Projects

Here is a sample of some Bicycles Create Change’s community bike projects.

See blog for other events and projects.

LEKI

My commuter bike – Leki.

She is a splendour to behold and a wonderful community cohesion tool.

Leki is a joy to ride….. here are some of our adventures:

Reiterations

For riding in MTB events, I have applied Leki’s colourful spirit to my singlespeed when riding in MTB races like:

Singlespeed World Championships 2016

Chicks in the  Sticks (MTB) 2016

Bayview Blast 2017

Nina, Zoe & Leki. Relocating from Melbourne to Brisbane (2014). Leki unpacked, redressed and off for her maiden exploration of her new community!
Nina, Claire, Miss Marple (in basket) & Leki. Wattle Festival (2013) Hurstbridge, VIC.
Leki & Nina (2016) Wynnym Halloween Parkrun. 5kms Community Fun Run. I rode Leki down and ran in full costume. Afterwards, Leki & I joined all the other participants for a social gathering. Great Fun!

 


LEKI AND THE OVA

For this project I collaborated with the indomitable Claire Tracey to create the roving performance/art bike Leki and The Ova.

This is a pedal-powered no-money/barter/trade/swap, mobile op shop!!

We roved the Melbourne Sustainability and Living Festival (2014) and went out twice a day. It was a rip roaring great success and the crowd loved  it!

Who knew that  being sustainable could be so stylish, colourful and fun!?!

As an added bonus, I rode Leki AND the Ova (without the clothes, but fully decorated) from Northcote into the centre of Melbourne, then back out again. The caboose perfectly fit the width of the bike lanes – GOLD!

I was impressed with how supportive the motorists and other road users were – everyone was cheering us as I rode past.

What a great advocate to promote safe and fun urban cycling. Hazah!


ART BIKES

Here are two examples of my art bikes.

1. Cons_U-Me Blues (2014) Social Issue:  Fast-fashion & speed of cycling industry innovations = wasteful consumerism & obsolescence.  Link here.

2. Kids bikes are hard work (2016). Social Issue: Child Labour.


BICYCLES CREATE CHANGE SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2016 

Read more about the Bicycles Create Change Summer Internship 2016 here.


RECYCLED DREAMS – COMMUNITY STORYBOOK 

Ongoing Project.

Read  more about this project and one of the collection days for this project at Wynnym, QLD, (2016) here.


INSTAGRAM PROJECT: # Bikes_CISTA

#Bikes_ CISTA = Cycling Interspieces Teams of Awesomeness!

At least 1 bike, 1 rider & 1 dog = IG photo!

Ongoing Project.

Read more about #Bikes_CISTA here.

Check out Instagram #Bikes_CISTA.