Free cruiser-style bikes have been popular among tourists to Echuca-Moama this year, who can be seen out and about in large numbers around the twin towns.ALEX BATHMAN January 8, 2014 4:44am
Tom and Helen McCrimmon of Melbourne enjoy the use of the free picnic bikes available to use at the port.
Echuca-Moama is still bustling with tourists enjoying what the region has to offer.
Tom and Helen McCrimmon were visiting from Melbourne and spent time riding the free port picnic bikes on Sunday.
The pair picked up the cruiser-style bikes at St Anne’s cellar door and ventured around the bike tracks.
St Anne’s assistant Kristen Dyer said the bikes had been extremely popular.
‘‘They’ve all had fun. Even the older people come in and say the bikes bring back memories. They’re reliving their memories,’’ Ms Dyer said.
With many hotels and motels still booked out, Campaspe Shire mayor Ian Maddison was pleased with this year’s tourism numbers.
‘‘I’ve been hearing from our traders that it has been terrific,’’ he said.
‘‘The weather has encouraged people to come to town and enjoy the hospitality and shopping that Echuca provides.’’
Mr McCrimmon said he had enjoyed his stay in Echuca.
‘‘It was great and we had a lovely time.
‘‘We really enjoyed getting on the bikes, it was nice to get around really casually.’’
Mr McCrimmon said the couple also enjoyed the proximity of the town’s eateries to the river.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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