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Free New Bike (Single Speed, BMX, Hybrid), Helmet, Light, Lock, Lunch [Must Be 14-17 Years Old]

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Update: ccwwayne has pointed out that other councils are also offering this. Might be worth looking.

01AUG - Ipswich City Council, QLD
13AUG - City of Playford, SA
11SEP - City of Darebin, VIC

Update 2: Full list https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/383/

Bicycle Network, Coca-Cola South Pacific and Logan City Council are offering 300 young people aged 14-17 years an opportunity to earn a new bike and get active in the community.

Young people will learn how to build a bike, how to maintain it and learn some safety tips - and then, take the bike home.

Those who register online will receive a new bike, a helmet, light and lock - completely free! Participants will get their choice of a single speed, BMX or Hybrid bike and will be taught how to assemble and care for their bikes at the event.

Participants will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Aged between 14-17 years of age
Living in Logan City
Priority given to people without a bike
Transport to and from the venue will need to be arranged by the individual, organisation or as a school.

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  • +25 votes

    Great incentive for kids that age to be active and learn a little about safety and maintenance.

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    Nice find!

  • +16 votes

    Well done to Logan City for providing something useful for the kids. Other councils… look and learn!

  • +47 votes

    Good way for the Logan Bogans to supplement their Centrelink income as they sell the bike for cash.

    Sad but true.

  • +2 votes

    Very nice find! Great deal & great incentive but I can't help think how we're so closely following the American funding model where large beverage companies are the only ones with enough money to support education & community activities :( I want to convince myself it's harmless but my pessimistic side thinks otherwise. Social dilemma.

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      What's wrong with beverage companies spending money on philanthropy? It's not a new thing.

      • +1 vote

        I know it isn't new and my dilemma is exactly that, why isn't it wrong?! I'm not saying it's wrong or right, I'm just stuck on the fence confused.

      • +6 votes

        It's not philanthropy it's advertising and to have something else in their "we give back" column, as deceptive as that is.

        This beverage company gets water to make their product at a fraction of the price we, and other companies, pay and get plenty of tax breaks and other forms of government assistance that smaller companies can't access. Just this year they asked for $50,000,000.00 despite a six month net profit of just under $80,000,000.00. The good news is they only got $22,000,000.00 from taxpayers so far this year. Isn't it nice to have friends in politics.

        This particular company also holds a great deal of responsibility for the obesity epidemic and it's not appropriate for such companies to try and associate themselves with "health & fitness", like they do in most of their advertising.

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          I should point out that $80m is only because of a writedown. Usually they take in ten times the amount they asked the government for. Responsible corporate citizens at their best…

        • +2 votes

          This particular company also holds a great deal of responsibility for the obesity

          Obese people hold 99% of responsibility of obesity. The 1% are suffer from thyroid problems etc.

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          @quaddie:

          Overly simplistic.

    • +2 votes

      Don't see how it's any different than something like the RMHC.. Why can't a large corporation put some money back into the community instead of lining somebody else's pocket with a couple extra million?

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        I think my issue with it is the fact that it has to be mentioned. I'm all for them giving back but why do we have to know about it?! Why do the names have to be mentioned anywhere?!

        • +7 votes

          Because this isn't soviet Russia.

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          @PainToad:
          Ha, yeah… fair enough :)

        • +2 votes

          @PainToad: It's easy to dismiss this, but what's happened in America is a concern. What's valuable to the community at large should be funded *gasp by the community. Highschool textbooks in America are now completely covered in advertising. And what's to stop the likes of Koch brothers funding 'education programs' in the name of community philanthropy to push their anti science and religious doctrine?

        • +2 votes

          @sycly:
          Oh calm down. I see no reason why the "community" should be purchasing bikes for kids. Let the parents fund their own mistakes, not yet again dump the responsibility on others. If Coke on the other hand want some cheap advertising, I say go for it.

