The Cycle Hub project in Tanunda continues to roll on with the facility well on its way to completion, with another aspect of the overall plan now open to the public.
The bicycle maintenance station is a dedicated space for people to undertake running repairs on their bike.
It features a public work stand that allows the bike to be safely mounted, by the seat or top tube, to provide people with easier access to fix their bike. Tools affixed to the work stand include a tire lever, wrenches, screwdrivers and a sturdy bike pump.
The design of the area is ergonomically sound to work for all riders, with all types of bikes, including road bikes and mountain bikes. Wall mounted storage racks also allow riders to conveniently store their bikes.
“The maintenance area is a really great workable space for cyclists to be able to undertake necessary repairs on their bikes,” said Mayor Brian Hurn.
“We envisage that not only tourists will use this space, but encourage members of the community to use this maintenance facility as well. If people don’t have the right tools to repair their bike at home, this space is perfect."
“The response to the Cycle Hub project has been outstanding from within the community and also from visitors to the region. It’s great to see the buzz of excitement from people who are watching the project progress.”
Mayor Hurn believes that once completed, the Cycle Hub will become a focal meeting point in the heart of Tanunda, providing direct access to retail shops, restaurants, cafes and tourism operators.
The Barossa Cycle Hub project is tracking well with the official opening of the new facility expected to coincide with the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under stage start in January.
This project is co-funded by the Australian Government through the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund Grants Programme and co-funded by The Barossa Council.