Melbourne Bike Fest 2010

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Melbourne Bike Fest 2010


If you’re into everything bikes then Melbourne Bikefest is the place you need to be this November.

Bikefest, a community celebration of bikes in everyday life, is making it’s way to you from Wednesday November 24.

Bikefest gives everyone a chance to participate in a broad program of events to highlight ideas such as transport, health, sustainability, design, safety, planning, youth and cultural engagement.

This unique organisation aims to promote bike riding in Australian culture by hosting a celebratory event that is non-competitive and that everyone, of every ability and riding style, is able to attend.

At 9.30am on November 26 Bikefest introduces Mess and Noise Presents, who are bringing you an awesome line-up of local bands including Aleks & The Ramps, Megastick Fanfare and East Brunswick All Girls Choir.

From 8pm that night, for your comedic entertainment, the Bikefest Great Debate will be held. Cars or Bikes? Which is better? Does it even matter? Let the city’s quickest wits decide! An all-star cast of local comedians will have you pondering whether “Bikes are the best form of transport”. Catch Josh Earl, Hannah Gadsby, Charlie Pickering, Bart Freebairn, Lawrence Leung, Harley Breen and Andrew McLelland at what is sure to be a hilarious event.

Other events during Bikefest include Ride In Movies (your chance to grab your mountain bike, BMX, or just that old bike that’s been collecting dust in the garage and catch a movie at the moonlit cinema) and Bike Runway (who says bikes don’t equal fashion?) At this show, Melbourne’s established and emerging designers present you with their one of a kind collections. Don’t miss pieces by MüCKE, Neisha, The Social Studio and Upper Left Arm.

Ending the festival with a bang will be the Melbourne Tweed Ride, where you get to ride around Melbourne decked out in your finest, and The JVG Radio Method Live From Bikefest, where Triple R’s Jonnie Von Goes will be joined by musical guests including Dan Warner and Ian Bland giving us their own take on the “Ride” theme.

So what are you waiting for?

Melbourne Bikefest kicks off Wednesday November 24 and runs till Sunday November 28, 2010. Where to find it? Head to 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne for all the action.

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