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Time to get on our bikes

Anyone with an affection for bike riding will be delighted to know the $5.44 million Jack Bobridge Track will be officially opened this Thursday alongside a $145,000 sculpture and signpost project.

This also includes a 4.2 metre high sculpture made from formed rammed earth.

To mark the grand opening The Barossa Council has also organised a range of free family friendly events including live entertainment, art exhibitions, produce and artisan markets and a group ride on the new 27 kilometre track.

Bike riding is one of the greatest ways to get fit and now that there is such a great riding track it is even safer than ever without having to dodge motor vehicles.

For those who haven’t yet experienced riding a bike, there is nothing else quite like pedalling through the Barossa hills and vineyards, taking in the breathtaking views along the way.

So often we take for granted this scenery when driving our car, but on your bike it really does provide the opportunity to literally “get out and smell the roses”.

The Jack Bobridge is one great example of Council and Government working together for the betterment of our community. Plus if we are all becoming more fitter there will be less visits to the hospital and we will be able to contribute more to society.