Cheers to Liam and Katie for making this happen.
People can do a lot with pedal power. Just check out here.
I’ve owned a Monkey Light for a few months now and it certainly gets you noticed in traffic.
For the comming Earth Day Event I’ve devised a bicycle motivated light show. Behold my photoshop brilliance.
Now can I build such a contraption in a week…
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.
Just a quick update.
We have had a great response from people; some have offered to help out, while others are keen to get a sweet bike or learn the ropes of bike maintenance .
Last Sunday I learned heaps off the boys of Bottles and Chains. This Sunday we are holding another session rain or shine. (bike soup?)
If you would like to get involved please email so we can make you privy to the details.
In other news, watch out for information about HBK’s presence at the Sustainable Living Expo 7&8th of November.
We are always looking for more bike with character. Check out this vintage Malvern Star Cruiser which we about to give a new life to.
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.
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 http://www.cyclingsouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=34
You can register for Ride to Work Day at http://www.bv.com.au/ride-to-work/ 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.
This sunny Sunday was a good time for the shed to disgorge its wares for a sort out and a photo opportunity.
Things are starting to come together. We have invested in a portable workshop stand which means no more working on knees with bike propped against chin.
Our newest acquisition is a basic bike toolkit which we got (for a good price) from Cyclingo. ‘Right tool for the right job’ can be now realized!
From now on a ‘Sunday Session’ will be held weekly in the afternoon. Please call ahead so we know to expect you. Anybody who comes along gets our eternal gratitude and maybe some food/drinks. We also planning other events so keep a eye out!