• Is your business located close to one of the many major cycle touring roads, paths or trails (for example the Munda Biddi Trail?).
• Do you like the idea of servicing a growing market of tourists who spend more and stay longer in communities than the average tourist?
• Are you offering or thinking of offering food, transport, tours, accommodation, or other services to cyclists?
If you answered yes to any of the above then, the MBTF's Cycle Friendly Business Program could be for you!
By becoming a Cycle Friendly Business, you agree to offer a range of cyclist friendly services at your business. In return, your business will be promoted through the MBTF's extensive marketing and promotional initiatives targeted specifically at cycle tourists.
You will also become part of a growing network of businesses all working together to increase cycle tourism in WA.
Becoming cycle friendly is easy. The aim is to provide facilities for riders to Refresh, Refill, Revitalise, Repair and Ride. It's not expensive and much of the infrastructure may already be established on premise. The following highlights some general Cycle Friendly Business criteria:
Be welcoming to cyclists
Provide a secure and well located bicycle storage facility
Allow cyclists onto premises in their riding gear
Provide free drinking water
The cost of Cycle friendly Business accreditation for one year is $195 (note, Visitor Centres are eligible for a reciprocal membership).
Click here to download the application form for your specific service area:
Accommodation or camping site application Bike hire, sales, spares or repairs application
Cafe or restaraunt application Cycle tour operator application
Mobile bike repair application Tourist attraction application
Transport provider application
Once you believe you have met the Cycle Friendly Business criteria (see the Cycle Friendly Business Application Form), contact the MBTF and we will arrange a time to come and check the premises. Once this has been conducted and all parties agree that the business meets the criteria then a Cycle Friendly Business kit including a certificate of accreditation, a highly visible sticker and other promotional items will be sent to you.
The MBTF will then actively promote the business in activities, events and promotions and to cycle tourists nationally and internationally.
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