Curve Cycling is partnering with Melbourne Cycling League to host a Xmas; ride, race and party to raise awareness, money and bikes for the good crew at Good Cycles - a social enterprise bike store.
In typical, Curve Classic's style, this ride is a 40km mixed surface jaunt that will make you laugh as hard as cry. We will be hopping from steep hill, to bike path to CX track to bike path, and then back to Curve Cycling HQ to share war stories and party with some beer and food. But 20kms into the ride we will be all lining up to race the "Hilliminator" a steep grassy knoll, where the winner takes all... the kudos. Curve Classic's are always road bike friendly, but remember to bring some new or sturdy tyres and as always, your sense of adventure.
BRING A PART, BIKE or BUCK: As part of the Good Cycles' education and employment program, Good Cycles build and give away bikes to the disadvantaged people they help empower. So if you have an old bike, frame or a bunch of good parts that you can donate to the cause then bring it along. We will also be asking you for double gold coin donations for food and beer, all proceeds go back to the Good Cycles.
WHEN: Thursday 15th December 5.30pm (roll out at 6.30pm)
WHERE: Good Cycles Bike Hub Docklands Bike Path
PARTY: Back at Curve Cycling Northcote at approx 8.30pm
FB Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/440262996361853/
More goodness on Good Cycles: As a social enterprise, the organisation’s focus is on making a difference, rather than a dollar - with 100% of the revenue from their commercial enterprises going to support their numerous social and community programs. Using bikes as a lever for engagement, education, empowerment and employment - they work with those experiencing disadvantage to provide new opportunities and broader horizons. We all know how life changing a bike can be – Good Cycles are applying that knowledge to help those in need, working with at-risk youth, long term unemployed, refugees and asylum seekers - amongst others.
Their commercial operations cover their main CBD bike store, city-based mobile bike servicing, bicycle maintenance courses, the operations of Melbourne Bike Share and the recently opened Community Bike Hub on the waterfront in Docklands. They offer everything your LBS would – expert, friendly advice and service and a great range of bikes and accessories – along with the extra layer of knowing you’ve made a difference simply by visiting them. In fact Good Cycles now refers to anyone using their store and services as a supporter rather than a customer.
Find out more at GoodCycles.org or drop in at either Tenancy 2, Level 1, 150 Collins St ( Entrance on Batman Hill Drive) or at The Bike Hub at 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands – right on the Capital City bike path.
Looking forward to this one!
See you on Thursday.