Brainwave Bikes is the largest retailer of second-hand bikes in Melbourne. As a not-for-profit, all proceeds go towards donating bicycles to families in need as well as supporting the charity Brainwave Australia.
Brainwave Australia has been operating for 27 years and remains the only national organisation supporting families and children with brain illnesses and injuries. Currently, brainwave supports over 1,100 families with information, resources, financial assistance, networking and family activities.
In celebration of 10 years as our principal partner, Mercedes-Benz has supported our social enterprise, Brainwave Bikes. With assistance from 99 Bikes and Good Cycles, Brainwave Bikes refurbishes and sells donated used bikes, mainly children’s bikes, with three objectives in mind:
REDUCE THE NUMBER OF BIKES ENDING UP IN LANDFILLS
Last year, it is estimated that half a million bikes in Victoria became 'used bikes' - at least half of these will end up in landfills.
PROVIDE WORK EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYMENT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
We provide meaningful work experience and transitional employment for young people with disabilities.
With the cost of living pressures, Brainwave Bikes offers affordable, quality bikes, especially suited for growing children.