Please note that due to current social distancing rules, Bikes 4 Life will not be holding workshops at any of our sites during April and May 2020. We will also be unable to accept bike donations over this period. Please look after yourselves and we can’t wait to welcome you back again when we are up and running!
SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
We are currently closed for April & May until further notice. Thank you for your understanding during this time.
WORKSHOP & VOLUNTEER ENQUIRIES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW. Please get in touch if you are able to help. We operate on Wednesday and Sunday mornings, 9:00 am to 1.00pm. Experience welcome but not necessary.
Bikes 4 Life Brisbane Manager
E: [email protected]
Nundah Activity Centre
15 Jenner St Nundah
Nundah QLD 4012
Note: On Sundays, enter via the door at the rear of the Centre if
the front door is closed.
MARCH 2020 | HOLD THOSE BIKES. Thanks to the overwhelming support from the people of Brisbane and surrounding areas our storage area for bikes is overflowing. We ask those wishing to donate a bike to hold back those donations so that we can clear our backlog. Changes at the Nundah Activity Centre where we work are affecting our operations and it may take a couple of months to bring our stock to manageable levels.
MILPERA STATE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT
Bikes 4 Life, Brisbane donated 15 bikes to the school to support their program for teaching students how to safely ride a bike and understand road rules. At the end of the course, the children receive a bike, giving them greater mobility. The Milpera school provides high school education to newly arrived non-english-speaking migrant/refugee children. The bike program is run by Michael Jordan from Cycling Australia and officers of the Police Citizens Youth Club, Lang Park.
ALGESTER SCOUTS & VENTURERS
Thanks so much to the Algester Scouts & Venturers who recently came down to help at our workshop
Algester Scouts & Venturers
OCTOBER 2016: Bikes 4 Life Brisbane have another container of close to 450 bikes on the way to Sierra Leone in West Africa! The bikes and container arrive early November! We will be supporting our in country charity partner ‘The Fig Tree Children’. Congrats to all involved and many thanks to those who gave there time and resources to help make this huge project happen! A big shout out to our partner NAC and Visa Global Logistics who ensure our containers get shipped around the word and the bikes delivered to those who need them most! Special mention to Big Lift for their help preparing bikes and loading the container.
AUGUST 2015: We have packed and managed our first ever international project and have a container of bikes all ready for shipment to Nauru! See our Project Page for more info on the Nauru Bike Project, supported by MDA.
JULY 2015: Success for Bikes 4 Life Queensland!
We met our target of 200 bikes for the Aboriginal community of Pormpurraw in Cape York.
On Thursday 30th April, despite the rain, we packed a container full of bikes. MDA painted a great design on the container. The bikes travelled north on Monday 4th May and bike mechanics from 99Bikes travelled with the bikes.
Congratulations and thanks to all the volunteers who fixed bikes, donated time and effort, muscle power and good humour. Thanks to everyone who donated bikes…they have gone to a new life in the north!
Ebony Butler, founder of Bikes 4 Life came up from Melbourne with Simon Hardwidge, CEO of Global Logistics and “expert” packer, Phil Nurcombe.
Phill showed us how to get more bikes than we had imagined possible into a container!
Volunteer with us
We’re always on the lookout for skilled, short and long-term volunteers for our bike workshop. No experience is necessary, however it’s always welcomed! If you would like to volunteer in Brisbane please contact Lester Neumann to register your interest. All volunteers need to complete an application form. Click here to download the form.
Donate a bike
To donate a bike to our Brisbane warehouse, simply bring it down to us on any of our collection days. Bikes should be in good working condition. If you are unsure, then send us a pic first and we can assess to see if its suitable. Send to Lester Neumann
REQUEST A BIKE / PROJECT PROPOSAL
If you are an organization or know of a deserving organization that has a need for bikes either locally or internationally, then please contact Ebony Butler with your proposal. We are aiming to send approximately 5 containers of bikes per year and are currently looking for partners for our 2017 and 2018 projects.