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Cycle Salisbury

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Cycle Salisbury invites you to step outside and enjoy one of Australia’s favourite pastimes.

The City of Salisbury has partnered with Bike SA to get the community excited about cycling. Whether it’s for the first time, or if it marks your return to cycling, it doesn’t matter. #CycleSalisbury aims to create a more active and healthy community, regardless of your experience or ability. We want all people to feel comfortable getting out and about on their bikes.

Cycling can increase stamina and physical fitness, improve cardiovascular health and contribute to having a healthy weight. Cycling helps the environment by reducing pollution, and is a low-cost way to travel. It’s also a great social activity to participate in with family or a group. 

Come out and join a #CycleSalisbury social ride with us, or journey the route in your free time and tag us in your photos, apps and footage!

Little Para River Trail, the other linear park from RAA on Vimeo.

 

'Cycle Salisbury' Social Rides Program

Download the flyer for the July 2019 rides.  

Are you an adult interested in improving your riding skills and fitness? Join other cyclists on 'low level' (short distance & low difficulty) social rides in Salisbury. There are no bookings required; you only need to meet at the ride location before the advertised start time. Got any questions? Contact the relevant ride leader or Coordinator Wellbeing Programs on 8406 8251. 

Read more about our #CycleSalisbury Social Rides program and our stunning trails in Salisbury:

Join us in exploring our wonderful trails.

The majority of the #CycleSalisbury social rides will happen off-road, on the trails of the Little Para River Trail, Dry Creek Trail and Cobbler Creek. They’re best suited to hybrid bikes or mountain bikes. We’re continually developing our trail network and currently have some 77km of trail!

A cycling/pedestrian underpass at Globe Derby has been completed, which means riders can travel the following route (apart from a very short 400 metre stretch on road near Salisbury itself) of some 25km, the majority of which has the option of a bitumen path – from Salisbury to Mawson Lakes).

  • From Carisbrook Park (opposite the Old Spot Hotel at Salisbury Park)
  • into Salisbury along the Little Para River Trail
  • continuing on through Paralowie
  • under Port Wakefield Road at Bolivar
  • around Globe Derby
  • back under Port Wakefield Road
  • along the Dry Creek Trail (the Little Para River Trail & the Dry Creek Trail are now linked at Globe Derby)
  • under Salisbury Highway and
  • into Mawson Lakes.

*Hot Weather Policy

Please note that any of our advertised rides will be cancelled if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or above. To avoid any confusion, we use the forecast for Adelaide issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) at approximately 4pm on the day before any ride. This forecast is used by the TV networks. Please either watch any of the TV networks news bulletins the night before any ride or check the BOM website.

Where to Ride

The City of Salisbury is full of riding and walking opportunities. Read more about our trail information here.

The Little Para Trail

The Little Para Trail is the most significant trail in the City of Salisbury. It takes riders on a mainly flat 10km trail (apart from a short on road detour at Porter Street) from Carisbrooke Park (next to Main North Rpad) to Port Wakefield Road. There’s an opportunity to follow the trail under Main North Road and up the hill above the Old Spot Hotel for 1.4km before becoming private property. There’s now an all-weather (bitumen) surface option for walkers and riders from Parabanks in Salisbury, to under Port Wakefield Road at Bolivar, and west of Port Wakefield Road alongside the White Road Wetlands and around Globe Derby Park, linking with the Dry Creek Trail.

  • Watch a video of the Little Para River Trail, ‘the other linear park’, from RAA.
  • Download the Little Para Trails 2013 brochure and map.
Dry Creek

The Dry Creek Trail runs through the City of Salisbury from Down Drive at Valley View, through Walkley Heights, Pooraka and Mawson Lakes to Globe Derby. There are of road crossings at Briens Road, Main North Road and Port Wakefield Road, and the railway line at Mawson Lakes. There is also a short on-road section at Pratt Avenue, Pooraka. The Dry Creek trail is now connected to the Little Para River Trail behind Globe Derby. Please note the new cycling/pedestrian underpass at Port Wakefield Road/Globe Derby is affected by tides.

Cobbler Creek

There are multiple trails within Cobbler Creek Recreation Park and the Department of Environment & Heritage have recently upgraded the trails for off-road cycle use. Within the City of Salisbury the Cobbler Creek trail runs from Salisbury Heights within the Cobbler Creek corridor, just below Bridge Road to Main North Road. Riders can follow trails within the Cobbler Creek Conservation Park that take you to roads within Salisbury Heights heading north, and link into the Little Para Trail.

Reserves and Parks

There are a number of Reserves & Parks within the City of Salisbury that provide some great opportunites for cycling particular for novice riders. Kaurna Park, across from the Springbank Waters shopping centre on Waterloo Cnr Rd at Burton has a 3km loop and trails cutting through it. Unity Park (South Tce, Pooraka) has various trails running through it that includes the bitumenised levels – City Bikeway from South Tce, Pooraka to Grand Junction Rd (Northfield). There are also connecting Reserves with trails between Bolivar Rd, Paralowie and the Little Para Trail at Salisbury Downs (road crossings at Fairbanks Dr and Whites Rd).

Learning to Ride

Are you an adult needing lessons or do you want your children to have quality bike instruction?

Lessons are available through:

 

Useful Links

  • Cycling Maps and Journey Planner

Feedback from Salisbury Social Rides participants

"You have no idea how much being a part of the Cycle Salisbury Social Rides has meant to me – it has changed my life and wellbeing in so many ways and I can’t wait for more involvement in 2015. I have been a proud resident of Salisbury for 25 years, yet in the last 6 months or so I have experienced the greatest benefits of our area, the local parks, bike/walking trails, gym equipment and so much more. Thank you to Salisbury Council and all those involved in this program for providing the most fun way of enjoying the outdoors, exercise and good friendships – all whilst being in my own ‘backyard".  Simone, Paralowie (December 2014)

"Becoming involved with the Cycle Salisbury Social Rides has given me the confidence to get back on the Bike. In doing so I am riding the 40 Kms for Gear Up Girl and raising Money for Breast Cancer. What a great lot of Gals and Guys I have met along with the many bike trails in Salisbury." Kathie

"Get on that Bike of yours and enjoy the great outdoors - ride with Cycle Salisbury!" John and Val

"Cycle Salisbury Social Rides is a great way to break down social isolation, to get out and about, and meet local people while keeping fit at the same time".  Annette

“It’s great to be able to go on a ride that is achievable for beginners – and a good opportunity to meet others who enjoy cycling”. Helen

 

More information

To find out more about Cycle Salisbury and the programs on offer, contact Jim Binder, Coordinator Wellbeing Programs at the City of Salisbury on:

T: 8406 8251
E: jbinder@salisbury.sa.gov.au