Ponsonby Market Day, 18 September

Frocks on Bikes are organising a bike event as part of the Ponsonby Market Day (18/09/10) that we’ll be taking part in. Bring along your bikes and together we can look at doing some work on them. Adventure Cycles will also be there doing free bike checks so there’s plenty of opportunity to improve the health of your bike. There’ll be plenty of cycle style on display too, culminated in the 1pm mass ride  so come on your bike and in all your finery!

Hey, we’re in the papers


Tumeke Cycle Space at Grey Lynn Community Centre. From left - Ruth Barton, Ryan Bodman & Alex Raichev. Photo:Jason Oxenham/Fairfax Media

Tumeke Cycle Space is gaining momentum, with three succesful workshops having been run at the Grey Lynn Farmer’s markets and a great article published in the Auckland City Harbour News (read it here). From now on we’ll be at the market on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month unless it is raining heavily. This means we’ll next be there August 15 followed by the 5th then the 19th of September.

We’re still looking to secure a permanent workshop space somewhere in the central city. if you know somewhere that could work, please get in touch! More details on this and other things we need support with can be found on our Needs page.

If you’d like to lend us your support, please send us an email, leave a comment, join our facebook group or come visit us at the market. We’d love ot have you on board!

Tumeke!
Rowan

What’s happening

We’re presently looking for a permanent space to hold our workshop. In the interim we’re going to be holding pop-up workshops where we can offer help and teach some basics of bike maintenance. The first of these to will be held at Grey Lynn Farmer’s Market on Sunday 11th July. We’ll let you know about future workshops through this website, our facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111334245577812&ref=mf) and a soon to come mailing list.

Kia kaha
The Tumeke Cycle Space Crew.

Kaupapa

Tumeke Cycle Space is a non-profit, community-run bicycle workshop in Auckland.  It’s a place where people can fix, build and learn about bikes in a safe and inclusive environment. We provide tools, knowledge and  training,  with a focus on teaching people how to fix their own bikes. In this way we aim to empower people, encourage skill sharing, and promote cycling, an affordable, social form of transport that encourages a healthy lifestyle and environment.