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THE NEXT STAGE FOR YOUR OLD BIKE
By: Sara Roe
Jun 30, 2017

Bikes 4 Life would like to extend a huge thank you to Colonial First State who have provided us with a really exciting opportunity. Through Colonial First State’s media partnership with SBS’ Tour De France broadcast & SBS Cycling Central, Bikes 4 Life are appearing in a few TV and online features which is providing […]

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER AND HELP WITH OUR 2017 PROJECTS
On: May 9, 2017
By: Sara Roe

In 2017 Bikes 4 Life have new projects in Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan and Uganda!  You can be a part of our journey too! Become a sponsor or project partner, donate a bike and encourage friends to volunteer with us in Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney (from your home or at our workshop).  Become part of our wonderful […]

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SIERRA LEONE 2016
On: Feb 8, 2017
By: Sara Roe

We completed our first project in Sierra Leone with our partner The Fig Tree Children and it was a great success indeed! Thank you Jane Shakespeare for reaching out and making it happen. Thank you Caritas Freetown for being so gracious and generous! We have the best volunteers working for us and our supporters are […]

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Great Ocean Road Charity Bikes Ride with 25,0000 Spins
Register Now for the 25,000 Spins Charity Bike Ride Feb 2017
On: Dec 14, 2016
By: Bikes 4 Life
In: EVENTS

GEELONG TO WARRNAMBOOL 3 DAY CYCLE CHALLENGE Bikes 4 Life is honoured to be a part of the 25,000 Spins Great Ocean Road Charity Bike Ride again in 2017, after a hugely successful and amazing event in 2016! About the Ride: The Great Ocean cycle tour to help kids in poverty. Our three day cycling tour begins in […]

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CAMBODIA 2016
On: Aug 3, 2016
By: Sara Roe

In July 2016, we completed yet another 40 foot container delivery to our on-going partner, Cambodian Childrens’ Fund. This was our 3rd year delivering to one of the most worthiest of NGO’s. Thank you to CCF for allowing Bikes 4 Life to immerse ourselves into your community – we can see the impact our bikes […]

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LAST CHANCE TO DONATE TO OUR GREAT OCEAN ROAD RIDERS!
On: Feb 3, 2016
By: Sara Roe

OUR AWESOME RIDERS NEED YOUR HELP!!  Further to our recent post regarding our major 2016 fundraiser, we have a fantastic group of people who have chosen to ride and raise money for Bikes 4 Life in the upcoming 25000 Spins event along the Great Ocean Road. We are so grateful to Daniel Brown, Angeline Donoghue, Kate Oswald, Shohre Mansouri, […]

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BIKES 4 LIFE MAJOR FUNDRAISER | 25000 SPINS | 7TH – 9TH FEB 2016
On: Jan 19, 2016
By: Sara Roe

Not long now before our 2016 major fundraiser is underway!  We have teamed up with 25000 Spins – a fantastic event where riders travel 300kms of dramatic seascapes and beautiful bushland along the incredible Great Ocean Road to raise money for their selected charity.  The tour begins in Geelong, Victoria and ends in Warnambool and we […]

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BIKES 4 LIFE SYDNEY | COLLECTION 20.1.16
On: Jan 18, 2016
By: Sara Roe

Bikes 4 Life Sydney warehouse will be open for collection on Wednesday 20th January 9am – 11am. We are currently collecting bikes for our upcoming projects in Cambodia and Zambia. Sydney friends – please share and spread the word!  Thank you.

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CAPE YORK PROJECT UPDATE | PORMPURAAW SONGS
On: Dec 16, 2015
By: Sara Roe

We had a very exciting couple of days to end the week. We did our first radio interview on community radio 106.1FM with DJ Sticks. DJ Sticks is the coolest guy in town, he calls his studio his hideaway spot and he was so easy going that we forgot our lines! He walks around with his walking stick […]

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CAPE YORK PROJECT – PORMPURAAW DREAMS
On: Dec 11, 2015
By: Sara Roe

We touched down in Pormpuraaw in the stifling heat, sun shining and sweat dripping from our foreheads, our hearts excited as to what was to come next. Our partner Richard from Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation (PPAC) came to pick us up. He is like a big teddy bear! Richard and his wife Leanne are looking […]

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BIKES 4 LIFE VOLUNTEERS HEAD NORTH TO CAPE YORK
On: Dec 7, 2015
By: Sara Roe

Thanks to generous support from Westpac, and in conjunction with Job Find, a team of Bikes 4 Life volunteers are heading to Cape York today for two weeks to participate in a bike education program with Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation. We will be running workshops and a vocational program for local indigenous children to teach them basic bike […]

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OUR BIKES IN TANZANIA
On: Nov 23, 2015
By: Sara Roe

In May this year we packed a container with 180 bikes for our partner, Water for Africa. Our container arrived in Tanzania 2 weeks ago, and since then Water for Africa and their dedicated team of volunteers, have been busy working with their in-country NGO to distribute these bikes to the most needy.  Water for Africa have told […]

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#UGANDA HERE WE COME AGAIN!
On: Nov 5, 2015
By: Bikes 4 Life
In: NEWS

Please join us this Saturday the 7th of November in Melbourne for our Paint n Pack Day, and be part of something truly special! We’ll be packing our third container of bikes for Uganda, fourth for Africa…And wait for it, 5th for this year alone! Woo hoo! Congrats team, donors and sponsors, what a huge […]

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BIKES 4 LIFE MAJOR FUNDRAISER 2016
On: Oct 20, 2015
By: Bikes 4 Life

Anyone keen to cycle the Great Ocean Road and raise money for Bikes 4 Life? We are a beneficiary charity of 25000 Spins and this will be our first year of involvement. The ride looks absolutely incredible. Check out the details on our Events page and join us if you can!

