Hello from Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy (BYKE)!
We are moving to a new and awesome location, but we’ll be in a basement. We might only be there for 1 year, so major renovations aren’t going to happen.
I have two main concerns:
Stairs(full flight, medium width)+ young people+bikes without brakes -a safe ramp? -has anyone tried building a kinetically powered platform elevator? -has anyone tried to build a track to secure a bicycle into and then let it fall with style? having some kind of slowing mechanism?
Ventilation codes -is that for the landlord to figure out? -regardless: were there any cheap and easy ways to increase ventilation?
Any other unpredictable lessons learned from those who have held DIY bike workshops in basements?