The City of Belmont Bike Month campaign was opened on 22 October with our most successful and longest running community bike event, the Belmont Bike Breakfast.
With the hit and miss weather in October we were lucky that event day was the best weather of the week. Held in a fantastic riverfront location right off the PSP it encourages a wide range of people to attend including general community, new and occasional riders, families, seniors, serious group riders and commuters. Best estimate came it at 180 attendees.
While you the most important breakfast provision is probably great food and good coffee, we also welcomed along the Bike Dr and some bike valet parking thanks to our local Mens Shed group which helped make the event.
The location has proven that all participants access this event by bike. Breakfast events allow people to take some time to stop in and get off their bike for a while. Having a drink and food available encourages like minded people to interact and have a chat. Bike Month events are also at the right time of year to encourage some less frequent riders back onto their bikes to enjoy the weather of the changing season.
Maybe next year we could try to have a bigger bike valet parking enclosure as peak hour got a bit hectic and also some more tables and chairs for people to sit and eat at.
Thanks for Department of Transport, Westcycle and Bike Month for support to run this event.
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