About Us

Rode RAGE 

Rode RAGE is not just a hobby group that tinkers at lunch times, we work throughout the year to design, build, test and race vehicles within detailed specifications and to create events which raise public awareness and charitable funds for sustainability programs. It requires a team effort & an across-the-curriculum approach.

The Human Powered Vehicles (HPV’s) and Hybrids we design and build are entered into several races including the World Solar Cycle Challenge, open aged community track events in the Victorian HPV Series and the Australian International Pedal Prix series in South Australia, the RACV Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough, Victoria and …. in 2014… the RACQ Technology Challenge in Maryborough Queensland.

(Ride Against Greenhouse Emissions)

is for people who are good at, would like to learn more about or be actively involved with:

  • Engineering / Cert II Bicycles
  • Physical Fitness / health
  • Environmental / sustainability issues
  • Social Justice / Fund Raising
  • Web site design and maintenance
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Relations / Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Building & Construction or …
  • Having an enormous amount of fun and making new friends

Rode RAGE operates on a world scale:

  • Over 2 million web site hits from 68 different countries
  • Twice winners of the World Solar Cycle Challenge.
  • Displayed at the London Museum on line.
  • Displayed at 2009 International Motor Show alongside Porsche & Ferrari 
  • Live web cast our 2009 Darwin to Melbourne Ride using communication technology used in Australia only by us and the Australian Army
  • Vehicles built using similar technology to F1 cars
  • 4 times on national TV
  • Our 2008 DVD was used at the Copenhagen Climate Summit by the CEO of World Vision in his presentation to world leaders.
  • Projects completed in Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, PNG, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Poland.

But also on a local stage:

  • Working with City of Ballarat and local industry and Health Services to improve organic waste disposal and other issues of sustainability
  • Working with BREAZE, AYCC and other local environmental groups
  • Partnering with numerous local businesses and organisations.
  • Partnerships with both ACU and UB
  • Involves students from at least 6 local schools working together
  • Mentors other schools to develop their own programs.

We are not ageist or geographicist…. and accept anyone from anywhere who is prepared to work within our purpose statement… but we currently have around 160 members spread around Victoria, South Australia, NSW, Queensland….and Cambodia.

 

What is Rode RAGE?

The Rode RAGE Team is a group of enthusiastic students and volunteers who are interested in bikes, mechanics, fitness, science, social justice and sustainability

 

Rode RAGE Purpose Statement

 

  • To grow, in a support network of positive relationships across age, gender, different personalities & interest groups.
  • To give each other opportunities to learn about responsibility & consequences.
  • To be respectful of others, property and self in a safe working environment.
  • To demonstrate good stewardship through a sustainable approach toward the use of environmental, human and financial resources.
  • To raise awareness of everyday solutions to reducing greenhouse emissions available to everyday people…every day.
  • To raise funds for sustainable energy and food programs to assist our global neighbours who do not have the same opportunities that we do….. and to draw the link between climate change and extreme poverty.
  • To provide leadership through mentoring and teaching.
  • To share knowledge about technology, science, health, the environment and engineering in a practical, hands on way.
  • To teach skills applicable to workshops & industry.
  • To develop competitive race Hybrids and HPV’s

Our purpose is not merely to build machines, but to build people through mentoring, leadership, problem solving, adaptation, improvisation & team work.
Rode RAGE operates on a world stage:

  • Twice winners of the World Solar Cycle Challenge
  • Over 2 million web site hits from 67 different countries
  • Part of display at the London Museum
  • Displayed at 2009 International Motor Show alongside Porsche & Ferrari
  • Live web cast our 2009 Darwin to Melbourne Ride using technology used only by us and the Australian Defence Force
  • Vehicles built using similar technology to F1 cars (Vacuum infusion Carbon Fibre/Kevlar)
  • 4 times on national TV…. Once on international TV
  • Our 2008 DVD was used at the Copenhagen Climate Summit by the CEO of World Vision in his presentation to world leaders.
  • Partnering with several multi-national industry leading companies.

But also on a local stage:

  • Working with City of Ballarat to improve waste disposal and other issues of sustainability
  • Working with BREAZE and other local environmental groups
  • Partnering with numerous local businesses and organisations.
  • Partnerships with both Australian Catholic University and University of Ballarat
  • Involves students from at least 5 local schools working together
  • Mentors other schools to develop their own programs.