Alleycat – Sept. 12th 2009

The wonderful people at Bottles ad Chains have an Alleycat organised for this weekend.

Check it out.

We look forward to the day when we can see an Alleycat where everyone is on a bike they have built at HBK.

Put in the time at HBK and not only can you help someone else pick up some bike building skills but you might enhance your own.

Ride To Work Day – 14th October 2009

If you think that as summer approaches you’d like to add some more exercise to your day then Ride to Work Day offers the incentive to get the bike out from the garage, get yourself organised and try cycling to work.

Ride to Work Day is a national event and is about encouraging workers to feel good and have fun by commuting to work by bike and experiencing the health, financial and environmental benefits of riding.

One of the core events of Ride to Work day is the community breakfast program which is held around the nation. This year Hobart will have two community breakfasts:

Hobart Waterfront – CyclingSouth will again organise a Hobart breakfast for people commuting to the Hobart CBD by bike from 6am to 9am at Mawson Place
Rosny Barn – Clarence City Council is hosting a commuter breakfast at Rosny Barn behind Eastlands from 7am to 9am.

To keep up to date on everything that is happening there check

You can register for Ride to Work Day at and be in the draw to win a Trek 7.6 FX bike valued at $1,999.

Also register before 30th September to go in the draw to win a one of ten V2 PedalPower + chargers for your mobile phone, iPod or GPS*

So you’ll be feeling fitter, helping the environment, getting a free breakfast and have the change to win stuff!

So how do you get started?

The Ride To Work day brochure Everything you wanted to know about riding to work…but were afraid to ask! is a great place to start.

Step 1 Gear up

Dig your bike out of the shed and dust it down.

If you haven’t ridden for a while, chances are the chain could do with some oil and the tyres will need some air. If you’re not sure where to start, ask your local bike shop for advice.

So this weekend just set yourself the task of getting the bike out and making sure it’s rideable.

But what are we here for?

If you need help getting your bike on the road or even if you don’t have a bike but are interested in putting one together then contact us about getting along to a Sunday Session.

A new Trek might be nice, but how good will you feel on your bike which you’ve fixed or even built from the ground up.