A quick brainstorm before I delve into the preliminary sourcing of Bike Aid Projects. I want to have a clearer idea of my starting point and what I want to start researching.
The first step is some preliminary groundwork into bike ventures to see what individuals, organisations and initiatives are currently being implemented. I also want to get a broader sense of current Bike Aid approaches (alternative uses for bikes) and to start developing a local-global review of prevailing Bike Aid developments, projects, outcomes and trends.
Welcome to Bicycles Create Change. The Maityuwampi (bat wing) best represents this inaugural post. Just as the Kaurna peoples in South Australia had no words to describe the bicycle and had to create new ways to describe it, so, too, will this blog endeavour to communicate and share the stories, initiatives and people who use, exchange, produce and love bicycles.
As this blog indicates, participation is in a new (online) location, connecing with other people and nation. In this first post, I would like to acknowledge that this blog is written on Aboriginal land.With this in mind, I recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal peoples and pay respect to the elders, both past and present, who are the traditional custodians of the knowledge and culture of the first Australians.