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2012 Bikefest

After the smashing debut of Bikefest 2010, we decided to shift from the torrential rain and pesky riding conditions of late spring, to the glorious sun and freewheelin feeling of late summer, skipping a calendar year to make the change. The 2012 Bikefest outgrew a single venue, and took up residence in community and cultural activities and institutions all over town. We resolved to preach to the converted no longer, and set out into the mainstream culture to find these elusive 'interested but concerned' bike riders-to-be.

We established the Bikefest Treadlie Market at the Sustainable Living Festival, presented Chasing Rainbows as part of the 2012 Track World Championships, continued the Bike Runway, delivered the My Bike Project, had a delightful time at the Village Picnic, initiated the Move Mindfully in Melbourne Program, debuted the Wheelie Workshop, continued Better by Bike and despite moving to February to avoid the rain, we made a pretty good time of it at our Opening Night Party, amongst other things... Check out some of the action below. 

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We established the Bikefest Treadlie Market at the Sustainable Living Festival, presented Chasing Rainbows as part of the 2012 Track World Championships, continued the Bike Runway, delivered the My Bike Project, had a delightful time at the Village Picnic, initiated the Move Mindfully in Melbourne Program, debuted the Wheelie Workshop, continued Better by Bike and despite moving to February to avoid the rain, we made a pretty good time of it at our Opening Night Party, amongst other things... Check out some of the action below. 

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We established the Bikefest Treadlie Market at the Sustainable Living Festival, presented Chasing Rainbows as part of the 2012 Track World Championships, continued the Bike Runway, delivered the My Bike Project, had a delightful time at the Village Picnic, initiated the Move Mindfully in Melbourne Program, debuted the Wheelie Workshop, continued Better by Bike and despite moving to February to avoid the rain, we made a pretty good time of it at our Opening Night Party, amongst other things... Check out some of the action below. 

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