Thank you all very much for your emails on donating bikes. There are a few options I am aware of in WA. In Perth itself, I have been dealing with Christian Cavaniglia who is the Community Development Coordinator at Asetts who is keen to get some bikes in good condition. He can be contacted as follows:
or on 9227 2733 (Perth) They are in Perth city. Assets non-government organisation which provides treatment and support to people who have been tortured or traumatized by violent conflicts.
BV have also advertised on their bike donations page the following:
Hedland Senior High School, Western Australia
Hedland Senior High School in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is interested in receiving donated bikes. Many of the students cannot get to school as they live in Aboriginal camps where there is no public transport. Many do not have access to transport to get to and from school safely.
Students are all indigenous boys between 11 and 16 and come from severely disadvantaged backgrounds and many have severe learning difficulties. These boys often share bikes to get to and from school.
More bikes will assist students to get to and from school, promote fitness, give each student a feeling of being 'special' and encourage a positive attitude amongst indigenous students towards education.
Contact Marie Daykin, Hedland Senior High School
Tel: 08 9172 1244
I am not sure how to get the bikes to Hedland, but perhaps something is being set up.
Failing that, I understand that the Public Transport Corp in Perth is collecting and will distribute any 'unwanted' or abandoned bikes after the event but I am not aware exactly what they are doing with them, except perhaps finding them good homes.
I hope this information helps those of you thinking about giving your green machine to a good cause!