Our workshops are held at the Nundah Activity Centre and are suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. No bike experience is needed as we have a number of roles for our volunteers! We are open on the days and times listed below – come and join us!
SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
Open for donations & volunteers every Sunday and Wednesday
- 9.00am – 1.00pm
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.
AUGUST 2017: 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.
JULY 2017: ALGESTER SCOUTS & VENTURERS
Thanks so much to the Algester Scouts & Venturers who recently came down to help at our workshop
Algester Scouts & Venturers
APRIL 2017: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help repair bikes for our next project: 400 bikes to orphans and other disadvantaged people in Kenya. Join our band of relaxed, happy volunteers and get your hands dirty for a good cause. We operate on Wednesday or Sunday mornings, 9:00 am to noon. Experience welcome but not necessary. THANK YOU!
FEBRUARY 2017: Bikes 4 Life Brisbane currently have an overload of bikes! Please send us an email before coming down to make sure we can accept your bike. We are only requesting teen/adult mountain bike donations at this stage as we have an excess of kids and road bikes. Road bikes may not be suitable for the rough road surfaces to countries where we typcially send. Email [email protected]. THANK YOU!
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.