About Free Ride Charitable Trust
Free Ride is a charitable trust set up to increase bike riding for transportation, recreation and fitness. The trust aims to provide services and support for riders in Lower Hutt in the aims of increasing access to cycling.
Charities number CC61653
The trustees are:
Cr Simon Edwards
Free Ride operates a membership which anyone can sign up to, to get access to free and discounted services to reduce barriers to cycling. We are funded by Hutt City Council, and the donations and koha of our members and supporters.
Our free services include:
Free Fix ups monthly at The Naenae Village Market.
Free helmets and helmet fitting
Free access to bike skills courses
Free mentoring in our Free Ride Workshop.
Free Ride currently operates the Free Ride Workshop at 35 Hillary Court open Saturdays 10am-1pm.
We have limited capacity to fix and service bikes on Saturdays, so if you agree to leave your bike, it might take a couple of weeks to get it back, depending on availability of parts and labour.
We ask for a donation on a sliding scale for bike services, we will give you the parts cost and labour cost and you can pay what you can. This can vary from a standard bike service and check to more complex fixes and parts replacement. We are very flexible and can always come to an arrangement if you can't pay then and there.
If you have any questions, please ask. Mostly we are figuring this out to make things work best for our community.
Our team is a dedicated bunch of people who work together to deliver Free Ride services. We contract some of these roles, but most Free Ride team members are volunteers. We are always looking for more good people to help us in the workshop or behind the scenes, get in touch with Lily if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.