Check out what's going on in our March e-newsletter.

Dear Supporters...

Welcome to our 1st newsletter for 2022! It is going to be a huge year.

Why?

I'm glad you asked. Read on...

Huon Valley

Anthony (Program Manager) and Peter (Volunteer) show the crew how to rebuild wheel hubs

Huon Valley is under way for 2022, bigger and better.

  • NEW NAMES, FAMILIAR FACES. Anthony, who was a volunteer last year, is now heading up the Huon Valley Bike Collective. Kev, last year's Program Manager, has taken over at Risdon Vale and is also working on starting up our newest collective at Clarence Plains. Last year's champion volunteers Steve, Dane & Peter are still with us, and we're super happy to welcome Tim to the team as well!
  • ANOTHER DAY. The Huon Valley Bike Collective now runs over two days: Tuesday and Wednesday. The after school session still runs on Tuesday from 3:00m until 4:30pm as per last year.
  • NEW CREW. We have a few new crew members from the High School, and for the first time, a group of Grade 6 students have joined us from the Huonville Primary School.
  • MORE SPACE. The workspace has been reconfigured to make more space for bikes, parts and crew. Tool and parts storage have been improved, wheels are safely and efficiently hanging overhead, and we've added some wheels to a couple of the benches. All this makes for a safe, flexible learning and working space. As always, thanks to Bianca and the Huon Valley PCYC team for being so easy to work with!

Risdon Vale

This is where it all started. the Risdon Vale Bike Collective is the model on which the newer collectives are based: a community based initiative creating a better future for young people through bikes.

Risdon Vale has fired up for 2022 as well, with crew coming from two High Schools and Risdon Vale Primary School. Kev, last year's Huon Valley Bike Collective Program Manager, will now be overseeing the Risdon Vale crew, while Ant moves to an (almost) full time Director's role, overseeing the growth and health of the whole organisation.

You'll still see Ant getting his hands grubby out at Risdon Vale on Fridays, though. He's still got chain lube in his blood.

Clarence Plains

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of a number of people and organisations, the newest Collective will be racing down the starting ramp in the second quarter of this year.

We've confirmed a location within the Bayview Secondary College and we're super excited to be working with them on Bike Collective #3.

Upcoming Events

Fri 18th March 2022 - HUON VALLEY PCYC NIGHT MARKET

Want a bike? Does someone you know need a bike?

We will be holding another Used Bike Sale as part of the Huon Valley PCYC Night Market on Fri 18th March from 3pm.

We have a range of bikes to sell, including kid’s bikes, cheap get-around-towners, road bikes and mountain bikes. These bikes have been worked on by our crew, inspected and checked and are ready for you to try on for size. You can expect to see famous bike shop brands at very reasonable prices.

Details of the Night Market will be on Facebook (Huon Valley PCYC) and around town. Drop by on the 18th and say g’day!

9-10 APRIL 2022: KELLEVIE 6/12/24hr FUNDRAISING RACE

Do you remember that fundraising mountain bike race we were going to have last October? We had to postpone it because the heavens opened. It would have looked more like a swimming carnival!

Well, it's still happening, but now it's taking place on the 9th & 10th April. All the other details remain the same: it's at the Kellevie Mountain Bike Park, there are 6, 12 and 24 hour options, and solo or team options.

But it’s not just a race… there will be a race village with food & drinks and music into the night - so non-riders can come and enjoy the atmosphere whilst our loved ones turn themselves inside out trying to get around the course as many times as possible. There are campsites and facilities too, if you’re keen to stay the night.

 

Want to get involved? Here are some ideas…

  • There are a small amount of entries still available so you can still enter as a team or individually in either the 6, 12 or 24 hour event (Raise as much sponsorship money as you can - there are prizes to be won).
  • Join a team – we can find a team for you to join if you haven’t got others to join with – just send us an email
  • SPONSOR SOMEONE! Or simply donate to the fundraiser at https://www.mycause.com.au/events/bikecollective24
  • Our in-house nutter Anthony is doing 24 hours on his own, so if you would like to sponsor someone go to his page here https://www.mycause.com.au/p/2...
  • Come along and enjoy the atmosphere. These are just the basic details. Find out more at k24hr.com - don’t delay as entries close on Mar 13th!

Volunteers...

Our volunteers are absolute legends. They are crucial in creating an environment in which our crew can connect and learn in the workshop.

But there are other ways to help out too. Are you or someone you know our next star volunteer?

Maybe you can collect donated bikes for us... or help out at an event? Maybe you're good at administration?

From a few hours per year, to a few hours per week, we have roles to suit pretty much anyone who wants to join in. Not everyone needs to end the day with greasy hands! Get in touch with us here

Until next time...

Check us out on the web at www.tasbc.com.au or

search for the Tasmanian Bike Collective on Facebook.

All the best,

Ant, Kev & Anthony.

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