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Callington Spur Opening to Excite Riders

Public Invitation:

Callington Spur Trail,
Murray Bridge to Callington,
Trail Opening Ceremony
,
Saturday 12th September at 10am,
Linear Park, Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge.
Adjacent to Truck Drivers Memorial.

The Callington Spur Trail is a joint project of South Australian Recreation Trails Inc. (SARTI) and the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

The trail is a linear walking and mountain bike trail of 27km.

SARTI and RCMB invite you to attend the celebration of the completion of the Callington Spur Trail commenced in 2019 and completed in early 2020.

The event will be enhanced with displays and information from the walking community and promoters of healthy life-styles.

10.00am; Assemble adjacent to the Truck Drivers Memorial.
10:00am; Trail introduction and formal Opening by Mayor Brenton Lewis.
10.20am; Refreshments available.
10.30am; Walk or Mountain Bike on the trail (your choice).

All are welcome, bring your friends and family.

COVID restrictions and guidelines that exist at the time will be strictly adhered to.

For more information have a look at the Footsteps Newsletter on the Lavender Federation Trail website.
Brochures and maps will be available at this event and from the Visitor Information Centre, 3 South Tce, Murray Bridge.

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Test Trial Rides For New Trial

Keen cyclists and trail builders Helen Dominish and George Adams brought a group of friends along to test the main (as yet unnamed trail) to see if it was viable and worth riding.

George Adams had been deeply involved in the planning and construction of the Lavender Federation Trail (LFT) so was able to see the great potential of a cycling trail that closely followed that trail.

From early on it was realised that the cycling trail would not be a full duplication of the LFT as that was designed with walkers in mind, it was going into farmland and private properties, it had stiles and narrow paths not suited to cycling (well for most anyway).

So George & Helen and thier crew set about finding nice back-roads to skirt any of the spots that went into private land. They found plenty of great alternatives and were also able to follow the same ethos of the LFT, of bringing people into to the townships along the way (or as close as possible), so the local folks had the opportunity to gain some extra customers and riders to find rest and supplies.

The final verdict for whether they should build the trail was a resounding “YES!” and comments such as “Let’s build it, so everyone can enjoy the ride and fantastic scenery”