The Northside Community Service Bike Library operates just like a regular library, providing free, long-term access to second-hand bicycles, helmets and locks to any adult or child requiring a bike. Reconditioned, preloved bicycles are donated to the library through GIVIT or by members of the community. Those bikes are refurbished by volunteer bike mechanics who work in the shed a few times a week and are then made available to community members upon request. Loans are available for up to six months with extensions available upon request.
As well as facilitating access to bikes, the Bike Library equips the community with the skills, knowledge and resources to get the most from them. We run extremely popular ‘Fix n Ride’ and ‘Learn to Ride ‘sessions which empowers community members to learn new skills, feel safe and in control while riding or fixing their own bikes.
To learn more visit Northside Community Services Facebook page