Port Melbourne Bikefest on Bay Street Reply

A celebration for all types of bike riders in Port Melbourne

The inaugural Port Melbourne Bikefest (Bikefest) will take place on Bay St, Port Melbourne with the street closed to traffic from Beach to Bridge streets to transform into a bicycle hub on Sunday 3 March from 10am to 10pm. It will feature something for all kinds of bike rider: young and old, new and experienced, the curious and the committed. Bikefest is being delivered by the Port Melbourne Business Association and supported by council with funding for traffic management and bike valet parking as well as in-kind staff support.

Expected to attract up to 5000 people and involving local community groups and traders, bookended by Crossy’s Ride and Crossy’s Gig, Bikefest is the first of its kind for City of Port Phillip and helps to realise one of council’s goals to create a bike riding culture within our city outlined in its Bike Plan.

On the day council staff will be roving around at the event speaking with people about journey planning by bike, walking or public transport, promoting upcoming bike events and courses and the ‘look out for riders’ message all whilst wearing ‘No Cuts, No Butts’ t-shirts. As council staff rove through the Bikefest area they will ring bike bells to get everyone’s attention to promote the use of bells when passing pedestrians.
The program of events can be accessed here: http://www.melbournebikefest.com.au/portmelbournebikefest

Some other upcoming council bike events

Tue 12 March, 9.45am – 2.45pm Elwood.
Fix a flat – bike maintenance

Sun 21 April, 10am – 1pm South Melbourne.
Ride2School Day

Fri 22 March.
Defensive Riding Course
Kids Who Ride Go Further
The Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) bike skills course

Sun 24 March, 9am – 1pm St Kilda
Sun 17 March, 8.30am – 4.30pm St Kilda.

Bike Ed training grant
Thu & Fri 30/31 May 9- 4pm Elwood

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