Melbourne, Australia

B4H Melbourne Packing Day – July 2019

The donor bikes are amassing! So we are calling on all our volunteers to come to help at our next packing day.

When: Sunday, 14th of July from 9:30am

Where: Parkview Secure Self Storage, 359 Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley Village

How: Please register using our Volunteer page so our team can cater food and drinks to thank you for your efforts and keep you powered.

For more information on joining in the packaging day please email us at info@bicyclesforhumanity.com

Thanks to Kwan for putting together a behind the scenes time lapse video of what the packing day entails through the magic of Vimeo.

Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019: Fundraising Winner Announced for new Giant Roam Bicycle

The winner of a new 2019 Giant Roam Bicycle from our supporter BICYLE SUPERSTORE is: Patrick O’Neill!

Pat (he’s the cheery bearded one in the blue cap) was drawn from the many participants who fundraised over $250 in our Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019.

Pat reached a total of $757 ($1,514 after fundraising matching). Pat encouraged his friends to don Hawaiian shirts and make donations through his Brewery to Brewery ride.

A welcome arrival of his first child Louis, saw Pat ease off on the riding in the middle of month.

A big congratulations to Pat!

And thanks again to our long time Supporter BICYCLE SUPERSTORE for donating the new 2019 Giant Roam bicycle.

Unfortunately no-one qualified for the major prize of the Cycle Vietnam trip with Intrepid ($500 raised by an individual rider who was not affiliated with Bicycles for Humanity or Intrepid).

However, this prize will still be available for Bicycles for Humanity to offer later in the year providing another opportunity for fundraising.

Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019: Special Thanks to all our Fantastic Sponsors

We Couldn’t have done it without all of you and our sponsors!

Our annual Melbourne to Namibia 2019 fundraiser raised close to $30,000!

To everyone who joined us as we pedalled through March for our Annual Fundraiser – a massive thank you!

Together, your efforts saw us raise nearly $15,000 – which was DOUBLED by the incredible team at the Intrepid Foundation, who matched every dollar donated! 

To all who donated bicycles, money and time – we couldn’t make the difference we are making globally without your ongoing support.

B4H Melbourne Packing Day – April 2019

The donor bikes are amassing! We are close to filling up our next container which is planned to be shipped in May 2019.

So we are calling on all our volunteers to come to help at our next packing day.

When: Sunday, 28th of April from 9:30am

Where: Parkview Secure Self Storage, 359 Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley Village

How: Please register using our Volunteer page so our team can cater food and drinks to thank you for your efforts and keep you powered.

For more information on joining in the packaging day please email us at info@bicyclesforhumanity.com

Thanks to Kwan for putting together a behind the scenes time lapse video of what the packing day entails through the magic of Vimeo:

Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019

This March, our virtual Melbourne to Namibia Challenge kicks off – join other avid cyclists to take on at least 110 kilometres (anytime, anywhere) and help raise funds for Bicycles for Humanity.

Raise $250

You’ll be entered to win a brand new bicycle from our supporters at 
Bicycle Superstore.

Raise $500

For a chance to win an unforgettable
15 day Cycle Vietnam Tour with Intrepid Travel
 

DOUBLED DONATION

All funds raised in the Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019 will be matched by Intrepid Travel to double your impact. 

In partnership with The Intrepid Foundation– Your efforts will help bring even more life-changing bicycles and economic opportunity to communities in need. 

Andy & Lauren Conquer the Cape

Our President, Andy Gild, and her sister took on the 110km ride in Cape Town, South Africa for our Annual Melbourne to Namibia 2019 Fundraiser and raised a whopping $2,648, which was doubled by the amazing Intrepid Foundation.

It’s been 40 years since Andy and her family emigrated to Australia from South Africa. We are super lucky to have her in Melbourne championing the Bicycle for Humanity cause.

“I can only say that this was a truly extraordinary experience, cycling around one of the most gorgeous cities in the world (and one which is so close to my heart having spent significant childhood years there) with one sister at my side and my other sister, mother and family along the journey with us every turn of the pedal was simply incredible!

The added benefit of course was combining The Cape Town Cycle Tour Challenge with the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne to Nambia 2019 Fundraiser. Being supported by friends and family as we all raised funds to help change lives is so very much appreciated. 

Huge thanks to the Intrepid Foundation for their fabulous support in matching every dollar donated and to the Bicycle Superstores for donating the prize bicycle.”

Andy Gild, President of Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne

B4H Melbourne Packing Day – March 2019

The donor bikes are amassing – we now have over 300 bikes to be cleaned, prepped and packed!

So we are calling on all our volunteers to come to help at our next packing day.

When: Sunday, 24th of March from 9:30am

Where: 359 Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley

For more information on joining in the packaging day please email us at info@bicyclesforhumanity.com

Volunteers – for any advice or directions please contact Pete or Phil directly

B4H Melbourne Packing Day – February 2019 Highlights

The filling of shipping container 22 was continued during our packing day on the 24th February 2019.

See a time lapse video of the February packing day – thanks to Kwan Toh for putting this together for us.

See some of the photo highlights from the day – thanks to Kwan Toh for his great pictures!

Making the Cover

Thanks to Glen Eira News

A huge thank you to Glen Eira News for spreading our Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne message with the local community.

We love our front cover featuring a few of our smiling volunteers Michael, John, Monika and our President Andy Gild.

Read the full feature of this February 2019 issue of Glen Eira News online

Photo by Frank Amato

Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019

Join the 11,000 km cycling challenge with Bicycles for Humanity

Ride at least 110 kilometers in March – anytime, anywhere – for a chance to win a brand-new bicycle or an Intrepid Cycling Trip to Vietnam. The best part? You’ll help get recycled bicycles to communities in Namibia.

Why do it?

Melbourne-based Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) collects fixable and forgotten bicycles, packs them into shipping containers, and brings them to communities in Namibia. There, the containers are converted into bicycle workshops, providing training, employment and economic development for the local community. Bicycles do more than just shorten commutes: they empower local mechanics, make medical care accessible, bring people together, and so much more.

To bring even more life-changing bicycles to communities in Namibia, B4H is hosting the month-long Melbourne to Namibia Challenge. Together, we’re going to ride 11,000 km – the distance of the shipping containers’ journey – in March.

Join our team to help us reach a wheely big goal. No lycra required.  

How to join the journey

It’s simple.

  1. Set a target. While we don’t expect you to ride 11,000 km, why not try? Pick a distance of 110km or more, depending on how confident you are on wheels.
  2. Make a fundraising page on the Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019 – Intrepid Foundation website by selecting Start a fundraiser on the right side of the page. With your sign-up, you’ll need to donate $25 or more to Bicycles for Humanity to get started. It’s a good incentive to reach your goal, isn’t it?
  3. Spread the word. Use your page to show your friends about your fitness goals, or get them to join you. Intrepid Travel will match every donation made to your fundraiser, so you can double your impact.
  4. Get pedalling. You can join our B4H Melbourne Strava Club Event or track the distance on your own. Either way, cycle towards your goal until 31st of March 2019 to win one of two awesome prizes.

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