Orange Bikes Abound As Clare Valley Rallies Behind April 8 Cycling Event

By 24 March 20182018 News

They’re the talk of the town, enthusiasts and non riders alike are abuzz about the orange bikes popping up all around the Clare Valley region in the lead up to April 8’s Clare Classic Gran Fondo cycling event.

Hay bales and the Clare Classic being promoted between Clare and Blythe.

Spending time out on the 160km Maxi-Classic course on a glorious sunny afternoon earlier this week, we were stunned and amazed not only by the many decorative bikes, but also the hay bale signage celebrating the looming cycling event.

The handiwork of the Clare Valley Business and Tourism Association, volunteers have been hard at work ’planting’ the bikes with committee members busily setting the scene, lining the courses with dearly-loved, orange painted bikes at strategic points along the way.

Dr. John Koch, left, and Colin Stevens on right, are two of the proud committee members who’ve been out there this week doing their bit to help make the Clare Classic a truly memorable Clare Valley event.

Tony from Adelaide is riding the 110km Clare Classic route, here he is admiring one of the many orange bikes around the Clare Valley.

The bikes have been placed right through the region – from Auburn out to Mintaro, through Clare, out at Blythe and right up to Brinkworth.

Registrations are still open for the April 8 Gran Fondo cycling event – Book your place at and we look forward to seeing you there.

Are you a local or visiting the Clare Valley over Easter or in the lead up to the April 8 event?

We’d love to see your images! Post your photos of the orange bikes & hay bale art to social media and tag them #ClareClassic !