Thanks to our amazing sponsors and supporters!

We are extremely fortunate to have had so many event supporters and sponsors, especially 99 Bikes and Westpac who made the event possible with their generous donations and sponsorship!

A big thank you is also needed for Bill Sheedy (At The Beach Bateman’s Bay) & Villa Elegancia in Seminyak Bali for their amazing donations of week longs stays at their incredible villas!

We had great auction prizes at this years event… For all those who purchased or won something congratulations! There were 3 international holidays including flights and so many other amazing things!

If you missed out make sure you come to our next big event: Easter 2015! And congrats to Pencil Wilson for winning an iPhone 6 in the raffle, thanks to Breez!

We have lots of events planned for the year ahead include a number of bike rides so please stay informed and up to date with what we are doing! Facebook, Twitter  (Bikes4lifeorg) or requesting to be on our mailing list is the best way to ensure you don’t miss out! You can also subscribe to this web site to automatically get updates of new posts or check out our new events website, at www.bikes4lifeevents.com.au Many thanks and we hope to see you soon!

Remember we have lots of new projects but need bikes and volunteers to be able to execute them! Email us if you are interested… We would love to have you join our team!

 

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Annual Fundraising Event: Bikes 4 Life Live at the Trak

Thank you to everyone who supported Bikes 4 Life on the weekend for our annual fundraising event! It was a successful event and made possible by each of you!

Sponsors, donors, volunteers, artists, hosts and guests- we love you all and hope you had an enjoyable night. Particularly our event committee – You were all simply amazing!

99 Bikes

99 Bikes

A special thank you to our platinum event sponsors, 99 Bikes – without them the event was not possible. We must also thank Westpac Bank (the best bank) who were our Gold Event Sponsors, Visa Global Logistics, Fuel CDI, Alenson Design, Chique Events and Mad Man Printing for all their help with the event, and our Bronze Event Sponsors: Man With a Van, ManMos Bug, Ben Green and Michael Gardner from SOS International. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!

Westpac Bank

Westpac Bank

Here’s some amazing photos from André Elhay Photography! The packed out event was hosted by Channel 9′s Glen Moriarty and singer/actress/entertainment personality Tottie Goldsmith. We also had amazing performances by Voice stars: Johnny Rollins and Julian Simonsz, Australian Global Violin Sensation Patrick Roberts , Miss Man, Abbey Stone and Vegas Baby.  Plus there was an awesome BMX stunt show by the boys from Anchor BMX, with the ramps in the venue made by Cal Eggington of Rudys Ramps. Not to mention Velvet Jones and Mark Pellegrini on the decks, world class aerialist Leilisha Marning with her outstanding hula hoop show and even Australia’s number 1 female Magician Cath Jamison doing roving performances! It was an incredible show and a great fund-raising event to support our 2015 projects in indigenous regions of Australia, East Timor, Uganda, Nauru and hopefully Pakistan! 

We will be announcing what was raised very soon, but we know for certain we reached well over our target of $40,000 and more!

We are planning many more events for 2015 so keep your ears open for what’s to come or check out our dedicated events website www.bikes4lifeevents.com.au put together for us by Sever Design and Always Frank!

 

Up-Cycle your old Bike with 99 Bikes & Bikes 4 Life

99 Bikes has an awesome new initiative that supports Bikes 4 Life!

It’s the #UpCycle project! Check out the website to see how you can up-cycle your old bike and get a new Pedal Bike from $199.

99 Bikes

Bikes 4 Life’s Gold Sponsor – 99 Bikes

The Up-cycle Process:

The used bikes collected at 99 Bikes will be donated to Bikes 4 Life, where they will be refurbished before shipping.

The bikes we collect will specifically go to two projects in early 2015 – one in Uganda and one in a remote indigenous Australian community.

99 Bikes are targeting 300 upcycled bikes which will help to fill a shipping container.

See: http://www.99bikes.com.au/upcycle/

PEDAL YOUR WAY TO ANOTHER’S HAPPINESS 

GET behind the handlebars and join the ride that can bring Christmas gifts to those less fortunate around the world.

With the giving season fast approaching, 99 Bikes is encouraging cyclists to trade in their pre-loved two-wheeler for a new Pedal bike to help disadvantaged youth and families in need in Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Nauru, Fiji and Pakistan.

99 Bikes is riding tandem with Bikes 4 Life to break the cycle of poverty in third world countries by collecting, packing and shipping recycled bikes from Australia to those in need.

From November, riders can pocket a $150 discount off the price of a new “Pedal” cruiser, valued at $349, by simply trading in their old bike at any 99 Bikes store, thanks to the company’s charitable “upcycle” initiative,

Matt Turner, Managing Director of 99 Bikes, said the initiative was geared towards raising awareness, taking meaningful action and promoting a healthy living environment through cycling.

99 Bikes & Westpac Our New Sponsors!

We are excited to announce that Bikes 4 Life has two new major sponsors! 

Our exclusive Platinum Event Sponsor and major sponsor to Bikes 4 Life is 99 Bikes. An incredible company that supports local and community initiatives. Make sure you go to 99 Bikes to buy your next bike!

Our Gold Event Sponsor is Westpac! It’s amazing to see one of the big banks supporting grassroots initiatives like ours! Thank you Westpac! Guys make sure you go to Westpac for all your banking needs – they are the best!

We look forward to hosting you both at our annual fundraising event on the 8th of November at Trak Live Lounge Bar, Toorak.

