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Celebrating Bikes in Everyday Life
Bikefest is produced by The Squeaky Wheel, a grass roots producing and advocacy initiative devoted to taking the sport out of transport. Our vision is for bike riding to be a mainstream transport choice in Australian culture, and our mission is to promote bike riding as inclusive and delightful through cultural engagement.
We present an annual festival (Bikefest), a bicycle valet parking service (Roll Up Bicycle Valet) and activities throughout the year in partnership with cultural, industry and community organisations. The next Bikefest will take place in February/March 2012.
We aim to provide accessible, non-competitive and celebratory events for bike riders of every ability and riding style.
By showcasing the breadth of bike culture in Melbourne, we want to break down stereotypes around bike riding and celebrate it for what is really is - a fundamentally good way to get around!
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.