Amy Gillett Rail Trail – the perfect location to stage a community event
Posted on 19/03/22
The Amy Gillett Rail Trail came alive for ‘Discover, Play, Bikeway!’ on Sunday 6 March.
The ‘Discover, Play, Bikeway!’ festival is a unique event in the Adelaide Hills, where the rail trail is one of the key ingredients to the success of the event. Three townships (Woodside, Charleston and Mt Torrens) along the trail host the festival while those attending are encouraged to walk or ride from town to town to experience three mini events as well as the trail itself.
Adelaide Hills Council Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom said “the strong community spirit present at Discover, Play, Bikeway! indicates a return to events that bring us together and support community wellbeing. ‘Discover, Play, Bikeway!’ is all about sharing the secret of the Amy Gillett Bikeway and supporting local communities still recovering from bushfire and COVID-19.”
Travelling along the trail and visiting each town, you soon realise that this is a strong and proud community that loves its rail trail. It provides tourism income but more importantly it connects and unites the three towns – soon to be four on the completion of the trail extension to Birdwood.
The most pleasing and surprising sight all along the trail was the number of children cycling the trail – our cycling future looks fit, healthy and ready to ride.
You are never too young to ride your bike
Woodside BMX track on the site of the former Woodside Railway Station
Royal Automobile Association of SA – supporting safe cycling
Music at Charleston