BIKES 4 LIFE SYDNEY ANNOUNCEMENT
To our wonderful friends and supporters
Bikes 4 Life Sydney is going through some exciting changes. As a result, our warehouse in Brookvale will be closed from Monday 19th March as we look to move to a more cost effective and sustainable model which will enable broader community involvement and allow us more flexibility and mobility.
Our Sunday community workshops have given us the privilege of meeting some amazing local people who have selflessly volunteered their time to help us prepare our bikes to gift to those most in need. Bikes 4 Life have lovingly restored, prepared and shipped over 8,000 bikes since we started in 2012. Of these, the Sydney warehouse have contributed almost 2,000 – and we could not have done it without you! A big, sincere heartfelt thanks to those of you who have in some way contributed!
There are too many people to thank – but a special mention must go to Mark Nicholson for his outstanding ongoing commitment as our Warehouse Manager in Sydney. Mark will be working with us to roll out our new model … we will keep everyone updated as this progresses.
In the interim, Bikes 4 Life Sydney workshops will be taking a very short hiatus. We are looking at a regular alternative solution for our workshops, and will advise where this will be, as soon as we have secured new space. We will however be accepting bike drop offs at our wonderful sponsors premises – Visa Global Logistics. See below for drop off dates and address details.
Peace and Love
The Bikes 4 Life Team xx
BIKE DROP OFF | collection days
We will be holding bike drop off days at Visa Global logistics on the following dates:
- Sunday 22 April 10am – 2pm
- Sunday 15 July 10am – 2pm
1/1 Coal Pier Rd
Banksmeadow NSW 2019
Call Sara on 0423 803 789 if you have any difficulty finding the location.
final container pack
We will be having our final container pack on:
SUNDAY MARCH 18
9am – 4pm
3/130 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale, NSW 2100
We need all the help we can get. This container will be going to
Cambodia Children’s Fund – our 4th container to this wonderful
E: [email protected]
WORKSHOP ADDRESS (until 19.3.18)
3/130 Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale NSW 2100
Check out what’s happening at our other workshops
After 3 wonderful years, Bikes 4 Life Sydney warehouse in Brookvale is coming to an end. Our lease is up and we are re-inventing our model to become more cost effective and sustainable, which will enable broader community involvement and allow us more flexibility and mobility.
To every single one of our volunteers and supporters who have either donated a bike, attended our workshops, had a corporate day with us or simply just spread the word, we are forever grateful!
This is not the end, just an exciting new beginning! Check our Facebook posts and our website for updates. We will be able to announce our new location soon!
THANK YOU TO NORTHERN BEACHES BIKERS
Bikes 4 Life would love to give a huge shout out and thanks to Northern Beachers Bikers who very kindly made a $500 donation to us this week. We are so grateful. If anyone is keen to join a ride with this wonderful community group, then check out their website www.nbbikers.org.au Thanks again guys! We really appreciate it.
Our 2016 Cambodian project was managed by our brilliant Bikes 4 Life Sydney volunteers – right from preparing bikes at our Sydney warehouse, to packing the container – and best of all, 13 of our crew made the trip to Cambodia to see for themselves how gratefully our bikes are received. Well done Sydney volunteers – you guys are the best!!
Volunteer with us
When we are up and running at our new location, we will be on the lookout for skilled, short and long-term volunteers for our bike workshops. No experience is necessary, however it’s always welcomed! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sara Roe to register your interest.
Note: If you have access to a truck/ute and are able to volunteer to collect bikes from people who are unable to deliver to us, then please contact [email protected] We often have requests for pick ups but currently don’t have anyone able to collect.
All volunteers need to complete an application form. Click here to download the form.
Donate a bike
To donate a bike in Sydney, simply bring it down to us on 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 [email protected]
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
Our Corporate Volunteer days are on hold for the short time, while we look to move to our new location. When we are up and running again, 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
Enquiries: [email protected]