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WESTPAC $10,000 GRANT
On: Sep 3, 2015
By: Bikes 4 Life

Thank you to Westpac for supporting grassroots organisations like ours. This grant will fund over 50% of the project we have with Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation in fat North Queensland, that kicks off next month!‪ #‎giving‬ ‪#‎westpacfoundation‬ ‪#‎bikes4life‬

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Give Happy, Live Happy
On: May 11, 2015
By: Bikes 4 Life

Today is the first day of National Volunteer Week (11th May to 17th May) and we are encouraging everyone to give back a little of their time in the coming weeks to which ever charity you choose. It is a great opportunity for everyone to seek out a non-profit charity that interests them and to […]

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Kindness Is Unlimited
On: Feb 23, 2015
By: Bikes 4 Life

The definition of volunteering is to work without pay. Therefore, what is the incentive? The incentive is that we change lives for the better, with no questions asked. We have no reservations when we arrive, we are ready to lend a helping hand. With open arms they come walking in and we have never felt […]

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Volunteering: Let’s get greasy!
On: Feb 16, 2015
By: Bikes 4 Life

What is it about volunteering that keeps us coming back for more? Uno. Is it the free lunch? Dos. Is it the free live music acts? Tres. Is it the free Spanish lessons!? Or is it the simple fact that you know you are making a huge difference in someone else’s life somewhere in the […]

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Together, We Can End Extreme Poverty
On: Jan 11, 2015
By: Bikes 4 Life

A family in Mozambique saved up for 3 years to buy a roof for their house. Then they saved up for another 2 years for a bike. “If I get a bicycle, I’ll be so happy…because a house without a bicycle is not a home.” If anyone has 1hr to spare, please watch this very […]

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Bikes 4 Life’s Video: Live at the Trak Annual Fundraiser
On: Jan 2, 2015
By: Bikes 4 Life

See the video from Bikes 4 Life’s Annual Fundraising Event at Trak Lounge in Melbourne, sponsored by 99 Bikes and Westpac Bank. It was a spectacular evening of entertainment; fashion, silent and live auctions and plenty of fun all for a good cause! Over $55,000 was raised for Bikes 4 Life which will support a […]

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99 Bikes upPedal
On: Nov 22, 2014
By: Bikes 4 Life

99 Bikes is a Brisbane based bicycle retailer with a growing network of 18 locations and an online store. 99 Bikes has recently launched a new bicycle brand in the marketplace, Pedal Bikes, with a low cost, fashionable range aimed at inner city recreational riders. Models in the Pedal Bikes range start as low as […]

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Project Overview – Uganda
On: Oct 1, 2014
By: Bikes 4 Life

At Bikes 4 Life we are trying to raise as many bicycles as we can to send to the most isolated, vulnerable and war-ravaged districts in Northern Uganda (Gulu, Pader and Kitgum) who have been affected by a brutal 22 year long war and neglected by the outside world. The people that live in these […]

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Bikes 4 Life’s Aspires to:
On: Mar 1, 2014
By: Bikes 4 Life

Provide the tools, skills and equipment for survival and socio-economic development. Create an awareness of unreported global humanitarian issues. Assist economic and social development by opening up opportunities for self-dependency and sustainability for victims of war and those in a cycle of poverty. Lead by example and inspire positive social action within the wider community. […]

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Community Bike Workshops
On: Feb 1, 2014
By: Bikes 4 Life

For the past 18 months, on every Sunday, we have held bike workshops and open days for the wider community. Volunteers repair and restore the bikes and engage in positive community action. Bikes 4 Life supply entertainment and food to the volunteers along with a family friendly environment with children actively involved in bike repairs, […]

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our Organisation
On: Dec 1, 2013
By: Bikes 4 Life

Melbourne based volunteers and committee members include: Lou Vill; Joel Harvey; Lulu Nyrienda; Danielle Madeley; Ciro Cappelli; Penelope Milstein; Jamie Unthank; Andrew Green; Rachael Kininmonth; Charissa Harrison; Andrew Arvier; Toby Newton, Lenny Pham, Anegla Poon, Stephanie Lai and Julie Barnett. In Sydney our major partner is Chris Roe from Fuel CDI who has a strong […]

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Bikes 4 Life Ambassadors
On: Nov 20, 2013
By: Bikes 4 Life

Ebony has also secured a number of high profile representatives to help garner local support. ‘Bikes 4 Life’ supporters and ambassadors include: Australian Junior Track Cycling Champion Tian Beckett; Olympic Gold Medallist Lara Davenport; AFL stars Nathan Brown and Colin Sylvia; AFL legend Robert (Dipper) DiPier Domenico; DJ Mark John, actress and Australian personality Tottie […]

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Indigenous Bikes 4 Life Program
On: Jun 11, 2013
By: Bikes 4 Life

Bikes 4 Life wishes to extend the hand of friendship to children across Australia by supplying them with a simple bike. A bike can change a childʼs life in so many ways especially when they live in extreme remote areas. It is not only the bike but also the tools to repair them that are […]

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The Plan in Australia and Beyond
On: Apr 4, 2012
By: Bikes 4 Life

As Bikes 4 Life grows we are starting to spread our wings and reach out to other communities and people in need. It started with the idea to raise bikes for displaced people in Northern Uganda and we are now starting to implement projects aimed at raising bikes for our marginalized indigenous communities and local […]

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What We Do
On: Dec 1, 2011
By: Bikes 4 Life

Bikes 4 Life has been actively promoting its message through radio & TV interviews, public events, and the use of social media (particularly video-blogs, Twitter, and Facebook). This has enabled us to grow the group internationally, as well as gaining the assistance and support we require to achieve our objectives in the year ahead. Community […]

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