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About our Bike Sheds
With the loneliness, isolation and distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for all of us to reconnect as a community.
The benefits of physical activity in supporting mental health outcomes, encouraging connectivity and the contributing to the prevention of suicide are well documented.
Our Bike Sheds aim to provide safe and welcoming environments for regional Queenslanders to socialise, learn new skills, make friends and improve their mental wellbeing.
On Your Bike for Mental Health
The On Your Bike for Mental Health service is run out of the Bike Sheds.
selectability is proud to offer our Bike Sheds to the people of Palm Island, Townsville, Charters Towers, Mount Isa and Mackay.
The program includes:
- free bicycle loan scheme
- bicycle repair workshop
- break out areas for socialising
- organised group rides
- easy access to other supports
- tea and coffee making facilities
It is free to attend our Bike Sheds and everyone is welcome!
How you can help
To help us make a positive difference to the lives of people across regional Queensland selectability
needs community support. 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.
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, organising group rides and other activities involved in the efficient delivery of the program. If you can commit to at least 2.5 hours a week we would love to hear from you!
We are seeking donations of all kinds including used bikes for repairs cash to purchase equipment.
P: 1800 133 123