Pedal Power

Everyone deserves access to affordable, reliable transport. Pedal Power is a program run by Bicycle Garden, where passionate volunteers rebuild pre-loved bikes donated by the public and give them to those in need. All bikes are checked by a professional bike mechanic and given with a helmet, lock and lights so people can get riding immediately.


Pedal Power used to run once a month. During these sessions, volunteers of all abilities  work together to restore donated bikes. Once the bikes are restored and had passed Bicycle Garden safety checks, they are donated to:

  • Refugees and asylum seekers

  • People escaping domestic violence

  • People vulnerable to homelessness

  • Essential works

  • International students

  • People on low incomes

  • Others directly affected by COVID and ineligible for government support

Pedal Power is a great opportunity to learn more about bikes and bike maintenance, while working towards a good cause. No prior mechanic skills are required – our friendly volunteers are there to support you. If you are interested in donating to Pedal Power please see our donations page. Pedal Power could not run without the donations we receive.


If you would like to volunteer at Pedal Power please see our volunteering page.


If you think you may be eligible for a free bicycle through the Pedal Power program please reach out to us at thebicyclegarden@gmail.com. We encourage social workers to reach out to us on behalf of clients.

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