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Black Sheep is not from Melbourne. Don’t be mad. Not everything comes from Melbourne. We’re from Brissie. That part of Oz that is not cold and has a thing called sun. We are the little brand that’s gone big, kind of. We make cycling apparel. Often it’s pretty flamboyant. Sometimes it’s understated. We also like long walks on the beach.

Specialized makes bikes. A lot of bikes. Widely renowned as the best bikes on the planet, it’s likely you ride one of their bikes. If you don’t, it’s probably a good idea you should try one of their bikes. But they are more than just bikes. They have some of the most innovative products across every discipline of riding on the planet, mostly all controlled by an App. If only their dance moves could be. They can be found Turbo-charged getting lost on an obscure e-gravel road in Adelaide, looking for a solar panel to re-charge.

CHATEAU OPENING TIMES

MON   20   JAN      11AM-7PM

TUE     21    JAN       7.30AM-LATE

WED   22   JAN       7.30AM-7PM

THU    23   JAN       7.30AM-7PM 

 FRI     24   JAN       7.30AM-4PM

rides
SPECIALIZED TURBO HILLS HIGHLIGHT RIDE TUE 21 JAN. 9AM

Distance 52KM
Elevation 1040M
Pace It’s you only faster on our road eBikes - No drop ride through the Adelaide Hills

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BLACKSHEEP REUNION RIDE
TUE 21 JAN. 8.30AM

Distance 72KM
Elevation 1300M
Pace Fast, medium and social groups

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SPECIALIZED TURBO HILLS HIGHLIGHT RIDE WED 22 JAN. 9AM

Distance 66KM
Elevation 1145M
Pace It’s you only faster on our road eBikes - No drop ride through the Adelaide Hills

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BLACKSHEEP HAHNDORF SPECIAL
WED 22 JAN. 8.30AM

Distance 93KM
Elevation 1850 
Pace Fast, medium and social groups

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SPECIALIZED TURBO HILLS HIGHLIGHT RIDE THU 23 JAN. 9AM

Distance 52KM
Elevation 1040M
Pace It’s you only faster on our road eBikes - No drop ride through the Adelaide Hills

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SPECIALIZED TURBO HILLS HIGHLIGHT RIDE FRI 24 JAN. 9AM

Distance 66KM
Elevation 1145M
Pace It’s you only faster on our road eBikes - No drop ride through the Adelaide Hills

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BLACKSHEEP SPECIALIZED WILLUNGA WRAP UP* SUN 26 JAN. 8.30AM

Distance 80KM (Adelaide to Willunga)
Elevation 1347M
Pace 3 bunches – Fast, Medium, Social *Capped at 100 riders.

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EVENTS
OPENING DAY
MON 20 JAN. 11AM-7PM

We are here for the week! Join us on the Chateau’s opening day and kick off the tour-long festivities with us.

CYCLINGTIPS LIVE PODCAST
MON 20 JAN. PM ONWARDS

Caley and James get behind the scenes with some of the fastest men in the World Tour Peloton ahead of Stage 1.

CYCLINGTIPS LIVE PODCAST
TUE 21 JAN. 5PM ONWARDS

Women’s Cycling panel – get the insights from the women’s peloton after a gruelling Tour Down Under.

ZWIFT WOMEN’S PRO-AM
TUE 21 JAN. 7PM-LATE

Throw down the watts against some of the best women in cycling and party the night away.

CYCLINGTIPS LIVE PODCAST
WED 22 JAN. 5PM ONWARDS

Catch up on the day’s race and hear from 
the people behind the scenes of the world peloton.

CYCLINGTIPS LIVE PODCAST
THU 23 JAN. 5PM ONWARDS

Catch up on the day’s race and hear from 
the people behind the scenes of the world peloton.

