Melbourne Bikefest News

Your Dooring Stories - Share and Be Aware

27th March, 2013
SHARE AND BE AWARE. VIEW MORE STORIES HERE HAVE you ever had a car door open onto you while riding your bike? Have you had a near miss, or did...
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THE SUN SETS ON BIKEFEST 2013

22nd March, 2013
After 4 weekends of bicycle loving, Melbourne Bikefest 2013 has drawn to a close, and we are getting all misty eyed thinking back over...
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Bicycle Best In Show

21st March, 2013
We've seen some real good looking bikes this past 4 weeks and thanks to the great Bicycle Best In Show team, this didn't go unnoticed: Over 150...
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Bikefest Village Picnic this Saturday

7th March, 2013
Think of all the times you've been wanting to bring your friends or family together to share a ride and a meal at a glorious destination, well this...
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Move Mindfully - screened at the Village Picnic this Saturday

7th March, 2013
Move Mindfully returns for 2013! We’ve created three short clips featuring ‘Mr Mindful’ enjoying a day out in...
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Bicycle Best In Show Grand Finale

5th March, 2013
5pm-5.30pm Sacred Heart Courtyard, Shadow Electric space With SO MANY good looking people and bikes attending Bikefest events we just had to think...
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Share and Be Aware - share your dooring story

22nd February, 2013
  'Share and Be Aware' is an initiative of the Road Safety Action Group Inner Melbourne (RSAGIM) and supports respectful shared...
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Win this Oma Bike!

20th February, 2013
The gorgeous classic 'Oma' bike (literally translated Grannie bike) is THE traditional Dutch City cruiser, and thanks to the great people...
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Are you the Best In Show?

16th February, 2013
The Bikefest Treadlie Market kicked off yesterday on the banks of the Yarra, deep inside the Sustainable Living Festival, what an amazing place to...
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Bikefest Valentines Day

13th February, 2013
Bicycle love is in the air this Valentines Day! Melbourne Bikefest returns for 2013, and is sharing the love this Thursday 14 February (or Bikefest...
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Bikefest Tee's

12th February, 2013
We’ve teamed up with Ed’s Threds and asked Drunk Park‘s Seb to come up with a design that reflects our approach to...
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Bikefest Treadlie Market This Weekend!

7th February, 2013
Kicking off the fest is the three day bicycle extravaganza we like to call the Bikefest Treadlie Market. Presented 15 - 17 Feb in...
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Bikefest 2013 - Come and get it!

16th January, 2013
Welcome to Melbourne Bikefest 2013, set to roll out across our fine city from Feb 15 – March 9. The 2013 calendar of events provides...
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Bikefest 2013 - 4 weekends of velo love

13th December, 2012
Summer is finally here and we can't wait to ride off into the sunset on warm evening adventures - and we would if we weren't SO BUSY getting...
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Bikefest Besties

27th November, 2012
If you like bikes and the people that ride them, you are bound to love Bikefest. We rely on volunteer support to make the event happen so if you...
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Bikefest 2013 - Festival dates announced

8th November, 2012
How time flies but how long it takes to get there..! Hard to believe that November has rolled around and there are just 3 months 'til we bring you...
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Bikefest 2013 - Satellite Event and Ride Applications now open

7th November, 2012
Bikefest 2013 will roll back into town from 15 Feb - 9 March. Make sure you and your bike are ready for 4 weekends dedicated to bike...
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Melbourne Bikefest Over for Another Year

23rd March, 2012
Held over 4 weeks, the 2012 Melbourne Bikefest festival took in more than 30 events and reached more than 120,000 people. Our intention...
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Village Picnic Bakefest 2012 - the winning cakes

19th March, 2012
One of the highlights of the inaugural Bikefest Village Picnic was definitely the Rad Rebel Riders Bakefest. A huge thanks to the gang and...
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BMX Jam - the Bikefest Finale

14th March, 2012
After 4 weeks, more than 30 events, a few rainstorms, lots of sunshine and an incalculable amount of bicycle loving, the 2012 Melbourne Bikefest...
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Moomba Parade on bikes

14th March, 2012
Labour Day weekend is all about getting out an enjoying the sunshine, and this year we did that in style with a Squeaky Wheel contingent of bike...
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Bikefest Bike Runway - one week to get your outfit ready!

