So when are you open?

Our intention is to hold a Sunday Session, or some other activity, every weekend.

So how do you know what we’re doing? It’s easy – check the Upcoming Sessions widget on the left hand side of the page. The event will have the date/time and location of what we’re doing and any other info. which might be useful.
On a mobile you may need to scroll to the bottom of the page, or go to Upcoming Sessions page by click or via the menu.

You can also use this QR code                                         qrcode

We have a great partnership with The Wilderness Society and they have given us access on Sunday afternoons to their space. We need to respect that by running sessions as agreed so please only come along when a session is scheduled and don’t turn up on spec.

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Retro / Classic Cycles available

Are you interested in a retro cycle, perhaps something from 1997 and earlier that might be road or track related.

We have a once a year auction to raise the funds that keep us operating for the rest of the year.

There are some great forums on Facebook and similar where people who have an interest in these bikes get together, generally to share pictures and to offer for sale but not to auction,

We’d like to share with you what we have to offer on this special weekend as there are some bikes that deserve the love of someone with a real passion for them.

Please have a look at what is on offer this year in Auction Bikes – 2016

in particular you might like

Kerry Hopkins

Peugeot Classic Roadie

Repco Superlite

We’re happy to take offers if you can’t attend, or to follow up on any questions you might have re size etc..

We’d also be happy to organise delivery, at your expense,  if you’d like.

2015/16 AGM invitation

I’m happy to advise that the AGM (& Special General Meeting) will be help on Tuesday 1st November at the New Sydney Hotel commencing at 6pm.
Special General Meeting

That Hobart Bike Kitchen Inc. request the Commissioner for Corporate Affairs exempt our association from an audit for last financial year.

Annual General Meeting

Present & Apologies
Presidents Report
Treasurers Report
Election of Office Bearers
Other Business:
Sustainable Living Festival
Working with MRC and Engineering volunteers

If you have anything you’d like added to other business please let me know.

Also very happy to accept nominations for any positions.

Doesn’t matter if you have been involved with HBK during the last year or not everyone is welcome. If you would like to volunteer for a role,  have an idea on how expand our engagement, have ideas on making HBK better or just want to know more about HBK then please come along .
Cheers,
Mark
Hobart Bike Kitchen

Sustainable Living Festival 2016

We’re going to be with all the wonderful people at the Sustainable Living Festival once again.

There will be more stuff coming soon about the Auction Bikes so come back and check that out. In the meantime here’s the run down.

Join us in imagining an AWESOME future this November.

Sustainable Living Festival, 12 – 13 November, Prince’s Wharf 1.

Be inspired by creative expressions of Awesome through story, poetry, music, art, circus and more. Join experts and leaders as they share their own visions of Awesome in the Festival discussions. Speak with our fabulous line up of exhibitors, including the team from TESLA (in Tassie for the very first time) with their new Model S. Smell, taste and delight in some of Tasmania’s finest culinary offerings in our cooking demonstrations.
The Sustainable Living Festival is the place to get the skills, resources and connections you need to take that next step towards your own awesome future.

Follow the Festival online and on Facebook for all the juicy details
and exciting program updates: slt.org.au and facebook.com/sustainableliving.tasmania

Spring is in the air

While you may not see it from the number of blog posts we’ve had a busy winter.

ELBO rides again was a lot of fun, but the Sunday Sessions have also kept on rolling with a steady stream of happy bikes.

But now the days are getting longer and warmer so if you haven’t already you’ll soon be wanting to get on a bike and enjoy one of the Bicycle Network’s social rides or just do your own thing with friends & family (or sometimes by yourself because that’s good for the soul too).

So make a plan.

  1. Check the Upcoming Sessions
  2. Get along to fix your bike, or one from our donations
  3. Ride

As the saying goes, as easy as 1, 2, 3.

We find as the days get longer, the numbers coming to the Sunday Sessions increases so don’t leave it too long.

Besides the sooner you do it, the sooner you’re out on your bike.

Bike Love, HBK

ELBO rides again

Yes folks, the Electric Light Bike Orchestra rides again.

Dark Mofo is upon us once again, so we’ll be heading out to add some colour, movement and sound to the mid-winter festival.

Lance has had time to add to the repertoire of light driven sound devices, we’ve charged the batteries and turned up the speakers so please come along on Friday 10th June.

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We’d love you to join us.

Bring all your lights, the more colourful the better.

Meeting at the Cenotaph from 8:30pm, and heading off en-masse at 9:00pm.

We’ll head off to Evans Street and around the waterfront area. We’ll be out for a couple of hours and you can join us for as little or as long as you want.

Head over to Fbook to let us know you’re joining the event  or like the ELBO page to see some clips and images of what will be rolling out.

 

State Bike Week 2016

State Bike Week is now earlier on the calendar. This year offers rides and activities in the north, north west and south of the state. Whether you have a road bike, mountain bike, a city bike with a basket or a clunker, find something that suits you and join in.

For the full calendar go here.

Events & Rides in Southern Tasmania
30 Jan-7 Feb 2016

Ride the Night Hobart

Saturday 30 February is Ride the Night, Australia’s biggest mass participation night time bike ride. Riders take to the streets of Hobart at night touring the most iconic landmarks across a 65km route. With entertainment and rest stops along the way featuring local artist, games, food trucks and light shows, this exciting event is not to be missed. Entry fees apply. More>>

Kingborough Treasure Hunt

Held on bush tracks in Peter Murrell Reserve, Huntingfield on Saturday 30 January at 2pm. A great traffic-free family-friendly event. Follow the map, look for clues as you ride the dirt tracks. Do it solo or as a team and ride as much or as little as you like as you collect the clues. Suitable for ages 8 and up (if accompanied by an adult). More>>


Women on Wheels Ride

A 20km relaxed ride for women on Sunday 7 February at 10.30am around Bellerive and the Clarence Foreshore Trail. It’s an excellent opportunity for women who haven’t ridden on the road before to give it a go in a supportive environment. Ken Self Cycles will provide a pre-ride bike check and Clarence Council is providing refreshments. Entry fees apply. More>>

Warm up ride for Women on Wheels

An easy ride for women planning to do the Women on Wheels ride (but others can come too). This is a relaxed ride along the Intercity Cycleway on Wednesday 3 February at 10am. Matt from Hobart Bike Kitchen will provide mechanical support and give your bike a tuneup if necessary so you’ll be ready for the Women on Wheels Ride. More>>

Small Century Ride

A social, friendly ride along the challenging course of the Century Ride from previous Bike Weeks. Held on Sunday 7 February at 9am and led by Peter Thurling it will be a “no drop” ride (ie the group will stick together on climbs and no one will be left behind).
The ride is limited to 25 participants. RSVP to secure your spot. More>>

Two Thirds Century Ride

This is a social, friendly ride along two thirds of the Century Ride course . This will be a supportive cruise along a scenic but challenging route. Held on Sunday 7 February at 11am it will be a “no drop” ride i.e the group will stick together on climbs and no-one will be left behind. Your ride leaders will be Greg Dutkowski and Matt Drake.
The ride is limited to 25 participants. RSVP to secure your spot. More>>

Sustainable Living Festival 2015

It’s only a few weeks away now.

The Sustainable Living Festival is on at Prince’s Wharf No. 1 on the 31st October and 1st of November.

Please come along and say hello at our marquee on the PW1 forecourt.

It’s great to have a chat about what we do, or even better what you’d like to do. So ride on down and take advantage of the valet bike parking as well, before you go off and find some more things to make you happier and healthier.

Please also check out our Auction Bikes 2015 page for your chance to get yourself or a friend the bike they’ll love.

See you soon.