Santos Festival of Cycling | Family Friendly Events | 26 – 29 Jan 2022

Santos Festival of Cycling Festival Village 

Santos Festival of Cycling – Family Friendly Events 

The City of Adelaide Festival Village will relocate from Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga for one action-packed day and evening on Wednesday 26 January.

The City of Adelaide Festival Village at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will be an attractive feature as part of the 2022 program, with great cycling action – including the TREK Night Riders Criterium for both men and women and Santos Paracycling Relay – associated family-friendly activities, local food and drink vendors, and a relaxing and safe outdoor environment atmosphere.

Open from 2pm until 10.30pm, enter for FREE and enjoy live entertainment, a variety of food and beverage options, watch the men’s road race on the outdoor screens, explore bike exhibitions and plenty of other events including the Elite Men’s and Women’s ‘Trek Night Riders criteriums, racing and demonstrations including Cyclo-Cross, BMX Freestyle, MTB Eliminator, amateur criterium racing and Pedal Prix.

Families are welcome to spread out and enjoy the kids’ activities in the kids’ corner, including bike bowling, bike pit stop check in, and bike bell decorating to show off creations in the crowd-favourite FREE Westpac Family Ride event. There will be plenty of local food and beverage vendors to sample throughout the day and night, and ample open space to enjoy.

Family-Friendly Highlights


Wednesday 26 January 2022 from 2pm-10:30pm at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.


  • Village Opens
  • 2pm – 7pm: Kids Activity Corner (minibike plaster painting, bike pit stop check-up, bike bell decorating, bike bowling and temporary tattoos)
  • 2pm – 7pm: Activations and exhibitors
  • 2pm – 2.20pm: BMX Demonstration (to be held on the hour, every hour until 8pm)
  • 3.15pm – 3.30pm: Welcome to Country
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Westpac Family Ride
  • 4.45pm – 5.45pm: Santos Paracycling Team Relay
  • 4.50pm – 5.30pm: Tyre Change MCH Imports
  • 6.10pm: Australian National Anthem
  • 6.15pm – 7.00pm: Trek Night Riders – Women’s Criterium
  • 7.40pm – 8.15pm: Trek Night Riders – Men’s Criterium
  • 8.30pm – 8.40pm: Official Presentation
  • 8:40pm – 9:50pm: TBC Special Entertainment Concert
  • 10pm: Village Closes


Take the kids along to the City of Adelaide Festival Village at Victoria Park/Tarntanyangga where there will be a load of fun activities to keep the kids entertained from 2pm until 7pm.

Activities include:

  • Kids Tattoos
  • Bike Bell Decorating
  • Bike Bowling
  • Mini Bike Plaster Painting
  • Bike Pit Stop

Due to the relocation of the City of Adelaide Festival Village, some of the kids corner programming has been adjusted.

Please read through and follow COVID Safe practices when attending any Santos Festival of Cycling event.


This action-packed event will showcase 3 x 20-minute sessions from 26 – 29 January. Each day you’ll see epic tricks from some of Australia’s top BMX athletes.

Located in the City of Adelaide Festival Village, the BMX demonstrations is in a prime position surrounded by food, drinks, live entertainment and other festivities.

You’ll be on the edge of your seat while watching watch the most intense, exhilarating BMX stunts.

Please read through and follow COVID Safe practices when attending any Santos Festival of Cycling event.

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Round up the family and ride as a team as you join hundreds of other families riding around the Trek Night Riders track at the City of Adelaide Festival Village right before the pros!

Once the starter’s gun fires, you’ll have an hour to ride as many laps as you can before the final lap bell rings and you finish under the Santos Festival of Cycling finish line.

There will be prizes for Best Dressed Family, Best Dressed Individual and Best Dressed Bike.

Cheered on by the crowd gathering for the Trek Night Riders Race, the Westpac Family Ride is the perfect way for the family to have some fun together, be active and pretend you are the latest UCI WorldTour team to join the peloton.

Enjoy the family friendly atmosphere before and after the ride at the City of Adelaide Festival Village where the Kids Corner has a tonne of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Registrations are essential, and numbers are strictly limited, so ensure you register as soon as you decide to ride!



This year, VeloAdelaide ride participants will enjoy a cruisey 2.5hour ride around the Adelaide CBD. Ride through the hidden back roads and laneways before a special barista experience for all you coffee lovers.

All this as well as free bike checks by specialist education instructors will make sure you are ‘ride ready’ with a few quick skill sessions.

And if you have any bikes that you no longer use at home, then they’d love you to take them down and donate them to the Santos “Bikes Palya” Bike Drop – to support Bike SA’s fantastic program that helps thousands of indigenous kids to get riding! Bikes can be dropped at our hub in the event village.



Strava Challenge: TDU 200 is an opportunity for Aussies to challenge themselves to earn a flashy new TDU200 badge on their Strava profile, and the chance to win a $300 (AUD) BikeChain e-gift voucher.

Entrants are invited to register from Saturday 15 January 2022 and will have eight days from the 22nd January to 29th January 2022 to cover 200km of ground, while the pro’s battle it out over six stages across regional South Australia. Only three things are required – a bike, one week and the Strava app.

The challenge will begin and end based on each athlete’s local time zone, with all activities during the challenge period uploaded to Strava no later than three days after the challenge ends.

  • All GPS, manual (including indoor), and virtual activities will count towards this challenge.
  • Activities visible to “Everyone”, “Only You” or “Followers” are eligible for the challenge.
  • Any qualifying activity, whether private or not, will count towards private progress, badges and rewards for this challenge.
  • To respect activity visibility settings, only activities marked as visible to Everyone will be applied towards leaderboard rankings.


Please read through and follow COVID Safe practices when attending any Santos Festival of Cycling event.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Santos Festival of Cycling website

What:    Santos Festival of Cycling | Family Friendly Events

When:   Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 January 2022

Where:  Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Adelaide

Who:     Families

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Santos Festivl of Cycling website & Facebook page


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