[TheThinkTank] Earn-a-Bike Programs (Nicole Muratore)

cyclista at inventati.org cyclista at inventati.org
Wed Jan 12 18:27:00 PST 2022


I believe I should also realte why we used an hourly repair limit to 
identify bikes to set aside for sale.

Many other CBS I've been to seem to use a metric wherein the sale bikes 
(if that shop sells bikes) are chosen for arbitrary or value-based 
motives. In other words, the bikes for sale are either chosen for 
aesthetic or personal reasons, or they are chsoen because of the final 
price (read: high) they might sell for.

The problem with the latter rationale is effeciency, range, and volume. 
In our case, we sold literally anything that was trivial to fix, 
regardless of its "cool" factor or final sale price, and this meant that 
we had a) more time to devote to other things, such as organizing the 
shop or helping participants, b) a constant supply of bikes available 
for sale, making the shop attractive to customers, and c) bikes 
available in all price ranges, also making us attractive to customers 
and the community at large.

We did end up with more bikes set aside in this category than we could 
process for sale, but it really was profitable in several senses for us 
to hoard these "low hanging fruits". At one time, we kept up with all 
incoming sale bikes, either because our shop was less busy or because we 
were getting fewer bikes, and that was why our policy on them was 
strict.

It really is difficult to see all the things when you're in the thick of 
it, especially when change is involved - the change of them accumulating 
to surplus happened slowly (creep) and was difficult to track. If I had 
noticed and been able to reconcile this new condition against the 
previous rationale, I might have seen that offering some to flippers 
might have cleared space in the yard and reduced enmity with the local 
desperados.

In any case, I can tell the story of it now for y'all -_^

~cyclista Nicholas


On 2022-01-13 01:49, cyclista at inventati.org wrote:
> Nicole,
> 
> Another long response (sorry to people who hate these) -
> 
> Our pay-what-you-want policy only extended to components not being
> sold in the retail area. Non-retail components comprised the majority
> of our stock. It did not apply to complete/ready-to-ride bikes, as
> those were also retail items.
> 
> It did apply to incomplete or non-fixed bikes, but those were subject
> to our safety requirements, those being that a bike was not allowed to
> leave the shop until it was cleared as safe to ride according to our
> checklist. So a participant actually could fix up a bike and pay
> whatever they wanted for it ("nothing" was not considered an amount;
> many people paid with pocket change though). This process typically
> took several workdays, and since we were only open three days a week,
> sometimes it would take several weeks.
> 
> We did have a problem with some (not the majority) homeless or
> shelter-housed participants trying to fix up bikes and sell them, it
> being a problem because those specific participants were always
> fighting with us about whether a bike was safe to ride or not. They
> wanted to fix up a bike in a day and take it out on the street and
> immediately sell it for cash or trade it. There has been a lot of
> extreme desperation in our community over the pandemic and the two
> years or so leading up to it, and these "flippers" didn't want to take
> any time with a repair or a build.
> 
> We eventually created two systems to address these dynamics:
> 
> - A participant would be limited to building one bike every three 
> months
> 
> - A participant that had adequate skills could get paid in cash (!) as
> a contractor, at our hourly shop rate of $15/hr to help us fix up
> bikes set aside for sale. Considering that most bikes would at minimum
> sell for $100, and according to our incoming bike sorting process, a
> bike set aside for sale could only take a maximum of two hours to
> complete ($30), it was considered a net gain for everyone, and a way
> for us to get extra help in the shop. Literally no one ever took us up
> on this offer, which stood for at least the last two years of the
> shop's existence, and we never got any feedback on why not. My guess
> has been that either people didn't fully understand it, or that they
> felt that a solid $30 was less attractive than the full price of the
> bike they wanted.
> 
> A missing detail here for readers might be that we had four categories
> for incoming bikes: strip, scrap, build, or sell. The bikes set aside
> for sale were ones deemed to require minimal work, i.e. an hour of
> work, maximum two. Bikes in the sale category were not available to
> participants on a pay-what-you-want basis; they were simply set aside
> until they could be repaired and priced. A large part of our shop
> income was from seasonal bike sales, and we barely broke even every
> year. We couldn't afford to lose any sale stock.
