BRISBANE

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are fun and suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. No bike experience is needed! Our workshops are held on Wednesday’s at the Boondal Scouts shed, Lucille Street, Boondall.

WORKSHOP & VOLUNTEER ENQUIRIES

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Please get in touch if you are able to help. Experience welcome but not necessary.

Bikes 4 Life Brisbane Managers

Lester Neumann or John Gamble
E: [email protected]

WORKSHOP ADDRESS

We have a new home! We are now located at:
Boondall Scouts Shed
Lucille Street, Boondall, QLD

Volunteer with us

We’re always on the lookout for skilled, short and long-term volunteers for our bike workshop. No experience is necessary, however it’s always welcomed! If you would like to volunteer in Brisbane please contact John Gamble or Lester Neumann to register your interest. All volunteers need to complete an application form. Click here to download the form.

Donate a bike

Donations of bikes in reasonable condition can be accepted at our Wednesday morning workshop at Lucille Street, Boondall. Contact John Gamble or Lester Neumann for any enquiries.

Click here for tips on how to prepare your bike for donation

REQUEST A BIKE / PROJECT PROPOSAL

If you are an organization or know of a deserving organization that has a need for bikes either locally or internationally, then please contact Ebony Butler with your proposal. We are aiming to send approximately 5 containers of bikes per year and are currently looking for partners for our 2024 and 2025 projects.

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Brisbane news

MARCH 2024

Brisbane Bikes4Life was able to continue operations throughout 2023 and early 2024. Many donated bikes were received from the community, serviced and repaired and donated back into the community.

The recipients included:

Clients of Mission Australia – including children under their Active Afternoons program as well as homeless people;

In Nauru, a youth group being helped by the Nauru Government to set up a tourism orientated bike rental business; and

Migrant, culturally and linguistically diverse people assisted by MultiLink Community Services, clients of Goodna House and the Milpera State High School’s Bicycle Safety Program.

TIWI COLLEGE, MELVILLE ISLAND, JANUARY 2021
We are proud to report that we donated 25 bikes to the Tiwi College of Melville Island. The bikes needed to be fitted with thorn resistant tyres and tubes to deal with the terrain and vegetation! A big thank you to Simon National Carriers who greatly assisted this project by providing free transport Darwin!

MILPERA STATE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT
Bikes 4 Life, Brisbane donated 15 bikes to the school to support their program for teaching students how to safely ride a bike and understand road rules. At the end of the course, the children receive a bike, giving them greater mobility. The Milpera school provides high school education to newly arrived non-english-speaking migrant/refugee children. The bike program is run by Michael Jordan from Cycling Australia and officers of the Police Citizens Youth Club, Lang Park.

ALGESTER SCOUTS & VENTURERS
Thanks so much to the Algester Scouts & Venturers who recently came down to help at our workshop
Algester Scouts & Venturers

Algester Scouts & Venturers

OCTOBER 2016: Bikes 4 Life Brisbane have another container of close to 450 bikes on the way to Sierra Leone in West Africa! The bikes and container arrive early November! We will be supporting our in country charity partner ‘The Fig Tree Children’. Congrats to all involved and many thanks to those who gave there time and resources to help make this huge project happen! A big shout out to our partner NAC and Visa Global Logistics who ensure our containers get shipped around the word and the bikes delivered to those who need them most! Special mention to Big Lift for their help preparing bikes and loading the container.

AUGUST 2015: We have packed and managed our first ever international project and have a container of bikes all ready for shipment to Nauru! See our Project Page for more info on the Nauru Bike Project, supported by MDA.

JULY 2015: Success for Bikes 4 Life Queensland!

We met our target of 200 bikes for the Aboriginal community of Pormpurraw in Cape York.

On Thursday 30th April, despite the rain, we packed a container full of bikes. MDA painted a great design on the container. The bikes travelled north on Monday 4th May and bike mechanics from 99Bikes travelled with the bikes.

Congratulations and thanks to all the volunteers who fixed bikes, donated time and effort, muscle power and good humour. Thanks to everyone who donated bikes…they have gone to a new life in the north!

Ebony Butler, founder of Bikes 4 Life came up from Melbourne with Simon Hardwidge, CEO of Global Logistics and “expert” packer, Phil Nurcombe.
Phill showed us how to get more bikes than we had imagined possible into a container!