2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:24 pm

Now in its third year, the Sydney Bike and Lifestyle show moves from Moore Park to the Sydney Olympic Park to coincide with Spring Cycle.
The date is also pushed back to October (18 - 20) and in addition to Spring Cycle there will more cycling events like Crits and other outdoor cycling events / activities which will make this a bigger event.

It is still early days though hopefully we will see more Aussie bike importers / wholesalers / brands represented - while they have their own road shows for dealers, it would be fantastic to see more being involved in this show.
The stuff-up with online ticket pricing will be sorted this year and while the pricing I have been informed of is not yet competitive and as attractive as Ausbike - I am looking forward to a better and growing show this year and will update when I hear more.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:44 pm

A good move. Good to see.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby X-ray » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:39 am

I'm glad it has moved to Homebush. It's a much better location and easier to get to.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:48 pm

Lets get an interesting discussion started. What do you feel would be a fair price to pay for a ticket to attend this bike show and at which price point would you turn away?

It is fair to note that one of the challenges of bike shows in Australia is that most of the brands (importers) focus on their own road shows or dealer events and it is notoriously challenging to get brands to exhibit, even if visitor numbers are good. This means that in this day an age, getting great attendance from all of the major bike brands will not happen.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:21 pm

I reckon $10 - $15 would be affordable, after that it all gets a weeny bit silly.

I don't understand why businesses tend to avoid such shows and if they say it is the high cost of setting-up a stand then they are stupid. The cost is tax deductible and if they sell equipment off a show then that is most likely additional turnover. OTOH, if show organisers get too greedy then that just gets silly too. There has to be balance.

But the bicycle industry is, in my view, about 25 years behind the times in self-promotion.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby queequeg » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:23 pm

I wouldn't pay more than $15, especially if all I am getting is bikes on display. Maybe if they went the extra distance and ran it as a huge test ride day, you could ride some of the excellent paths at SOP on any number of bikes, and it might then be worth a bit more than $15.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:58 pm

I'm happy that I paid $10 for my Spring Cycle entry, which includes entry to this show. However, I'd be a little put off for the $75 entry when I'm over 18. Now I haven't been to one, so I don't know what to expect. I'd just be worried about parking my bike when there are thousands of other people around.

However, in saying that, the car shows and anime expos I have been to in the past have been rising in prices over the years. $25-35 is the norm these days for entry. This is a reason why I don't go anymore.

Queequeg, I don't reckon that'll be a viable option. That'll bring in liability issues, and it'll be at a greater loss to them, in the case of an accident.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:28 am

Might be a typo in the $75 there - good that they have connected up with Spring Cycle.

Car and boat shows are a good comparison - though these are miles ahead and have become massive shows that generate a lot of interest and momentum so can easily command such prices. I believe that secure parking for cyclists will be organised - they had this on previous shows though you need to check up.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby timbo » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:17 pm

Expect to pay around $20 for entry only to the bike show.
I have heard that the annual Motor Show has been put on hold for next year due to costs etc, but the annual caravanning and camping shows seem to be going gangbusters, with large sales of caravans happening at the shows.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby Anthony1234 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:51 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Might be a typo in the $75 there - good that they have connected up with Spring Cycle.


The $75 referred to would be the spring cycle entry fee (for the 50km) which includes the bike show ticket.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:06 pm

gotit - so $10 entry for spring cycling U18 and $75 over 18. Wonder if those over 60 years old get hit with a $500 entry fee :)
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby timbo » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:50 pm

For those people who think that the $75 standard entry for the Spring Cycle is a bit pricey, next weekends Sydney Running Festival is offering entry for the 42km marathon for only $155 for Aust. and NZ residents, and charges $195 for international entries (go figure).
The 9km Bridge Run is $65 for Aussies and $80 for overseas entries, and the 3.5km Fun Run can be had for $50 for locals and $65 for internationals. Yep, $50 for what is basically a stroll across the Harbour Bridge (closed to cars) and down to the Opera House. You could do it any other day of the year on the bridge footpath for free.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby queequeg » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:52 pm

I am doing the 42km Marathon next week for free....as a bicycle escort for the Wheelchair Athletes.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby celeste boy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:07 pm

If you have completed the Spring Cycle and are going to the Bike Show, are there security arrangements for your bike or do you just take the risk?

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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:19 pm

Apparently there is valet parking. However if thats full, I would also be a little worried about parking outside, especially when theres a massive gathering of people.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:45 pm

queequeg wrote:I am doing the 42km Marathon next week for free....as a bicycle escort for the Wheelchair Athletes.


c u there - I was at the briefing today. You should recognise me in the BNA Kit.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby queequeg » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:14 pm

AUbicycles wrote:
queequeg wrote:I am doing the 42km Marathon next week for free....as a bicycle escort for the Wheelchair Athletes.


c u there - I was at the briefing today. You should recognise me in the BNA Kit.


Cool. I'll be in the Powerade Kit. Just went through the course guide and only one change from last year, so should be a good ride!
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby SentryBox » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:27 pm

I'm actually running the 42ks on Sunday - you will recognise me because of the look of severe regret on my face....
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby queequeg » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:15 pm

SentryBox wrote:I'm actually running the 42ks on Sunday - you will recognise me because of the look of severe regret on my face....


Give us a shout when we pass you coming back. The guys in the chairs are amazing!
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby SentryBox » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:20 pm

Indeed, they are amazing. I'll give it a go - will be wearing a black City2Surf singlet and a white hat with energy gels on it (not too many people shameless enough to wear gels on their head, so should be easy to pick!!)
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby SentryBox » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:20 pm

Indeed, they are amazing. I'll give it a go - will be wearing a black City2Surf singlet and a white hat with energy gels on it (not too many people shameless enough to wear gels on their head, so should be easy to pick!!)
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:58 pm

Tickets for the Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show are now available for pre-purchase for $15 which is a 25% discount off the normal price. And this year the promoter is not locked in to the previous ticket sales outlet and should this avoid the problem of prepurchased ticket being more expensive that tickets at the door.

Also - if you are a Cycling Australia member you will save 50% off the door price by showing your card.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:59 pm

Hi have published a review and photos from the 2013 show.

Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show 2013

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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby diggler » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:44 pm

Thanks for the review. I went to the expo today. I thought it was pretty lame and not worth $20. Hopefully Sunday will have more energy than the empty halls of today.

The New Zealand effort was awesome. I loved the topographic map. I felt sorry for them as they had flown a few people over to stand around for the day.

I found the guys selling the beetroot juice to be pretty lame.

Some bargains were to be had with helmets and clothing.

There were a few good holiday ideas.
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Re: 2013 Sydney Bike and Lifestyle Show

Postby jd73 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:54 pm

Agree with diggler, i went today and not worth the effort. Will not bother with a visit next year
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