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          @PainToad:
          My unsubstantiated gripe stems from the long running Coke/Pepsi wars in US schools. Each brand fights to 'sponsor' a school by giving them amazing new gymnasiums and sports/musical equipment but of course then they claim the campus as theirs and get the powers at be to sign a very long-term contract to only supply their products, vending machines and signage etc. Again, it seems harmless and it results in obvious big instant gains for the kids attending those schools however I'm just a little concerned as to the unknown long-term effects of these schemes. Could be harmless but then again…

      • +6 votes

        Why can't a large corporation put some money back into the community instead of lining somebody else's pocket?

        Marlboro Cancer Ward proudly sponsored by Philip Morris

      • +1 vote

        If this costs $30k then they "put back" -$21,970,000.00 (That's negative not a hyphen).

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    That's pretty cool actually!

  • +10 votes

    Lots of BMX for sale at the Logan Central Plaza Cash Converter in August!

  • +4 votes

    I expect the crime rate in Logan to go up exponentially with everyone stealing everyone else's bike lol

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    lucky kids >.<

  • +16 votes

    when i read 14-17yo i thought this was about scotch. disappointing

  • +1 vote

    Brodeners will be on to this.

  • +1 vote

    What a fantastic idea.

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    woow, you guys are so lucky

  • +1 vote

    available for South Australia and Victoria, too !

    30JUL - Logan City Council, QLD
    01AUG - Ipswich City Council, QLD
    13AUG - City of Playford, SA
    11SEP - City of Darebin, VIC

  • +1 vote

    FFS…. I read the title as Free 14-15 year olds in Logan. :| Brain went 'WTF!?!?' mode for a second right there… :|

  • +2 votes

    Now they will know how to strip your bike in 30 seconds.

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    Check your area. Perth (Stirling among others) had this a few months back.

  • +2 votes

    Reminds me of the old saying. (locals know what I am talking about)

    "You know what Logan kids get for Christmas. Springwood kids bikes."

    Looks like there will be some happy Springwood kids this year when they wake up on Christmas and still have their bikes.

    • +3 votes

      We have only ever stopped off in Logan at the shopping centre for an hour or two as a break in our journey on the way to the Goldie.

      Despite the lack of time spent in the area, compared to the years spent living in multiple places elsewhere and weeks/months spent on holidays in other parts of Australia, Logan carries the honourable title of "only place we've ever been robbed" - TWICE.

      One time we got to watch the security guards having to deal with a 3yo who was abandoned for at least an hour on the indoor play set in front of Woolies. Poor kid.

      Such a classy area.

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        Well the area is not going to get better without social initiatives like this.

        Surprised at the lack of education/social awareness in this thread. These are the sort of people who whinge when a council/business does something and whinges when it doesn't.

        If the crime is as bad as you say and this reduces incidents in the area, it will have paid itself off. If it gets some of the local kids focusing their attention on riding bikes instead of getting up to no good, it's a win/win for all.

        • +4 votes

          You live in fairy land. Google 3020 Sunshine, I grew up there, I know exactly how they are, and why. It was true 30 years ago, its true today, it will be true 30 yrs from now.

          Lack of opportunity and alternatives has stuff all to do with it.

  • +2 votes

    I remember seeing some guy getting held up at 1pm on a Sunday with a screw driver in Woodridge

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    Assemble? Bah, too much effort.

  • +1 vote

    Wonder these any 17 year olds and under that uses ozbargain? Cause I know a 5 year old kid uses it on their ipad!

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    "On your bike" :)

    Nice find!

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    Full list of participating councils available here:

    https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/383/

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    Bargain! I hope they're still doing this in 4 years.

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    That's great. No more youtube, twits and wii wiis. Bikes will keep them entertained and fit.

  • +5 votes

    Why don't they just get a long bike rack (like the kind they use for marathons), lock 300 bikes to it using different kinds of locks and whoever can break the lock first gets it? I mean, it is logan after all! The only things they know how to do with a screwdriver is jemmy a lock or stab someone

  • +1 vote

    Thanks PainToad my daughter picked up her bike today (Playford sa ) thanks also to Bicycle Network, Coca-Cola South Pacific and the city of Playford.

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