Bowral Classic boosts Highlands economy

October 31, 2022Posted in: Community, Delivering, Events

Organisers of the 2022 Bowral Classic have hailed this year’s cycling event as the most successful to date. Held across the Southern Highlands over the 15 and 16 October the two-day cycling extravaganza attracted 3,000 cyclists and 4,000 visitors to the Shire over the participating weekend. Event Organiser James Yaffa said the 2022 event exceeded...

Southern Highlands Bikes4Life volunteers needed

March 8, 2019Posted in: Community

Australian not-for-profit organisation Bikes 4 Life is calling on volunteers from across the Shire to help the local branch restore pushbikes for needy communities. The Southern Highlands branch of Bikes 4 Life operate from Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) where they are led by the Shire’s 2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Hans Radowitz....

RRC and Bicycles for Change to host free workshops

April 4, 2018Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

If you don’t know the difference between a gooseneck and crank arm, a new weekly bicycle repair workshop to be hosted at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) may be the perfect course for you. Starting Wednesday 4 April and every Wednesday thereafter, volunteers from Bicycles for Change will conduct a free hands-on workshop starting at...

Bikes bound for Namibia depart Council’s RRC

February 12, 2018Posted in: Community

Namibia’s needy are set to benefit from the generosity of Southern Highlands residents with the imminent arrival of a shipping container of second-hand bicycles. Bidding farewell to the shipping container packed with hundreds of bikes was Wingecarribee Shire Councillor Gordon Markwart and Bicycles for Change volunteers Hans Radowitz and Bob Clark. “This container is the...

Residents encouraged to get involved in Bike Week

September 12, 2017Posted in: Events

Bike Week

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging bike riders to don their helmets and join the eighth annual BBT Family Fun Ride on Sunday 24 September 2017. The 9km ride along the Bong Bong Shared Pathway will begin at 10am from the southern end of Railway Road in Burradoo (past Oxley College). Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie...