2020 Clare Classic - Cancelled due to COVID-19

Following the declaration of a Public Health Emergency Announcement in South Australia, organisers of the Clare Classic have announced the 2020 event will be cancelled as a precaution to the COVID-19 virus.

The Clare Classic will be back bigger and better than ever in 2021. Keep an eye out for event details, and for more information head to clareclassic.com.au




The Clare Classic is a unique event that offers riders not only a spectacular country course but also showcases the Clare Valley’s world-class food, wine and accommodation.

An exciting new addition for the 2020 Clare Classic, Dirty Clare is an all-new 80km gravel course that will be held on Saturday, 4 April. Starting from Clare Town Oval in Clare, the 80km gravel course will showcase Clare’s scenic Spring Gully Conservation Park.

Make your choice from four courses through the beautiful wine region of Clare Valley in South Australia:

80km Dirty Clare Gravel Course (Saturday) 

160km Maxi Classic

110km Challenge Classic

50km Social Classic


Clare Classic Local Supporters

Clare Valley Business and Tourism Association members who are supporting this fantastic event,

why not drop in whilst you're here for the Clare Classic!

Click on each business for further information.

Gold Supporters

 The Clare Country Club welcomes you to the Clare Classic 2020! We are located just outside the town centre adjacent the Clare Golf Club within easy reach of the Riesling Trail. The perfect place to unwind after a hard day’s riding! Enjoy the picturesque views from Conners Restaurant offering a delicious buffet breakfast from 7.30am or a la carte dinner from 6.00pm nightly.

Clare Hotel, or as the locals call it ‘the Middle Pub, is the place to be during the Clare Classic. Bistro dining every day and breakfast on the weekends.  Take in all the action of the main street with our Alfresco dining or try your luck in the gaming room or Sports Bar. Drop-in for cold beer, beautiful Clare Valley wine or a coffee. Opening hours 9 am to 10.30 pm Check us out on Facebook for specials and entertainment happening over the Clare Classic weekend

With Clare's unique range of art, the Clare Valley Art Gallery has an extensive range of contemporary Utopian Indigenous Art. With regular visiting artists, visitors can experience first hand how these amazing pieces are created. Our curator will explain the meaning behind the art and how the style has developed.

Clare Valley Cycle Hire has over 60 mountain bikes and electric bikes available for rental, as well as tandems, kids’ bikes, tagalongs, buggies and baby seats. The business was based for many years in Clare township but has now moved to the grounds of Brice Hill Country Lodge, with direct private access to the famous Riesling and Rattler Rail Trails. We can deliver and pick up bikes from your accommodation and drop off points for a fee. So come and explore the beautiful Clare Valley on a bike, you'll love it!

At MGA Insurance, we take pride in being involved in our local communities and sponsor a number of sporting and community groups. For over 40 years MGA Insurance Group have been servicing the general insurance needs of the local community, helping to protect and rebuild when the unexpected happens. Our continued success is underpinned by quality staff who are professionally qualified and continue to learn on an ongoing basis.

Pink’s Mitre 10 have been selling hardware in Clare for over 150 years and are currently run by the 6th generation of the Pink family. We are proud to be a part of the community and welcome all participants to the Clare Classic 2020.

Come in and explore our great range of hardware, homewares, paint, tools, electrical, outdoor supplies and more. Take advantage of our key cutting, pool testing, paint matching, gas refills or other great services while you’re there.

Silver Supporters 

Bungaree Station offers 178 years of history, unique accommodation and activities, in the picturesque Clare Valley.  Stay in beautifully renovated, self-contained, heritage cottages on the 7000-acre farming property. Do a tour, feed the animals or simply relax with some local wine while enjoying the wide-open spaces.

Bungaree Station offers self-guided walking tours for guests and day-trippers.of the historic station complex.  A perfect way to spend some time during the Clare Classic.

D2 at Watervale Bed and Breakfast welcomes riders, their supporters and spectators to the beautiful Clare Valley. Visitors will stay in our 1850's stone cottage, close to all the Valley and the race have on offer. D2 at Watervale bookings are made via bit.ly/D2atWatervale or search for us on Facebook using @d2atWV

Experience the relaxed country vibe at Discovery Parks – Clare with the park spread out over 30 acres of native Australian bushland.  The self-contained cabins are set amongst the gum trees and are fully equipped with cooking facilities and bedding to make for a comfortable stay.  Go for a swim in the heated swimming pool or try jumping tricks on the bouncing pillow.

Steinborner Ford, Hyundai & Mitsubishi is a family-owned business operating for over 34 years. With quality new and used cars we aim to give Good Value, Service, Honesty and Respect to our customers at all times.

We are proud to be involved in the Community providing sponsorship to local sporting clubs and organisations and proudly supporting this year’s Clare Classic.

Bronze Supporters

Bowen Therapy is a gentle, relaxing, non-invasive treatment that is effective for pain relief from injury, sore muscles or general aches and pains. Bowen Therapy can help with quicker recovery after a hard day’s ride in the Clare Classic.

Granma’s Cottages offers your quintessential country accommodation.  A 1920’s farmhouse cottage, with wooden floorboards and feature stone wall interior.  Warm, comfortable and homely accommodation in the heart of Watervale.
Perfect for families with backyard area for kids to run around.

With plenty of wineries and attractions to explore along with great restaurants close by there is plenty on offer for visitors to the Clare Classic.

Welcome to the Clare Classic. Medika Gallery / Unique Natives at Blyth will delight with professional quality art & craft & a vast selection of some 600 species of Australian plants.
Resident artist Ian Roberts grows all the plants and is likely to be painting
one of them in his studio. Open 2-5pm Saturday and Sunday during the Clare Classic weekend.

Molly's Chase is tucked away in the rolling hills area of the Clare Valley, two modern and spacious log cabins. Set on 55 acres of rolling hills and woodlands, this is the ideal spot to enjoy nature, view kangaroos and birdlife or take a walk around the block for stunning views from the hilltops. Molly’s Chase is the perfect place to wind down during the Clare Classic.

Warm-up and pedal to the start from your cottage along the Riesling Trail. Relax in your SPA after a hard day's riding. Wind down on your back deck. Nestled in nature you can stay in comfort and awaken to the sound of kookaburras at St Helens Country Cottages.

Planning to ride the Riesling and Rattler Trails or indeed, the dirty tracks?

Book in your down time and plan a stay at Trestrail Cottage, retreat to private bushland to recuperate and relax.

Play hard - rest well....

Whilst you're in the Clare Valley, check out these things to do, where to eat and of course, where to stay!

Clare Valley accommodation options are diverse, with something for every level of comfort and budget.


From farmhouse restaurants, to gourmet pub fare and romantic dining locations, the region offers a delectable range of food offerings.