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CANBERRA BUYCYCLE is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Canberra.  It is an exciting bicycle market held annually in OCTOBER, where you can sell and buy pre-loved bicycles for a great price.

CANBERRA BUYCYCLE also presents you with the opportunity to sell or donate bikes that are probably cluttering up your garage and to turn those unwanted bikes into cash or even upgrade to another.

Our next CANBERRA BUYCYCLE will be held at THE FITTERS WORKSHOP (next to Bus Depot Markets), KINGSTON FORESHORE on SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 2018.


If you want to sell your bike, it STARTS HERE! List your bike(s) online NOW, before dropping them off at The Fitters Workshop on Saturday 28 October 2017, between 1pm-4pm. Alternatively, you can register your bike for sale when you drop it off, but you may experience delays, so pre-registering online is strongly recommended. It costs just $5 per bike to register each bike for sale (non-refundable), with 15% of the sale price going to Rotary. You can pay via PayPal or use your credit card.


1.  List your bicycle online now

Complete as many fields as you can and if you wish, post a pic of your bike to attract potential buyers. After all, the more a buyer knows about your bike, the quicker it will sell. That said, if you can’t complete all the fields, that’s okay, as it will still make your bike drop-off much speedier. Alternatively, just bring your bike(s) into ‘Fitters’ on Saturday (between 1pm-4pm) and you can register them in person.

2. If you want it to sell… price it well!

When deciding how much you want to sell your bike for consider: how much you paid for it; its age and condition; and also how keen you are to sell it. Bottom line…be realistic! Suggested Pricing Guidelines

  • 1—3 years old: around 40 -50% off the original price
  • 4—7 years old: at least 70% off the original price
  • 8+ years 80% + off the original price

3. Have it looking good

  • Give your bike a clean before you bring it in. A well looked after bike is much more appealing than an obviously neglected one.
  • Ensure it’s mechanically sound and safe to ride

Still unsure? We hope to have some volunteer “experts” at our disposal who can advise you when you drop it off. Just ask to see if there is someone around who can help. If we spot a bike that we consider to be “unsafe” we will mark it as “Unrideable” on the sale documentation. These bikes can still be sold, but buyers will understand that they should not be ridden in their current condition.

4. How much does it cost to list and sell my bike?

  • A $5 listing fee applies to register each bike for sale at Canberra BuyCycle unless, you select to donate all the proceeds of the sale to the Rotary Club of Canberra, then it’s free. You can pay via PayPal or use your credit card. Any proceeds from the sale of donated bikes will then be used by the Rotary Club of Canberra towards local or international projects for the benefit of humanity.
  • If your bike is sold at Canberra BuyCycle the Rotary Club of Canberra retains retains 15% of the proceeds of the sale as its fee.

5. Do I have to attend Canberra Buycycle?

  • Not unless you want to. On sale day we’ll be doing real-time updates on this website, so you will be able check to see whether or not your bike has been sold. That means it isn’t necessary for sellers to be present at the event. We’ll also send an email and/or text message at the end of the event advising whether or not your bike has been sold.

6. What if my bike doesn’t sell?

  • You can keep an eye online to see if your bike is sold, as we’ll be regularly updating this website in real time during the course of the market. If however your bike doesn’t sell, you must collect it between 1pm and 4.00pm on sale day. If your bike is not collected during this period we’ll assume it can be sold separately, or held over for future sale.

7. When and how do I get paid?

  • The Rotary Club of Canberra will endeavour to advance the proceeds of the sale of your bike(s) within 7 working days. We will pay you via your preferred payment method indicated on the registration form. This can be either to your nominated bank account, Paypal or a cheque mailed to your nominated address.

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How often is Canberra BuyCycle held?

Once a year in October. Keep checking our website for details and updates.

If I want to sell a bike do I have to stay until it’s sold.

No you don’t. In fact you don’t even have to be there. You’ll be able to check online in realtime to see if your bike has been sold and we'll try and advise everyone by email or text after the conclusion of the event.

What if my bike doesn’t sell?

You’ll need to pick it up between 1.00–4.00pm on the day of the event. If you do not collect it at that time, it will be considered a donation to the Rotary Club of Canberra.

What will happen to my bike if I don't collect it during the designated time?

The bike will be either sold separately, or held over for future sale.

Does my bike need to be in perfect condition to sell?

Certainly not. Obviously we'd prefer it to be in a good, rideable and safe condition. If however it is inoperable or unroadworthy, we'll list it for sale on that basis. Any unrideable bikes that don't sell will be made roadworthy or potentially used for parts, by 'Bikes 4 Life'.

How do I buy a bike?

Simple, come along to the BuyCycle at Fitters Workshop (Kingston Foreshore) between 9am and 1pm on Sunday October 29, browse the bikes, take a test ride, when you have chosen one you can buy it there and then!

How do I get my bike to BuyCycle, or if I buy one, how do I get it home?

It is up to you to transport your bike - ride it there or home, or put it in the back of your car or trailer. In some circumstances we may be able to assist with collection. email: canberrarotary@iinet.net.au

How can I pay ?

We’ll accept cash, Paypal and credit card transactions (Mastercard & Visa only).

How much are the bikes?

We'll have bikes listed from under $10 right through to recent models worth many hundreds of dollars, so there should be a bike to suit everyone. If your looking for a commuter bike for example to get you to and from work, or just something for occasional rides on weekends, Canberra Buycycle is the place for you.

Can you make an offer on a bike?

Perhaps. Some sellers have a set price, whilst there or others who have told us they will consider a 'nearest offer' (ONO) on the price. The price on all DONATED bikes is negotiable. 95% of all the bikes offered last year were sold, so there are definite bargains to be had.

How can I DONATE a bike?

Bikes for donation can be dropped off at The Fitters Workshop (near Bus Depot Markets, Kingston Foreshore) on Saturday Afternoon (October 28) between 1pm and 4pm. We appreciate all donations, but bikes need to be in working order. A flat tyre or bikes requiring MINOR repairs will be gratefully accepted.

Is there an entrance fee to Canberra Buycycle?

No, but but a gold coin donation on entry is always appreciated.

How do I know if my bike Sells and how long does it take for me to receive the sales proceeds??

All bikes that have been listed on the Canberra Buycycle website will be marked as SOLD, usually within 30 minutes of any sale occurring. This page will be updated regularly during the event.
If your bike is sold, you should receive proceeds from the sale into your nominated bank account (or by cheque), within 5 working days after Buycycle.

I need to contact someone about Canberra Buycycle

You can contact Bruce our Event Manager via email at canberrarotary@iinet.net.au or mob 0419 258067.


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