Countries from across Europe to the Americas hold huge bike expos every year, bringing together the latest in tech, accessories and more to celebrate all things bikes. Australia has lagged behind the times but not no more because the Melbourne Bike Show is going to be the biggest bike show the country has ever seen. And, it’s about time too.
No matter if you’re new to the world of cycling, if you’re a bike-as-a-mode-of-transport rider, or if you’re an avid lycra-clad weekend warrior, the Melbourne Bike Show will have something for you. There will be e-bikes, push bikes, folding bikes, fixies, cruisers, scooters, electric skateboards and an array of retro bikes to check out. Plus, all the gear you need to get rolling (safely) will be on show and up for grabs as well.
What to expect…
With over 6,000 square meters of floor space at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Melbourne Bike Show is bringing together consumers, vendors and bike manufacturers all under one roof. The hybrid industry trade and consumer show will unveil the latest innovations, technology and advancements in the biking world across two fun-filled days.
Attendees will also get to participate in incredible giveaways and take part in electrifying contests. Workshops with industry experts will be in high demand and cycling-focused vendors will also get to take part in the exclusive industry B2B only event (held separately).
Guest appearances at the Melbourne Bike Show will also be on the cards with more than a few of Australian cycling’s famous names and faces popping up across the two-day event. This includes three-time Tour de France green jersey winner Robbie McEwan, the first non-European to wear the Tour de France’s yellow jersey Phil Anderson and winner of the Milan-San Remo and Liège-Bastogne-Liège Simon Gerrans. They’ll also be joined by Australia’s only-ever Olympic gold medalist Kathy Watt and long-distance cyclist Dr Kate Leeming who cycled 22,040km from Africa’s most westerly to its most easterly point.
Currently, around 61% of Melbourne households and 53% of regional Victorian households have access to at least one working bicycle but only 16.7% of Victorian residents ride a bicycle on a weekly basis. The Melbourne Bike Show intends to amplify biking culture Down Under and increase usage.
The Melbourne Bike Show takes place on Saturday 10 September and Sunday 11 September. Tickets can be purchased for just one day; however, two-day passes are also available as well as tickets for industry professionals. Prices start from $15.60.