From the very nice people at Treadlie here is an article about a project from VanMoof.
Not only have VanMoof long created cool bikes (I wonder what happened to the really nice VanMoofs that could be hired for visting art galleries in Hobart?), they’re now creating cool e-bikes.
Hello Hobart Bike Kitchen champions,
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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).
So make a plan.
- Check the Upcoming Sessions
- Get along to fix your bike, or one from our donations
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
It’s Cycling Sunday and as the headline says a perfect day to get on our bikes.
(though that’s every day)
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.
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