The Good Cycles team tackles questions about bike repair and maintenance.
How often should I get my bike serviced?
Most people understand the need to regularly book in a car with a mechanic for a routine check up to make sure it runs smoothly and safely. It also helps to avoid the need for any costly parts replacements.
Bicycles, sadly, aren’t given the same level of care.
Good Cycles isn’t just about offering a time saving and practical mobile bike mechanic service to all Melbournians. We want to give a helping hand to those with genuine and often serious barriers to getting ahead in life.
To achieve our mission we’ve partnered up with The Squeaky Wheel to deliver The Good Wheel Project. The project aims to increase the mobility and connectedness of new refugees and asylum seekers by offering:
An insight into bike riding behaviour in Melbourne.
Abandoned bikes from around the City of Melbourne are collected, restored and matched to participants by one of our Good Cycles mechanics.
The classes are held in our Docklands workshop where participants can get to grips with their new bike (the workshop is massive) and, with the help of an interpreter, learn basic bike maintenance tips and biking etiquette to keep them safe on the streets
The program kicked off in February 2014 and has been supported by the City of Melbourne and delivered in partnership with refugee settlement agency AMES.