Australia’s answer to the bicycle trade show kicks off on Saturday in Melbourne, beginning with a public day and two trade-only days. AusBike is only in it’s second year and exhibitor numbers are up 60% with over 130 exhibitors.
In 2009, while the show was a success, many of Australia’s larger bicycle distributers shied away. This year sees a much better representation, so many more of the bigger and more well known brands plus Australia will also benefit from the first public showing of 2011 bikes and gear for some brands.
Unusual for a trade show, the public day is the first day, rather than the last. To cater for the public visitors there are competitions, demonstrations and incentives to arrive by bicycle, visitors on bike save $5 off the normal entry price of $17,50. Concession is $10 and children/teens under 18 are free.
For the public, Ausbike is open between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 21 August at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. The origanisers are recommending purchasing your ticket in advance online in advance.
Trade visitors have Sunday 22nd (10am – 5pm) and Monday 23rd (10am – 4pm). It is assumed that attending trade visitors have already registered.
More details from www.ausbike.com.au