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Bike awareness

Project: Transition Towns - Maitland

Posted by Mark Brown over 13 years ago

Bicycles as a mode of transport are vital to any energy decent action plan. They can be a lot of fun and very do-able for a young TT group.

On the last Saturday of each month we gather outside the Organic Feast Shop in East Maitland. erect a marque for protection from weather and set about maintaining bikes. If people bring their bikes in, we will look to do minor adjustmeents and repairs. People bring in bicycles they no longer want and we do them up to give to others who don't have a bike.

We often get the local LETS group to join us for a trading day and the shop owner, Brent will often give produce for trade in "Molliys" (the local exchange unit.)

We have a few people who can give little talks on maintenance and safety and we go for a half hour ride through the neighbourhood

The group was involved in the 350.org work party last year on 10/10/10 to raise awareness of the need to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. We rode from the Organic Feast to Walka Water Works, which is a kind of tourist attraction where we had a picnic lunch with performances and talks.

Simple stuff but alot of fun and a great way to meet new people.

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