Thank You for Supporting Us & Helping to Save Fahad

A big thank you to Miss Man who raised $570 for Bikes 4 Life via an auction at her latest show in Melbourne. She’s such an amazing supporter and we are very grateful!

MIss Man

Miss Man

Miss Man also generously donated funds and raised money for Fahad, the young boy we are trying to help in Uganda, who almost died recently from severe malnutrition. Thanks to Miss Man and the support of others in the ‘Save Fahad’ group, Fahad is on his way towards recovery and has been able to have tests, treatments, hospital care… and has a lot more hope in his life!

It’s a long road ahead for Fahad, so if anyone would like to help support him please let us know as we have a working group involved in saving Fahad and we’d appreciate any more help we can get! Email ebony@bikes4life.com.au

SAVE FAHAD

SAVE FAHAD – 16 year old Fahad in Uganda

Visa Global Logistics Donates $5,000!!

Bikes 4 Life’s corporate supporter, Visa Global Logistics, has donated a whopping $5,000 to us!

The very generous donation from a company who already does so much for us, will go towards our upcoming projects, including a follow up project in Cambodia later in the year.

Bikes 4 Life is entirely volunteer run and relies on support from the local community and contributions (including in kind donations) from companies to help execute our larger projects and effectively run our bike workshops.

Visa Global Logistics is one of our major sponsors and funds the shipping of our bicycles, container storage and also our Melbourne based workshop / warehouse, where we hold community volunteer days twice a week to repair and restore donated bicycles.

THANK YOU VISA GLOBAL!

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation click the donate now button on the top right hand side of the page, or contact us for other methods of payment!

Visa Global Logistics - Main Sponsors of Bikes 4 Life

Visa Global Logistics – Main Sponsors of Bikes 4 Life

 

 

Thanks Jet Black Cycling!

Thank you to Jet Black Cycling / Jet Black Products for their generous donation of bike products,  accessories & tools for our Cremorne volunteer run bike workshop! You guys are awesome, thanks so much!!

See: http://www.jetblackproducts.com and check out their awesome products!

Donation to our workshop from Jet Black Products

Donation to our workshop from Jet Black Products

Bicycle Queensland 2014 Adventure Tour

Guys sign up for the ride of a life time – A 9 day camp and ride through Queensland with CYCLE QUEENSLAND, in support of Bikes 4 Life! And if you don’t want to ride, there are also volunteer opportunities available!

Agnes Water to Coolum Beach (6 – 14 September 2014)

Looking for a holiday with a difference? This two-wheeled adventure holiday will take you from the vibrant coastal village of Agnes Water to beautiful Coolum Beach via the spectacular beachside town of Bargara.

Cycle Queensland is all about having fun – both on and off your bike! You don’t need to worry about cooking meals, transporting luggage or navigating from town to town because all your needs are taken care of by our support crew.

Each day we dish up three delicious, cyclist-sized meals and provide hot showers, entertainment, and a place to relax, as well as medical and mechanical support both on the route and at the campsite. Cycle Queensland is all about having a good time – after all, you’re on holidays.

Why do it? For some it’s a challenge, for others it’s an adventure, but for all it’s a chance to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. It’s simple – life is better on a bike!

Entries close 1 August 2014. Enter before 30 May and receive a free event jersey.

AND $100 from each person who signs up goes to us at Bikes 4 Life, thanks to the generosity and support of Cycle Queensland!

Cycle Queensland 2014 supporting Bikes 4 Life

Cycle Queensland 2014 supporting Bikes 4 Life

Melbourne Workshop Closed this Sunday June 29

Bikes 4 Life Logo by FUEL 2014

Dear valued Bikes 4 Life volunteers and donors, please remember that our Bikes 4 Life Cremorne Workshop in Melbourne will be CLOSED tomorrow the 29th of June!

We are only closed for the Melbourne Roobaix / FYXO Event (bike ride) on the Sunday, as all of our regular volunteers are taking part in the event.

For regular updates from the team at Bikes 4 Life please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bikes4lifeorg or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bikes4lifeorg as these sites are updated daily!

We are sorry if we have caused you any inconvenience… Enjoy the rest of the weekend, be safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!!

 

Check it out: Bikes 4 Life’s Cambodia Video

Check out the amazing video from our recent trip to Cambodia, where we partnered with the incredible charity ‘Cambodian Children’s Fund‘, founded by Scott Neeson. It’ s a beautifully crafted video by Oli Roe from Bikes 4 Life Sydney! Oli and his family came on the trip to see one of our projects with their own eyes, and were extremely touched by seeing how one bicycle can do so much, and transform one’s life.

2014 Bikes4Life Project- Cambodia from Blue Vision Photography on Vimeo.

Founded in 2004, Cambodian Children’s Fund provides life-changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities. In the beginning, our world revolved around the health and well-being of 87 youngsters. Today we care for more than 1,800 students and 10,000 people annually after extending our services to provide to entire families and communities in crisis.

CCF was founded by former film executive Scott Neeson, who traveled to Cambodia on holiday in early 2003 and found his life changed by the desperate circumstances and unlikely courage of Phnom Penh’s most impoverished children.Today, he serves as CCF’s Executive Director, performing daily fieldwork and overseeing the operations of CCF’s various facilities.

