Newcastle Bike Love Corral

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The Bike Love Corral is a manifestation of bike fun presented by Newcastle volunteers from a variety of supporting bike activism groups.
Bike Love Corral

The Supporting Volunteers Bike Activism Groups

Critical Mass Australia

The following international website has information about Critical Mass in Australia.
Critical Mass Wiki
This is a wiki website for information about Critical Mass bike rides in cities around the world.
It has free information space for local Critical Mass groups.
If you are involved in a local Critical Mass group, you can add information and upload flyers to this site.
This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date Critical Mass website.

Critical Mass Newcastle

Critical Mass Newcastle ride on the first Friday of every month from Civic Park (opposite the Town Hall). Assemble at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. Ride Daily! Celebrate Monthly!
Critical Mass Newcastle Wiki

Newcastle Bike-Ecology Centre

CLOSED. Newcastle Bike Ecology Centre closed in 2014 and has moved and changed into the Bike Love Corral. See Bike Love Corral section for details.
Newcastle's own environmental, not-for-profit, community based, sustainable transport, no green-wash cars, bikefun centre. Push bike co-op: We take pre-loved bikes & parts that are then restored by volunteers. Free workshops on how to fix bikes, cycling tips, & traffic skills. If you want a bike, we help you recycle one, for free! Volunteers welcome to help save the world through BIKEFUN!

Newcastle Bike Ecology Centre poster

Newcastle Cycleways Movement Inc.

Work with Government bodies to improve bicycle facilities in the Greater Newcastle Area.
Its aims are to promote the safe responsible use of bicycles for transport, leisure and fitness.
Members get bike riding insurance, discounts, rides, legal advice, and more.

Newcastle University Bike Users Group

The Newcastle University Bicycle Users’ Group (NUBUG) is a cycling advocacy group, which seeks to promote cycling for fun, camaraderie, sport and transport.

We cooperate with other cycling and bike groups who share a mutual interest.

By broadly representing people who ride to university, we aim to encourage The University of Newcastle and Government Authorities to provide more infrastructure to support cycling.

NUBUG aims to promote safe cycling, sustainability, convenience, economic welfare, fitness and health and to eliminate environmental pollution.

(direct quote from the Constitution, 2. Aims and Objectives)

World Naked Bike Ride - Australia

Peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy.
The World Naked Bike Ride in Australia is on the second Saturday of March each year.
Exact dates may vary from city to city.
See the List_of_rides#Australia for your city or town.

World Naked* Bike Ride - Newcastle

Peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy.
A clothed or clothes free protest; riding with a message of peace & sustainability for planet earth.
The World Naked Bike Ride in Newcastle is usually on the second Saturday of March each year.
Assemble clothed with your bike.
Ride to a secret body painting party.
Wearing a bike helmet is compulsory.
Body paint yourself with peace signs, hearts and flowers.
Note: *Clothing 100% optional. Helmet Compulsory.
See the Newcastle page for details of any upcoming ride.

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NUSA Environment Collective - Ride a Bike Campaign

The Newcastle University Students' Association, Enviro Collective is the student environmental group on The University of Newcastle campus. In mid 2009 the Enviro Collective began the Ride a Bike Campaign to encourage bike use over car use among the Uni community. Riding a bike has minimal environmental impact, does not produce green house gasses or toxic emissions, does not produce noise pollution, is far cheaper than driving a car and it is easier to find somewhere to park your bike. Parking on campus for a year costs more than the price of many new bikes and decent second hand models.

Newcastle University Bike Users Group

Bike Love Corral has attended the Orientation Week at the University of Newcastle and helped with the stall for Newcastle University Bike Users' Group.

Students, staff, alumni and riders who visit campus all have an interest in the success of this group to lobby for better bike facilities like bike paths, bike racks, lockers and showers on campus plus better cycleways that link campus to the rest of Newcastle. Feel free to join if you have an interest in cycling for utility, advancing and promoting cycling and cycling facilities, cycling for recreation, fitness, sport, environment, community, protest or just plain fun in or in connection with The University of Newcastle.

Members of NUBUG are encouraged to network and promote bike activities that interest them and their peers. Maybe that could involve a social ride with a picnic, or a sweaty fast sports ride, or a mountain bike bush ride - its up to them and maybe you if you want to join. Membership costs only $2. Membership enquiries can be made by emailing NUBUG or visit the Bike Love Corral at NUBUG or one of the NUBUG meetings.

If you want to join the mailing list everyone is welcome. Members are subscribed to the mailing list by NUBUB moderators shortly after joining.

Bike Love Corral visits Newcastle University Bike Users' Group

Do you need a bike? Are you broke? Bike Love Corral has going bikes at super low prices or you can fix an old bike for yourself for FREE! Volunteers & bike/part donations welcome. (volunteer groups promoting pushbikes as happy, ethical, safe sustainable transport.) Trade-in/cash or buy/borrow 2nd hand bikes/parts/fixing/etc. We turn-over 33 bikes a week. Donate bikes/parts. Traffic skills workshops (end car annoyance) and more.

We have moved into the new bike workshop at Bike Hub East on The University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus(Wed 6th Aug 2014, 10am official opening)
Location: Off Richardson Road, Callaghan 2308.
At the end of Richardson Rd go left into Design Road. We are at the corner of the next right, At the back of the Bike Hub East building.
Map :
Three 15minute visitor parking spots near Commonwealth Bank. Free car parking on Saturdays, and for drop off / pick up goods. Use of the workshop is kindly provided through NUSA and Newcastle University Bike Users' Group (thanks heaps!) Everyone welcome. We are hard to find with little signage, so follow these directions and have a street directory

Bikes/parts: We usually can supply bikes and parts to people within 10 minutes (over 95% success for requests). But for newer things or to save a trip send us an email to check we have it, or we could bring it in from our warehouse for you. Open Times: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm Closed Times: Public Holidays and other times displayed on web Contact: and Facebook Membership: Bike Love Corral members get $5 off most goods/services Workshop rules/OHS: Safety and Health are our top priority for visitors. The afternoon sun pokes through the high security window mesh, be sun smart. If you want to use our tools please email us to obtain a workshop pass.

This is the old flyer / poster, to be used for the Bike Love Corral at NUSA to help promote participation. Please print these and stick them up where people will see them.

Flyer / Poster

Thursday Bike Bus to Uni

Thursday during semester the bike bus takes riders to Uni. Assemble 8:00am The Gateway Hotel, Maitland Road, Islington. Or pick up the group along the route. (Click here for map).

Archived material

Please refer to the Bike Love Corral past events page for material about past events.