History

The Squeaky Wheel was the culmination of 10 years of grass roots bicycle advocacy and event programming lead by Pip Carroll. The Company was formally established in 2013 as a not for profit entity, but before then Pip and the core team of staff had worked with an extensive network of volunteers and partners to stage the Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival and Melbourne Bikefest. 

Melbourne Bikefest was staged from 2010 to 2013, bringing together many thousands of people from all over Australia in a celebration of bikes in everyday life. The festival was made up of events produced and delivered by The Squeaky Wheel, but also featured contributions from dozens of community organisations, individuals, sponsors and friends, a true collective effort. Our motivation for staging the festival was to position bike riding as integral to the civic experience, integrating food, fashion, art, design, music, discussions and ideas, and also, but not only, sport and recreation. Find out a more below. 
 

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The Squeaky Wheel was the culmination of 10 years of grass roots bicycle advocacy and event programming lead by Pip Carroll. The Company was formally established in 2013 as a not for profit entity, but before then Pip and the core team of staff had worked with an extensive network of volunteers and partners to stage the Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival and Melbourne Bikefest. <\/p>

Melbourne Bikefest was staged from 2010 to 2013, bringing together many thousands of people from all over Australia in a celebration of bikes in everyday life. The festival was made up of events produced and delivered by The Squeaky Wheel, but also featured contributions from dozens of community organisations, individuals, sponsors and friends, a true collective effort. Our motivation for staging the festival was to position bike riding as integral to the civic experience, integrating food, fashion, art, design, music, discussions and ideas, and also, but not only, sport and recreation. Find out a more below. 
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Bikefest was born out of a collective desire to create a local, grassroots celebration of bikes in everyday life.  Following a 3 year stint (2007 - 2009) producing the Melbourne leg of the Bicycle Film Festival<\/a>, a volunteer committee worked to create a 5 day extravaganza of Melbourne bike flavour. The festival included a Bike Fashion Runway, Art show, Bike Craft Market, the Better By Bike competition, Tweed Ride, Forums program, Bike Shop, the Once Bitten clips<\/strong><\/a> and BMX jam, and one very big party at inner city venue 1000 Pound Bend. Check out some of the action below, and in our 2010 Bikefest set on Flickr<\/a>.<\/p><\/div><\/div>

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