Things to do in Murray Bridge: August 27-September 2, 2021

Watch the state road cycling championships, cheer at the River Murray footy and netty finals or take a tour of Murray Bridge's public art.

South Australia’s elite road cyclists will return to Mypolonga this weekend for the 2021 state championships.

From a base at the Institute, cyclists in six age groups will race along Balanada Drive, up Merriwa Road, around onto Mypolonga Road and back via Balanada Drive and South Bokara Road to Green Street.

Auscycling SA general manager Lachie Ambrose said last year’s championships – the first to be held at the Murraylands town – had been a hit.

“Of all the new crit and road courses that we’ve come up with over the past five years, I don’t think we've ever seen such universally positive reviews as we did for this course,” he said.

“I have confidence that in the coming years this will become a true classic of the South Australian road racing season.”

A junior time trial championships will be held on Sunday.

Spectators will be welcome to come and watch.

Friday ☀ 19°

Barney Rebel: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Saturday ☂ 20°

River Murray football and netball: Qualifying finals at Mannum Oval.

Auscycling SA road state championships: 8.50am-5pm at Mypolonga.

Preschool passion project: 10-11.30am at Murray Bridge Library. Explore sensory science sensations, mathematical magic, artistic avenues and musical masterpieces with your preschooler. Book: Search for Play with a Purpose on Facebook or call 0467 096 402.

Barney Rebel: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Sunday ⛅ 18°

River Murray football and netball: Elimination finals at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge.

Auscycling SA junior time trial state championships: From 8.30am at Mypolonga.

Monday ⛅ 21°

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Tuesday ⛅ 22°

Murray Bridge public art walk: 10am-12pm, starting at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Discover sculptures and murals on a guided tour of Murray Bridge's CBD and riverfront, wear walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

Wednesday ☀ 25°

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Thursday ☂ 30°

Life stories with Peri: 2-4pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Put your achievements, memories or experiences into words with Murray Bridge News journalist Peri Strathearn.

Penguin Bloom: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a woman, paralysed in an accident, who befriends an injured magpie.

Disclosure: Barney Rebel is the author’s secret alter ego.

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