The Bike & Lifestyle Show which started in 2011 has announced dates for 2012, returning to the Royal Hall of Industries near the Hordern Pavilion and Sydney Cricket Ground at Moore Park in Sydney.
The bike show show is run by Cycling Australia and partnered by SBS who are promoting this event and hosting a live broadcast from the Tour de France on Friday night. As a consumer show (rather than trade show) there is strong representation of cycling organisations such as BMX Australia, MTB Australia and cycling events such as the Tour Down Under. Many of last year’s exhibitors return including the crowd favourites, Shimano and Nutcase Helmets. Some big brands will be represented by retailers including Velosophy and Atelier der Vélo while Giant Bicycles, Cell Bikes and 2XU are also booked in as exhibitors.
The ticket prices are hefty, $22 at the door ($18 concession) though the show organisers have taken on feedback from the last year and visitors can save a few dollars by booking online (begins in about a week), $18 adults and $15 concession prebooked. The show is also bigger that last year with exhibitor numbers increasing from 48 to 84 and non-stop entertainment and activities will be running throughout the show including the popular Bike Polo competition as well as MTB trials and on-stage shows – so more bang for your buck.
The Bike Valet service is also running, you can get your bike looked after during the show (free) and new for 2012 is also a bike test area.
Further information about the Bike and Lifestyle show is online: www.bikeshow.org.au