Better late than never! Subiaco supported and celebrated Bike Week in March 2019 with five fabulous engaging events and activities; Bike Breakfast, Ride to Market, Bike Maintenance Workshop, Free Spin Classes and an activity at the Race Around Subi event.
The Subiaco Bike Breakfast above the Subiaco Train Station was popular as always. About 500 cyclists attended and enjoyed free breakfast, bike maintenance and a selection of information stalls. WA Police and Cycliq were the most popular. The City also promoted our Lords Recreation Centre and Act Belong Commit. We added a few new things this year including some picnic bench seating and a piano accordion player for some Parisian vibes.
The Bike Maintenance Workshop was booked out immediately again. Will consider running more than one in the future as attendees gain a lot of value from these.
Ride to Market attracted a lot of families, many who dragged their old dusty bikes out of the shed to ride to the markets to collect a $10 market voucher, and some freebies (even some retro TravelSmart merch!). We also had free bike maintenance at this event that was very popular.
Lords Recreation Centre ran a 'bring a friend for free' offer for all spin classes during Bike Week to give the community the opportunity to experience cycling for fitness. Many people took up this offer.
The biennial Race Around Subi event run by the City's youth advisory group, Subi Voice of Youth, also occurred during Bike Week. The City hosted a bike theme activity for race participants where they had to name the parts of the bicycle correctly to collect a stamp on their race passport.
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