[TheThinkTank] Kicked out of Bike!Bike!?!

wormsign at gmail.com wormsign at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 11:03:35 PDT 2019


I forgot there was an existing safer space policy on the website already. 
https://en.bikebike.org/policy/

Loconte

> On Oct 14, 2019, at 16:18, Evan Pack <mcbp.inc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Eric, a 6’5” bright eyed volunteer from Working Bikes, flew from Chicago to attend his first Bike!Bike! We met Wednesday night while helping to bring bikes across the border (two at a time). On Thursday, he was helping in the basement to fix up the bikes.
> 
> By Thursday night, he was kicked out of Bike!Bike! I found out the next day only because the executive director of Working Bikes was worried and contacted me.
> 
> From the information I received from Eric and a Bike!Bike! organizer, someone involved with Enclave Caracol took Eric’s bike away and insisted he leave because of his former military experience and current employment as a commodities trader. WTF? 
> 
> I‘ve always found Bike!Bike! to be an inclusive group of humanoids doing rad things with bikes. Now I question if my lifestyle or others might not fit the ideals imposed by a few.
> 
> Only a small group was informed about this decision, and it wasn’t shared with the entire group. Furthermore, what happened to the inclusive nature of Bike!Bike!? 
> 
> Something about this doesn’t sit right with me, so I don’t think I will be returning to another Bike!Bike! without better understanding this situation. Then again, maybe I’m not even wanted.. 
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