Mid-winter update

Winter is a bit quieter on the bike demand side of things, so we’ve been busy rolling out our Climate Action Fund project and looking for new opportunities. All our updates and news below.
Under Covid Alert levels 3 and 4 our workshop will be closed to volunteers and the public. Under level 2, please check our Facebook page for updates to our workshop hours and ways of working.
Kia haumaru, e hoa mā! | Be safe friends!
Facilitator Role
ReBicycle EkeRua has an exciting new opportunity to join our team. 
 
Bike hub regional facilitator role available – contract for services
ReBicycle EkeRua is looking for a part-time contractor for our Climate Action Fund (CAF) partnership with USO Bike Ride and Greater Wellington. 
The role will be approximately 10 hours per week for 50 weeks initially. Starting ASAP. 
The facilitator would work with existing and aspiring bike hubs (libraries, workshops, any bike not-for-profit) to help coordinate and share resources better across the region. More info here.
 
About the CAF Bikes for Everyone project(s):The overall aim is to improve access to safe working bikes for people around the region, with a focus on low income communities, to lower carbon emissions and improve transport resilience.Other parts of the project include the Bike Fix up Van – which will aim to deliver 40 fix ups around the region annually and the Eastern Porirua Bike Hub which USO Bike Ride are leading on.If you’re interested in this role, please tell us a bit about yourself.
Our Bike Fix up Van is (almost) go!
Later this week – all going well – we will pick up our brand new electric van! Funded by Wellington Community Trust, this will enable us to significantly lower our emissions.
The irony of a bike charity needing to drive is not lost on us! Already Tessa does as many pick ups and deliveries as possible with her cargobike and trailer combo, but when we’re picking up 8 bikes from Karori, or dropping off half a dozen in the Hutt Valley, a car is sometimes the best option. 
Teaser: we’ll be running a drawing competition for the kids to help make our van beautiful and keep an eye on our facebook page for a request for name ideas! Apparently Vanny McVanFace is not original enough!

A massive thank you and E noho ra!
After 4 amazing years of being given use of the space on Riddiford St, it is time for us to move on. We have some interesting possible collaborations on the go, but please do let us know if you have a space which Mechanical Tempest or ReBicycle EkeRua may be able to use in the short term.We want to extend a massive thank you to the owners, whose generosity has enabled us to grow and achieve so much over the past few years. And also to Newtown Festival for putting it all together and continuing to support us.
Ngā mihi nui!
Bikes bikes bikes
Winter has been slightly quieter but we’re still receiving, fixing up and re-homing a steady stream of bikes. Donations of time, parts, funds and bikes are always welcome. Our container is currently very full so if you can take a few bikes home to fix up, let us know.

After a winter holiday in Naenae, the portable pump track is back at St Anthony’s in Seatoun. Next term we’re hoping to find a spot at Newtown School for it. If you have connections with a Wellington school (preferably Eastern Suburbs) who may be interested, get in touch.

Until the end of October, our workshop is open Wednesdays, from 6-8pm. 234 Riddiford St, Newtown.
Thanks again to all our amazing volunteers for a hard years work!We celebrated once again with our annual Matariki potluck dinner. Yum!
Find Out More

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