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Discover, Play, Bikeway!

Join us to ride or walk the Amy Gillett Pathway and discover an array of music, art, food and entertainment along the way, from Oakbank to Woodside, Charleston and Mount Torrens.

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Discover, Play, Bikeway!

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Ride or walk the Amy Gillett Pathway and discover an array of music, art, food and entertainment all set against the backdrop of the spectacular rolling Adelaide Hills.

The 15-kilometre trail winds through picturesque towns, past iconic hills businesses and thriving wineries, encompassing Oakbank, Woodside, Charleston and Mount Torrens.

At Discover Play Bikeway!, safety is paramount so this year we’re focused on ensuring every driver, cyclist and pedestrian is well informed and secure.

Don’t miss the chance to meet Jeff, the SAPOL Road Safety Dog who will add an extra wag of fun to the festivities. The RAA will also be there giving free bike checks, RAA bike merchandise, helmet fittings and road and bike education.

The event is open to all ages and, best of all, it’s FREE! Get involved on Sunday 3 March 2024 from 9am to 3pm.

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Plan your day - what to see and do along the way!

Join anywhere along the Amy Gillett Bikeway from Oakbank to Mount Torrens. There will be activity hubs at Woodside, Charleston and Mount Torrens.

Free parking is available at Gillman Reserve in Oakbank or at any of the activity hubs.

Woodside - Woody Trails, Station Road

There will be children's activities, story reading, free bike checks and helmet fittings by RAA, Jeff the Road Safety Dog, and a live band and entertainers. Car parking is available as well as bikes for hire.

9:00am - 3:00pmFREE Face Painting
10:00am - 10:40amRoving Entertainment - Stilt Walker and Juggler
11:00amStory Reading
11:00amJeff the SAPOL Road Safety Dog
12:00pm - 12:30pmRoving Entertainment - Malachi Frost
1:00pmStory Reading
1:00pmJeff the SAPOL Road Safety Dog
1:00pm - 1:45pmThe Atlantic Street Band
2:00pmAmy Gillett's Parents talk road and cycling safety


Charleston Playground

Come along and grab a coffee and bite to eat while the kids enjoy the petting zoo, try out the state-of-the-art playground, exercise equipment or maybe even the learner BMX track. There will be bikes for hire and live entertainment, as well as the adorable Hills Ballet School toddler dance routine.

9:00am - 3:00pmPetting Zoo
10:00am - 10:20amHills Ballet School Toddler Ballerinas
11:00am - 11:45amThe Atlantic Street Band
2:00pm - 2:30pmRoving Entertainment - Malachi Frost

Mount Torrens Oval

Mount Torrens is a great place to start your day with car parking available, entertainment and a variety of market stalls managed by the Mt Torrens Market. The Mt Torrens adventure playground is a hidden gem of the Hills!

9:00am - 3:00pmMount Torrens Market
11:30am - 12:10pmRoving Entertainment - Stilt Walker and Juggler
1:00pm - 1:40pmRoving Entertainment - Stilt Walker and Unicyclist

No bike? No problem - bike hire options

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Bike About - Woody Trails, Station Road Woodside

Hire a bike from Bike About onsite at Woody Trails! Electric and standard bikes available.

Two-hour e-bike hire is available to book on the day: Adult e-bike $50, Kids e-bike $40. Full day hire is available to book in advance.

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E-Go Bike Hire - Charleston

On the day come and visit E-Go bike Hire’s Stall at the Charleston hub where you can walk in and book an e-Bike for three hours at $50 and head out to explore the bikeway. First in best dressed!

E-Go Bike Hire from the Central Adelaide Hills, have a range of quality touring e-Bikes, standard diamond frame and step through, suitable for people with a height of 155cm and above.

Full day hire is available to book in advance via their website below.

Special offers from local businesses

Melba's Chocolates

Receive a FREE Chocolate Frog with any purchase at Melba's Chocolates! This is just the yummy fuel you need to keep pedaling or walking along the bikeway!

Lobethal Road Winery

Be sure to stop in at Lobethal Road Winery to take advantage of 15% off six bottles or more to take home plus free delivery.

Barristers Block Wines

The delightful Barristers Block Winery can be found along the bikeway just out of Woodside. Drop in and enjoy a tasting, grazing plate or maybe even a well-deserved rest on the rolling lawn with the vines glowing golden in the autumn light! Offers include:

  • $35 Pizza and wine tasting flight
  • $25 Kids meal, drink and ice cream package
  • 10% off all take home six packs

Stallholders List

Woodside

  • A New Leaf
  • Amy Gillett Display
  • Adelaide Hills Council Mobile Library
  • Bike About bike hire
  • Charlie Boy's Coffee
  • East Waste
  • ForestrySA
  • Jeff the Road Safety Dog
  • Kellie and Abbie
  • Lions Club Onkaparinga Valley Barbecue
  • Love Woodside
  • Natura's Craft Ice Cream
  • RAA
  • St John
  • The Grilld Cheeserie
  • Zooom Juice

Charleston

  • E-Go Bike Hire
  • Bake Grind n Roll
  • Signor Arrosticini

Mount Torrens

  • Mount Torrens Market

Share the Bikeway

Whether on wheels or on foot, don’t forget to keep left when travelling along the Bikeway. If you hear a bell, someone is trying to pass you, so move to the left and keep children and dogs close by.

Accessibility

This is a fully accessible event. Accessible toilets are available at Woody Trails BMX Track in Woodside and Mt Torrens.

Stay hydrated

Remember to regularly rehydrate as you travel along the Bikeway. Stop by the SA Water Quench Bench in Woodside to refill your water.

Keep it clean

Please take any rubbish with you or use the bins provided.

Bushfire warning

On the day of the event if the forecast fire danger rating is above 'Extreme 75' or 'Catastrophic' for the Mount Lofty Ranges district the event will be cancelled.

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