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.
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