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Pushies Galore 2014

Pushies Galore 2014 flyer


Pushies Galore is a celebration of bikes in all their forms, encompassing a range of bike activities, including a bike swap, show ‘n’ shine, trade stalls and more. This is the fourth annual Pushies Galore. These write-ups from previous years here and here give you a good idea of what to expect. If you like bikes, you’ll like this. If you don’t like bikes, you’ll like the bowls club atmosphere, food, drink, music and good times.



Sunday 13 July 2014, 10am – 4pm.



Possibly the greatest bowls club in the world. Holland Park Bowls Club, Abbotsleigh Street, Holland Park.


Entry cost

An all-access pass to fun is $5 per adult (kids free).



  • 09:30 – Entry for show ‘n’ shine entrants and swap stall holders
  • 10:00 – Open!
  • 10:30 – Kids dress up your bike workshop
  • 12:00 – Kids bike parade
  • 14:00 – Show ‘n’ shine winners announced, lucky door prize winner announced


Show ‘n’ shine

A chance to show off your pride and joy.  There is no pre-registration for show ‘n’ shine entrants. Registration will be on the day from 9:30am. Entry for the show ‘n’ shine is free. Everyone gets their portrait taken in the show ‘n’ shine photo booth.

Categories are:

  • BMX Vintage – 1970 to 1980.
  • BMX Old School – 1980 to 1986.
  • BMX Mid School– 1987 to 1996.
  • Cruiser/Rat/Dragster – Live the dream: t-bar shifters, sissy bars, banana seats etc.
  • Kids – Decorate your bike. Express yourself!
  • Ladies – Bikes designed specifically for women: mixtes, step-throughs etc.
  • Track – A bike one rides on the track.
  • Road – Drop bars, STI, ergos, DT shifters, all comers.
  • Knobbly Tyres– Off-roaders: cyclocross, mountain bikes.
  • Cargo/Utility – Commuters, porteurs, townies, rack bikes. Load carrying machines.
  • Antique – Anything pre-1920
  • Vintage – The old stuff post-1920
  • Made in BNE – Brisbane represent. Old and new. From Llewellyns to Tom Wallace Specials.

Please note: the Ladies category does not cover a bike just because it is ridden by a female. An awesome road bike ridden by a women is still an awesome road bike – “Road” is its place.


Bike swap

A chance to offload or load up. Haggle to your heart’s content. Swappers will get access to the site from 9:30 am and trading will start from 10am with no need to pre-register. Spots per seller are:

  • $5 walk-in
  • $10 car
  • $15 car + trailer


Trade stalls

These fine businesses and organisations will be there on the day:

Bespoke Chainrings

Bicycle Queensland

Bicycle Revolution

Boogaloo Bamboo Bikes

Brisbane Bicycle Touring Association

Brisbane Outdoor Gear

Brisbane Vintage Bicycles


Electric Bikes Brisbane

F Fast Cycling Club

Gellie Custom

Gear Brisbane

Hicks Sign Co

IC Sports: Rider Bifocal Glasses

Joe Cosgrove Cycle Design


Kumo Cycles

Llewellyn Custom Bicycles

Queensland Penny Farthing and Historical Cycle Club

Rio Tinto Ride To Conquer Cancer

Roberto Custom Powder



Kids’ activities

Kids will get a chance to dress up their bikes then ride around a bowling green to wild applause.


Food and drink

Coffee from Kombi Koffein, a super-duper BBQ, a vintage Mr Whippy van, wood-fired pizzas, fancy jaffles, beer from Green Beacon. You got options.



Some great bands to be announced to soundtrack your day.



Melbourne photographer Andy Rogers (Fame & Spear) will be having a selection of his photographs displayed in the clubhouse. He’s selected a series of photographs from Cyclocross events around the country. These are super special ones: even the internet hasn’t seen them yet.


Pushies Galore lounge

A selection of fine velo-literature will be scattered carefully around the bowls club. Come in, get comfy, drink tea, eat cake and read vintage mags.


Side events

Make a weekend of it. There’s a few things on.

  • Friday 11 July: a very special night with Greg Softley and a selection of his bicycles at Crankstar Bespoke Cyclery. Get your tickets here.
  • Saturday 12 July: a selection of bike riding and beer opportunities, as organised by some good eggs on FOA.
  • Sunday 13 July: a series of rides to Pushies. See your forum/noticeboard of choice.




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I really need that frame at the swap, but don’t have the money on me. Will an ATM be onsite to enable my purchase?

Yes – there will be an ATM placed inside the bowls clubhouse.

What if it rains?

What? Rain? It’s on regardless.

Will Greg Softely’s ridiculously amazing bicycles be on display on the Sunday as well as the Friday?

No – Friday 11 July at Crankstar is your only chance to see them.

I know this is a bike event, but I feel a need to drive there. What are my options?

Street parking around the bowls club is available but limited. Where possible, we strongly recommend riding a bike to Pushies. We’ll be distributing details of any group rides people are organising.

I’ve got a trailer, do I have to register for a swap stall?

No – nobody in the swap has to pre-register, regardless of the area you need. Just rock up – access opens up at 9:30am for swappers.

Will my show ‘n’ shine bikes be cared for during the day?

Yes – we will have a team of marshals looking after the show area, making sure that the “look don’t touch” policy is followed. They will also be on hand to answer questions and provide life advice.