> 
> Many of the flippers expressed a belief of entitlement to any or all
> of our bikes, including those set aside to fix for sale, since "we got
> them for free", and saw no reason that they shouldn't have just as
> much opportunity to monetize them as we did. In other words, the
> flippers had a sense that "first fix first sell" was more fair, and
> resented us for obstructing access to bikes for this purpose. We had a
> constant problem with people jumping the fence and stealing bikes from
> the yard; we'd later find these bikes on the street, minimally
> repaired and having been sold for cash or traded.
> 
> As for the pay-what-you-want model specifically for components and
> accessories, the only limitation was that it was not available to
> resellers. In other words, no one was allowed to raid our parts room
> and then go sell it all on ebay or Craigslist (or the street). This
> was an honor system more or less, and with one or two exceptions
> seemed to be respected. We never allowed complete un-fixed bikes to
> leave the shop, but bare or nearly bare framesets were considered
> components and could be acquired under the pay-what-you-want system.
> 
> I would have liked to have a better approach for the flippers, who
> despite being disrespectful, argumentative, and demanding, were after
> all homeless, or for other reasons desperate. I don't sympathize
> merely for altruistsic reasons; I was homeless myself on and off for
> almost twenty years, including the time during which I was introduced
> to community bike shops as a concept.
> 
> In retrospect, we did end up with significantly more bikes set aside
> to fix and sell than we could keep up with, and it might have been a
> good idea to have a subcategory of them available to flippers to sell
> on their own outside the shop, so long as the bikes in question upheld
> our safety standards, and the shop code of conduct was held up by the
> flippers while doing the work in the shop (the latter being a whole
> topic in and of itself).
> 
> ~cyclista Nicholas
> 
> 
> 
> On 2022-01-12 21:50, Nicole Muratore wrote:
>> Wow! Very insightful replies so far and cause for me to pause and 
>> think
>> about how our "everyone that puts something into the collective, gets
>> something out of it" vibe is preventing us from helping people.  
>> Scott,
>> you're absolutely right. Third party vetting certainly takes a lot of
>> skilled work off our shoulders. A hybrid of volunteering, third-party
>> vetting, and even accepting community work done elsewhere will likely 
>> be
>> where we land.
>> 
>> Nicholas, I'm curious about the pay-what-you-want model and wonder how 
>> it
>> would go over in our shop. We're a bike flipper's mecca and these 
>> items are
>> often used as currency among our unhoused patrons - especially right 
>> now
>> with COVID and folks being unhoused as a result of some major rent 
>> hikes.
>> Is it abused much that you know? Are there limits to the level of
>> componentry? Is it this way for bikes, too? Thanks again for the 
>> thorough
>> and thoughtful response.
>> 
>> Carlyn, do you usually have enough work trade for someone to earn a 
>> bike in
>> a reasonable amount of time? Do folks come back and complete their 
>> hours
>> most of the time? I love that your program has high utilization! I 
>> hope
>> ours will, too.
>> 
>> Nicole
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 2:03 PM <
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>>>    3. Re: Earn-a-Bike Programs (cyclista at inventati.org)
>>>    4. Re: Earn-a-Bike Programs (Carlyn Arteaga)
>>>    5. Bike!Bike! ?Dondequiera! / Everywhere! 2021 in review / en
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>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Nicole Muratore <nicole at bikesaviours.org>
>>> To: thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org
>>> Cc:
>>> Bcc:
>>> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:54:39 -0700
>>> Subject: [TheThinkTank] Earn-a-Bike Programs
>>> The last iteration of ours required an individual to volunteer 12 
>>> hours of
>>> time in exchange for a bike we'd teach them to fix up, a set of 
>>> lights, and
>>> a lock. These folks are already facing transportation issues and have
>>> difficulty returning to the shop to complete the hours they started.
>>> 
>>> Separate from earn-a-bike we offer work trade at a rate of $10/hour 
>>> for
>>> shop credit that can be used for stand time or regular-priced parts 
>>> needed
>>> to fix one's bike.
>>> 
>>> If your shop has an earn-a-bike program or similar, how does it work? 
>>> And
>>> is utilization of the program high? Any input, documentation, etc. is
>>> appreciated!
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> *Nicole Muratore, Shop Manager* (she/her)
>>> Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective
>>> (602) 429-9369 | bikesaviours.org | @bikesaviours
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Scott Long <scott.m.long at gmail.com>
>>> To: The Think Tank <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
>>> Cc:
>>> Bcc:
>>> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:34:33 -0500
>>> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Earn-a-Bike Programs
>>> Hi Nicole,
>>> 
>>> I'm the Executive Director of BikeAthens here in Athens GA. I've been 
>>> the
>>> administrator for our Earn A Bike Program for over five years. We use
>>> social service partners in our area to refer clients to us that need
>>> transportation.
