There was no way we were going to miss the opening party of Melbourne Bikefest,  Melbourne’s celebration all things bike-related for the next 4 days based at 1000 £ Bend (note that CycleStyle is also a sponsor of Bikefest, but even if this wasn’t the case this is so our thing).

Bike valet parking – a great idea thanks to Crumpler for when you have that many bikes all congregating in one place. Look how many more bikes you can fit in the same space in a carpark. Take note, city councils!

Crazy bike riding antics in the carpark!

Hear a story and/or share your story about your experience with bikes at Bike Story. Stories collected at Bikefest will be posted at the conclusion of the festival.

Some of CycleStyle‘s products on display (and for sale) in the Bike Shop – colourful bells and skirt garters.

More Cyclestyle goodness – La Pomme French bike satchel, Disco-bright reflective legwarmers, Ocean flower helmet and all sized bags from Po Campo for fitting on your bike.

The Bike Shop also have stocks of Outlier pants, I love cycling T-shirts, Pageant Queen reflective sashes, our most popular wicker baskets and a selection Kitsch Kitchen panniers – if you can’t see them on display ask the friendly store staff for them.

This is your chance to see, touch, try stuff on and save on shipping for those purchases you’ve been coveting from our store :–)

Two of our VIP guests for the evening, Cheryl from Business Chic and Kealey from Thelma Magazine.

Cute Bikefest badges – love the presentation too, using an old wheel. Might even borrow that idea for ourselves…

There is so much more stuff happening in the next 4 days that we can’t list or describe them all here – so why not go check out the program for yourself. To read an interview with Pip Carroll, the director of Melbourne Bikefest, click here.

To see more photos from the party, click here.