Spin Cycle: Living The Bike Life In Subiaco
Get ready Subiaco, things are about to get wheel-y exciting! Come Sunday the 24th of February, The Ring Summer Criterium Series is set to turn downtown Subi into a sea of fast paced, lycra clad, pedal powered racing action.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with The Ring Summer Criterium, it’s a series of road cycle racing events consisting of - as they put it - “fully closed roads, roaring crowds and an electric race atmosphere”. Offering a high quality racing experience for everyone from new riders to elite A Graders.
In honour of this fantastic occasion, we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite bike related locations in the area. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new bike, grab the latest cycling equipment or just enjoy a post ride coffee and bite to eat, these places have got you covered.
Brew Ha The Ritual
With a large alfresco seating section, plenty of room for bikes, great coffee and delicious treats, it’s no wonder that Brew Ha has become a favourite with Subiaco’s cycling population. Large crowds of lycra clad individuals can often be found congregating outside with coffees in hand, many of them of them wearing gear featuring the cafe’s logo (how’s that for dedication!).
Address: 3-4/162 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Need the latest and greatest in bikes and cycling equipment and need it now? Bike Bug have got everything you could ever need to get kitted up and out on the road. They even have gift vouchers, which is always handy to keep in mind if you have any cycle mad family or friends (as you can never have too much cycling gear and gadgets, right?).
Address: 356 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
One of the best things about burning off the calories on a bike ride is that it gives you license to indulge in a few naughty treats. With ample bike parking out the front of their Onslow Road bakery/cafe, sisters Winny and Nila serve a range of delectable French/Japanese fusion baked goods that are tailor made for a bit of post ride indulgence.
Address: 4a Onslow Road, Shenton Park
Park your bike out the front, grab one of their amazing coffees, take a seat and watch the world go by on busy Rokeby Road. There’s also a solid brunch menu on offer that offers everything from the health conscious Acai Bowl to the downright decadence of a Royal With Cheese (Angus beef patty, hot sauce, jalapeno pesto, cheese and fiery may on a freshly baked sesame brioche bun).
Address: 115 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Looking to make the most of a combination of public transport and pedal power? Cafe Cafe is located a literal stone’s throw from the Subiaco Train Station, so you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat and then jump on the train with your bike and head off to wherever you need to be.
Address: 8 Subiaco Square, Subiaco
Is your bike in dire need of a service but you don’t have the time or means to drop it off? Then don’t panic, BikeDr is here to save the day! This fantastic Subiaco based social enterprise aims to provide the most convenient and professional bike service possible using nothing but pedal power and ingenuity. Their Bullitt cargo bikes carry all the tools and parts required to carry out servicing and repairs wherever you may be, so you can kick back and relax while they come to you!
Click here to learn more and book an appointment online.
Address: 3/448 Roberts Rd, Subiaco
“Trendy” and “new” is often good in a cafe experience, but sometimes you just want the classics. From simple eggs on toast to bircher muesli, a bacon & egg breaky wrap and eggs Benedict, Cafe Melograno is a cycle friendly cafe that does all of your brunch favourites and does them well. We’ll see you there! (We’ll be the ones up the back tucking into one of their amazing BLTs.)
Address: 67 Heytesbury Road, Subiaco.