[CAMWEST-announce] Fwd: Bikefest Newcastle 5 - 7 October

John Holstein jonhol2 at netscape.net
Thu Jul 19 16:45:44 EST 2012

Fellow CAMWESTies,
                                  here is an event some of you may like to attend. Looks like being a good way to spend a long weekend.

John Holstein
Member of CAMWEST (http://camwest.pps.com.au) advocating for better cycling infrastructure for Sydney's West.

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American vaudeville comic and actor (1914 - ) )

Hello, this Newcastle BikeFest may be of interest to you / someone in your network.

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From: Bernard Hockings <bernard at bikefest.net.au>
Date: 19 July 2012 12:55
Subject: Bikefest Newcastle 5 - 7 October and BNSW Council

We need your feedback...

Bikefest Newcastle is a celebration of cycling for fun, fitness and smart transport on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5, 6 and 7 October 2012. It will be a weekend of bike rides, entertainment, games, races, expos and workshops at locations along our city’s beautiful foreshore and scenic cycleways.  It'll be a pretty significant event with 10,000 to 15,000 people attending.

Please visit the Bikefest website  http://bikefest.net.au/  to get all the information. 

Seminars, workshops and meetings

We're including a number of seminars, workshops and discussion in the program. At last night's BNSW Council meeting we discussed options that might interest BNSW members from across the state. I'd value your comments or suggestions. We have a couple of weeks to finalise the details.  Our draft program includes:

Safe Cycling and Bicycle Maintenance courses run by Austcycle trainers with support from Newcastle Council and one of our sponsors.

Smart Moves - seminar focusing on cycling and urban design with local and international examples of planning that promotes sustainable transport, active living and more liveable cities. Speakers will include Anne Lusk from Harvard, and some prominent architects and planners. We envisage about 60 minutes presentations and 30 minutes discussion and questions.

Build it and they will come - a seminar on technical design of cycling infrastructure looking at Austroads, NSW Guidelines and local cycle strategies. Speakers will include Anne Lusk, Eleanor Gardner CEO of Australian Bicycle Council, someone from RMS possibly someone from City of Sydney and maybe Dutch and Danish connections. We're aiming for 45 minutes presentations, 45 minutes questions and discussion.

The art of herding cats - a one hour workshop presenting practical advice for people working in community not-for-profit organisations on campaign planning, fundraising, communication and good governance.

BNSW conference?  This is completely up for grabs. We have plenty of informative and entertaining events planned. We've also got time and space to include a session for BNSW members to discuss strategy, operations, organisation etc.. I know that Newcastle members would like a chance to discuss things with Board members, staff and other members from around the state. Up to you - if we receive no positive feedback from this communication we will leave it off the agenda, but if there is interest we're more than happy to include it. 

Promotion and travel

Please give Bikefest a plug amongst your contacts. Let me know if you want images and text (or copy them from our website) for inclusion in your websites or newsletters.

If Newcastle Bikefest is successful we're more than happy to pass on any knowledge, contacts etc. to other regions that may want to host similar events. If its a flop I'd appreciate any charitable donations.

Please let me know if think you may be able to organise a group to come to Newcastle in October. We're in the process of organising group packages for accommodation and dining.

Thanks folks. Look forward to your response and to seeing you in sunny Newcastle in October.


Bernard Hockings 
Bikefest Newcastle Coordinator 
t: +61 (0)2 4940 8344 m: +61 (0)438 556 378 
skype: bernard.hockings 
e: bernard at bikefest.net.au



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