Canberra BuyCycle is BACK! 15–16 October 2022


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. Take a look at this video and see what we mean.

Our next CANBERRA BUYCYCLE will be held at THE FITTERS WORKSHOP (next to Bus Depot Markets), KINGSTON FORESHORE from 9am on SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 2022.


CANBERRA BUYCYCLE  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.

If you would like to donate a bike to Rotary, all you have to do is bring it along to The Fitters Workshop on SATURDAY  (15 OCT) between 11am and 4pm. Unfortunately, we cannot accept bikes that are unroadworthy (or bike parts), so brakes and gears do need to be in working order. That said, we don’t mind bikes with the odd flat tyre (or two), they just need to be rideable.

Finally, if you are going to donate a bike we’d appreciate if you could send us an email to canberrarotary@iinet.net.au advising of your intention to do so. This assists us with our event planning, so we know how many bike racks to set up and so forth. An email from intending donors is not essential, but it is helpful.

If you would like to sell a bike, scroll up to the ‘SELL YOUR BIKE’ section.


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 19 October 2019, between 11am-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.

Should you experience any problems listing your bike for sale, email canberrarotary@iinet.com.au and we’ll get back to you as quick as we can. 


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 11am-4pm) and you can register them in person.

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

What would you pay for it?

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! Don’t be a dreamer…no one will buy over-priced bikes. 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

Experience tells us that Buycycle is the perfect market for bikes priced between $100 and $800. We successfully sell around 80% of bikes in this price range.

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?

  • An initial $5 (per bike) Listing Fee applies.
  • If your bike sells at Buycycle, the Rotary Club of Canberra will retain 15% of the sale price as its fee.
  • NO Listing Fee applies to Donated Bikes.

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 (‘Look at the Bikes’ section), right up until 1pm, so you will be able check to see whether or not your bike has been sold. We will also advise you via email. That means it isn’t necessary for sellers to be present at the event.

6. What if my bike doesn’t sell?

  •  All you have to do is to keep checking the website (‘Look at the Bikes’ section) on Buycycle Day (until 1pm) to see whether or not your bike has a ‘sold’ banner across it. If your bike doesn’t sell, you must collect it between 1pm and 2.30pm on Buycycle Sunday. If your bike is not collected during this period, we’ll assume it is a donation to Rotary.

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 or PAYPAL account. Sorry, we can longer send cheques.

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How often is Canberra BuyCycle held?

Once a year in October. This year it is Sunday October 20.

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. Firstly, we'll send you an email once your bike is sold plus we'll progressively mark bikes as 'SOLD' on the website (Look at the bikes section), so keep checking canberrabuycycle.com.au up until 1pm on Buycycle Day.

What if my bike doesn’t sell?

You’ll need to pick it up between 1.00–2.30pm 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, in other words the brakes and gears should be in working order.

How do I buy a bike?

Simple. Come along to the BuyCycle at Fitters Workshop (Kingston Foreshore) between 9am and 1pm on Sunday October 20, 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 $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. Around 90% of all the bikes offered sell, so there are definite bargains to be had. If you want to make an offer on a bike during the event just ask one of our team.

How can I DONATE a bike?

Thank You! Bikes for donation can be dropped off at The Fitters Workshop (near Bus Depot Markets, Kingston Foreshore) on Saturday (October 19) between 11am and 4pm. We appreciate all donations, but bikes do need to be in working order. That means (for safety sake), brakes and gears are in working order however, a flat tyre or (or two!) is okay. Unfortunately we cannot accept bike parts.

Is there an entrance fee to Canberra Buycycle?

No, but but a gold coin donation to Rotary 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 and we'll advise you by email as well. If your bike is sold, you should receive proceeds from the sale into your nominated bank or PayPal account 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.

How much does it cost to list and sell a bike?

An initial $5 (per bike) Listing Fee applies with Rotary also retaining 15% of the bikes sale price.
The $5 Listing Fee does not apply to donated bikes.


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