Brunswick’s favourite bike festival returns to Barkly Square, Sunday 27 October, celebrating all things on two wheels. Barkly Bikes will put the pedal to the medal with a jam-packed new program, uniting the local cycling community and raising much-needed awareness for bicycle safety. Transforming the outdoor laneway precinct at Barkly Square, the free community event will host a charity breakfast fundraiser, offer free bike safety checks for visitors, house the latest and greatest bespoke cycling accessories, amaze with wheel-y spectacular circus performances, free healthy smoothies as well as live music and giveaways galore. Kicking off festivities, early risers (and riders) will be able to tuck into scrumptious bacon and egg rolls at the breakfast barbeque fundraiser in support of the Amy Gillet Foundation. All proceeds will be donated to the charity which is the country’s leading cycling safety organisation. To compliment the feast, an exclusive Q&A with friends of the Foundation will be hosted by Australian SBS Tour de France commentator, Matthew Kennan, discussing a series of hot-button topics relevant to the riding community and bike safety.
Visitors can make a pit stop at the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) interactive driver-rider safety installation; demonstrating safe travelling distances on the road with goodies for the kids to take home. Spin-inspired performances from the National Institute of Circus Arts will thrill audiences with the likes of unicyclist, Simon Wright as he jumps and juggles his way through the laneway. Free safety bike checks and store discounts will be available from Barkly Square’s resident cycle experts, Ray’s Bicycles. Attendees will get the chance to live like cycling royalty, taking their place on the winner’s podium on the ‘Tour De Barkly’ photobooth and capture the perfect GIF. Fitness fanatics can cycle for their smoothie at Bike n’ Blend, offering free fruity refreshments to the first 200 punters. Bicycle buffs can upgrade their gadgets and gear at the Bicycle Marketplace with a bespoke selection of the latest accessories. Plenty of prizes will be up for grabs alongside a plethora of delicious eateries throughout Barkly Square. Barkly Bikes is a free event located in the Barkly Square laneway, open to all from 9am until 3pm, Sunday 27 October 2019. Click here for more information.
Images: Barkly Square
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