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Bike Park

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Published January 2nd 2014
Know that your bike is safe while you go elsewhere
I came across the Bike Park when walking down Flinders St, and was struck by6 what a great idea it was.

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The sign in the window

Secure Parking just for bikes. Such a simple idea.

When I looked in it was on the weekend and the place was empty but I couldn't help thinking what a great idea if you were coming into the city via the north bank bicycle path. The Bike Park can be found in a building know as Banana Alley about 10 metres walk from the Queens Bridge and just a short 300m walk from the Elizabeth Street entrance to Flinders Street Railway Station.

You could either train it in and ride out or bike it in and then train it out, spending part of you day wandering around the city knowing that your precious bike was safe.

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Flinders St side of Bike Park


If you work, volunteer or visit the city regularly during the week there are also other bonuses that were outlined on their website that included:-

Clean showers with towel and soap
Your own personal locker
Hair dryers even hair straighteners
Electric irons
Air conditioned change rooms
Valet laundry

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Looking inside the the almost empty BikePark

Compared to the Bike Pod that I reviewed recently this has a little more luxury. It costs more, but being able to have your own locker, a work clothes laundering service, and above all a same day bike maintenance service, is a big plus in a very tight schedule.

The main front entrance faces the Yarra River and Southbank.

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The rear of Bike Park where the main entrance

What is really impressive is that you can have 24/7 access to a secure bike storage facility



No more excuses.
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Why? Both you and you bike can be safe no matter what time of day
When: 24/7 or 7am to 7pm for casual users
Phone: BikePark on (03) 9629 3480 or calling James on 0438 581 958.
Where: 15 Banana Alley (Enter from Yarra River north bank) Melbourne 3000
Cost: Varies Casual Parking: from $ 2.00 per Day (7AM to 7PM) upwards
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