Category: Events

Treadlie Swap Meet

EVERYTHING MUST GO! We're clearing out our 2nd hand parts this Saturday 11th Feb at the Treadlie Swap Meet. It's a part of the Sustainable Living Festival. You'll find us at Birrarung Marr from 10am to 3pm. Our friends Abbotsford Cycles will be there along with some other bike horders! Come and grab a bargain.

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The ‘Hunt 1000’ bikepacking event

The inaugural Hunt 1000 bikepacking event kicks off this Sunday. Participants will be taking on a 1000km personal challenge through the Snowy mountains from Canberra to Melbourne. The challenge takes on the best fire trails and backroads the Snowy's have to offer. Everybody will be self sufficient bringing all their own sleeping gear, food and emergency equipment. A suggested itinery of 7-10 day has been put forward by the organizers however some have set themselves a challenge to finish it faster. We have many friends and customers giving it a go so would like to share a bit about their bikes and set up.

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My Mechanic Rules

"Who is the Fairest Mechanic of them All?" We're teaming up with the Single Speed World Champs to run a bike mechanics championships. Think 'Australian Idol' and 'My Kitchen Rules', only with beer.  And bikes. And DJ's. And Shifter Dan and Pony Bikes Sasha judging instead of Delta and Guy Grossi.

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Garage Sale – Saturday June 25

We're having a Garage Sale on Saturday June 25th. For one day only, we'll be heavily discounting selected items to make space for a workshop renovation. There will be a range of bikes, frames, parts and accessories on sale - all our new.

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Dynamo Lights Demo

Dynamo curious? Like the idea of having light to see by, not just be made visible? Never want to bother with buying or charging batteries, and taking your lights off your bike every time you park it?Together with Abbotsford Cycles and our key suppliers we are holding a demo night to show off the efficiency of modern hub dynamos, and the amazing light output and charging capability of the current crop of lights and accessories.

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All of the lights

Last night we got together with Abbotsford Cycles and held a Dynamo Demo night to showcase and compare our favourite dynamo lights. It was a great opportunity to analyse the lights in action side my side in a controlled environment (unlit, closed road with no car traffic).

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SOMA Summer Jamboree – Complete Bikes Launch Party

Soma have been making fantastic steel framesets for years, but they have only recently launched a range of complete bikes based around their most popular models - the Double Cross Disc CX bike, Saga Touring bike, Buena Vista Mixte and Smoothie ES ‘relaxed’ Road Bike.The first shipment has just landed and is available exclusively through Commuter Cycles. We’re having a party to celebrate their arrival and show them off. Come and test ride all the models and sizes, and have a beer on us.

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Garage Sale – Saturday September 13th

We are having a Garage Sale on Saturday September 13th. It will run all day in line with our new Saturday opening hours of 10am to 4pm. There will be a range of parts and accessories on sale - all are new. We need to make room at the workshop for our full range of SOMA complete bikes that are arriving soon, so we're clearing out old stock, discontinued lines, products with damaged packaging or things that are incomplete, but still useful as spares or singles items.

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Ride2Work day 2013

National Ride to Work Day is approaching quickly on Wednesday 16th October. For many of us, every day is ride to work day, but this National event is a great opportunity to encourage other workmates to give riding a go. Every year we do something to sweeten the deal.

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Commuter Cycles 5th Birthday

It is hard to believe, but we are turning 5. To celebrate, we're organising a group ride, a Show 'n Shine and a Party - all on Sunday 21st July. Please join us for one, or all the 'stages'.

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Great Vic Bike Ride

We're coming up to the Great Vic Bike ride. It's a fun ride and a good starting point for doing your own longer rides. If you are thinking about doing it there are a few little things you should think about doing to get your bike ready.

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Bikefest – Swapmeet and Treadlie Market

The Melbourne Bikefest is almost upon us.  This year the Bikefest will form part of the Sustainable Living Festival. This means that in addition to the Bikefest festivities, there will be plenty of other interesting (non-bike related) things to see and do. It also means that it might not pour with rain for the duration of the festival!

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Dirt Drops

Why would an adult want to spend their leisure time riding round and round a muddy, grassy field on something that looks like a road bike? It defies explanation. And yet, as we've said before - Cyclocross is cool.

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Sustainability Festival – Bike Touring Workshop

As part of the Sustainable Living Festival we'll be doing a workshop on bike touring as an environmentally friendly alternative to a driving holiday. We'll be talking about the suitability of your current bike for touring, what to look for in a touring bike if your current one isn't going to work out, what sort of gear to bring, and I'll be going on and on about how nice it is to bike tour in Tasmania. It'll be very informal with lots of Q&A and show and tell.

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Bikefest 2010

The Melbourne Bikefest is fast approaching, and we'll be running a couple of the events. The Bikefest is a celebration of Melbourne cycling culture in all its forms and there are a heap of great events on.  It's one of the only times of year that hipsters, vintage bike nerds,  cargo bike enthusiasts and lycra-clad racers hang out together in the same building! 

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Cyclocross and the Black Market.

The Brunswick Cycling Club is running a great 3 race CX series which we're using as an excuse to host the inaugural Bicycle Black Market - an opportunity for all of us to either fill up (or clear out in the case of stall holders) our bike parts bins.

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