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  1. Inspiring young mechanics with TRACTION

    Inspiring young mechanics with TRACTION

    On Sunday 16 July 2017, 12 bike mechanics and staff from 99 Bikes took part in TRACTION’s mentoring program at Capalaba and West End. The young people that attended learnt about specific technical and mechanical topics, and what it's like to work in the bicycle industry.

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  2. An update on Upcycle for 2017

    An update on Upcycle for 2017

    99 Bikes customers donated almost 500 bikes as part of our Upcycle initiative. Upcycle gives Australian riders the chance to donate their pre-loved bike to our charity partner, Bikes 4 Life, and at the same time receive a discount on a new bike.

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  3. Travel with purpose competition winners, Chris and Rebecca

    Travel with purpose competition winners, Chris and Rebecca

    Earlier this year we ran a competition to send two people who donated towards Qhubeka to South Africa. Overall, the campaign raised over $10 000! This is the second major contribution from 99 Bikes to Qhubeka, following the $29,933 donated by 99 Bikes employees last financial year.

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  4. 6 reasons to ride an electric bike

    6 reasons to ride an electric bike

    Electric bikes have taken Europe by storm and have since made their way into the Australian market. While the category has been around for a while, in recent years they have improved in leaps and bounds. These are the top 6 reasons we think you should ride an electric bike:

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  5. A quick guide to electric bikes

    A quick guide to electric bikes

    Not quite a scooter, nor a motorbike. Is it really cycling? What is an electric bike? In the simplest sense, an electric bike(or e-bike) is similar to a regular bike but provides extra power when you're pedaling.

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  6. 99 Bikes Pedals To Employee Empowerment

    99 Bikes Pedals To Employee Empowerment

    This year, 99 Bikes is launching a unique employee giving initiative that gives back with the valuable gift of bikes. Employees have the opportunity to donate 1% of their annual wages to four bicycle aligned charities: Qhubeka, Good Cycles, Bikes4Life, and Traction.

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  7. 55 Donated Bikes Arrive at Anjali House, Cambodia

    55 Donated Bikes Arrive at Anjali House, Cambodia

    As a commitment to our purpose to "enrich mind, body, earth and soul with the freedom of riding", we recently sponsored the delivery of 55 bikes to children's charity Anjali House in Cambodia.

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  8. How Bright is Your Future? Velo Academy Can Help

    How Bright is Your Future? Velo Academy Can Help

    This article was written by Rob Dean, Mechanical Trainer at Velo Academy.

    Bikes are booming and it'€™s an awesome time to be part of something great.

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  9. Introducing the world's lightest production bike at 4.56 kg

    Introducing the world's lightest production bike at 4.56 kg

    "Better is the enemy of good"

    Better is the enemy of good. This was the motto that Merida'€™s head of research Jürgen Falke and his team were following when developing the fourth generation of the Scultura road bike platform.

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  10. €˜Velo Academy€™ Mechanical Training School Open Soon

    €˜Velo Academy€™ Mechanical Training School Open Soon

    This article was originally written by Phil Latz for Bicycling Trade magazine.

    Brisbane headquartered bicycle retailer 99 Bikes is about to open a new mechanics training school, that staff from any bicycle shop will be welcome to attend.

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