Tumeke to move – new home wanted!

Tumeke to move - new home wanted!The wonderful “let’s fix it together” volunteers at Tumeke Cycle Space are looking for a new home. Their current location in Newton, shared with the Tangleball makerspace collective on Edinburgh Street, is slated for sale. Tumeke’s Alex Raichev says they’re looking for a space roughly the size of a double garage, preferably with street-level access and a storage area for spare parts and wounded bicycles. Ideally it will be free or cheap, and reasonably central – say, five kilometres from the Aotea Centre. Tumeke’s community bicycle workshop is currently open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and on Sunday afternoons, and Alex says they’re open to sharing space with people working complementary hours. Got a space …
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Back in the Bike Kitchen

Back in the Bike KitchenThe Bike Kitchen is open again this Saturday – donations and offers of hands-on help are warmly welcomed. Swing by and find out more about the Bike Kitchen’s mission of getting great old bikes back up and running and into the hands of new New Zealanders. When: Saturday 29 October from 10am – 2pm Where: Roskill Youth Zone, 740 Sandringham Road Extn., Mt Roskill We appreciate your bicycle donations… especially bikes in good condition, clean and rust-free (NB missing parts and flat tires are not a problem). We also love to get clean and rust-free parts and bike-related accessories and clothing. If you have a nice donation, but really cannot bring it in, …
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Hey, Roskill Bike Kitchen – what’s cooking?

Hey, Roskill Bike Kitchen - what's cooking?It’s been a wee while cooking – but it’s here! Say hello to the brand new Roskill Bike Kitchen, which launches on Saturday 20 August with the first monthly Bike Fix Day (10-3) and invites anyone with mechanical skills to come along and help turn bits and bobs into working bikes. There’s no such thing as too many cooks at the Roskill Bike Kitchen – in fact, you might say… many hands make bike work! This project brings the beloved Bikes for Refugees programme to a new home in Mt Roskill/ Puketapapa – and combines forces with an existing programme at RYZ: Roskill Youth Zone, whose bike workshops for youth will continue alongside the new monthly Saturday fix-it days. It’s the perfect …
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Getting Your Hands Dirty With Tumeke

Getting Your Hands Dirty With TumekeJust off Karangahape Road, at the bottom of a nondescript commercial street neatly bisected by a cavernous Southern Motorway, is a little hub of community goodness. It’s called Tumeke Cycle Space. It’s where you go when your bike is sick and you want to mend it yourself with the help – for a koha or even for free – of people who know their way around bikes. It might sound too good to be true, but that’s what Tumeke does every Sunday afternoon and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Tumeke describes itself as a non-profit, community-run, do-it-with-others bicycle workshop. When I dropped in one evening recently, a steady trickle of …
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A bring & buy sale: the Tumeke X Hum Bike Market

A bring & buy sale: the Tumeke X Hum Bike MarketLet there be bikes! The amazing community-run DIY bike workshop Tumeke Cycle Space is combining forces with Hum Salon to host a public bike market in Grafton on Saturday 21 May. This is a free community event, open to everyone. It’s the perfect opportunity to sell those old faithful bikes from your garage, fix them up, or find a trusty new two-wheeled companion for your daily commute. Break free and let your inner cyclist loose. Bring the whole family along to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere – there’ll be live music, bike maintenance help, and of course the wonderful and amazing cafe at Hum Salon, a community-run space that facilitates the strengthening of communities. Saturday …
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The Cloud has a silver lining: drop-in bike lessons for adults

The Cloud has a silver lining: drop-in bike lessons for adultsDo you live or work in the CBD? Keen to master the art of riding a bike? Mix the joy of learning with the whimsical lights and architecture of the Cloud, and you’ve got some winter rain-proof evening fun! Auckland Transport is adding a drop-in component to their monthly Beginner Bike & Bike Maintenance sessions at the Cloud on Queens Wharf. If you are new to riding, just haven’t been on a bike for a while, or are getting back into it but need a bit of a confidence boost, then come on by. Drop in, learn some new skills, and enjoy pedalling around the Cloud.  Bikes are available on a first …
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Calling all folding bike fans: time for an Auckland Brompton meet-up

Calling all folding bike fans: time for an Auckland Brompton meet-upRemember Barbara Grace’s trip to London with her folding bike for the Brompton Bike Races? We’ve been spotting more and more of these clever wee bikes around town. And now comes word of a Brompton-lovers’ meet-up this weekend, out in the home of Bike Te Atatu, with two options to get involved. Check out the FB event page, or call Maurice for further details: 0274330057 NB you don’t need to have a Brompton to come along — folding bike fans of all kinds and Brompton-curious folk most warmly welcomed, whatever your current wheels! Option 1 – shorter ride/ local access Meet 2pm at Heather’s place (Vinograd Drive, Te Atatu Peninsula – call Maurice …
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Yeah, baby! Bubs on Bikes, Sunday 22 March

