[TheThinkTank] The Bicycle Farm

Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Inc. urbanbikeproject at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 16:35:58 PDT 2007

hi ariel,
just to let you know, there is already a bike collective that has free
workshops certain nights of the week open to anyone to work on any project
with experienced mechanics to guide you.  North Portland Bike Works, on
Mississippi.  not to say don't do your own thing, but it's a hell of a lot
of work if there's already resources you may not know about!

On 8/16/07, Ariel raymon <bikefarm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear bike enthusiasts,
> Hello from Portland, OR. I may have already contacted some of you, but
> decided this was a better route to go. My name is Ariel or RaRa. I'm hoping
> to start a bike mechanic collective here in Portland, as we don't yet have
> an affordable space for the public to go to work on bikes and learn from
> experienced mechanics for free. I've come up with 6 questions that would
> help me on my way to actualizing this idea. Any input would be greatly
> appreciated. Thanks for your interest in this project.
> Questions for Bike projects:
>    1. How did your project begin? (tell me as much or little about what
>    was involved to get you started…. From idea to actualization)
>    2. What was the process of filing for a 501c3 and if you're using an
>    umbrella organization, how did you find them?
>    3. Do you have a lawyer, or lawyer friends that might give me some
>    legal advice pro-bono?
>    4. Where did you get your funding?
>    5. How did you enlist volunteers and keep them?
>    6. What do you wish you had known going into this process ahead of
>    time?
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