>>> 
>>> How do you avoid means testing? You do that by letting it be someone
>>> else's job. In theory, you and the other collective members are a) 
>>> excited
>>> about bikes and b) have other jobs and responsibilities that don't 
>>> revolve
>>> around being full-time social workers. I don't decide who gets a 
>>> bike. I
>>> just decide which one they get. The referring organization does the 
>>> heavy
>>> lifting by having interviewed and worked with the potential client. 
>>> Often
>>> they are licensed social workers to some extent or another. They are 
>>> in a
>>> much better position to make that judgment call. It also gives me an 
>>> easy
>>> way out of the conversation when a random person shows up telling me 
>>> that
>>> they heard if they come down here they can get a free bike. I even 
>>> have a
>>> pamphlet I give them that explains our referral process.
>>> 
>>> We have a very low threshold for what types of organizations we 
>>> partner
>>> with. Any reasonably legit third party that is willing to email or 
>>> call on
>>> behalf of someone they know that needs a bike is in. That is to say, 
>>> pretty
>>> much any 501c3 non-profit, school or church organization can send a 
>>> request
>>> on behalf of a client. Our expectations are just that they believe 
>>> that
>>> having a bike would help their client better find a job, get to 
>>> school, and
>>> access social services or healthcare. We don't require an MOU unless 
>>> they
>>> want one. Some partner organizations have their own criteria for 
>>> whether or
>>> not they will send us a request. For example, the Salvation Army in 
>>> Athens
>>> will only send a referral if the client already has a job. A local
>>> addiction recovery organization requires the client to sign a 
>>> contract that
>>> they will take care of the bike, keep it locked, and return it if 
>>> they are
>>> no longer using it. If the partner organization would like to protect 
>>> a
>>> client's identity, that's fine. They can make up a client number or 
>>> send me
>>> initials. As long as they tell me how tall they are, we're good.
>>> 
>>> You may not have the same community partners over time, there is 
>>> decent
>>> turnover in a lot of other social service organizations and sometimes 
>>> new
>>> people aren't aware they can even help their clients find help with 
>>> bikes.
>>> 
>>> Let me know if that is helpful or if you have any other questions.
>>> 
>>> Thanks
>>> 
>>> Scott
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 4:54 PM Nicole Muratore 
>>> <nicole at bikesaviours.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> The last iteration of ours required an individual to volunteer 12 
>>>> hours
>>>> of time in exchange for a bike we'd teach them to fix up, a set of 
>>>> lights,
>>>> and a lock. These folks are already facing transportation issues and 
>>>> have
>>>> difficulty returning to the shop to complete the hours they started.
>>>> 
>>>> Separate from earn-a-bike we offer work trade at a rate of $10/hour 
>>>> for
>>>> shop credit that can be used for stand time or regular-priced parts 
>>>> needed
>>>> to fix one's bike.
>>>> 
>>>> If your shop has an earn-a-bike program or similar, how does it 
>>>> work? And
>>>> is utilization of the program high? Any input, documentation, etc. 
>>>> is
>>>> appreciated!
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> *Nicole Muratore, Shop Manager* (she/her)
>>>> Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective
>>>> (602) 429-9369 | bikesaviours.org | @bikesaviours
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>>> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 23:22:48 +0000
>>> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Earn-a-Bike Programs
>>> Hi Nicole,
>>> 
>>> At RIBs, for many years, we had similar requirements to those you
>>> describe for your shop. At one point we also had a different, simpler
>>> system, wherein the applicant was required to fix up one bike for
>>> someone else in order to be allowed to fix up one bike for 
>>> themselves.
>>> 
>>> What we found  was exactly what you have found, which was that the
>>> highest need groups found both of these bars too high to reach. In 
>>> many
>>> cases, the policy was also seen as unfriendly: some people needing 
>>> the
>>> resource were in an especially high state of life stress, as well as
>>> being subject to social ostracism generally, and being told they must
>>> not only navigate this difficult learning curve, but do work that 
>>> didn't
>>> further their own immediate (read: urgent) needs was, frankly,
>>> inconsiderate. Even though we at the shop were good people only 
>>> trying
>>> to help, we just didn't understand.
