Welcome to our 1st newsletter for 2022! It is going to be a huge year.
I'm glad you asked. Read on...
Huon Valley is under way for 2022, bigger and better.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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