9th March, 2012
There's just one week 'til the Bikefest Bike Runway hits town!. Thursday 15 March, 6-9pm 1000 Pound Bend 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne 3000...
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Bikefest Village Picnic Super Saturday Bike Love Marathon guide

8th March, 2012
There is so much happening this weekend at the Bikefest Village Picnic that we thought it best to provide you with a run down of how to best plan...
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Fill out our Audience Survey - win an Azor-Schokland bike

29th February, 2012
Melbourne Bikefest would not exist without the sponsors who share our goal of supporting bike riding in everyday life in Melbourne. Please help us...
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Bikefest Chasing Rainbows - First Entries and Awards details revealed!

24th February, 2012
We are very excited to reveal the first entries in the Chasing Rainbows Poster Design competition, a partnership with the 2012 UCI Track World...
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Better by Bike - The Winners

23rd February, 2012
The competition was tough and the judges' deliberation intense, but there could only be two winners (one Judges and one People's Choice) of this...
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Happy faces at Wheelie Workshop with Dirtgirl and Scrapboy

19th February, 2012
Bring your bikes and scooters along to ArtPlay’s “Wheelie Workshop” at the Sustainable Living Festival, where dirtgirl and...
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Get your hands on Limited Edition Bikefest KeepCup!

16th February, 2012
Many small acts can make a phenomenal difference - this is the thinking that inspired KeepCup to produce the first barista...
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Bikefest Treadlie Market - this weekend!

14th February, 2012
Our first event kicks off this Friday 17 Feb down at Birrarung Marr. The Bikefest Treadlie Market, presented in partnership with award winning...
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Be a Bikefest Buddy!

2nd February, 2012
We are super excited about bringing 2012 Melbourne Bikefest together, and we already have a great bunch of people helping out. If you hadn't...
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Ride Moomba for Bikefest

2nd February, 2012
This year Melbourne Bikefest is working with the grand old dame of Melbourne festivals, to incorporate a colourful contingent of bike riders into...
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Melbourne Bikefest Program unveiled! 17 Feb - 17 March 2012

25th January, 2012
It's been a long time coming but we are very pleased to reveal the program for the 2012 Melbourne Bikefest.  The festival will take in more...
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Chasing Rainbows - 2012 UCI Track World Championships Poster Design Competition

16th December, 2011
We are supremely excited to be working with the 2012 UCI Track World Championships, happening in our home town Melbourne in April 2012. The...
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2012 Melbourne Bikefest - COMING SOON!

6th December, 2011
Holy smokes is that the time? There are just 10 weeks to go before we lift the lid on the 2012 Melbourne Bikefest, opening up our fair city to a 4...
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Call for Bikefest 2012 Satellite Events

14th November, 2011
Doesn't time fly! The next Melbourne Bikefest is just 9 weeks away, taking place from the 17 February to 17 March 2012. We will be producing 7 key...
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More Everything at The Squeaky Wheel

13th September, 2011
2011 has been a big year for Bikefest. It's amazing what you can do when you decide to give yourself a little room to move. The next Bikefest will...
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Winter Light Ride Recap

12th July, 2011
The Winter Light at the End of the Tunnel. With the project coming to an end we can't help but think that Melbourne Bikefest and its Cycling Crew...
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Seeing things in a new light

23rd June, 2011
Bikefest Winter Light Rides. Melbourne Bikefest has been working with the City of Melbourne to present a series of rides over the next two weeks,...
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Roll Up Roll Up

8th June, 2011
Have you heard about our new project? It's called Roll Up Bicycle Valet Parking, it's a new service for festivals and events that...
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Warm Up the City This Winter!

