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Pedal along to one of the many great events happening across Melbourne for Bikefest

You needn’t fall into the black jeans’n’fixie or Great-Ocean-Road-in-Lycra camps: cycling’s become a lifestyle choice for all types as this annual festival proves. Check out some of the highlights below...

Bikefest Treadlie Market


From collectors to craftspeople, there will be everything you need to spruce up your ride alongside swap meets, stalls and kids activities including Dirtgirl and Scrapboy's Wheelie Workshop.

Ride-In movie at Coburg


The Ride-In crew will be departing from Rushall Station at 7.30pm to journey 10km to the Coburg drive-in to catch a film. There will be a s small BBQ/butane stove available and some free snags, but make sure you bring a picnic rug and/or chairs, food to cook and/or share and bike lights.

Bikefest: Pushy Women


The annual Bikefest promises a packed program of bicycle-biased fun... but once again Catherine Deveny's Pushy Women forum will be a hee-laire highlight.

Port Melbourne Bikefest

Port Melbourne

Bikefest is going seaside when Bay St closes off from traffic to allow two-wheeled enthusiast to make the most of the street in this celebration all things cycling related. Highlights of the day include bike polo, a mobile bicycle disco, a performance from the Velociteers, bike trivia and plenty of stalls and activities.

Bikefest Best in Show


Are you a hot rod, a high maintenance beauty queen, a city cruiser, a speed machine or a part of the vintage scene? Whatever category you peddle into, you can get involved at the Bikefest Tredlie Markets or the Port Melbourne Bikefest.

Bikefest Speed Dating


Take a detour on your way home from work this Valentine's Day to meet your true love on two wheels. This quirky speed dating event will be getting into gear with the help of Kitty Bang who will host the evening.

Yarra Full Moon Ride


Set out and explore the city under the light of a full moon. Ride back to the city from Eltham along the Yarra track for around 25 kilometres, stopping along the way for a picnic. Bike lights and snacks for the picnic required.

Op Shop Tour


Go on a second-hand adventure discovering some of Melbourne's best charity stores and not-for-profit organisations. You will depart from the Bikefest Treadlie Market. Bookings essential.

Batmania Superhero Ride

Brunswick East

Don your best superhero gear for this fun ride. Accessorise your bike (or Bat-mobile) accordingly and get ready to perform heroic challenges. Also make sure you bring a camera or smartphone - some challenges will involve taking photos.

Dirtgirl and Scrapboy's Wheelie Workshop


The wheelie doctors will diagnose your set of wheels for safety and sustainability and then you will have a chance to spruce up your ride at one of the decoration stations. After your bike is checked and jazzed up you'll be ready to roll on down the wheelie runway to show off your designer bikes and scooters alongside Dirtgirl and Scrapboy.

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By Jordan Kretchmer   |  

Melbourne Bikefest 2013 details

Around Melbourne, Melbourne 3000

Date 15 Feb 2013-09 Mar 2013

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