To keep conversations going post Bike!Bike! we are starting monthly online calls to discuss and work on various projects brought up at the conference. Our hope is to create proposals and present research at B!B! 2014.
*Next Call: This Sunday! January 5th @3pm PST. The next will be February 2nd.*
During this call, we plan to discuss pros and cons of organizing BB as a non-profit. A lot of opinions and questions were posed at the end of BB2013. Our hope is that people will feel inclined to listen in on this call and reopen that discussion. There is however a limited number of people who can be on the call. If you are keen to discuss these ideas further, we encourage you to join the working group via this linkhttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bikebike-working-group. (The "working group" is a group of about 15 people who are committed to continuing BB conversations and assisting the hosting city in planning BB.) We have already had one conference call.
*Previous Call on November 8th. Here are the meeting notes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GYFUxuk9XHLfe4GmwtNEm11nJlkAdfraqZXyNkETJcI/edit?usp=sharing.
In brief, we discussed how decisions are made for BB, concluding that all decisions had to be reached at the conference itself. The working group is not a deciding group but rather a discussion group. We defined "sufficient communication" as emailing the thinktank, the attendees of BB, and messaging the Facebook Group. We discuss the website and the issues with bikecollectives.org . And we decided upon the agenda and time for the next meeting, the pros and cons of non-profit status for BB.
Despite our dedication to publishing all meeting notes and proposals to the bike collective network as a whole, joining the working group is the best way to stay in the loop.
Please email with any questions,
-Working Group peoples.