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Bike Sheds

About our Bike Sheds 


selectability's Bike Sheds are innovative new facilities designed to help regional Queenslanders overcome loneliness and get more active. 

Loosely based on the proven Men’s Shed concept, selectability’s Bike Shed provides an inclusive space for locals to connect, work on projects, join in group bike rides and improve their mental wellbeing.

Social isolation and loneliness can be harmful to both physical and mental health so if you're interested in finding out what the Bike Sheds are about drop in borrow a bike and go for a ride, do some bike repairs in the workshop or sit down for a coffee and a chat.

It’s a free service and everyone is welcome.

Our Bike Sheds are proudly supported by Queensland Health and operate in Ingham, Townsville, Charters Towers and Mackay ... with more coming soon! 

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Loneliness can be a key trigger for suicide and even before the onset of the COVID pandemic Australia was experiencing a loneliness epidemic. Our Bike Sheds provide communities across regional Queensland with the opportunity to become active and more connected. 

Listen to our podcast with Debra Burden, CEO to find out how the Bike Shed concept came about - you can find it here.

What's is in a Bike Shed? 

The Bike Sheds include:

  • free bicycle loan scheme - On Your Bike for Mental Health
  • bicycle repair workshop
  • break out areas for socialising
  • organised group rides
  • easy access to other supports
  • tea and coffee making facilities

What's on Townsville

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Learn how to fix your bike!

Townsville Bike Shed starting 4 Aug!

Weekly from 5.30pm.

Find out more here

Group bicycle rides!

Townsville Bike Shed

Monday and Friday from 7.20am to 8.30am

Wednesday Women's Group from 7.20am to 8.30am

Find out more here

What's on Mackay

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Bicycle maintenance workshop

Mackay Bike Shed starting 5 Aug!

Weekly from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Find out more here

Group bicycle rides!

Mackay Bike Shed

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Wednesday from 10am to 11am

Find out more here

Get involved!

selectability needs community support so that we can continue improve the mental wellbeing of regional Queenslanders and contribute to suicide prevention. Lets make a positive difference to the lives of people across regional Queensland. There are many ways you can get involved and help us to make this initiative a success. Whatever the contribution, large or small, we value your time and involvement at the Bike Shed.

Volunteer

We are looking for community partners and individuals to help us manage the day-to-day operations of our Bike Shed. This could include opening and closing the bike shed for one of the two daily sessions, coordinating bike repair workshops, managing the bicycle loan scheme or organising group rides. If you can commit to at least 2.5 hours a week we would love to hear from you!

Donate

We are seeking cash or in-kind support to help us manage the operations of the Bike Shed. Any contribution large or small is welcomed and greatly appreciated! 

INGHAM

TOWNSVILLE

CHARTERS

MACKAY

Get in touch

Ph. 1800 133 123

66-68 Charles Street, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

PO Box 189, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

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We can arrange for interpreter services for most languages

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Acknowledgement Acknowledgement Acknowledgement Acknowledgement

selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.