A host of bike-friendly cafes, close proximity to Kings Park and the city and network of cycle-ways makes Subi a popular hub for cycling and scooters.
Attractive, bike-safe footpaths and underpasses, including the flat uninterrupted cycling along Railway Parade and Stubbs Terrace, makes it easy for either leisure, travelling to work or taking the kids to school.
In less than 10 minutes you can be in the city, on the river or racing around Kings Park. Cycling to work is popular and during non-peak times, you can take your bike on the train and be in Fremantle is just over 20 minutes.
The Subiaco Your Move maps show all the public transport, cycling and walking routes around the different suburbs. Pick up a hard copy from the City’s Administration Centre, Subiaco Library, Lords, or download an electronic version here.
Powering your pedals
If you prefer to do it an easier way, there is a huge range of electric or E-bikes on the market in the three Subi bike shops – Bike Bug, Bike Dr. and Bikemore which operates alongside Scootamore’s range of Vespa and other popular scooter brands.
Scootamore has been operating in Rokeby Road since 1996, then in 2006, they moved into the electric moped, scooter and motorcycle field.
You can Hire a Scooter for up to 3 days to try it first, then if you purchase, the fees are deducted from the price. Scooter Lessons are available with qualified instructors to help obtain a moped or motorcycle license.
Repairing your bike
Bike Dr. in Roberts Road offers convenient, professional bike servicing with a mobile business designed specifically for cycle commuters working in the CBD. Their Bullitt cargo bikes carry all the tools and parts required to service and repair wherever you may be.
They are experts in road, track, cyclocross (gravel roads) and mountain bikes. Profits go into the BikeRescue program, which engages at-risk youth and helps them reconnect to wider society, education and employment opportunities.
Bike Bug, based next to Bikemore in Rokeby Road, stocks a huge range of parts and accessories from the world’s leading brands, including a full range for Kids, Mountain, E-Bike, Road and Commuter bikes. State of the art workshops are capable of servicing custom bike builds and restorations, as well as the standard wheel building and puncture repairs.
Looking the part – apparel & accessories
Pedal Mafia’s modern industrial space in Olive Street showcases the latest apparel and accessories as well cycling products by Oakley, POC, Shimano – all the top brands.
They also offer custom cycling apparel, whether it be for your local club, small or big team, company, or just a few mates who cycle together. Most recently, they have teamed up with Community Coffee Co. to create a custom lycra bike kit for those keen to support ultra-local.