>>> 
>>> So the lesson was that higher order concepts like community 
>>> development
>>> and mutual aid aren't really great to evangelize to people undergoing
>>> crisis. In kind, that we in the shop had bad calibration wrt what
>>> represented crisis. We might have thought of it as extreme things 
>>> such
>>> as "are you being evicted" or "have you lost housing because your
>>> partner threatened your life and your only other housing options are
>>> with substance abusing people you had been trying to separate 
>>> yourself
>>> from because you are trying to stay clean to regain legal custody of
>>> your children", but in reality significant states of crisis can be 
>>> much
>>> more insidious and mundane. Someone can be in a state of significant,
>>> ongoing crisis simply because they are disrespected at their job and
>>> their childcare involves significant emotional burden, and they feel
>>> unloved in their partner relationship. Crisis can be difficult to
>>> recognize for someone not familiar with it, especially where it stems
>>> from conditions such as generational poverty and trauma. And crisis
>>> isn't necessarily a transitory state. It can last for most or all of 
>>> a
>>> person's life, especiallly where generational effects are involved.
>>> 
>>> So what we did was entirely remove our requirements for volunteering 
>>> in
>>> return for use of the space, and replaced them with only a
>>> pay-what-you-want requirement for parts and a polite reminder that we
>>> accept donations.
>>> 
>>> What we saw was a dramatic reduction in ghosting. Nearly all
>>> participants of every demographic returned to complete their 
>>> projects. A
>>> rough guess would be that around 2% abandoned projects they started,
>>> most of those being students with busy academic/social schedules or
>>> hobbyists who lost interest in a frivolous idea. Over the four years 
>>> we
>>> had these relaxed policies, nearly all in-need participants completed
>>> their bikes (or repairs) and left with safe and satisfying wheels 
>>> under
>>> them.
>>> 
>>> This higher rate of effectiveness did come at a cost, however. When 
>>> we
>>> had volunteer requirements, it did force a lot more people to stay 
>>> and
>>> be part of the environment for longer periods of time, contributing 
>>> to
>>> shop culture and character. Requirements also forced kids to learn: 
>>> most
>>> of the street-level kids in our community don't stay and learn unless
>>> they are made to. In these cases the reward-incentive-for-work 
>>> concept
>>> seems to be something that must be imposed, rather than guided or
>>> facilitated, in order to take root. So though we retained significant
>>> child attendance in the case of those visiting with various 
>>> guardians,
>>> we also lost a lot (actually most) of our solo child participation by
>>> removing requirements.
>>> 
>>> In general, I'd say our volunteer community was reduced by about half 
>>> by
>>> these measures, with only people who volunteered out of passion and 
>>> joy
>>> remaining. Our shop was small and had never really run on exclusively
>>> volunteer labor except at the beginning (thirty years ago) when it 
>>> was
>>> even smaller and being run out of random garages, so this wasn't a
>>> lethal change for us. It did create much greater demands/stress on 
>>> paid
>>> staff and primary volunteers.
>>> 
>>> I think it's possible to not go entirely one way or another, for
>>> instance to have volunteer requirements for children but not adults
>>> (though it might be painful to justify to kids who noticed the
>>> disparity), or create tiers of service/use some of which would 
>>> required
>>> volunteering. We just basically treated the shop as a library and the
>>> staff and primary volunteers as librarians, and let the community use
>>> the space so long as they did so without harming it.
>>> 
>>> An idea for a tier of access that could require volunteer hours might 
>>> be
>>> keyed off-hours access. This is really only sustainable now with the
>>> advent of [more] affordable electronic locks - in the past people 
>>> with
>>> keys made copies, kept them essentially forever, and any abuse would
>>> require changing the locks. I'd encourage shop budget to be spent on
>>> this kind of lock, or even the more expensive mechanical versions, 
>>> even
>>> though it involves significant expense. In retrospect, it was the 
>>> lack
>>> of this investment that prevented us from exploring options such as 
>>> the
>>> one suggested above, and eventually we were making enough money that 
>>> we
>>> could have afforded it. It's so difficult to see every option in 
>>> every
>>> moment when you're busy af with so many things.
>>> 
>>> ~cyclista Nicholas
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 2022-01-11 21:54, Nicole Muratore wrote:
>>> > The last iteration of ours required an individual to volunteer 12 hours
>>> > of
>>> > time in exchange for a bike we'd teach them to fix up, a set of lights,
>>> > and
>>> > a lock. These folks are already facing transportation issues and have
>>> > difficulty returning to the shop to complete the hours they started.
