Ōtaki Bike Space

$4,026 of $4,000 goal
Given by 4 generous donors in around 8 months

The Ōtaki Bike Space accepts pre-loved bikes from the community, repairs them and re-gifts them to the community.


Since 2017, Energise Ōtaki acting as the Ōtaki Bike Space has been accepting pre-loved bikes from the community, repairing them and re-gifting them.

The Ōtaki Bike Space is a container soon to be situated at central location where we can run bicycle repair workshops, cycle-based events and gift bikes from.

Volunteers donate their time to fix bikes, teach simple repairs, and Road Safety Skills.

We do this because we want to:

- encourage everyone who wants to ride a bike and more mobility for all ages

- reduce the use of fossil fuels – e.g. kids biking to school rather than being delivered by car.

- promote the benefits of bike transport which are that it is better for the environment and health; it saves money and it divertsrecyclable waste from landfill

- connect bike lovers together

About us

Energise Ōtaki is about the goal of the town becoming a net producer of clean energy, and of finding ways to give people, businesses and community groups the tools to harvest the environmental, social and economic benefits of a different energy future.

Use of funds

Money received will go towards purchasing expendables such as inner tubes and grease; tea and coffee for volunteers who do the repairs; the location the Ōtaki Bike Space is based at; and helmets for those who can't afford their own when gifted a bike.

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Latest update

Adding a target  31 January 2021

Posted by: Energise Ōtaki

Kia ora,

We have decided to add a target to this page. $4000 will allow us to have enough funds to contribute to buying helmets, bike parts and the location, set up and running of the Ōtaki Bike Space as we strive to make it a more effective resource for the community.

Ngā mihi nui,

Ōtaki Bike Space and Energise Ōtaki team

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Latest donations

The Chris and Melinda Leatham Charitable Trust
The Chris and Melinda Leatham Charitable Trust on 19 Feb 2021
We are a local Kapiti couple with a charity helping local causes. Thanks to the Otaki Bike Space for everything you do.
Energise Ōtaki

Thank you very much for your generous donation. This will be a huge boost to Energise Ōtaki's Bike Space. It will be used to purchase bike parts and helmets, assist our volunteers to run the workshop and clinics, and to hold Bike Space events. Thank you!

Energise Ōtaki
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 31 Jan 2021
Len on 30 Jan 2021
Great idea to use donated bikes
Len on 30 Jan 2021
Great idea to use donated bikes
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 30 Jan 2021
Thank you all who made the last Bike Giveaway such a success.

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