Darebin Bicycle Community together hosts Ride2Work at WeCycle

The whole Darebin Cycling Community came together as WeCycle hosted a Ride2Work day event at the WeCycle community bike shed at Batman Park on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

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Commuters riding home along the St George's Rd shared path were offered delicious ice creams provided by Luke of Mammoth Ice Cream http://www.mammothicecream.com/

Attendees were able to hop on a blender bike to pedal themselves a fruit smoothie. Blender bikes provided by Bike n Blend http://www.bikenblend.com.au/

Big thanks to the team at WeCycle including Gayle, Ed, George, James, Kirsteen, Mick, Peter, Steven and Will.

 Mick providing some adjustment to a commuter’s cycle

Mick providing some adjustment to a commuter’s cycle

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Richie adjusting the brakes on a commuter’s bike

Richie from the Bike Lane provided bicycle safety checks for commuters http://richiebikelane.com.au/

Northcote Police offered the chance for commuters to have their bicycle engraved for theft identification purposes.

City of Darebin provided bicycle repair kits, drink bottles, lights and other cycling accessories. Commuters were able to access lots of helpful information about riding in the vicinity including the new Travelsmart maps and details of upcoming bicycle maintenance and riding sessions. http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/en/Darebin-Living/Parking-and-Transport/Transport#Cycling

Thanks to the following for supporting this event:

Coles Supermarket, Northcote

Preston Market Management

George of J&T Vasilevski fruit stand at Preston Market

Bikes for Community College Students from all over the world

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Bikes for Community College Students from all over the world

Over the past few weeks WeCycle volunteers have had the pleasure of rehoming high quality bikes with students from Community College.  These bikes will be used in a learn to ride program to enhance the students connection to each other and the broader community.  The volunteers certainly feel a connection with these new community members from Iran, Morroco, Turkey, Venuzuela and Peru.