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[1 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Social ride this Friday!!

Stop! Wait! Too soon, too soon!! We were plannining our next social ride for the evening of the 5th March but it’s crept up mighty fast. So fast that we’re a bit under-prepared. So we’ve postponed.
The next social ride will be Friday 19th March.
Meet at HQ (562 High Street Thornbury) at 6.15pm
Bring your bike, your bike lights and something warm for if it cools down.
Check back here for more details over the coming week or register your interest by email to joel@humanpowered.com.au
Here are some photos from our last social ride…

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[25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]

This newsletter forwarded from http://bikefun.org
Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates, or follow us
on twitter @bikefunmelb

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Critical Mass – Friday 26th February
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5:30PM – State Library, Swanston St, City. Ride together in safety. Optional
party after the event see below:

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Cross Campus Enviro Network – after Critical Mass
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‘Creative Dissent: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE’
An evening of bikes, poetry, music & mischief: indoor fixie racing, poetry
slam, open mic…
Fundraiser: $5 o.n.o on the door, food & drink inside!
Mystery location! Come straight from Critical Mass, or join us at Tooronga
station for directions to the gig.
Latecomers collected …

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[18 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Goodbye to the Otesha Project!

The Otesha Project is a group of enthusiastic folks who cycle around Australia to raise awareness about sustainability issues and have a fantastic time doing it. Human Powered has been working to support Otesha for the last 18 months and we hope we can continue supporting the group for much longer! The 2010 Otesha tour is about to leave town. This post is a goodbye to the crew and a collection of photos mainly from when the group took over the store on Wednesday with last minute preparations before they …

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[16 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Brunswick Cycling Club Evening Enduro

Saturday 20th @ Harrison st Velodrome Brunswick. Juniors: 1pm, Seniors: 6pm
Featuring Club Sprint session as part of the Club Track Championships, held at the outdoor velodrome on Saturday 20th, in conjunction with the Evening Enduro.
Riders from other clubs may ride the Enduro but are not eligible for the club sprint rounds.
Come for a great night out – more info www.brunswickcyclingclub.com

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[9 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
The HOTTEST February news

Hi Folks!
With such perfect cycling weather, everyone’s riding their bike! So we’ve announced some super package bike deals. These deals are full city riding commuting packages, not just a bike!
Also announcing our presentation at this year’s Sustainable Living Festival and our next social ride on Friday 5th March… we’re looking  forward to another chilled out sunset ride along the bike paths.
And some upcoming fun: We’ll be helping out at the Darebin Kite Festival with a free bike valet service. And we’re now offering discounts to members of the Urban Coup …

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[8 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Catch us at the Sustainable Living Festival

The Human Powered Approach to Home Bike Maintenance
Announcing one of the most exciting workshops at this year’s Sustainable Living Festival! We’ll be presenting an introduction to cycling and bike maintenance, this workshop is aimed at starting out cyclists and those already cycling but who are not yet familiar with the bike maintenance basics. BYO Bike for an instructive session with qualified mechanics!

Sun 21st February 11.00 am – 11.50 am
Location: Leisure Dome

More details http://festival.slf.org.au/program/talk/human-powered-approach-home-bike-maintenance
And check the Sustainable Living Festival web site for heaps more cool talks and workshops!

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[15 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
HPC’s January newsletter: the year of the bicycle!

We’re back! And what a scorching start to the year… not just the temperature but also more people pedalling around town!
I’ve started with some local news from the shop and pasted in this month’s BikeFun newsletter after that.
Happy summer cycling. Cheers, Bill and the crew
MORE BIKES, BETTER BIKES(!)
As always, we’re keeping a beady eye peeled for sweet bikes to add to our range.
1. some of the Kona range have made the grade and are starting to appear on the showroom. Already the Dew City, Dew and Dew Plus are here
2. …

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[13 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
January BikeFun

2010 reasons to have fun riding your bike
The latest bike happenings from Melbourne’s own BikeFun!
Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates, or follow us
on twitter @bikefunmelb
Reasonably Fast Ride – Thursday 14th January
6:30PM Town Hall Hotel, North Melbourne. Covering about 20km at a good clip.
Organiser: Stevie
Goatage – Friday 15th January
6:00PM Mountain Goat Brewery Cnr North St & Clarke & St Richmond
Midnight Mystery Ride & Urban Camping – Saturday 16th January
9:30PM – Royston Hotel – Cnr River & North Sts, Richmond
The return of gutter bike fun. The ride that was rained out …

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[20 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Catch us at the 2010 Sustainable Living Festival

A couple of months to go till the 2010 Sustainable Living Festival. Next year’s will be held at Federation Square in the city again from 19th till the 21st February.  We’ve been proactive and worked out a nice little contribution from the land of the bicycle…
On Sunday the 21st at 11am we’ll be presenting the Human Powered approach to bicycle maintenance. The session will pretty much cover how to look after your bike at home. There’s a lot of work that requires specialised tools and a bit more experience to …

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[20 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates, or follow us
on twitter @bikefunmelb
BFM Boullie, Light Up Your Ride – Thursday 24th December
Meet: 7pm Imax Rathdowne St, Carlton and bling it up for the holidays!!
Decorate your bike with as much christmassy decorations and lighting as you can
bear, bring a can of food to donate to the Sacred Heart Mission and join other
community minded riders for an easy, fun, 15+km tour of the East Ivanhoe
Boulevard Christmas Lights with a pit stop afterwards in Westgarth for some
liquid good cheer.
Why: Christmas Merriment with Friends & …

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[18 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
New year bike maintenance training dates announced

Due to popular demand we’re scheduling bike maintenance training sessions for January and February. Here are the dates and some details of the upcoming training session. We’re moving from Saturday trainings to week night trainings. This means the shop is closed and there are no interruptions or distractions.
Training dates

Wednesday 27th January 6.30pm-8.30pm. Intermediate level (limit 6 participants per class) – THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
Wednesday 10th February 6.30pm-8.30pm. Introductory level (limit 8 participants per class) – THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
Wednesday 3rd March 6.30pm-8.30pm. Intermediate level (limit 6 participants per …

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[9 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Opening hours over Christmas/New Year’s

We’re extending our hours for the week before Christmas. You know how it goes…
Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the shop
Lots of bicycles were stirring, not even a mouse;
The helmets were hung by the fixed gear with care,
In hopes that Eddy Merx soon would be there;
The peleton was nestled all snug on their saddles,
While visions of full panniers danced in their heads;
A dutch cyclist in her high vis vest, and I in my cycling cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s ride;
The shop will be open …

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[27 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Happy birthday Human Powered!

Would you believe we’re turning one year old?? It’s true! Hey, and we’re having a ball!!
So, we’re hosting a party on Friday 4th December to celebrate and to thank all our friends and supporters…
From 6pm – 11pm at headquarters (562 High Street Thornbury)

live music through the evening
tasty drinks from our friends at the Good Brew Company
door prizes including skater helmets and RackTime pannier bag
secure bike valet parking
bike trick and bling contests with awesome prizes including: Velocity Deep V track wheelset in “hot” colourz, Vittoria Rubino Pro …

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[23 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]

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[18 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
BFF now underway

What a way to start
A massive THANK YOU to everyone that came down to the Festival Launch and Opening of the Sweet Ride Art Show curated by Ilana Russell on Thursday of last week. It was a super fun evening and everyone had a really great time – which bodes well for the next 2 weeks. A big thankyou also to Festival Patron Lawrence Leung for working the crowds into a bicycle lovin’ frenzy. Check out …