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Bonython Park to City Bike Ride

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by Heidi Linehan (subscribe)
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Published April 28th 2014
Get on ya bike with the kids
children bike ride River Torrens
King William Road, Adelaide

Bonython Park Bike safety children
Bonython Park Bike Safety Park fun

Bonython Park Bike safety children
Bonython Park Bike Safety Park fun

We live in the hills, so riding with little kids is not easy. Normally, we load the bikes in the car and head to the beach. With the new path from Seacliff to Brighton, it's easier than ever before. Space for the kids to wobble past pedestrians, without me stressing about oncoming cars.

But, for something different, a friend suggested we meet at Bonython Park. Picnic, play, bike safety centre, quick hello to the horses, and then a bike ride along the Torrens. Everyone else seemed to have the same idea on Anzac Day.
Bonython Park picnic children
Picnic at Bonython Park

horse
Horse at Bonython Park

The ride in is short and interesting for the kids. And not too hilly for us to peddle up and down. The path leads through dark tunnels, over bridges, and under towering gums, until it opens out on the grassed riverbank precinct near the Convention Centre and new footbridge to the Oval.
River Torrens trail bike ride
River Torrens bike ride

River Torrens trail bike ride
River Torrens bike ride

With all the construction going on, we have to divert inland, another cause for screams of laughter from the kids. Our quads go into overdrive to push ourselves and the buggies uphill to get under the Convention Centre carpark.
River Torrens trail bike ride
River Torrens bike ride

River Torrens Convention Centre trail bike ride
Convention Centre detour

River Torrens pelican
Pelican at the River Torrens

We had the kids in tag-along carriers, but they could have easily ridden themselves. We over estimated the distance. Ten minutes one way, probably fifteen minutes if the kids were riding.

A bit of nature and a bit of urban, all in a short ride.
River Torrens Adelaide Oval bridge
Adelaide Oval
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