Sydney is a city that is rich in opportunities. But getting around the city can be difficult – particularly so for recent migrants or youth at risk without their own transportation and limited means. A bike can help those who are trying to find their feet connect with the simple resources they need: food, appointments, healthcare, education and much more. And, it can help them get to work.
The cost of public transit for the city’s poorest residents a significant everyday challenge. Cycling helps recent migrants and youth at risk develop physical ownership of their city and encourages newcomers to move freely and confidently through the streets alongside their neighbours.
Owning a bike gives them independence, healthy exercise and a way to meet friends in a safe environment. Addventageous conducts workshops to develop bike maintenance skills, safety and provides a safe environment to connect with more people in their community. Along the way, new friendships are formed.
Cycling can be the catalyst for so much more.”
Addventageous is a social enterprise. Running our programs helps to support our mission; bring people together and empower them through cycling.
This is a really easy concept for others to get on board with; for those donating old bikes, for volunteers that help us fix the bikes or ride with us, and for the migrant women or disengaged and socially isolated youth who will use a bike to help improve their lives.
We are always looking for new opportunities and initiatives to further our mission and build new relationships. Contact us now to start the conversation.