>>> >
>>> > Separate from earn-a-bike we offer work trade at a rate of $10/hour for
>>> > shop credit that can be used for stand time or regular-priced parts
>>> > needed
>>> > to fix one's bike.
>>> >
>>> > If your shop has an earn-a-bike program or similar, how does it work?
>>> > And
>>> > is utilization of the program high? Any input, documentation, etc. is
>>> > appreciated!
>>> >
>>> > Cheers,
>>> > *Nicole Muratore, Shop Manager* (she/her)
>>> > Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective
>>> > (602) 429-9369 | bikesaviours.org | @bikesaviours
>>> >
>>> > ____________________________________
>>> >
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>>> From: Carlyn Arteaga <carlyn.arteaga at bicas.org>
>>> To: The Think Tank <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
>>> Cc:
>>> Bcc:
>>> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:49:11 -0700
>>> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Earn-a-Bike Programs
>>> Hi Nicole,
>>> Carlyn from BICAS in Tucson, AZ here. Our Earn-a-Bike program is
>>> encapsulated into our Work Trade Program -- Folks earn $12/hr to help 
>>> us
>>> out around the shop and they can use that credit towards 1 bike per 
>>> year,
>>> used parts, and Community Tools (stand time) to fix it up. All the 
>>> bikes in
>>> our shop are priced, so folks just calculate how much work they need 
>>> to do
>>> to earn whichever bike they like. It is a very heavily-used program 
>>> and we
>>> get referrals from social services orgs all over the county. We 
>>> currently
>>> have a cap of $200 per person per year, although we are currently
>>> evaluating that cap as well as the Work Trade rate. Feel free to 
>>> reach out
>>> if you have any other questions.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> ~Carlyn
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 3:34 PM Scott Long <scott.m.long at gmail.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Nicole,
>>>> 
>>>> I'm the Executive Director of BikeAthens here in Athens GA. I've 
>>>> been the
>>>> administrator for our Earn A Bike Program for over five years. We 
>>>> use
>>>> social service partners in our area to refer clients to us that need
>>>> transportation.
>>>> 
>>>> How do you avoid means testing? You do that by letting it be someone
>>>> else's job. In theory, you and the other collective members are a) 
>>>> excited
>>>> about bikes and b) have other jobs and responsibilities that don't 
>>>> revolve
>>>> around being full-time social workers. I don't decide who gets a 
>>>> bike. I
>>>> just decide which one they get. The referring organization does the 
>>>> heavy
>>>> lifting by having interviewed and worked with the potential client. 
>>>> Often
>>>> they are licensed social workers to some extent or another. They are 
>>>> in a
>>>> much better position to make that judgment call. It also gives me an 
>>>> easy
>>>> way out of the conversation when a random person shows up telling me 
>>>> that
>>>> they heard if they come down here they can get a free bike. I even 
>>>> have a
>>>> pamphlet I give them that explains our referral process.
>>>> 
>>>> We have a very low threshold for what types of organizations we 
>>>> partner
>>>> with. Any reasonably legit third party that is willing to email or 
>>>> call on
>>>> behalf of someone they know that needs a bike is in. That is to say, 
>>>> pretty
>>>> much any 501c3 non-profit, school or church organization can send a 
>>>> request
>>>> on behalf of a client. Our expectations are just that they believe 
>>>> that
>>>> having a bike would help their client better find a job, get to 
>>>> school, and
>>>> access social services or healthcare. We don't require an MOU unless 
>>>> they
>>>> want one. Some partner organizations have their own criteria for 
>>>> whether or
>>>> not they will send us a request. For example, the Salvation Army in 
>>>> Athens
>>>> will only send a referral if the client already has a job. A local
>>>> addiction recovery organization requires the client to sign a 
>>>> contract that
>>>> they will take care of the bike, keep it locked, and return it if 
>>>> they are
>>>> no longer using it. If the partner organization would like to 
>>>> protect a
>>>> client's identity, that's fine. They can make up a client number or 
>>>> send me
>>>> initials. As long as they tell me how tall they are, we're good.
>>>> 
>>>> You may not have the same community partners over time, there is 
>>>> decent
>>>> turnover in a lot of other social service organizations and 
>>>> sometimes new
>>>> people aren't aware they can even help their clients find help with 
>>>> bikes.