To buy tickets for our annual fundraiser go to: http://bit.ly/1u5LY0F and for more info on the event please see: www.bikes4lifeevents.com.au

 

99 Bikes

99 Bikes

Westpac Bank

Westpac Bank

Bikes 4 Life's Annual Fundraiser

Bikes 4 Life’s Annual Fundraiser at Trak Toorak www.bikes4lifeevents.com.au

Cambodia Pack Day Part 2

Today we worked hard packing our final lot of bikes for Cambodia!

On Tuesday we are sending our second 40 foot container to Cambodia in just a few months. That’s close to 1,000 bikes!

We are luck to have amazing volunteers in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney… But we always need more so please drop us a line and come and get involved with us!  Email ebony@bikes4life.com.au

This time in Cambodia we are sending bikes to the following organisations:

Cambodian Childrens’ Fund

Choice Cambodia

Hagar

Water of Life

Restore One

Angkor Wat Bikes 4 Kids

Cambodian and Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development

Rotary

Education for Cambodia

Destiny Rescue

Somaly Mam

Sothea Yon and

Global Village Housing

Bikes 4 Life: Live at the Trak

Glen Moriarty from Channel 9 and Tottie Goldsmith will be hosting this year Bikes 4 Life Fundraiser at Trak Toorak.

Special performances by global violin sensation Patrick Roberts and The Voice finalist Johnny Rollins!

Get your early bird tickets for just $25 at www.bikes4lifeevents.com.au - Includes full catering and a drink on arrival! A night not to be missed!

There will also be a live auction, raffles, speeches, visual displays, a video presentation, door prizes and other surprises – making the 2014 Bikes 4 Life Fundraiser an unmissable event.

The aim of the event is to raise funds and awareness for our upcoming Indigenous and international projects. One of the main benefits of our bike program is education. We want to get more kids on bikes and more kids to school.

‘LIVE AT THE TRAK’ is also a time to celebrate our achievements over the past year together with our supporters and to encourage more people to get involved with us. 

We hope you’ll join us and be a part of something special!

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Bikes 4 Life: Live at the Trak

Check out our new EVENTS website and EVENT info!

Our brand new EVENTS WEBSITE is LIVE! 

With many thanks to Always Frank and Sever Design who designed and created the website for us in just one week! Furthermore, they also donated their services to us as they are such amazing guys! If you need any web or design services we highly recommend them!

Go to www.bikes4lifeevents.com.au  to see our new site and also get information about what w shave going on!

You can also has a link to BUY TICKETS for our upcoming annual fundraising event at TRAK Lounge Bar in Toorak on November 8 in Melbourne! Otherwise you can go directly to http://bit.ly/1u5LY0F!

Pre-Sale tickets are only $25 and we urge you to get in quick to secure your tix as only a limited number are available pre-sale!

Thanks and let us know your thoughts on our new website!

Bikes 4 Life Annual Fundraising Event at Trak Toorak - November 8

Bikes 4 Life Annual Fundraising Event at Trak Toorak – November 8

 

Bikes 4 Life and Trak Nightclub Present ‘LIVE AT THE TRAK’ Bikes 4 Life’s Annual Fundraising Event.

This year the Bikes 4 Life Annual Gala event will be hosted by Tottie Goldsmith and will feature performances from some of the country’s most talented artists with a spectacular mix of musical, circus, burlesque and BMX themes.

This must-see event will open with a top Australian DJ spinning tunes, while aerial performers, burlesque and break dancers take to the stage, followed by a mind-blowing BMX stunt show. Stepping up the volume will be Bikes 4 Life youth ambassador Abbey Stone, X-Factor Finalist Hayley Teal with Vegas Baby and Aussie global violin sensation Patrick Roberts, as well as a special performance by Johnny Rollins from The Voice ©. Stay tuned as more artists will be announced soon.

There will also be a live auction, raffles, speeches, visual displays, a video presentation, door prizes and other surprises – making the 2014 Bikes 4 Life Fundraiser an unmissable event.

 

 

Our Event Attracts The Voice SuperStar Johnnie Rollins

Friends we need your support on November 8 for our annual fundraising event at Trak Live Lounge Bar, Toorak!

We’re excited to announce that Johnny Rollins from The Voice will be performing, along with Patrick Roberts Official!

Support us, and celebrate with us at the same time… It will be a night to remember!

Packing Day for Cambodia!

Yesterday we packed 250 bikes into a container for our second project for the year in Cambodia!

We have 4 weeks until the container is being sent and have lots of work to do to get another 150 bikes ready and packed in.

We are sending bikes to a number of different organisations in Cambodia including Somaly Mam, Cambodia Children’s Fund, Destiny Rescue, Choice Cambodia and Water of Life.

We desperately need help fixing bikes to send – so please spread the word and try and make it to our bike workshops which are open every Sunday and Wednesday at 26 Gwynne St Cremorne between 12 and 5pm!

Hope to see you soon! Here are some photos from yesterday! Thanks to all volunteers for their time and effort – and to Visa Global Logistics for their ongoing support!

Volunteers Needed this Sunday: 2nd Project in Cambodia

GUESS WHAT??

We are sending another 500 bikes to Cambodia – Really soon, in fact in just 1 month from now!! It will arrive just in time for the Angkor Wat Bike4Kids! event in December and for our awesome partners at Cambodian Children’s Fund!

We need help packing the container this Sunday the 7th of September at VISA Global Logistics, 1 Hardie Rd Yarraville. There will be a BBQ provided and packing kicking off at 12.30pm. Hope to see you there – Please help spread the word and get lots of volunteers out to the shipping yard this Sunday!

The regular Cremorne Workshop will be closed this Sunday only, as we are all relocating for the day to Yarraville!

THANK YOU AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SUNDAY!

Bikes 4 Life Container Turn Bike Workshop

Bikes 4 Life ‘s shipping containers are transformed into ‘Bicycle Training Workshops’