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.

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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

No Sunday Session – 22nd March 2015

NO SUNDAY SESSION
It’s Cycling Sunday and as the headline says a perfect day to get on our bikes.
(though that’s every day)
http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/perfect-day-to-get-on-our-bikes/story-fnj4f7k1-1227270558300

 

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Image © Mercury

So we’re getting the bikes out heading off to Bellerive and going for a ride.

We hope you do as well. It doesn’t have to be one of the organised rides, make your own Cycling Sunday and head off with the kids or find a new cafe.

Bike Love,
HBK

New Road Rules

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.

For more information visit: http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/centrelines

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Thank you to the Cykel Chefen

Thank you to the Cykel Chefen you ask?

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.

If you want to see more pictures from then weekend check out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HobartBikeKitchen

Cykel Chefen, Copengahen
Cykel Chefen, Copengahen