>>>> 
>>>> Let me know if that is helpful or if you have any other questions.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks
>>>> 
>>>> Scott
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 4:54 PM Nicole Muratore 
>>>> <nicole at bikesaviours.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> The last iteration of ours required an individual to volunteer 12 
>>>>> hours
>>>>> of time in exchange for a bike we'd teach them to fix up, a set of 
>>>>> lights,
>>>>> and a lock. These folks are already facing transportation issues 
>>>>> and have
>>>>> difficulty returning to the shop to complete the hours they 
>>>>> started.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Separate from earn-a-bike we offer work trade at a rate of $10/hour 
>>>>> for
>>>>> shop credit that can be used for stand time or regular-priced parts 
>>>>> needed
>>>>> to fix one's bike.
>>>>> 
>>>>> If your shop has an earn-a-bike program or similar, how does it 
>>>>> work?
>>>>> And is utilization of the program high? Any input, documentation, 
>>>>> etc. is
>>>>> appreciated!
>>>>> 
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> *Nicole Muratore, Shop Manager* (she/her)
>>>>> Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective
>>>>> (602) 429-9369 | bikesaviours.org | @bikesaviours
>>>>> ____________________________________
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>>> 
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>>> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 20:03:14 -0800
>>> Subject: [TheThinkTank] Bike!Bike! ¡Dondequiera! / Everywhere! 2021 
>>> in
>>> review / en revisión
>>> 
>>> *Español abajo*
>>> 
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> 
>>> Thanks for helping make Bike!Bike! Everywhere! 2021 such a hoppin' 
>>> weekend!
>>> 
>>> *OVERVIEW*
>>> 
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    There were a couple dozen events over 3-4 days (depending on how 
>>> you
>>>    count time zones).
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    About 175 people registered. Or maybe 198! Anyway, lots of people 
>>> came.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    About 1400 US dollars were donated and are being distributed as a
>>>    stipend to the interpreters (minus fees).
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Piles of people volunteered in one way or another.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    New connections have formed.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Friends were made.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    100% of all germs stayed local.
>>> 
>>> *ARCHIVED VIDEOS*
>>> Workshops are nearly all posted in English and are still going up in
>>> Spanish. Here's the link to the *archived videos:*
>>> *https://archive.org/details/@bikebikeeverywhere*
>>> <https://archive.org/details/@bikebikeeverywhere> . If you want to 
>>> help
>>> organize the archive data, please send an email to
>>> bikebikeeverywhere at gmail.com.
>>> 
>>> *SURVEY RESULTS*
>>> Results from the survey were overwhelmingly positive. Suggestions 
>>> were
>>> mostly things we know we need to work on, and we're working on them.
>>> They'll happen faster with more committed volunteers, so come join 
>>> us! We
>>> can find a place for you for a wide range of roles/interests and at 
>>> every
>>> skill level.
>>> 
>>> *GET INVOLVED WITH BIKE!BIKE! EVERYWHERE!*
>>> 
>>> *If you've tried to reach out and get involved before* and didn't get 
>>> to
>>> put your awesome skills to their best use, *please try again. We'd 
>>> love
>>> to have you.* We have a better sense of what needs doing. There's 
>>> more
>>> work than volunteers, we're all having a lot of fun, and we'd love 
>>> your
>>> company.
>>> 
>>> *If there is enough core volunteer availability, there will probably 
>>> be
>>> another B!B!E! in early November 2022. We need you to help make it 
>>> happen!
>>> Here's how:*
>>> 
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Join the new *planning email list* at
>>>    
>>> http://lists.bikecollectives.org/listinfo.cgi/bikebike-everywhere-bikecollectives.org
>>>    and start *attending meetings* (
>>>    https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/Meetings_and_minutes).
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Find something to do the *volunteer roles* list at
>>>    
>>> https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/Bike!Bike!_Everywhere!_Volunteer_Roles
>>>    and email bikebikeeverywhere at gmail.com.
