Continuing the promotion of Ride2Work day the City hosted a bike swap/market in Barlee Street Carpark. This event is held in conjunction with Bikes For Humanity (WA) and all the stall fees were donated to them.
The market is held every six months and at each market the car park is closed off first thing in the morning and sellers can reserve as many bays as they want to sell their wares, which can be anything from second hand bikes, classic roadbikes, vintage parts, odds and ends etc. Each bay costs a seller $10 and we had 27 reserved.
The event is advertised alongside our Bike Breakfast on social media, City website, at local bikeshops and on banners. This year we also asks local school to promote the event and ensured that Bikes For Humanity brought extra children's bikes. We also had Bikewise deliver some balance bike taster sessions which were a big hit for everyone involved and helped draw more families to the event.
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