THE CHATEAU OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL
AFTERPARTY AT ROXIES
SUN 26 JA. 8PM - CLOSE

No more rides, just good vibes at Roxies.

exclusives
RACING BY BLACK SHEEP

We make the Big Race Down Under a lot of fun. But it's quite a lot about racing. So what better place to introduce you to some big, new developments in our Racing range than at a Big Race. See what we did there!? But seriously, this shit is out there. Hell, it will most certainly save you watts. And definitely make you climb faster. And now we're not even joking.

CHATEAU COLAB KIT

The Chateau wouldn't be the Chateau without the Chateau Colab kit. That's a lot of Chateau and this year's Black Sheep & Specialized special issue threads are a lotta good times. We've taken an Aussie icon. Turned it on its head. Flipped it. Reversed it. And injected it with a whole heap of vibrancy. And you thought flamingos were out there! Wait until you clap your eyes on the full reveal of this baby.

INSPIRED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUDGIE

This season our Down Under Collection has been inspired by the speed and colour of the Australian Budgie. Speed and beauty, a flash of blue and green, a glimpse of yellow. An Allez Sprint Disc, S-Works 7 shoes, Prevail and Evade helmets—even socks and a new cap—echo the plumage of the cheeky Australian Budgie. In its honour, Specialized is donating $150,000 to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation, who are working tirelessly to rescue and care for wildlife affected by the fires.

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the race
SCHWALBE CLASSIC: ADELAIDE
SUN 19 JAN. DISTANCE 51KM

START:    6:45PM.    Flinders Street
FINISH:    7:45PM.    Flinders Street

ZIPTRAK® STAGE 1: TANUNDA-TANUNDA TUE 21 JAN. DISTANCE 150KM

START:    11AM,    Murray Street, Tanunda
FINISH:    2:45PM ETA,     Murray Street, Tanunda

NOVATECH STAGE 2: WOODSIDE-STIRLING WED 22 JAN. DISTANCE: 135.8KM

START:    11AM,     Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside
FINISH:    2:23PM ETA,     Mount Barker Rd, 
Stirling

SUBARU STAGE 3: UNLEY - PARACOMBE
THU 23 JAN. DISTANCE: 131KM

START:    11AM,    King William Rd, Unley
FINISH:    2:27PM ETA,    Paracombe Rd, Paracombe

STAGE 4: NORWOOD - MURRAY BRIDGE
FRI 24 JAN. DISTANCE: 152.8km

START:     11:00AM,     Town Hall, Norwood
FINISH:    3:08PM ETA,     Bridge Street, Murray Bridge

100% STAGE 5: GLENELG - VICTOR HARBOR
SAT 25 JAN. DISTANCE: 149.1km

START:    10:40AM,    Colley Terrace, Glenelg
FINISH:    2:40PM ETA,    Esplanade, Victor Harbor

BE SAFE BE SEEN STAGE 6:
MCLAREN VALE - WILLUNGA HILL
SUN 26 JAN. DISTANCE: 151.5km

START:     10:40AM,    Main Road, McLaren Vale
FINISH:     2:28PM ETA,     Brookman Rd, Willunga Hill

LOCAL LOOPS
FIVE BEST BARS
Roxies
188 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

It’s our homeground and where you’ll find us rehydrating most of the time. It’s also right beside the Chateau!

MR Goodbar
12 Union Street, Adelaide

The name says it all. Give it a go and ~
prepare yourself for a good time.

Bank Street Social
48 Hindsley Street, Adelaide

This underground bar has a big focus on local beer and wine, plus killer cocktails and fresh pizza.

2KW Bar and Restaurant
2 King William Street, Adelaide

Icon of the Adelaide bar scene, if you are looking for a drink with a view, you’ll find it here, 8 floors above Adelaide’s CBD.

El Cheeky Flamingo
40/33 Vardon Ave, Adelaide

Think: Miami meets Adelaide, with groovy neon colours and tunes.

FIVE BEST RIDES

Apart from the Chateau guided rides, here’s some more of Adelaide’s best rides.