11th May, 2011
This winter Bikefest is going to light up Melbourne!. We are assembling a posse to ride the city streets, encouraging people to see the City of...
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Bike Town Election Results

9th March, 2011
The votes are in! The people have spoken and the titles must be conferred upon those bikes who best represent the Bike Town Locals. More images...
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2010 Bikefest Summary

13th February, 2011
2010 Bikefest Statistics. The inaugural Bikefest was held in November 2010. View images from the festival. The 2010 Bikefest achieved 30,000 web...
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Bikefest dates announced

13th February, 2011
Bikefest moves to end of summer!. After four years of staging festivals (BFF 2007 - 2009 and Bikefest 2010) in the last weekend of November, we...
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Get inside the mind of Bikefest - Internship Available

25th January, 2011
If you have ever wanted to learn how to turn an idea into reality, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Ambiguous Horse (producer of Bikefest)...
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Fill out our survey for a chance to win an Allegro W1!

11th December, 2010
The dust is slowly settling on Bikefest 2010. It was a wonderful celebration of bike riding and a fantastic time was had by all. Thanks so much to...
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Donate to Bikefest

28th November, 2010
At the moment, Bikefest achieves an awful lot with extremely little. We do this by relying on the generous contributions of sponsors, programming...
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Tweed Ride Will Go Ahead Today

28th November, 2010
There's nothing quite like the smell of damp tweed. It's right up there with new born baby and blossoms in spring.  Interestingly, Tweed is...
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THIS EVENING AT BIKEFEST!

26th November, 2010
The weather is sporadically inclined but we are prepared for any occasion! For the biggest night of the festival, join us for a smashing party!...
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Rain Hail or Shine

25th November, 2010
Ride in Movie Wet Weather Contingency. Ticket holders for the Ride in Movies please note our wet weather plans (in order from worst possible to...
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Bike Riders are Bloody Vampires

17th November, 2010
Fear and danger turned on their head to discuss road sharing, vulnerability and visibility. Check out the complete set of Once Bitten clips now...
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Once Bitten Parts 1 & 2

13th November, 2010
'Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.' Bertrand Russell...
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Put it in your diary

7th November, 2010
We all know what a good party involves. Just the right number of poeple. Some of them you know, most of them you don't. Music, dancing, drinks and...
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Tickets Now On Sale!

20th October, 2010
Ticketed Events - Now On Sale!. Held over 5 days in November, Bikefest features Art & Design, Forums & Workshops, Markets & Retail,...
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Bikefest car-doored

1st October, 2010
In 2007 when the volunteer team behind Bikefest presented the first Bicycle Film Festival in Melbourne, we were told by the New York based founder...
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Better by Bike - Handy

26th September, 2010
Within easy reach, convenient or useful and skillful with the hands. If only everything in life was a little more HANDY. The Better by Bike Handy...
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Better by Bike - Happy

26th September, 2010
Riding a bicycle is a certain path to happiness and we are looking for ideas that make that happiness contageous. Have you found a way to make the...
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Better by Bike - Healthy

26th September, 2010
Riding a bike can improve not only the health of the individual, but the health of the community we all live in. Have you found a way to improve...
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Better by Bike - Hot

26th September, 2010
Can you make bike riders look even better, brighter, more comfortable or cool? Have you designed the ultimate accessory that kicks bad looks to the...
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Better by Bike - Prizes Announced

21st September, 2010
Better by Bike is our inaugural competition for ideas that are Happy, Handy, Healthy or Hot. Deadline for entries is Friday October 8. We are...
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Getting crafty for bikes

27th August, 2010
When you ride a bike, you develop a certain appreciation for human powered outcomes. You also develop an appreciation for nifty items that can make...
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Better by Bike - Judges Announced

9th August, 2010
Better By Bike is Bikefest's inaugural design competition for ideas that make the world better by bike. Any kind of entry is welcome, and will be...
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Once Bitten - Call for Director

18th July, 2010
Some people think that bike riders are blood-sucking degenerates that don’t belong on the roads, can’t afford a car and probably eat...
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New friends

2nd July, 2010
Barely a day old and already Bikefest is making new friends. We are very pleased to be working with the State of Design as a media partner to...
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