Free Rides for the Naenae Community

$820 donated
Given by 12 generous donors in 10 weeks

We are raising funds to pay for mechanics to fix bikes so that we can provide them to our community at no cost.

Naenae, Lower Hutt

Free Ride is a Project set up to increase bike riding for transportation, recreation and fitness.

We recycle bikes out of the community, ox them using local mechanics and give them away to our members for free. We also provide free helmets, safety gear, cycle skills classes and mechanic courses. Your support means my community has better transport, fitness and recreation options at no cost. Give $50 to pay for an hour of mechanics time. Give $30 to buy someone a helmet. Give $25 to buy a tyre. Give $12 to pay for an inner tube. Every little bit helps someone get their own bike.

Lily Chalmers' involvement (page creator)

I am the founder of The Bike Box and Free Ride, all monies recieved will be used for purchasing parts or labour to fix bikes. This is ongoing mahi that I am dedicated to doing.

Use of funds

The money will be spent on paying local bike mechanics and parts for bikes.

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Thanks to you  11 May 2022

Kia ora koutou and nga mihi nui to everyone who has supported this project with donations, with free bikes, with their time or just aroha. We will continue to strive to get our community bike workshop open, but in the meantime your donations ensure we can continue to fix up free bikes to give away to our community. to find out more

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Guest Donor on 13 May 2022
Love your work!
Laura on 04 May 2022
Great initiative, delighted to support.
kathryn on 04 May 2022
great idea
April on 28 Apr 2022
Graham on 26 Mar 2022
Lily Chalmers

Aw, thanks Graham, this will achieve so much for our project.

Lily Chalmers

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Lily Chalmers on behalf of To pay our bike mechanic and pay for bike parts
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