed by a one-lap individual time trial Hot Lap where kids will race the clock for one lap of the course on their own!
To double down on the Junior opportunities, this HALO Aldinga Beach Criterium will also serve as Round 3 of the 2019 Cycling SA Junior Super Series, with all details for the Series including entries, courses and a Junior Super Series Pass to be announced tomorrow.
Cycling SA CEO, Lachlan Ambrose, is excited at the prospect the beachfront racing: “We are always looking for exciting new venues which offer a great sporting aspect with a stunning backdrop. We think we’ve ticked both these boxes with this course. In addition, we are excited to be working with the City of Onkaparinga to support their HALO program, providing opportunities for adults and kids to get confident riding their bikes with the help of Ride-a-Bike-Right!”
CSA is excited to deliver racing at this new crit venue and are grateful to both Healthy Active Living Onkaparinga and the local business owners on the course – Century 21 SouthCoast, SOURC’D Wine & Coffee Bar, Aldinga Bay Café and Breeze Café and Bar – for their support of this event.