In support of social distancing measures and recognising the need to protect vulnerable groups in our community from the corona-virus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to prioritise the health and safety of our volunteers, you (our valued community)and employees of the Tas Health sector and close the doors of the Hobart Bike Kitchen workshop until things improve.
We fully appreciate that bikes will play a vitally important part in how we move through these immediate challenges and rise to respond to climate change as well and we will post here as soon as we’re ready run our next Sunday session.
Stay safe, look after your bikes and each other in these challenging times
Be the best version of yourselves and practice generosity and compassion wherever you can.
Look forward to seeing you all for our grand re-opening party!
This piece from @Chris_Boardman is brilliant in it’s thoughtful, considered, undeniable simplicity.
Why any major city doesn’t do this is quite beyond me; for a very small public spend, the economic & social benefits are off the scale.
Thanks to @inthewoodshed
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
Election of Office Bearers
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 .
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.
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).
From 25 February new road rules will be introduced on Tasmanian roads to increase the safety of cyclists.
When passing or overtaking a cyclist, a driver will be able to straddle or cross a continuous centre line in order to leave a safe space between their vehicle and the cyclist, when it is safe to do so.
This means to pass a cyclist safely, a driver can cross:
a single continuous line;
a single continuous line with a broken line on the left or right, or;
double continuous lines.
It is recommended that a driver should leave at least one metre clearance between their vehicle and the cyclist on roads up to and including 60 km/h and 1.5 metres on roads above 60 km/h.
To support these changes, new yellow warning signs with the message “pass cyclists safely” will be rolled out along popular cycling routes throughout February and March.
To assist drivers and cyclists to understand the changes, we have developed a web page with a digital clip, depicting how and when to apply the rules, together with common questions and answers.
Well I’d like to offer a big thank you to everyone from HBK who was involved in making the Sustainable Living Festival another great weekend.
To those who helped get the bikes ready, setup and participated over the weekend thanks very much. I’m pretty sure we all enjoyed ourselves.
To everyone who has donated in the past, or took part in the auctions and especially the auction winners thanks also.
Also it’s an excuse to use an photo from Copenhagen I took while on holidays.
You’ll all be pleased to know that our auctioneers did a stirling job and we reached our target for the weekend and have definitely raised enough to pay the bills and look to do more of the great work we’re known for.