Bikefest 2014 is about everyone getting on a bike and having a go.

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Whether you were taking a guided theme ride, a scenic tour of the area or having a family outing, Novocastrians were all on two wheels.

Ride to Bikefest

Over the weekend thousands will take advantage of the excellent network of safe and practical cycle routes to ride to Bikefest.

While in town it was convenient to stop by other events, businesses and attractions.

Extra signage will be placed along each route to help find the way.

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Frock and Roll

A guided tour of bespoke and vintage fashion boutiques around the city and Hamilton. In the words of one Frock and Roller:

‘I joined the Frock and Roll guided ride on Sunday, and discovered flat, pleasant cycle routes, funky dress shops and groovy cafes… The shops and cafes we visited welcomed us.

I was reminded that what makes Newcastle such a special place is not just the beaches, harbour and heritage landmarks, but the people – the young entrepreneurial people who are quietly opening cafes, galleries and non-generic fashion boutiques to give the city a vibrant feel…’

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Food Pedallers

A guided tour guided tour of Newcastle’s finest gourmet establishments.

Among the offerings were chocolate, coffee, sourdough, cupcakes, cheese and wine – lucky the participants rode a bike!

Hampers were filled and then enjoyed with a seaside picnic. What could be a better way to spend a Saturday?

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A self-guided tour of Newcastle’s inner city art galleries.

With so much to see you could easily spend half a day looking at all there was to offer. The galleries reported large numbers of bicycle mounted patrons perusing their wares.

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Scenic rides

For those looking to expand their cycling horizons, self-guided scenic rides gave access to the best the Newcastle area has to offer.

Thanks to ABC local radio those wishing to ride the iconic Fernleigh Track could be accompanied by a specially made podcast detailing the track’s natural and heritage features.

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