Sustainability Expo Report

Hobart Bike Kitchen’s presence at the Sustainability Expo was a great success.

In the end we sold 14 bikes, some of those were at auction which was some entertainment. I’m not sure if the crowd was laughing with us or at us! We raised over $600 in funds which will be put to good use in the future.

The expo was also an opportunity to talk to heaps of people and get the word out. Contacts we made during the weekend should lead to some great opportunities for us to get out into the community. We are especially excited with some kids summer programs that will soon be organised.

HBK StallHBK Stall 2

Thanks to everyone who came along and had a chat to us, it was great to talk to you all.

Special thanks to those who helped it happen: Wade and Mick for helping manning the stall, Andy and Rodger for providing some of the bikes and the sustainability expo crew for putting on a great event.

Thanks also to Tim for the above photos, and to Simon for the shade tent.

We’ve had some lovely feedback since the event, and here’s a quote from Bronwyn

“I am the very excited new, old bike owner who fixed their bike up with a new gear cable on Sunday at the Sustainable Living Expo. When I got home my friend and I got out the tools and added more features like lights and a bag rack. Anyway today is a beautiful day, but I am at work with this new bike love in my heart, it’s distracting and I haven’t even taken it for a proper ride yet. I can’t stop thinking about how important the work you’re doing is for the community and I wonder if through my work I might be able to help get your message out there.”

We want to spread more bike love.

Constructive Summer

Exams are over. It sometimes isn’t raining. It must be approaching summer.

HBK will be in full swing at this weekends Sustainability Expo. Hope to see you there.


We have big plans for Hobart. They are something like this. enjoy.

(nicked from Cycle Chic)

Sustainable Living Expo – here we come

Last Sunday was another super Sunday Session, and it was great to have Chris and Chelsea with us.

Possum Angle

We’ve got a load of bikes ready for the Sustainable Living Expo this coming weekend and we’d love to see you there.

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We also plan to have some auctions throughout the Saturday and Sunday so if you’re interested in getting on the road with a super HBK bike come along and have a look.

Anything we raise from the weekend will help us to get some more tools and parts etc… so that you’re able to come to Bike Kitchen and get involved with building the bike that’s just right for you. Whether it’s for the quick trips around the neighbourhood or your around Australia tourer (go Danny!) you’ll be able to create what you need.

We still need some more friends of Hobart Bike Kitchen to help us man the site over the weekend, if you can help please get in touch at

If everyone on the planet did get everything they ever wanted, we would have disappeared from existence a long time ago.

A great quote from Andy Vagg who came along to a Sunday Session and has given the HBK heaps of useful advice and inspiration.

Check out his Site were the humble 10 Speed Road Bike is celebrated.

Andy is also involved in the AppleLand a exhibition of  pictures that have been salvaged from McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre in South Hobart, Tasmania by Resource Work Cooperative.

HBK and the ABC

Bike Kitchen Lads with Andy

You might have heard us on ABC local radio at Ride to Work Day.

Now you can read the article from ABC Local

Also thanks to everyone who came up to ask about what we’re doing, lot’s of positive comments so we hope to have more bodies at the next Sunday Session and some more donations coming our way.

(and thanks to my Dad for the HBK sign)




This bag is full of new consumables bought in bulk from Bike Ride.

A lovely Sunday forecast this week so we are hoping to get a big crew along to this Sunday Session.

When: 1pm till Dark this Sunday

Another weekly sunday session where anybody can come along to get advice, source parts and advice. You can maintain your steed or get it back on the road. Most of all it is about having a chat and meeting fellow bike riders.

Those feeling generous with their time can help us service and build our project bikes which we are currently getting ready for auction at our stall at the sustainability expo in a few weeks. Time is catching up with us!

Bike Ride have just come through and gotten us a good deal on some consumable parts such as gear and brake lines. More Tires and tubes are also on the way.

I’ll make sure to have a cook up to keep the bike chefs happy. Beverages will also be supplied.
So make the most of a nice forecast and spend some time this sunday in the sun. It would be great if we could get a few people along this week.
If your planning on attending, Please reply so that we know to expect you. If not catch ya next time!

PS. we hope to see you at the ride to work breakfast happening wednesday THIS WEEK.
See you on the roadGusto

Tasmanian Mountain Bike Plan – Last chance for public comment

Sport and Recreation Tasmania (SRT) released the draft Tasmanian Mountain Bike Plan for public viewing in September. Interested groups and individuals have until 11 October 2009 to provide comments to the consultants preparing the plan.

The draft plan, attachments and summary are available at the SRT website:
Further information can be found at the SRT website or by contacting Keith Ryan, Project Manager on
(03) 6336 2011.

Ride To Work Day – 1 Week To Go

Hopefully you saw the earlier post for Ride To Work Day 2009.

It’s one week to go and it would be great to have all the Bike Kitchen supporters at the Mawson Place breakfast.

We’re going to have a small display with the great video from Liam and Katie and some of the photos from the site and others.

Please call by and have a chat if you’re at all interested in Bike Kitchen.

We can give you the details of our next session as there is plenty to do before the Sustainable Living Expo.

Sticky Post – Welcome to Hobart Bike Kitchen

Thanks for visiting check out the about us page for more info.

We don’t have a concrete meeting time, but we generally open the kitchen up to anyone interested on Sunday afternoons. If you are interested in any part of it, email us at .

We also gave a HBK discussion group you can subscribe to It’s a managed group so we will need to approve membership but that’s just a formality which we’ll do as soon as possible.