Cycling for epicureans around Beechworth
The Town Bike is a new initiative from three of Beechworth’s landmark businesses where visitors get to dump the car and enjoy the picturesque sights and fresh air of the town over the handlebars of a bicycle, which is provided free of charge.
Designed as a means of linking businesses known for the quality of their local produce – in particular, Bridge Road Brewers, Larder Fromagerie and Provisions, and Pennyweight Winery – Town Bike cyclists are given a map upon pick-up from the first stop, Bridge Road Brewery, to help guide them on their journey. The idea is to gather delicious goods along the way and then settle down on the banks of Lake Sambell for a picnic where you can experience Beechworth at its autumnal best.
Of course, visitors are not restricted to this map or the suggested itinerary – the many other sights of Beechworth are within peddling distance, including historic attractions like LaTrobe University campus (former Beechworth Lunatic Asylum), Beechworth Court House and Beechworth Chinese Cultural Centre, the iconic Beechworth Bakery, and award-winning restaurants such as Gigi’s of Beechworth and Wardens Food & Wine.
Once finished for the day, Town Bike cyclists drop off bikes back at Bridge Road Brewery where they can treat themselves to one of the handcrafted specialty beers – a great cool-down after a day of working the legs rather than the gear-stick.
For more information: Ben Kraus, Bridge Road Brewers, Ph: 0422929235