COUNCIL and Bicycle NSW will collaborate later this month on the final details of the cycle routes for the upcoming Discovery Weekend event that is from November 29 to December 2. The event will showcase the Eurobodalla as a spectacular cycling destination and bring a boost to our local economy.
Information on the Discovery Weekend is now available on the new website www.discoveryrides.com.au and Eurobodalla Shire Council Mayor, Lindsay Brown, is delighted with the shire’s success in securing the event.
“We are expecting the event to bring a $300,000 boost to our local economy with participants staying at least two nights in Batemans Bay and visiting the surrounding towns, restaurants and attractions,” Cr Brown said.
“Council is now working with Bicycle NSW to make sure the event runs smoothly.”
He says as well as collaborating on the cycle routes, council is helping Bicycle NSW with traffic management plans, accommodation bookings and lists of local attractions for a cyclists’ information pack. Council also helped Bicycle NSW with the development consent and licence application.
“I am pleased we have been able to bring this event to the Eurobodalla. We believe the Discovery Weekend will be a great opportunity to put our region on the cycling map,” Cr Brown said.
Guy Brantingham, president of the Eurobodalla Bicycle Users’ Group (EuroBUG) which has been helping Bicycle NSW map out some of the best ride routes in the shire, agrees.
“Batemans Bay is the perfect location for a bike touring event and the Discovery Weekend will pave the way for more cycling tourism in the future,” said Mr Brantingham.
Eurobodalla is well on its way to becoming a cycling destination with other cycling events in the pipeline. For more information on the Discovery Weekend, visit www.discoveryrides.com.au.
To find out what else is happening in the Eurobodalla, and discover the best places to get on your bike visit council’s tourism website, www.eurobodalla.com.au