Our workshops are fun and 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 collection & volunteers every Sunday & Wednesday
- 12 noon – 5.00pm
WORKSHOP and VOLUNTEER ENQUIRIES
For bike donations please email firstname.lastname@example.org
26 Gwynne Street
Cremorne (Richmond) VIC 3121
Other Bike Collection / Drop Off points
Monday – Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm
38 Kitchen Road
Dandenong South VIC 3175
(03) 8793 4800
Every day 6.30am – 4.00pm
Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre
Cnr Burwood Highway & Morack Road
Vermont South VIC 3133
(03) 9262 6333
Check out what’s happening at our other workshops
1000 bikes, 2 containers and just 2 days! Can we do it?
We need volunteers in Altona North on December 9 and December 10 for a huge bike pack weekend for our latest projects in Uganda and Pakistan!
All kinds of helpers needed: ie. artists (free creative licence* to paint the containers) bike mechanics, handy men, BBQ assistants, runners, bike counters, bike packers, wheel removers, cleaners and tyre pumpers – literally a job for all!
Please email email@example.com for more info and to register your interest! All skill levels – there’s literally a job for everyone and all ages welcome too! A great weekend planned with BBQs, art, 1000 bikes and a huge celebration once packed and ready to ship!
We really need all hands on deck and even a couple of hours of your time on just one of the pack days would be a huge help!)
BBQ, refreshments and beers provided. Come and join the fun and excitement – and be a part of something truly amazing!!
Date and Time: Sat December 9 and Sun December 10 (from 9am – 5pm)
Location: Visa Global Logistics Shipping Yard
37 Toll Drive Altona North
October 2017: Rider registration still open for our annual charity bike ride with 25,000 Spins! This time its a 3 day event during the 2018 Australia Day Weekend – on the east coast of TASMANIA! Get in quick to secure your spot and chance to support us and ride on this epic adventure! See: www.25000spins.com
Deadline: December 5th, 2017
December 15, 2016: Riders needed to join our annual bike ride fundraiser with 25,000 Spins! All levels welcome, but it is a 3 day bike ride, with support cars welcome for the less experienced!
Don’t miss out on the next 3 day charity bike ride challenge along the Great Ocean Road, Feb 5 -7, 2017. The journey is from Geelong to Warrnambool! Get fit, and do your bit!
25,000 Spins has just announced a special offer of $100 registration for those who sign up with Bikes 4 Life before Monday December 19.
Sign up now and take advantage of this huge discount before it’s too late. See our events page for more info or go directly to: www.25000spins.com
Thanks and Love from The Bikes 4 Life Team
November 2016: Our all star volunteer Angela Poon is in Sierra Leone for 2 months with our newest international project – together with our charity partner Jane Shakespeare and the Fig Tree Children, with support by Caritas International!
June, 2016: Bikes 4 Life’s 3rd major bike project in Uganda was a huge success. Our volunteers (Mike and Ange) spent almost 3 months in Uganda distributing bikes and training locals. They also help set up a bike workshop and training centre. Now its all hands on deck at the Melbourne workshop preparing for a new project in Pakistan with the Akram Foundation!
Nov 5, 2015: We are very excited to announce that we are sending our third container of bikes to Uganda, together with a fully functioning bike workshop! We are holding a paint and pack day in the coming weeks – It will be a Saturday and we will need lot of helpers to pack bikes, count bikes, prep and clean bikes, help with the BBQ, paint the container (which is to become the bike workshop and training centre) and we’d love anyone with experience in photography or video to come and cover the day! – and artists – if you can paint or graffiti, come and help us bring our container to life and put your stamp on it!
It’s always a special memorable day where volunteers, donors, supporters and the like get to reflect on our achievements – and it’s quite incredible to see a year of hard work all packed into a box, locked up, sealed and and ready to be sent across the other side of the world where it will be reborn and help the lives of so many!
The upcoming ‘paint n pack day’ is open to the wider community and we hope you can make it done, even if to just come and say hi and enjoy the day!
The Paint n Pack day is this Saturday the 7th of November from 10am at Visa Global Logistics, 1 Hardie Rd Yarraville. Food and drinks provided.
Please also note with all our bikes being sent, our Melbourne workshop is now empty – we need more bikes for next years projects, so please keep us in mind and help to spread the word!
Cheers and thanks again for your support – Uganda here we come, again!
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 at our Melbourne warehouse, please contact Angela Poon 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 Melbourne 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 Angela Poon
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 2016 and 2017 projects.
CORPORATE VOLUNTEER DAYS
Bikes 4 Life can offer a unique team building day for your business. Your staff will work alongside our regular volunteers and be shown how to prepare a bike for its new life.
Take a day out of the office and come and work with us.
Up to 12 places per day for your staff or team.
Time: 10am – 2pm