Yeah, baby! Bubs on Bikes, Sunday 22 MarchWondering how to get around on two wheels with smaller passengers? Interested in trying out a range of kid seats and trailers? Keen to encourage your kids into life on three, four, and eventually two wheels? Trundle along to Bubs on Bikes this coming Sunday, March 22, at the Roberta Reserve in Glendowie/ Pt England. No registration needed – just head over between 10.30 – 2.00 to this Auckland Transport sponsored event. Shirley you won’t want to miss this one!
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Women’s Ride Month

This October Specialized Bicycles are kicking off summer with Women’s Ride Month to encourage kiwi women to get out and ride bikes. When it comes to bikes and cycling products designed specifically for women, Specialized have been the industry leader for a number of recent years. Right through October, all around the country, Specialized Retailers are holding women’s only events designed to encourage ladies to take up cycling, get out in the fresh air and meet like-minded women. From beginners to those already out there riding there is something for everyone. Each store is running a different program of events with a wide range from rides, to seminars and skills …
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A Ride into Spring

Do you have friends who want to try cycling in Auckland, but don’t know where to start? Please tell them about this series: Nextbike in partnership with Birkenhead Leisure, and proudly supported by Auckland Transport, have put together a series of lessons and guided rides to help them get confident and comfortable on a bike. The series will start with a meet and greet session on Tuesday 24 June at 7.00 – 8.30pm, at Birkenhead Leisure, to meet the team and answer any concerns. Riders can go straight to the first lesson on Saturday 26 July if they prefer. The lessons and rides will run every Saturday from 9.00 – …
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Stay on your bike this winter! – AT’s Winter Cycling Campaign

It’s great to see more cyclists sticking with their new transport mode when it gets chillier. In most European countries, cycling remains popular in winter – and Copenhageners aren’t even bothered too much by deep snow: the cycleways get swept just as much as the car lanes (video)! But Auckland, even without snow, still “loses” about a third of our cyclists in the cold months. Auckland Transport have now created a winter cycling campaign that aims to keep you safe, warm – and out and about. Some highlights for the coming months: Bike workshops all around Auckland on how to make your bike and yourself ready for winter Light stops …
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Bunch cycling skills lessons

Keen to feel more confident cycling in a bunch? Want to learn skills to help keep you safe? Maybe you have entered the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge for the first time? Then this is for you! We invite you to register for a pilot programme of two sessions designed to help you ride more safely and with more confidence in groups of cyclists. The sessions will be held on consecutive Sunday mornings at Point England, Tamaki on Sunday, 6 and Sunday 13 November. Auckland Transport has engaged a group of experienced cyclists and the support of Mt Eden Cycles and other reputable cycle shops to bring this programme to you. …
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Bunch cycling skills lessons

Keen to feel more confident cycling in a bunch? Want to learn skills to help keep you safe? Maybe you have entered the Lake Taupo Cycle challenge for the first time? Then this is for you! As part of Auckland Transport’s Summer Cycling Programme, we invite you to register for three sessions designed to help you ride more safely and with more confidence in groups of cyclists.  Auckland Transport has engaged a group of experienced cyclists and the support of Mt Eden Cycles and other reputable cycle shops to bring this programme to you.  To register or to ask any questions please contact our Skills Coach, Daymon Shack, at bunchridingskills@gmail.com …
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Bike NZ / CAN Cycle Skills Instructor Training Courses

Do you want to share your passion for cycling with others?  Well what better way than becoming a Cycle Skills Instructor! In a scheme promoted by CAA in conjunction with BikeNZ and CAN, a new NZQA Cyclist Skills Training Qualification will raise the standard of those teaching cycle skills training in NZ. BikeNZ, the national sporting organization and national cycling advocates CAN, have been appointed by the NZTA to ensure that all cyclist skills instructors are given the opportunity to be accredited. BikeNZ will run a series of courses to ensure that each instructor has the knowledge and skills needed to teach safe cyclist skills to both adults and children. …
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Regular weekly DIY bike workshops start up in Auckland

Tumeke Cycle Space welcome you to the launch of their weekly bike maintainence workshops in their new, permanent, central location! Recently Tumeke have teamed up with the newly formed Tangleball (a place for creative people to collaborate on building their ideas with the aim to nurture both technical and artistic ideas). This is set to be an exciting partnership and will mean that we can now offer a permanent, central city space for the bike workshops and other projects to happen. To kick start the new year and get the space rocking we will be opening for weekly DIY bike workshops from THIS SUNDAY the 16th of Janurary, and all …
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