There’s plenty to do on and off your bike during the 2017 Santos Down Under
. One of the most recognisable destinations is of course, a bike mecca that pops up every year in Victoria Square – the Tour Down Under Village. Marked by the larger than life inflatable bike, there are tons of stalls popping up this year with all the latest cycling gear, experts and some awesome food vendors. It’s the perfect recovery spot for cyclists or anyone looking for a place to grab a bite to eat in the city and take in all the action.
If you’re headed to the village, make sure you check out these newbies.
THE EXCHANGE CAFÉ will be a destination for social riders. Opening daily from Monday 16th January, 6.30am with a pick-up Grinders coffee, riders are encouraged to use this as their meeting point to start their morning ride. From 12noon daily The Exchange Café will be creating with The Adelaide Hilton Espresso Martinis.
BOSCH E-BIKES will have test rides for their range of eBikes. With five different riding modes to suit the individual rider, the battery powered bike is an important step towards electromobility and forward technology.
BUPA are offering the family hours of entertainment with the Team Family Challenge – families and friends alike can solve clues to find where Boo the Owl is hiding in the village. Work together to solve the build-a-bike challenge and then grab a coffee from the Bupa Barista.
Festival City Wines will be showcasing wines from the McLaren Vale and The Adelaide Hills Wine regions, and will provide visitors with information on some of the best wine in South Australia.
MAC will again be signalling the opening of the Adelaide City Council Tour Village with their giant inflatable bike along with an interactive experience of seeing the world through a cyclist’s eyes. Walk into the uniquely designed set and see how quickly you can identify riders, cars and people.
Santos will be creating gas-cooking displays with Simon Bryant an insta-camera photo board, and kids’ interactive displays.
SASI are talent searching – looking for Australia’s next cycling championship on stationary Watt bikes. Athletes between 12-26 are invited to come and be tested.
Subaru are getting super cool this year with Carpool Karaoke in the All-new impreza, and with an inflatable obstacle course as well – mum and dad can challenge the kids in the Subaru tent.
And some crowd favourites can be seen at the Adelaide City Council Tour Village including:
Adelaide Free Bikes will again be available for hire for visitors, including maps of the city, cycling routes, road rules and BIKESA programs and events.
Bolle will be offering visitors a test ride with a pair of Bolle sunglasses and the chance to win a premium road bike.’
The Hilton Adelaide will be creating the 2017 The Tour cocktail – available every day during the Santos Tour Down Under in Coal Cellar + Grill lounge and The Collins Bar.