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.