Bike Week is every week

Just because Bike Week is over doesn’t mean you have to put the bike back in the shed. Whether you want to ride for transport, for fun or for a healthier lifestyle, there are plenty of ways to get involved in cycling. The Easter long weekend is another great chance to get pedalling.

Transport

  • Get your workplace or school involved to make it easier for everyone to work and school HERE

Mountain Biking

  • Grab your mountain bike and explore some of WA’s natural beauty and its vast and diverse network of trails for recreation or for competition. See more at the MTBWA website

Touring

  • Ride the Munda Biddi Trail, the longest off-road cycling trail in the world running from Mundaring to Albany. See more HERE

Recreational and social riding – road and path

  • Challenge yourself by entering the 2018 Dams Challenge – entries close 3 April. Enter the race HERE
  • Whether you are training for an event or just want to go at an easy pace, there is variety of clubs to suit your style of riding. See more HERE

Road Racing

  • Take your cycling to the next level and compete in the The Element Road Series. The series and the dates will be announced soon. Stay tuned to their Facebook page.

BMX

  • Get involved in BMX Racing for young and old.  From Club level right up to the Olympics. Join a local club in your area – we have 8 metropolitan and 12 country clubs. You can find out more about BMX in WA HERE.
  • The 2018 State Super Series round continues in Byford on 8 April 2018. Find out more HERE

Make the most of Bike Week

Bike Week 2018 – Make the most of Bike Week 2018 in Perth Metro-Central with this must-do list

Bike Week is Western Australia’s annual celebration of people riding bikes. So whether you ride for transport, for fun or for a healthier lifestyle, then there is a Bike Week event for you!

A diverse lineup of bike-related events and fun activities will be held across metropolitan and regional Western Australia between 16 to 25 March 2018. In particular, the Perth Metro-Central area has a wide variety of events to encourage you to get on your bike.

To start your Bike Week adventure, you’ll need to make sure your bike is ready for the week ahead and ride your bike to the Cambridge Street Festival where you can get a free bicycle checkup and lube at the Bicycle Pit-Stop (SAT 10 March). Or if you prefer to do-it-yourself, you might like to attend a bike maintenance workshop in Mosman Park (SUN 18 March) or Subiaco (TUES 20 March) although bookings are required.

Don’t have a bike yet, but not sure what bike you should buy? Head to the City of Belmont’s Come Try Learn –  Bike Drop in Session (SAT 17 March) where you can have a no pressure chat to a bike coach and mechanic and try different bikes of all shapes and sizes, including electric, cargo, mountain and even bike trailers. Make sure you do this early, so that you can then pop over to the City of Vincent’s Bike Market (SAT 17 March), where you can go and browse through hundreds of bikes and accessories on sale.

With your new or well-tuned bike, you are ready to start enjoying some of the community rides on offer in the Perth Metro-Central Area. These include:

If you’ve always wanted to ride your bike to work, but need that little bit of motivation to get started, there are four bike to work breakfasts that you can visit, get yourself a breakfast reward and connect with other commuters. The first two bike to work breakfasts are located at Lake Monger and Mount Hawthorn (WED 21 March) presented by the Town of Cambridge and the City of Vincent.

To keep your bike running smoothly for the rest of the week and for the upcoming weekend, pop into the City of Vincent’s Bike Wash (THURS 22 March) in Leederville on the way home from work so that your bike is fresh for another bike breakfast on Friday (FRI 23 March) in Rivervale or Subiaco, presented by the City of Belmont and the City of Subiaco.

On Saturday 24 March, there are exciting new ways to get the family involved in cycling, with Cycling Without Age – WA presenting a WA’s first trishaw ebike that will enable residential aged care facilities to give their residents the feeling of “wind in their hair. Or if farmers markets are more your family’s style, the Subi Farmers Market are offering a $10 voucher and a VIP bike valet service for the first 100 bikes that ride to market.

