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Adelaide's parks, flat terrain, and uncluttered streets make it a perfect city for two-wheel exploring.
Linear Park Mountain Bike Hire. You can rent 21-speed mountain bikes by the hour or for A$30 per day and A$80–A$100 per week, including a helmet, lock, and maps. They're open daily 9–5 in winter, 9–6 in summer, or by appointment. You can also hire paddleboats to use on the Torrens River from here, and buy tickets to ride on the Popeye—Adelaide's famous 40 minute cruise along the river. Elder Park adjacent to Adelaide Festival Centre, City Center, Adelaide, SA, 5000. 0400/596065.
Tour Down Under. The first stop on the world cycling calendar, the Tour Down Under attracts riders from all over the world as part of the UCI Pro Tour. Outside of the Tour de France, the event attracts the biggest crowds in the world for eight days, taking in metropolitan and regional South Australia. Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA. 08/8463–4701. www.tourdownunder.com.au.