Ausbike opens this weekend to the public on Saturday 13 October and visitors can enjoy two days with 400 brands, importers and organisations represented at the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Victoria. It is a new venue this year (moving from the Melbourne Showgrounds) and growing to be a more valuable bike show for visitors and for the bike industry.
Though some of the big distributors have resisted attending, considering many have roadshows to present their new gear to bike shops in each state, this year it is easier to count the remaining brands or importers who won’t be there as the numbers of ‘non-attendees’ thin out. Good news for everyone and all the more reason for the cycling public and cycling trade (including interstate retailers) to make the trip .
The timing has been improved this year so that it takes place after Eurobike and Interbike where most brands will do their first showing of next year’s gear. This means Australian wholesalers should have their samples and even next year’s gear already onshore and can present it to the cycling audience and their retailers as it starts to make its way into the bike stores for sale. Friday is a trade only day.
Tickets are a very reasonable $10 for adults and $5 for youngsters (5-17) with under 5’s free.
Details online: www.ausbike.com.au
BNA will be there again this year, so if you spot me, say G’day.