Welcome to the Community Bike Hub
In 2019 the Inner West Community Bike Hub started out as a collaboration between Inner West Community Foundation and the Rotary Club of Footscray, creating a non-for-profit initiative providing a bike service and repairs workshop as well as safe riding and bike maintenance programs.
The aim is to raise funds at the Bike Hub to support community cycling programs including the Community Bike Volunteer Program.
Recently we have expanded to the Surf Coast in partnership with the Surf Coast Bike Hub. The Community Bike Hub’s new presence in Torquay will allow us to continue our work in ‘building bikes and building community’ while addressing the very real issues of safe sustainable transportation and access to bicycle ownership and repair.
Our aims include:
- Share and teach skills repairing and maintaining bicycles
- Provide affordable bicycles, servicing and repairs
- Recycle donated bikes and promote sustainability in an active community
- Provide refugees and others in need with bicycles and equipment
- Create a place where all members of our community can learn about and experience bicycles and cycling together.
The western suburbs are filled with beautiful communities, with generous natures. The Inner West Community Bike hub was recently delighted to receive a donation from one such considerate group, the Footscray Church of Christ.
With that funding the Bike Hub said they could easily donate 4 bikes with lock, lights and helmets or teach skills
“I like the feeling of knowledge and independence” was just one of the comments from the enthusiastic participants of the Bike Hub’s recent free workshops Bicycle Repair Basics. Over four days, nearly 30 young people between the ages of 12 – 17 years participated in one of the 8 workshops to get some hands-on experience
Since starting up in September 2019, Inner West Community Bike Hub has donated an incredible 262 recycled bikes back to those in need in the inner west community. That’s an average of ten bikes a week! The bikes are part of a donate and recycle program developed by Footscray Community Bike Shed, where donated bikes