HILLS HIGHLIGHTS
MODERATE. 55KM. 1163M

Climb out of Adelaide via Mt Osmond Road before tackling one of Adelaide’s iconic climbs, Mt Lofty, where you’ll be greeted with 360 degree views across Adelaide city and the ocean. After checking out the views, descend via Belair back to the Chateau. If you’re after a cheeky mid ride coffee, then a slight detour to Stirling to visit Stirling Cellars and Patisserie comes highly recommended!

STRAVA ROUTE
UP THE GORGE
MODERATE. 76KM. 1230M

Heading out of the city via Gorge Road and heading through the town of Cudlee Creek to Lobethal where a little cafe called Emma and Ivy is the place to go for coffee and cake. You’ll then have the fast descent of Greenhill Road to look forward to which will bring you back into Adelaide.

STRAVA ROUTE
NORTON SUMMIT
EASY TO MODERATE. 34KM. 656M

Norton Summit. The most famous of Adelaide’s climbs and one that cyclists come to test themselves on. We kept this one short. There’s a race to watch and beers to drink.
Post ride coffee at Exchange Specialty Coffee just around the corner from the Chateau or Roxies for a beer.

STRAVA ROUTE
CROWN OF BELAIR
MODERATE. 45KM. 795M

If avoiding traffic on your way to coffee in the morning is up your alley, then you’ll enjoy the closed roads through Belair National Park. After riding through Stirling and Crafers, you’ll be able to jump on the Crafers Bikeway for the descent back into Adelaide before racing to the cafe for coffee and breakfast at Crack Kitchen on Franklin Street.

STRAVA ROUTE
LIFE’S A BEACH
EASY. 31KM. 124M

Because not every ride has to be epic. Plus, we wanted to go to the beach for a swim and gelato at Gelatissimo on Jetty Road, Glenelg Beach.

STRAVA ROUTE
FIVE BEST FOOD JOINTS Mexican Society
140 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Cool spot for groups with classic Mexican street food, tacos and share plates. We’re all about this.

The Greek on Halifax
75/79 Halifax Street, Adelaide

Classic Greek food with a modern twist, a little slice of the Mediterranean right here in Adelaide.

Bread and Bone
15 Peel Street, Adelaide

These guys specialise in the unmistakable flavour of a wood grill to deliver some damn fine burgers.

Mrs Q
1/128 Gouger Street, ADELAIDE

Bold, colourful yet refined flavours are at home amongst the venue’s distinctive barrel vault and art deco ceilings.

Midnight Spaghetti
196 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Go upstairs to the laid-back diner, you’ll find fizzy water on tap and generous sized pasta dishes for your pre-ride carb load.

FIVE CYCLING-FRIENDLY CAFES Hey Jupiter
11 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide, 5000

Distinct French feel and all Parisian cravings are covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week.

Coffylosophy
198A Hutt Street, Adelaide

One-stop shop for all-day-meals, Breakfast, Sandwiches, Salads, Burgers, Super-foods and Sweet Treats.

Coffee Branch
32 Leigh Street Adelaide

Love a good brew? It’s a little place with a big love for coffee!

Exchange Specialty Coffee
Shops 1-3 12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Snug cafe with minimalist fit-out. Your new favourite laneway cafe in Adelaide.

Crack Kitchen
13 Franklin Street, Adelaide

All-day brunch, great coffee, tested by the Chateau team and given the thumbs up!

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CHASINGTHESUN

Can't make it to the Chateau? Living vicariously through us isn't your thing? Then snap your best shots this summer Down Under, share them to Insta, tag #chasingthesun, @blacksheepcycling and @specialized_au and you could win these great prizes.

1st Prize: Specialized S-Works Shoes, Helmet and a new Black Sheep Wardrobe. Valued at $2000
2nd Prize: Specialized shoes, tyres and Black Sheep apparel. Valued at $1000
3rd Prize:Specialized Stix Switch 2-Pack, SWAT Road tool and Black Sheep apparel. Valued at $300

*No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

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