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 are repaired and recycled by a dedicated group of volunteers every Saturday at the Bike Hub. The volunteers have been overwhelmed with donations, so the program has now extended to Monday evenings to try and keep up with demand.
In recent weeks, the Bike Hub partnered with Brimbank Council’s Resource Recovery Centre which receives unwanted goods for recycling, including bikes, and already 41 bikes have been donated.