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It seems that even predicted showers didn't have the chutzpa to ruin a fabulous day when the Bike Fest Community Picnic came to town.

Hotties, hipsters, nannas, fashionistas and ankle biters alike gathered in the sunshine of the village lawn of the Abbortsford Convent to share, feast and celebrate all that is two wheeled.

Guest were greeted on arrival with the Roll Up Valet Bike Parking service before being tempted by the shared feasting table, very competitive bake off, village lawn games, bicycle coffee cart, baked goods from the Convent Bakery and all whilst being softly lulled by a series of acoustic artists.

Children (and inner children) frollicked (yes FROLLICKED!) in the grass , partaking in chalk drawing and totem tennis and rolling in the crumbs of all the free food going around.

Not that we are ones to blow our own horns, but the Time Out Melbourne Stall may have been responsible for several sugar comas on the day, providing macaroons, melting moments, cake pops, biscuits and cup cakes all for the extremely reasonable price of... free.

Our lovely attendants might have been wearing aprons and doing their best Christina Hendricks impressions however , were in fact unable to take credit for style,shape or sugar of the stall. Our lovely friends at ' An Inspired Occasion' and 'A little somethin' somethin' ' took on the task and out did themselves proud with an impressive spread and beautiful presentation that had stall visitors transfixed.

Just quietly, we reckon that on our side we are a shoe in for next years bake off (which we sadly couldn't enter this year due to an absolute lack of skill and the fact that they wouldn't accept microwaved noodles as an entry).

As the crowd cycled off into the sunset at the end of the day there was a gentle sigh as everyone realised it was still possible to have wholesome fun on a weekend.

Photos by Asher Floyd   |  

Bikefest Village Picnic details

Mercator Lawn
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford 3067

Telephone 03 9415 3600

Nearby Stations: Victoria Park

Price FREE
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Date Sat 10 Mar 2012

Open 11am-5pm

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