Greetings! Im sure everyone"s been wondering what"s going on with
Bike Bike '07?? Well, it's happening and it's happening in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from August 10-12, hosted by the Free Ride
Recycled Bike Coop (www.freeridepgh.org). For those of you that
don't know what “Bike Bike" is, it"s the annual gathering and
conference of Community and Non-Profit Bike shops and projects.
Whether you're currently involved in one or always wanted to get
involved, anyone interested in this subject is welcome to attend.
For general details, a list of bike projects, and a brief history,
Here's a brief update on our rather rudimentary-as-yet ideas for the
Collaboratively planned content, as is customary! We'll soon send a
call-out for workshop, skill-share, and discussion proposals– so
start thinking about that awesome workshop you're going to facilitate!
Community Bike Project 101 - the first day of the conference (Friday
August 10th) will be especially for folks who are just starting out.
Community Bike Projects go way beyond bikes – so we're looking to
cross-pollinate with other related fields of work, by inviting
practitioners in these fields to share their skills in workshops.
Topics might include working with youth, anti-oppression, legal
Big group hands-on project – because something cool should come out
of having so many bike mechanics in one place together!
Merch swap - so make sure to print up some shirts and stickers and
whatever bling you wanna share.
Fun rides, movies, social events....
How to Stay Tuned & Keep in Touch
We want to try out a new forum for discussion & collaborative
planning of the conference this year. We are going to set up a
bulletin board that is organized into topics. However, it is not
setup yet, so we will use this e-mail list until it's ready
We can use help with conference logistics, publicity, etc...if you
have ideas or want to help, contact email@example.com
Check bikebike.org for updates as planning progresses!
If you are not already on the thinktank/bike bike list go to
bikecollectives.org to sign up.
We'll be sending out promotional materials and registration forms
soon – so make sure your snail-mail and email addresses are current
in the BOOP directory, or if you're not in the directory, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our Bike!Bike! distribution lists.
Thanks and we look forward to hosting yinz! (pittsburghese for ya'll)
-Free Ride Recycled Bike Coop freeridepgh.org