|Location||whangarei, aotearoa / new zealand|
|Mission Statement||whangarei's open cycle space|
Whare bike liberates bicycles from garages and sheds throughout northland, and provides an open space where people may come to bring these marvels back to life and empower themselves. reaching out to those who need it most, our space has been formed through donations of materials and time by a diverse community of supporters, with most open nights seeing at least a couple of happy new riders taking to the streets and the hills and the stars.
where we are
1 woods road, whangarei [corner woods road and railway road]
4-9pm every thursday
we are a nascent power in whangarei, a small city of 50,000, who have arisen through experiences with the wonderful bicycle spaces of wien, austria; the actions of a dedicated local cycling community; and the willingness of people throughout the city to engage with, and embrace our presence.
we occupy an otherwise unused warehouse space which also houses the local circus jam crew; a wholefood hub; cuddle cinema; workshop spaces; growing library; and community garden.
what we do
donated bicycles are available to be repaired and appropriated
mechanical advice is given enthusiastically
all manner of parts stock our shelves
food is donated by our top local vegetarian cooking extraordinaires, gopals
cycling films are shown on our huge-screen, miniature-tier cinema
we take our talk bike, tandems, enchanted forest rickshaw, soundsystem trailer, and other joy giving devices, to community events and theatre shows
host whangarei's sunset cruise / critical mass
hold monthly bikers breakfasts
organise council submissions
provide an open space for all manner of wheeled migrants and vagrants