The aim of the the Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop
(co-op), which will be supported by the Bicycle
Institute of SA
, is to operate as a community bicycle workshop
co-operative dedicated to the repairing, and recycling, of
Visitors and volunteers with or without experience will be
encouraged and empowered to learn how to repair their own bicycles
or recycle old donated ones. A volunteer roster will be used to
maintain regular opening hours. The long running Bicycles
project will also move into the space from its
current backyard location.
The Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop
bicycles at affordable prices to the broader community but the
disadvantaged would be encouraged to buy reconditioned and safe
bikes from the workshop. Any money generated will be put back into
buying tools, parts and workshop requirements.
It wont be a bike shop selling new equipment. It will not be place
to score rare and valuable parts. It is not a repair business. If
someone has a bike in need of repair they will be assisted in how
to do it.
Fundamentally it is about
bicycle culture and encourage bicycle use in the city and promote a
healthy lifestyles to the community.
This post, while serving as an announcement, is also a call-out for
expressions of interest to anyone who might be interested on being
involved. We need all sorts of help from being able to repair bike,
open the workshop up at particular times, collect and deliver
donated bikes, be a shopkeeper, promote, host workshops on a range
If you are interested drop me a line
at firstname.lastname@example.org and join the group I've set up
here on Adelaide Cyclists - Adelaide
Community Bike Co-operative Workshop
which will act as a way of
keeping in contact and sharing ideas.
This is a very very exciting project and I hope you all share my
interest in seeing it get off the ground.