Deathadder100 Gravel Ride by BikeDr.

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Saturday July 27 is definitely one for the calendar. BikeDr, a bike shop and partner of Dismantle’s, will be holding its inaugural one-day fundraising ride, the Death Adder 100. All profits raised will go to Dismantle to run more BikeRescue programs, while current BikeRescue participants will be heavily involved in running of the event, getting hands on with volunteering and gaining work readiness skills.

Riders of all levels are encouraged to participate and the trails have been designed for inclusion. Participants can tackle 30, 60 or 100 kilometres, on a mixture of mostly gravel, a little sand, and smattering of rocky outcrop, with a generous helping of glorious scenery to make it all worth it. The ride will take place along the iconic Munda Biddi Trail, an established and well-known mountain biking route.

Everyone will meet at 8am and the event ends when the last rider hits the finish line. It can be a race or a ride - the BikeDr and Dismantle crew will be waiting at the end regardless, with a high five and a free cold beer or soft drink provided by Nowhereman Brewing Co.

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Back In Kal For A Super Cool Program!

In April, Dismantle headed back to Kalgoorlie to deliver BikeRescue to kids from the Department of Child Protection & Family Support (DCPFS). DCPFS was established in 2007 to provide a range of child safety and support services to individuals, children and families in Western Australia. The program took place with MEEDAC (Midwest Employment & Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation).

MEEDAC was established in 1997 by the community leaders of Mullewa to provide employment and training opportunities for their people through Community Development Education Programs (CDEP). MEEDAC is a CDP provider on behalf of the Australian Government that offers a range of activities in their community projects e.g. Helping Hands, Creative Hands, Community Shed & Community Garden, to help build employable skills and give back to their community at the same time.

Pat, the CEO at Dismantle, ran BikeRescue from Monday to Friday on the last week of Term 1. Bikes were made for the participants themselves as well as for their siblings. Coincidentally, the end of the program coincides with the start of the school holidays! Armed with their new bikes, participants were able to create positive past times during the holidays.

Big thanks to the support of DCPFS, MEEDAC and Kennards Foundation for making this happen. It was a blast!


BikeRescue License in Alice Springs!

In April, Johno Montgomery, our BikeRescue License Manager, headed towards Alice Springs. There he provided the BikeRescue licensed model to the youth workers and the youths at The Gap Youth & Community Centre. BikeRescue License was developed to increase the number of people that will be able to participate in BikeRescue locally. Adult participants are trained to be ‘BikeRescue Mentors’ to deliver BikeRescue to the kids.


The Gap Youth & Community Centre have worked hard to engage the children and youths in Alice Springs to be involved with activities that help them grow and develop. Aboriginal Corporation is a community owned group who had a vision of of strengthening future generations through various forms of learning and creative opportunities.


Johno’s visit to Alice Springs lasted for 5 days and had a total participation of 5 adults and 6 kids. Johno trained the adult mentors in the morning to deliver the BikeRescue Program, and facilitated the program between the adult mentors and the kids in the afternoon. Practically the whole town was excited and enthusiastic about BikeRescue!


At the start of the week, some participants were unsure about the BikeRescue Program. However, things soon changed. They completed their bikes mid week and proudly rode around town, displaying their bikes. We can’t wait to hear more stories from our partner’s about BikeRescue’s impact on the youths at Alice Springs!

If you think BikeResuce can be beneficial to your community, let us know!


Dismantle wins 100k from Impact100

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On Tuesday night, Dismantle was announced as a winner of one of two Impact100 Primary Grants. Impact100 is a philanthropy initiative where 100 people donate a minimum of $1,000 each and then decide who to give it to. It’s a hugely exciting win, because it means that we get $100,000 to put towards getting our ReNew Properties project up and running. By 2020, we'll be putting 40 BikeRescue grads a year through a traineeship that will complete the pathway for youth people in tough spots from falling through the cracks to proper employment and education.

ReNew Properties is something we’ve been working on for a couple of years. It’s a professional and commercial property maintenance business with the sole purpose of providing BikeRescue graduates with paid work experience to help them get their life back on track. At the moment we do the same thing with BikeDr, but they can only host 10 kids a year out of 400+ BikeRescue graduates.  the moment we do the same thing with BikeDr, but they can only host 10 kids a year out of 400+ BikeRescue graduates.

As Pat said in his speech, while ReNew isn’t a long-term employment option, it performs the incredibly important role of creating a routine for the young people involved, and getting them in regular contact with supportive adults. “It'll be simple stuff like mulching, graffiti removal and gardening,” Pat said at the annual Impact100 dinner. “But it's pre-pre-employment; the real value is stuff like rocking up on time, checking in with mentors. This is what gets a young person to get and maintain a training and employment.”

Property maintenance works really well for this purpose. As Pat said, “It's outdoors, it's exposure to a range of potential trades, it's hands-on and it's a changing variety of tasks. Also, rather than a retail shop, it's servicing big business with consistent and long term needs.”

The 100k grant will allow us to buy the gear and hire the right staff to get the project off the ground. Starting from early next year, three or four trainees will meet at our headquarters in West Leederville each morning for a coffee and brief, hop in a van and, working with our Property Maintenance Staff, do the jobs that are too small for a tradies or business, but perfect for entry-level skill sets. And then, when something happens in the trainee's life, like it does way too often, we'll always have our youth team on-hand to provide the support they need.

We already have a list of clients waiting for us to get started. Each of them wants to provide employment in a way that creates social change, but can’t find anything in Perth. We’re super excited that we now have the money to provide that service.

Massive thanks to everyone involved in Impact100!