Bike Month 2020 in the City of Belmont was celebrated over three weekends in October. Having a bit more time to work with compared to 'Bike Week' meant a little more opportunity without the schedule getting too hectic.
Bike Breakfast - our biggest annual bike related event migrated to October from March. Nice early morning right on the Swan River and just off the Graham Farmer PSP. Great coffee and a yummy hot breakfast for around 180 people. While the BikeDr pop fixed a few squeaks and creaks, no bike parking was delivered so the planned bike valet was a bit of a struggle.
Rusty Riders and bike checks - this time a session for some out of practice bike riders looking to gain a little more confidence. The same location provided a chance to get some rusty bikes checked over too. While a pretty low number event it really targets interested people to get some confidence back and get back on those bikes. Defiantly offer fully functional bikes for people to borrow to make sure there is nothing holding people back.
Cycle Through the City - for event day we set out a few route options, planned some interactive activities at four key parks and had some fun fact signs for about 10 other locations. Participants could either have a self guided experience or attend a guided ride session with a cycling coach. The routes explored some of some lesser known places, back streets and scenic highlights. Our target was really the recreational rider as a full loop would only have clocked up about 18km. Being a bit of a first for this event there are defiantly some lesson learned for next time. In essence make every element of the event a whole lot simpler. Just one route, one start time and a simpler way of setting out the route. While we had an online map for the routes - getting these onto a platform like Google maps would have been the best user experience.
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