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