- Sunday April 17 10:30–12:00
- @Tumeke Cycle Space, 27 Edinburgh St, Newton
- $10 per person; proceeds help keep Tumeke running
- An introduction to the form and function of the bicycle and how to fix a flat tire
Tumeke Cycle Space is restarting their monthly tutorial series.
Come one, come all to the first installment:Tutorial 1: Introduction to bicycle maintenance
So February is (officially?!) bike month in Auckland and there’s heaps of events on!! As well as popping down to Tumeke take a look at this comprehensive list put together by the wonderful Bike Auckland and get along!
Just to confirm, Tumeke will be open tomorrow from 1-3pm as usual. So if you aren’t heading away come and see us!
As a volunteer run organisation, we will be shutting down over Christmas and New Year.
Our last day for 2015 will be Sunday 20th December. We will re-open again on Sunday 10th January.
Have a terrific summer break full of cycling and bike love and we will see you all again in 2016!
The Bike Sale organised by Auckland Transport on Sunday 22/Nov was well covered by Tumeke volunteers. Finlay, Sanna, Andrew, Alex R, Mark, Alex M & Emilio were all there, selling bikes that had been donated and fixed up, talking to people about Tumeke, and dispensing advice.
Mark managed to sell his old Cannondale, Mort sold his even older De Ver and Andrew sold some ex-recycling centre bikes. My favourite thing there was an ancient Dutch (I think) road bike called ‘Fongers’ – it had a very unusual S-shaped fork, which the owner eventually admitted was both bent, and on backwards.
The 1 – 3pm Tumeke shift was busy, partly with people cleaning up their recently purchased steeds.
Childfund are in the final stages of creating their Christmas Tree made up of about 170 bikes! Tumeke were stoked to help out and can’t wait to see the finished product. The Official Lighting Ceremony will take place 8pm on Friday 28th November down at Queens Wharf and all are welcome. Put the date in the diary!
More on the project:
“The trusty bike is a favourite toy for Kiwi kids (and a wrapping paper nightmare for parents!) across the country. Across the ocean, however, in countries like Sri Lanka a bicycle means the difference between a treacherous 4-hour walk to school in the heat and a more manageable 45-minute cycle to the classroom.
To celebrate and highlight the bicycle as one of our many Gifts that Grow, ChildFund New Zealand together with the generous support of Beca and Enterprize Steel, are building a 7-metre tall Christmas Tree made from donated bikes, to be lit up in festive glory on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf this December.” – https://www.childfund.org.nz/newsroom/bring-us-your-bikes
Thanks to Scott and Serena for sending us these photos – glad you were able to find and fix up some bikes for your touring around the country – wishing you a fantastic trip! Scott and Serena got in touch with Tumeke Cycle Space when they arrived in New Zealand from the States. Back home they are involved with their local community bike workshop – Electric City Bike Rescue so it was great to hear about what other workshops are up to and have fellow volunteers visit us in Auckland.