Ramon Martinez here from LA's new County Cycling Collaborative (The CCC)
made up of local bike collectives including the Bicycle Kitchen, The Bike
Oven, The Bikerowave and the Valley Bikery (along with two local bike
advocacy and education organizations, the LA County Bike Coalition and
We all got together to write a grant for a working position known as the
Bike Wrangler, that would scour the County's universities, police
departments, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and other sources to find
used bikes, recover them, and redistribute them. Now that the money has been
awarded to us, we're looking to hire the position.
Check out more details and find a job description at the Bike Coalition's
Send a resume and cover letter to bikewrangler(a)la-bike.org by June 7th at
5pm and we look forward to seeing you in LA. Pass the word on and keep
rocking out in the big bike world.
Board Member, Bicycle Kitchen
Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator, LA County Bike Coalition
If anyone out there in the capital region or the Northeast US is
interested in participating in a bicycle caravan to Bike!Bike!
International, please get in touch, so we can coordinate with you.
This is an unsupported approximate 6-day ride each way. We will be
cooking our own food and camping at free areas and/or as inexpensively
as possible. What supplies to bring and daily routes will be
coordinated as things come together in June & July. Much of the route
will be on the Erie Canal bike trail, making it mostly flat and scenic.
For people interested in only a two-day ride, there will be a send-off
brigade riding with us the first day, camping the first night and coming
back the following day.
Here's a tentative schedule:
Sat. August 7 - leave in the AM
Arrive in Toronto by Aug. 13 or 14.
Monday August 16 - leave Toronto
Arrive back in Capital Region around 8/21-22
About Bike!Bike!: B!B! is an amazing gathering of community bike
projects in its 7th year of existence. It will be a meeting of 2-300 DIY
bicycle visionaries from around the US and Canada. This years gathering
is being hosted by the Bike Pirates of Toronto, so, if you are going,
you will need a passport or enhanced drivers license to cross the border.
More info on the gathering here: http://bikebike.org
email Andrew at anyone(a)breathingplanet.net to express interest in the ride.
Thought we've been through this a few times... :(
Urban Bike Project of Wilmington
-a 501(c)3 non-profit bike shop-
1908 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Hours of Operation:
*Volunteers Needed in Denver*
*Who*: Folks who know anything about bicycle repairs, even if you just know
how to fix a flat! Please pass this invitation on to other friends who like
*When*: Saturday, May 22, 10am-1pm
*What*: Inner City Health Center’s 12th Annual Kid’s Fair. Last year, we
turned around 450 bicycles, helmets & locks, and it gets bigger every year.
Some of the bicycles that are donated are ready to go, some need minor
repairs and/or adjustments, and some are not worth fixing but we use them
for parts bikes. There are other events going on; a bicycle obstacle
course, live music, the police and fire department, sno-cones and cotton
candy, health oriented booths, but the bicycle give-away is the biggest
draw. We provide the volunteers with food and drinks, bicycles, parts,
supplies and compressed air. If you can, please bring a repair stand and
*Where*: We hit a different school each year, this year at Swansea
Elementary school, 4650 Columbine Street, Denver, CO 80216. From I-70 &
York, go north on York and take your first right in less than a block on
Steavenson Place. Go two blocks east and take a left on Columbine
is ½ block north on the east side of the street.
For information on the Inner City Health Center and the 11th annual Kid’s
Inner City Health Center
3800 York St.
Denver, CO 80205
Laura direct: 720.833.5091
For information on the bicycle program specifically:
Recycle Bicycles Collective
7196 S. Poplar St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Ashley Elliott sent a message to the members of East Bay Bike Party Birthday Ride!
Subject: Test Ride Tomorrow night!
Don't forget our test ride tomorrow night, meeting at Frank Ogawa at 9 pm. Thanks to everyone who's gotten in touch to volunteer for cornering, I hope to meet you all tomorrow!
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anyone have information on bike collectives in the EU all i know about
is http://www.bikecollectives.org? I have a few friends who are now
overseas and wondering what I know about possibilities for DIY bike
repair where they are. one specifically in Helsinki. Any information
would be helpful.
Davis Bike Collective
We have found that 19/32 american wrenches work great as 15mm wrenches.
We bought 50 at a pawn shop for $5.
Used 30 to teach a whole 4th grade class how to remove and add pedals to
19/32 equals 15.08mm to be more exact. The inferior metal ones will
spread a little after awhile, so higher quality is the way to go.
If both ends are open ended, we bend a short spoke and tape it to one end
for hanging on our tool board. We paint all tools to keep them around and
for easy put back onto the 8 different colored boards.
Also, we cover the 19/32 part with masking tape, write 15mm on it, then
cover that part with clear packing tape- lasts several months before a
spruce up is needed.
Free Cycles Missoula. hotline: 406.541.7284
Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation
www.strans.org, mist(a)strans.org, 406.880.6834