Bikes 4 Life on a Roll

Way to go Bikes 4 Life! We have now completed 4 International Projects and 3 Indigenous Projects! That’s 7 containers of bikes and 4 bike workshops! All made possible because of our volunteers; sponsors; partners; donors and supporters like yourself! Thank you. Together we are making a huge difference to the lives of thousands of people!

Pack Day for volunteers from Bikes 4 Life Melbourne.

Pack Day for volunteers from Bikes 4 Life Melbourne.

Some exciting new projects to be announced soon, as well as our annual event which will be held in Melbourne in the coming months!

Follow us on Facebook for more regular updates on what we are doing, locally and internationally! See: www.facebook.com/bikes4lifeorg or follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/bikes4lifeorg  THANK YOU!

Bikes 4 Life Cambodia a Success!!

Our 1st ever Cambodian project has been a huge success. We partnered with the amazing Cambodian Children’s Fund who made the whole program possible. We thank the staff and founder Scott Neeson for recognising the need for bicycles in the community and for helping make this project a huge success! We also must thank the incredible staff at CCF for all the work they have done, in the customs clearance, transportation, organisation and management of activities and distribution. They are an all star team and we couldn’t have done it without them!

Unpacking the Container of Bikes in Steung Meanchey with CCF

We have also been able to distribute hundreds of bikes all over the country and to many different organisations and communities. This project has put over 500 bikes on the road in Cambodia, and will help the lives of many more than that! A bike workshop is also being established in the Steung Meanchey District and under the control of CCF, where students and community members will be trained in bike maintenance and mechanics, which will in turn make the project sustainable and will also increase employment opportunities for those in training!

A boy with his new bike in Svay Rieng Province

Finally, we have been asked to come again soon, and that we have promised to do. Good bye Cambodia. Take care of your bikes and put them to good use!! Love from everyone involved in Bikes 4 Life Australia!

Bikes 4 Life Cambodia Volunteer Team 2014

 

Cambodian Children’s Fund are our partners here in Cambodia with our bike project. See what they had to say about bikes in the community and also see the amazing work they do for the most vulnerable and at risk children and families!

Cambodian Children’s Fund talks about Bikes 4 Life and how bikes will help the community!

What’s in the container? 500 bicycles donated to children who need it most. The container, along with the great people from Bikes 4 Life, arrived this weekend and helped distribute the bicycles to the community. Bicycles are more than just fun here in Cambodia, as it’s the main form of transportation for many people and the best way to get to class on time. The container stays here in the community and is being converted to a repair shop to ensure the bikes are tip-top shape. Bikes 4 Life even provided all the tools needed. 

On behalf of all the thrilled kids now with bicycles, thanks to Bikes 4 Life for the donation.

Here are some more photos from the trip. There is much more info and photos on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bikes4lifeorg Many thanks for supporting Bikes 4 Life!!

A young Boy Carries Water on his Bike

 

Bike distribution to students in Svay Rieng Province

Pedal away from the everyday on Cycle Queensland 2014

Pedal away from the everyday on Cycle Queensland 2014 and raise funds for Bikes 4 Life!

Bikes 4 Life has partnered with Bicycle Queensland to become the official charity partner for their annual 9-day Cycle Queensland event. Cycle Queensland 2014 (6 – 14 September) will take you from the vibrant coastal village of Agnes Water to beautiful Coolum Beach via the spectacular beachside town of Bargara.

Cycle Queensland 2014 supporting Bikes 4 Life

Cycle Queensland is all about having fun – both on and off your bike! You don’t need to worry about cooking meals, transporting luggage or navigating from town to town because all your needs are taken care of by the event support crew. Each day Bicycle Queensland dish up three delicious, cyclist-sized meals and provide hot showers, entertainment, and a place to relax, as well as medical and mechanical support both on the route and at the campsite. Cycle Queensland is all about having a good time – after all, you’re on holidays!

You’ll have a great time on the ride and can convert all that pedalling into a great cause! Check-out www.cycleqld.bq.org.au for some great tips and advice to get your fundraising efforts started.

Entries close 1 August 2014. Enter before 30 May and receive a free event jersey.

Check www.cycleqld.bq.org.au for more information.

Special Offer: Sign-up for Cycle Queensland 2014 and Bicycle Queensland will donate a $100 cash to Bikes 4 Life. All you need to do is sign up for the event and write Bikes 4 Life in the ‘Refer a Friend’ section of the application form. Once you have entered you can encourage your friends to sign-up too (conditions apply)!

Pedal away from the everyday on Cycle Queensland 2014

Our bikes arrived in Mt Hagen, PNG!

GREAT NEWS:  Our bikes have reached an orphanage in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea! They were well received and we hope to be able to get some more there soon!! Thanks to all who have helped in some way, with this project and all our others as well! You have helped us to put smiles on many many faces around the world, so be proud!

Our bikes in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Here’s a letter we just received from Aunty Rosa and BFO:
Dear Bikes 4 Life,

The bicycles are very special to the children. It’s very expensive to buy one here for each children either and for each child to feel the ride of it is something they have never tried.

The older children taught the smaller ones to ride. It is a timely gift as we plan to move to the new land. The items will be used more frequently there!

Thank you so much for these gifts! They are used for worthy purposes!

God’s Blessings

With much appreciation!

Aunty Rosa for the BFO Children

Kids in Mount Hagen with a gift of a bicycle!