2015

CAPE YORK PROJECT UPDATE | PORMPURAAW SONGS

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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