About the Scheme
Bike Stops are local businesses who provide a range of facilities for bike riders – both locals and visitors. The types of facilities provided by each business will vary, but might include access to toilets, showers and change rooms, bag storage, water refill and tyre pumps, among other services.
While these type of facilities are often provided at workplaces across the ACT, there is little to support those who are visiting the city and town centres for purposes other than their normal place of work or education.
In developing this program, the ACT Government supports and recognises businesses who are contributing to build the image and brand of Canberra as bike friendly and as Australia's cycling capital.
Where and when can I access a Bike Stop?
There are a range of local businesses across the ACT who offer bike stop services for you! Opening times vary, depending on the business. Participating businesses are listed below, and identified with a shopfront sticker using the logo provided on this page, with full details provided on the CycleLifeHQ website.
- Avenue C Wine Co, 55/65 Constitution Avenue Campbell
- Canberra and Region Visitor's Centre, Regatta Point Barrine Drive, Parkes
- National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton
- The Cyclery, 5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
- The RUC, 54 McCaughey St, Turner
- One on 1 Espresso, 1 Canberra Ave, Forrest
- Red Hill Express, 2 Duyfken St, Red Hill
- Southern Cross Yacht Club, Lotus Bay, Mariner Place, Yarralumla
- Pushy's Bike Store, 70 Newcastle Street, Fyshwick
- Stirato Cafe, 21/1 Iron Knob St, Fyshwick
- The Cyclery, 28 Pyrie Street, Fyshwick
- Giraffe, Unit 10, top floor 189 Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Brindabella Business Park and Majura
- Canberra Airport, Terminal Circuit (near car rental pick-up/drop-off)
- Café Avion, 6a Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park
- 3 Mills Bakery, 5 Lancaster Place, Majura Office Park
- The Mess Café, 24 Richmond Avenue, Canberra Airport
- Black Pepper Café, 63/1, Beissel Street
- Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street
- AIS Café, Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Leverrier St, Bruce ACT 2617
- The Meating Room, 45 Liardet St, Cooleman Court
- Southern X café, Mt Stromlo observatory, Cotter Rd
- Foundry Coffee Co., 150 Anketell Street, Greenway
If there isn't a bike stop business in an area that would be of benefit for you, please let Transport Canberra know at TCCS.Activetravel@act.gov.au. You can also approach you favourite local business to contact Transport Canberra to find out more about joining the program if you think that they're suitable.
What services are available?
The services offered at each business varies, and you can find out which business offers which services through the CycleLifeHQ website.
When you visit a business to make use of the facilities provided, just say a friendly hi; and let them know you've ridden (or run etc) and are wanting to use the facilities they offer as a Bike Stop Business. Please remember that the businesses are participating in this program free of charge, and are volunteering their facilities. Please treat this with respect and courtesy and you will be greeted with the same in return.
I visited a Bike Stop business to use their facilities and I wasn't welcome
If this occurs, please contact Transport Canberra's Active Travel Office on 6207 7302 or by email to TCCS.Activetravel@act.gov.au and we will follow up on your behalf.
What does it mean to be part of the program?
By participating in the Bike Stop program, you and your staff agree to welcome bike riders into your premises to access the facilities you've identified are available. These might be access to the toilets, change rooms or showers, water refill or bag storage.
While the facilities are targeted at bike riders, there may be others who also wish to have access to the facilities, including walkers and runners.
What's in it for you?
We're looking for businesses who want to support the growing bike riding community, attract new customers, and be seen as one of the ACTs leading champions, helping to create a safer, more vibrant and more liveable city.
The ACT Government will promote your business through:
- Online mapping with CycleLifeHQ - CycleLifeHQ is a Canberra-based international business, who can drive a significant amount of traffic to your site through their customer engagement
- A shopfront window sticker
- Active travel ACT Government website
- Community promotion and marketing
Becoming an accredited Bike Stop provides you with opportunity to increase patronage by bike riders, and those who support bike riders and provides you with support and acknowledgement from the broader community. It will also attract support and acknowledgement from the broader community.
How to get involved
We would like to hear from you if you would like to be part of this exciting program. Help us with this joint partnership venture to support local business and the local community. Let's work together to make Canberra the bike riding capital of Australia!
For any queries, or to register your interest, please contact Transport Canberra on (02) 6205 4258 or by email to: TCCS.Activetravel@act.gov.au.
Staff of Transport Canberra's Active Travel Office will meet with you on site to chat about what facilities you are able to offer. We will then send you a formal letter of registration to sign up to the program.
Transport Canberra will then prepare content to promote your business as part of the scheme and will provide you with a shopfront window sticker to proudly display.