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The First Ever Tasmanian Bike Collective 6/12/24hr Race

Waiting in the transition area (11:20pm)

What an amazing event. Despite the setbacks with the weather last October and Covid-19 this year, the inaugural TasBC 6/12/24 was a hoot.

The result, besides those present having a blast, is that more than $20,000 was raised, which will go straight towards our programs helping young people towards a better future in school, work and life. Yep, the goal was originally to get to $25,000... but we had weather, then Omicron! You could say we did better than our goal because less than 70% of the original competitors took part, but they raised more than 80% of the goal. That's good maths in anyone's book.

A huge shout out goes to our sponsors (see the image above), and especially to Matt from The Bike Van (who didn't get on the poster!) who gave up his whole weekend to fix people's bikes with no labour charge. And he put in 7 laps too!

To see more great pictures, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tasbikecollective.

...And please, support those who support us!

  • Roll Cycles
  • Ride Bellerive
  • FIST
  • The Bike Van
  • My Ride Sandy Bay
  • Vertigo MTB
  • Trail Culture
  • Jeanneret Electrical Technologies
  • Maydena Bike Park
  • Magneir Media
  • Mtn. Trails & Kellevie Bike Park
  • Extreme Bicycle Stunts

Clarence Plains Bike Collective... Almost there!

external link: this will take you to Youtube to view the video

We're hard at work getting the Clarence Plains Bike Collective's new workshop up and running. The Tasmanian Bike Collective's newest program is due to start up on Tues May 17th - less than 1 week away!

We have designed our own workshop space and as we write this it is being filled with the final bits of gear to have it ready to go. Thanks to the hard work of the staff and some generous volunteers (who were once crew members at Risdon Vale, giving back... That's what we're talking about!).

A big shout out also goes to Bayview Secondary College, who are providing the space and who have generously allowed us access to their well equipped workshop as well.

Our message to you all, and the general public, especially if you live in the area, is as always...

  • Donate: If you have bikes to donate, drop us a line with some pictures - the new crew will be keen to get them rolling again!
  • Buy: Consider us when you're thinking about getting your next bike. We have a wide range of bike styles and sizes for all ages. We might surprise you!
  • Volunteer: Do you have an hour and a half to spare regularly on a Tuesday? Are you good with young people? You don't need to know anything about bikes... that's the easy part! We will provide all the training you need.

Volunteer Profile

Our volunteers come from all walks of life  - and they don't all fix bikes!

Meet Julia. Juls serves on the TasBC board and gives huge hours helping us out with important policies, procedures and publications. She has helped form our evaluation process, lending her experience and expertise to creating surveys, program logic and making sure we capture what is most important. Julia has taught in the areas of housing policy, housing research, health and wellbeing, volunteering, downshifting, qualitative research and social network analysis at the University of Tasmania so brings a wealth of experience and expertise which we are so grateful for!

See, you don't have to fix bikes to help out! Anybody can contribute. Your gifts and skills are unique - if you've got some time to give, get in touch... you might just be the person we didn't know we needed!

TasBC Kit!

If you were at the Kellevie 24hour event, did you see how many people were out and about rocking our MTB jerseys? And our super-cool FIST gloves? And our mudguards?

Get your hands on one soon - stocks are getting low for some sizes so don't miss out. They're available at Roll Cycles in the city, Ride Bellerive, and Cyclingo's Eastern Shore outlet.

And there's more good news if you want to show your style and your support for the Tasmanian Bike Collective... If you like a high-tech fitted jersey, take a look below at the design for our upcoming race jersey!


The New TasBC Racing Jersey

For those of you who like a high quality, fitted jersey, we are partnering with Australian manufacturer Ventou to bring you our first ever limited edition 'Club' jersey.

Tell the world that you belong with the classy understated design, the great fit, and the high quality technical materials, including a highly breathable, lightweight 3D honeycomb fabric with Italian silicon grips, rear pockets and full length YKK zippers. They're a fitted jersey like you would see at the Croc Trophy or on road bike races. And they're made right here in Australia. These will look great on the trails, at your next race, or out on the road.

The design is based on our Deep Eucalyptus green with the Hub-and-Spoke logo. The right sleeve displays 3 stripes: one for each of the local Bike Collectives at Risdon Vale (Eucalyptus Blue), Huon Valley (Apple Green), and Clarence Plains (Sunset Orange).

These will be available in LIMITED NUMBERS, by PREORDER ONLY! Once they're gone, that's it! We'll send out details soon so register your interest through our Facebook page. If you're not on Facebook, get in touch directly with us at hello@tasbc.com.au before 15 June. And don't panic - we will hold a few extras in case you get the sizing a bit wrong!  

Until next time...

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

on Facebook here: facebook.com/tasbikecollective

...or email us at hello@tasbc.com.au

All the best,

Ant, Kev & Anthony.

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