If you’re inspired to ride, the city’s loaded with places to push your pedals.
With tree-lined bike trails winding their way throughout the Adelaide Park Lands and a growing network of on-street bikeways offering safe passage across town, Adelaide is a cyclists’ city.
The Park Lands Trail is a relaxed and safe way for families to explore the natural beauty surrounding Adelaide. Start with some playtime at the Pityarilla Activity Hub in the South Park Lands, then cycle 4 kms to Botanic Park and enjoy a picnic under a shady Moreton Bay Fig tree. Or, set off from the Adelaide Gaol in the West Park Lands and ride 3 kms to the Adelaide Aquatic Centre for a dip in the pool. There are options galore.
On-street cycling routes help thousands of riders who make their way into and out of the city every day. Locals are certainly making good use of the latest extension to the Frome Street bikeway – which allows riders to cycle on a path fully separated from traffic. A digital bike counter near the Pirie Street intersection shows that, on sunny days, about 800 bikes use this route daily.
Adelaide Free Bikes
Like to bike but have no wheels?
You can hire an Adelaide Free Bike from one of 20 locations around the city and North Adelaide.
Hire gets you a bike, helmet and lock – all you need is a form of ID. There are bike pumps at 25 Pirie Street and at the BMX Track in Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20) on the corner of Unley and Greenhill Roads. At the start of the Frome Street bikeway (59 Regent Street South) there’s a maintenance station where you can access a bike pump and basic repair tools day or night.
Click here to find out more info on the location of city cycling trails, riding tips and services like Adelaide Free Bikes. If you’d like to find out how you can bike from the city to the sea in Adelaide – click here!