>>> 
>>> *BIKE!BIKE! MEXICO CITY 2022*
>>> Mujerxs al Pedal (mujerxsalpedal at gmail.com) is hosting an in-person
>>> Bike!Bike! in Mexico City (CDMX) June or July 2022. They are planning 
>>> to do
>>> a partial hybrid with online streaming. B!B!E! and B!B!CDMX are in 
>>> contact
>>> and working together to share resources. *Stay tuned at* 
>>> *bikebike.org*
>>> <http://bikebike.org> *for B!B!CDMX sign-ups (coming soon).*
>>> ------------------------------
>>> 
>>> Hola a todxs,
>>> 
>>> Gracias por ayudarnos a que Bike!Bike! En todas partes! 2021 fuera un 
>>> fin
>>> de semana tan animado.
>>> 
>>> *INFORMACIÓN GENERAL*
>>> 
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Hubo dos docenas de eventos a lo largo de 3 o 4 días (dependiendo 
>>> de
>>>    cómo cuentes los husos horarios).
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Se registraron alrededor de 175 personas ¡o tal vez 198! Como sea,
>>>    mucha gente vino.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Fueron donados alrededor de 1400 dólares y están siendo 
>>> distribuidos
>>>    (menos algunas cuotas) como remuneración entre lxs intérpretes.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Montones de personas voluntariaron de una manera u otra.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Nuevas conexiones han sido formadas.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Amistades han sido hechas.
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    100% de los gérmenes se quedaron en su lugar.
>>> 
>>> *VIDEOS ARCHIVADOS*
>>> 
>>> Casi todos los talleres fueron subidos en inglés y están siendo 
>>> subidos en
>>> español. Aquí hay un link a los *videos archivados:*
>>> *https://archive.org/details/@bikebikeeverywhere*
>>> <https://archive.org/details/@bikebikeeverywhere>. Si te interesa 
>>> ayudar
>>> a organizar la información del archivo, por favor manda un correo a
>>> bikebikeeverywhere at gmail.com.
>>> 
>>> *RESULTADOS DE LA ENCUESTA*
>>> Los resultados de la encuesta fueron abrumadoramente positivos. Las
>>> sugerencias fueron mayormente cosas que sabemos que tenemos que 
>>> trabajar, y
>>> estamos trabajando en ellas. Se lograrán más rápidamente con más
>>> voluntarixs dedicadxs, ¡así que únete a nosotrxs! Podemos encontrar 
>>> un
>>> lugar para ti dentro de un amplio rango de roles/intereses y en 
>>> cualquier
>>> nivel.
>>> 
>>> *INVOLÚCRATE CON BIKE!BIKE! EN TODAS PARTES!*
>>> 
>>> *Si trataste de acercarte e involucrarte antes* y no pudiste 
>>> aprovechar
>>> tus geniales habilidades, *por favor inténtalo de nuevo. Nos 
>>> encantaría
>>> tenerte.* Ya tenemos una mejor idea de lo que necesita hacerse. Hay 
>>> más
>>> trabajo que voluntarixs, todxs nos estamos divirtiendo mucho y nos
>>> encantaría contar con tu compañía.
>>> 
>>> *Si hay suficiente disponibilidad de voluntarixs, probablemente habrá 
>>> otro
>>> B!B!E! a principios de noviembre de 2022. Necesitamos de tu ayuda 
>>> para
>>> hacer que eso suceda! Aquí está cómo apoyar:*
>>> 
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Únete a la nueva *lista de correo de planeación* en
>>>    
>>> http://lists.bikecollectives.org/listinfo.cgi/bikebike-everywhere-bikecollectives.org
>>>    y empieza a *asistir a las reuniones* (
>>>    https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/Meetings_and_minutes).
>>>    -
>>> 
>>>    Encuentra algo que hacer en la *lista de roles para voluntarixs,* 
>>> en
>>>    
>>> https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/Bike!Bike!_Everywhere!_Volunteer_Roles/es
>>>    y manda un correo a bikebikeeverywhere at gmail.com.
>>> 
>>> *BIKE!BIKE! CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 2022*
>>> 
>>> Mujerxs al Pedal (mujerxsalpedal at gmail.com) serán anfirionxs de un
>>> Bike!Bike! en persona en la Ciudad de México (CDMX) en junio o julio 
>>> de
>>> 2011. Están planeando hacer un evento parcialmente híbrido con
>>> transmisiones en línea. B!B!E! y B!B!CDMX están en contacto y 
>>> trabajando
>>> juntxs para compartir recursos. *Mantente al pendiente de* 
>>> *bikebike.org*
>>> <http://bikebike.org/> *para los registros para B!B!CDMX 
>>> (próximamente).*
>>> ------------------------------
>>> 
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