ReCranked is a Y Ballarat initiative specialising in giving unwanted bikes new riders. We take old, unwanted, unused, broken or forgotten about bikes and revamp them into safe and serious modes of transport for those without wheels.
Donated bikes are given a complete overhaul in the ReCranked workshop by our staff, volunteers and young people. ReCranked bikes are given to new owners who also receive bike care and maintenance education and a brand new helmet, to ensure a lasting and happy friendship.
Having a way to get around is so important for anyone, especially young people. Delivering practically new bikes to people is a creative and realistic way to improve transport options for Ballarat residents.
ReCranked bikes have been used in local school bike education programs and sent to countries including Cambodia, Liberia and Namibia.
How you can help:
Volunteers ReCrankers are welcome. Volunteers are interviewed and if recruited, must complete induction and have a Volunteer Working With Children Check.
Y Ballarat, with City of Ballarat and Department of Planning & Community Development officially launched ReCranked in April 2013, with the presentation of the Y’s first 15 newly recycled bikes to local agencies, who found new owners in the Ballarat area. Since its creation, ReCranked has recycled over 2500 bikes!
The Workshop is now located at the Wendouree West Recreation Reserve (1 Holly Grove, Wendouree).
Please note: ReCranked’s workshop is currently at capacity and is NOT able to accept bike donations until March, 2024.
If you have a bike to donate, please contact ReCranked on the details below in early March.
Contact 0460 631 985 email@example.com or the Y Ballarat office (03) 4311 1500.