Tumeke Cycle Space is a non-profit, community-run, DIY bicycle workshop in Auckland. It’s a place where people can fix, build, and learn about bikes in a safe and inclusive environment. Read More »
Hi folks, Tumeke is running short on volunteers with the departure of several of our key ones last month and next. So this month, June, will be our last batch of Wednesday night shop hours until we get new volunteers.
If you’d like to volunteer at Tumeke and thereby help keep Wednesday nights going, check out our volunteer page!
This is a biggie, Tumeke Cycle Space is proud to support Silo Park Sprints. It’s been talked about for months and now it is here, Silo Park Sprints! Held on a straight, no traffic road, these 400m sprints will test the legs of the fastest and the hearts of the most fit. Your ten dollars buys you into the racing as well as beer for the afternoon and your chance at the cash purse (minimum $100)! Sponsors soon to come.
More details here on Facebook
We are very happy to celebrate Tumeke Cycle Space turning three years old. Quite an achievement! Thanks to all who have volunteered, helped out, come along to the workshop, purchased a bike blended smoothie, spread the word and been part of our first three years!
Tumeke Cycle Space are pleased to be involved with another Auckland Transport event – this time a Glow by Bike night this Friday from 4-7pm down at the red gates next to the Ferry Terminal, Quay Street.
There will be prizes for the best lit bikes and cyclist, as well as music, coffee and Tumeke with our tools and friendly advice.
See you there! Click on the link below for the official poster:
1776 Glow By Bike Postere-invitation 13 5 13 (2)
Tumeke are hosting another movie night at the workshop – on Wednesday 24th April from 7.30pm (that is, after the workshop hours of 5.30-7.30pm). Gold coin donation – all welcome.
Come do some work on your bike then stay on for pizza and films, or just come check out the space from 7.30 onwards. We get the couches out, order the food and set up the projector.
- We will be selling (nice) pizza by the slice
- BYO beverages
- Merchandise table with some of our newest stock for sale
Bonus is that the next day is a public holiday so you can stay out late on a school night
This from our friend Josca at T. White’s Bikes…
Auckland Tweed Run!
Sunday 7th April 2013
Meeting at T.Whites Everyday Bikes (132 Symonds St) and riding to to Highwic House
Auckland homage to the international anachronistic Tweed Run phenomena of dressing up in old fashioned clothes and riding a bicycle. It’s free and all are welcome —just find some tweed, bring a picnic and come on a bike! This time round we are collaborating with Highwic House by riding our bikes to their Art Deco Day Out picnic. It is up to attendees to bring their own helmets and safety gear and be responsible for themselves in the traffic.
For more info about Auckland Tweed Runs, go to:
Or for the Art Deco picnic:
Hi folks, Tumeke Cycle Space is looking for volunteers. Would you like to help? No prior experience is necessary, just an enthusiasm to make a positive, grass-roots change to cycling in Auckland.
Tumeke is run completely and collectively by volunteers. Some of the things we do are:
- Help people fix their own bikes
- Run bike tutorials
- Plan and attend community events, such as film nights and eco festivals
- Make art
- Write funding proposals
- Manage this website
- Collaborate with local businesses
If you’d like to contribute in any of those or other ways, we’d love to have you. Come by the shop during open hours or email us at email@example.com
It is Waitangi Day this Wednesday. Tumeke hopes that you all get to have a break and spend time with friends and family on our national day. We will be doing just that, so will not be opening this Wednesday.
Otherwise we will be open as usual, so come see us another time. Your always welcome!
Tumeke Cycle Space are stoked to be part of Auckland Transport’s big Summer Cycle Carnival coming up this February 10th.
We will be down at Queens Wharf from 10-4pm instead of at our Edinburgh Street workshop for this event.
So, come down and see us there – we will still have our tools and folks on hand to help with bike repairs and maintenance. Along side this a bunch of our volunteers will be running mini tutorials throughout the day. Topics include; fixing a puncture, brakes, gears and DIY mud guard making.
Also at the Carnival will be:
- ramps and skills courses
- slider bikes
- BMX stunt riders
- face painting
- bike decorating
- bike safety checks
- puncture fixing tutorials
- bike displays
Information stands on mountain biking, BMX, road cycling, cycle touring, bike polo, places to ride, cycle groups and clubs plus lots more. There will be activities running throughout the day with scheduled performances and demonstrations on the hour.
For even more info see this website and we look forward to seeing you there.
Due to popular demand the Wednesday workshop trail hours will continue into December. The Weds hours have proved not only to be a good after work fix up option, but also a good occasion to get together, listen to some music and have a chat about bikes and everything else. So come along and help make the new hours a success so that we can keep them going into the New Year.
There are three Wednesdays before Christmas: 5, 12 and 19 December. See you there!