Faith and Val are joined in the studio by Tia Evans of Framework Designs. We all share our bike moments before moving on to talk about Tia's business Framework Designs, making handcrafted cycling bags for both commuting and bikepacking. After five years growing her business Tia has just moved to a new wharehouse in Fairfield and enjoys one of the most pictureqque commutes possible in the middle of a big city. Tia is also hosting the new Radical Adevnture Riders Australia Gear Library at her wharehouse. The RAR Australia Gear Library aims to address the inaccessibility of bikepacking amongst BIPOC, women, queer, trans, and nonbinary riders. If you have bikepacking gear you can donate check the guide for whats needed, what can't be donated and how and where to drop off your donation.
And while we didn't have time to mention it live on air, don't forget that the next Critical Mass is coming up on Friday November 24th and will highlight the need for protected bike lanes on Johnstone Street (as well as celebrating twenty-eight years of Critical Mass in Melbourne) . You can sign the petition for protected bike lanes on Johnstone Street here: Protected Bike Lanes for Johnstone Street.
Chris, Faith, Val and Steve