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’

Bikes 4 Life Queensland Newsletter

Bikes 4 Life Logo by FUEL 2014

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Recycled Bicycles for a Better World

Queensland August Newsletter

 

Bikes 4 Life is a global community initiative that is dedicated to providing donated bicycles to people, particularly youth, who are underprivileged, aimed at helping the most vulnerable, isolated and neglected groups within society. It is our mission to collect, restore and provide bicycles to some of the most marginalised & impoverished communities in Australia and around the world.

This year we are planning to send bikes to a remote and needy community in Cape York. We needs bikes donated from Queensland for this particular project! Donate your bike today!!

 

How Can I Help?

Make a donation of a bicycle regardless of condition, tragic bikes will be cannibalised for spare parts and carbon fibre bikes will be assessed as unsuitable for disadvantaged communities and will be sold off for income generation. The better condition the bike however, the sooner it will reach someone in need!

Donated bike perfect for our projects!

A donated bike that we will restore and donate to someone in need of sustainable transport.

 

Volunteer for the Sunday program in the Nundah Activity Centre

Men’s Shed workshop; to be announced soon.

 

Drop off points for Bicycles:

Sgt Steve Wakerley at the Hills PCYC

Olearia St West

Everton Hills

3855 1980

 

The Nundah Activity Centre

15 Jenner St

Nundah

Call Milos Miladinovic 0409 524 890 to be met with your donation

Pedal away from the everyday on Cycle Queensland 2014

Pedal away from the everyday on Cycle Queensland 2014

Bikes 4 Life

Values its Partnerships

The Nundah Activity Centre and Men’s Shed is contributing to Bikes 4 Life Sunday program with tools and parts in return for our support for a community wheelchair program and a Senior’s ‘get fit’ program

 

Bicycle Queensland is supporting us with financial assistance on the 2014 Adventure Tour

 

The Lions Club is delivering a community outreach program to donate bicycles

 

The Hills PCYC is acting as a collection point

Continue reading ‘Bikes 4 Life Queensland Newsletter’

Bikes 4 Life Helping Kids with Cancer

Bikes 4 Life Initiative!!

We are paying it forward the best way we know how by taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge this October to kick cancer to the kerb!! Sponsor any one of us and/or our team ‘Bikes 4 Life’. Our aim is to raise $4 500 and collectively ride 4 500 kms, that is $1 for every kilometre. Alternatively, you can join our team and take on the challenge, it would be great to have you!
Go on and follow the link below to show your support. Your donations are very well appreciated and to the riders of our team, we can’t thank you enough for representing us Andrew Arvier, Rob Arvier, Danielle Madeley, BIG Allister Lyne, Julia Ball ( Julia Louise), Natalie Visic, and Alana Coughlan you guys are AWESOME!!

Together, we can make a difference so get around us!!

So far we have raised a total of $1,365. Thanks to those who have sponsored our riders!

See the link: https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/Teams/Bikes4Life

Fundraising for our next container shipment; and to fight cancer

With the new container being loaded up next week we’re in full fundraising mode to pay for its shipping. One of the things we’re doing, which is also helping clear some desperately needed space in our workshop, is to start listing some vintage and high-end parts we’ve come by up for auction on eBay.

The money from these auctions will help us send our next container off; so please, bid and share with your bikey-friends. Lots more stuff is being listed over the coming weeks, so check back from time to time.

Don’t forget also we need you next week to help load up the container.

Danni and Andrew at Fitzroy PS Market, surrounded by bike parts

Logo for the Great Cycling ChallengeOur fabulous volunteers, who are unsurprisingly keen cyclists, are helping out in the fight against kids cancer by participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. Please consider sponsoring our vollies, or joining our team and sharing the message, to help raise some funds.

More Volunteers Needed Sunday 31st August

HELP!! We have just purchased another shipping container for our bikes and need help next Sunday transferring 300 bikes ready for our next project into the container. We need lots of muscle and it shouldn’t take too long to do if we have some good strong helping hands! Food and drinks will also be provided!

We will need the volunteers at Visa Global Logistic’s shipping yard in Yarraville between 1 and 3pm!

The address is 1 Hardie Rd Yarraville.

Our regular workshop in Cremorne will also be open so if you can’t make it to Yarraville you can still attend our other workshop!

If you can’t make it next Sunday, we hold workshops at 26 Gywnne St Cremorne every Sunday and Wednesday between 12 and 5pm and are open to the wider community! Just turn up or email ebony@bikes4life.com.au and request a volunteer application form! Thanks for your support! Together we can make a difference…

bikes from donors in melbourne at our cremorne workshop

Bikes from donors in melbourne at our Cremorne workshop – Volunteers needed to help repair them!

Many thanks!

 

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