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 http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2009/10/14/2713618.htm?site=hobart

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: www.development.tas.gov.au/sportrec/mtbplan
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 hobartbikekitchen@gmail.com .

We also gave a HBK discussion group you can subscribe to hobartbikekitchen@googlegroups.com. 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.

Sustainable Living Expo – Nov 7-8

We’ve been asked if we can put together a stand for the Sustainable Living Expo in early november organised by Sustainable Living Tas. It seems to be a pretty big deal and could be the perfect lauchpad for HBK into the wider Hobart community.

As coordinating cyclist, I’ve put some ideas to the SL people that they like – namely interactive workshop time and live auctions of bikes that we have built up.

2 things:

1. if you are keen on helping out on that weekend then be in touch
2. If you know of any way of getting hold of a marquee or something similar then be in touch.
and a 3rd. the bikes we are building in the next few weeks will go toward this and are very important to the future of HBK, so get excited and come along to Sunday Sessions to push things forward.

Check out the website Sustainable Living Expo

Sunday Session photos

Momentum is building here at Hobart Bike Kitchen. This Sunday Session saw many helping hands volunteer their time despite the threatening weather. Much Progress was made and it was great to see the ‘brain trust’ at work. Everyone was learning off each other and I’m sure everyone took away some valuable knowledge. My greatest appreciation goes out to those who attended.