To finish off Bike Week 2018, in the morning (SUN 25 March) come into Leederville with the family and watch the finale of the The Ring Summer Criterium Series as cyclists go head to head in the streets of Leederville. If you’re interested in racing, you can join in on the New Racers Program or for the kids, the Little Critters Program. Or if racing isn’t your style, join in on the Baysie Loves Bikes treasure hunt and other bike festivities alongside the Leake Street Safe Active Street in Bayswater. Bringing up the rear in the afternoon, the Town of Mosman Park’s Community Fair encourages you to “pimp out your bike” and are offering some great prizes for those that do.

Bike Week 2018 looks be another great week and there are plenty of more events right across WA. So if you are looking into how and where you can cycle more often, whether that is on a mountain bike, road bike, hand cycle, BMX, cargo bike, electric bike or trusty commuter bike, Bike Week 2018 gives you the opportunity to connect with other in your community, regardless of your age, ability or background. To an event in your area, go to the event calendar and filter in your region HERE

Resources for your Bike Week event

We have developed a list of resources that are available for your Bike Week event to provide information and help encourage people to take up cycling beyond Bike Week.

Best Practice Guides

Last year, WestCycle announced its best practice guides. As riders we cannot directly control the attitudes, thoughts and behaviours of other road users, but we can control our own behaviour and etiquette and if we uphold the highest of standards this will in turn, over time, result in respect from others.

There are three best practice guides; Riding Safely in a Group, Riding Safely on Your Own and Driving Safely with Bike Riders. WestCycle has a limited stock of printed guides, if you would like some copies please email bikeweek@westcycle.org.au

Digital versions of the guides can be found here and can be printed at home HERE

Home Printing Resources

Bike Maps and Guides

Are you keen to get to know your local neighbourhood on foot, by bike, or using public transport? If so, it could be time to Map Your Move using one of our handy local area maps produced in partnership with local government.

Printed copies available from:

Albany

Please contact Carl Beck at the City of Albany: carlb@albany.wa.gov.au

Joondalup:  Please call 9400 4232 or email: enviro@joondalup.wa.gov.au

While the following maps are not great for home printing, printed copies may be available by contacting the Local Governments directly.

Belmont: Please call 9477 7163, or via email at travelsmart@belmont.wa.gov.au

Cambridge: Please call 9347 6000

Cockburn: Please call 08 9411 3444 or email cycling@cockburn.wa.gov.au

Fremantle: Please call 08 9432 9999 (8am – 5pm) or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Melville: Please call (08) 9364 0666 or 1300 635 845 or email melinfo@melville.wa.gov.au

City of Perth: Please call 9461 3333 or email info.city@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Stirling: Please call 9205 8910 or email stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au

Subiaco: Please call 9237 9222 or email city@subiaco.wa.gov.au

Victoria Park: Please call the Seniors Access and Inclusion Officer on 9311 8111

Vincent: Please contact the City’s TravelSmart Officer on 9273 6558 or travelsmart@vincent.wa.gov.au

Wanneroo: Please call 9405 5000

You can find the link to all the maps HERE

Riding to work – guide

Interested in riding to work but not sure where to start? The guide answers frequently asked  questions including what equipment you may need to consider, fitness tips as well as clothing. Check out the guide HERE

Choosing the right bike – guide

Your Move has put together a guide the types of bikes you should consider when choosing a bike. Different bikes have different strengths. It is all about choosing the best bike for you and fitting into your lifestyle. Check out the guide HERE

Rules affecting cyclists and motorists in WA – guide

This resource is only a guide to the laws that apply to riding a bike in Western Australia. It does not include every legislative rule and requirement that applies to riding a bike, and is not intended to be used as a legal document, but answers some of the frequently asked questions about the road rules. You can see the guide HERE

Let’s Ride Junior Riding Program – guide

This guide provides parents with the skills and research to teach their children the correct way to ride a bike. You can view it HERE

Different Spokes for Different Folks – poster  

From the corner shop, to the nearest cyclepath or trailhead, to the great Australian outdoors and beyond. There are no limits to how you can use a bike including fun, fitness, transportation, engaging with a community of like-minded cyclists and much more.  You can download the poster: DIFFERENT SPOKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS

Basic Bike Maintenance – Guide

A well maintained bike makes for a safer, easier and more enjoyable ride. This guide provides handy tips to keep your bike in good working order. Find the resource here: Basic bike maintenance WEB