350 Big Bike Fix Up
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 10:00 - 16:00
350 Big Bike Fix-up
Let's get Auckland's bikes out of storage, fixed up and on the road ready for a summer of cycling.
Between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 10th October get your bike going at Shed 1, 101 Halsey Street on Auckland's stunning Viaduct Harbour.
Pro-mechanics, Tumeke Cycle Space (Auckland's community run bike workshop) and a team of volunteers will be there to fix-up every kind of bike. Once your bike is fixed, give it a polish at the clean up station, deck it out (for the kids) and join a leisurely bike ride to Queen's Wharf and return on the Viaduct cyclepath.
Bikes can also be brought along to get fixed up and donated to Refugee Services Auckland
Bring parts to swap too!.
Workshops in bike skills and cycling training will be offered throughout the day.
Entertainment all day with DJ Craig. Vege sausage sizzle and refreshments available at the venue in support of the Grey Lynn School cycle trail.
Have you got bike fix-up skills to offer? (from basic to pro) please contact Alex at email@example.com. The Tumeke Cycle Space team are coordinating the fix up stations at the shed.
350 Big Bike Fix-Up Workshop programme
Biking from A to B in the city is easy and quick, not to mention fun. But you might have questions, like: what kind of bike should I ride? where should I ride on the road? what if I get a puncture? do I need a basket, pannier bag or backpack? The 350 Big Bike Fix Up day includes a series of workshops to give you some basic information and skills to make your biking comfortable, safe and trouble-free.
And if you can’t make a workshop, volunteers will be there throughout the day to answer your questions, and offer practical advice and help.
Riding tips and skills workshops (*times subject to change on the day)
10am Getting comfortable on your bike
11am Puncture! How to change a tyre (and avoid more flats)
12pm Keep on riding: basic bike maintenance
1pm Lil' riders: cycling skills for kids and their parents
2pm Which bike is the right one for me?
3pm City slickers: skills and tips for urban riding
Take a city bike for a test ride!:
Get a feel for riding a city bike with Nextbikes
Get your bike feeling right:
Does your bike give you sore knees or wrists? Or irritate more tender parts?
One-on-one consultations throughout the day with bike-fit expert to make sure you’re comfortable on your bike (from 11am)
Would you like to help with a workshop or share your advice and skills? Please contact Susan Potter firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help for part or all of the day.
Big Bike Fix-up Bike Rides
Leisurely bike rides for fixed up (and decked out) bicycles departing 11am, 1pm and 3pm from Shed 1 to Queen's Wharf return via the Viaduct cyclepath
Help promote the event with your networks so we can get every bike in Auckland fixed up and on the road
On facebook http://www.facebook.com/richardalexwebb#!/event.php?eid=153269668034589&ref=ts
Bike Fix -ups are also happening in Christchurch and Wellington details are here http://can.org.nz/big-bike-fix-up
Make a day of 10/10/10 by bike.
Also at Shed 1 Get Growing Auckland - showing Aucklanders how easy and enjoyable urban gardening can be
Devonport - HANDS On sustainable living skills fair
Mt Eden - Community Garden Working Bee
Event Website: http://www.350.org.nz
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: To volunteer to host a workshop contact Susan Potter email@example.com To volunteer to assist with fixing bikes up contact Alex Raichev firstname.lastname@example.org. Event co-ordinator: Pippa Coom email@example.com
Event Host: A group made up of reps from Cycle Action Auckland, Frocks on Bikes, Tumeke Cycle Space and Velocity as well as interested individuals.
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