Bike!Bike! 2016

Bike!Bike! is an international annual gathering organized by and for community bike projects and collectives that use the bicycle as a vehicle to create positive social and community change and solidarity. This conference is a space for participants from shops and related advocacy groups to converge in a different city each year over a 4 day period to attend workshops and share ideas.

In 2016, Bike!Bike! will be held in Detroit, Michigan, also known widely as “The Motor City”. Bike!Bike! is being hosted by Back Alley Bikes/The Hub of Detroit, the city’s oldest local cooperative. During our pitch to host Bike!Bike!, we talked about how Detroit is where the “age of the car” was born; and where it can die. It doesn’t matter how big or small; if you have a warehouse or a living room floor, if you like bikes, you’re invited!

Join us this fall, September 29th-October 2nd in Detroit to meet all the awesome people living on two wheels in the shadow of four.

Transit Directions

How to get into Detroit from the airport (DTW) by public transit:

  1. Here are Google directions, results of which depend on when you make the request.
  2. Skoot (855-937–5668) will shuttle you into Detroit for $20 from 5:30am to 8:30pm. Click here to reserve a ride.
  3. SMART Bus works best starting from the airport early in the morning or afternoon (5:00am - 7:30am, 1:00pm - 4:30pm). Take Route 125 for $2 exact change & get off on Cass or Woodward in downtown Detroit.

    You can either:

    a) get off at Cass & Fort, & walk 2 blocks North on Cass to the Rosa Parks Transit Center, downtown Detroit’s main bus station.

    b) stay on the bus a few more blocks to the end of the line. Catch the 610 bus north to Mack. You are 1 block east of Back Alley Bikes, the host of Bike!Bike! 2016.
  4. Lyft. $23 - $41 (up to 3 people)
  5. Uber. $24 - $100
  6. A-1 Airport Cars will luxury-chauffer you into the city 24/7 for only $47 (!)
  7. When all else fails: http://www.sleepinginairports.net/usa/detroit.htm

Event Venues

Click here for a full map of all venues.

Volunteering

Interested in volunteering during the conference? Sign up here!

Schedule

Wednesday

4:00pm
Registration
CCNDC- Community Room
4:30pm
5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm

Thursday

11:00am
Registration
CCNDC- Community Room
11:30am
12:00pm
12:30pm
1:00pm
1:30pm
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
Dinner
CCNDC- Community Room
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm
8:00pm
Bike!Bike! Kick-Off Party!
Tangent Gallery
8:30pm
9:00pm
9:30pm
10:00pm
10:30pm
11:00pm
11:30pm
12:00am
12:30am
1:00am

Friday

CCNDC- Community Room Shipping Container Classroom MOCAD Mobile Homestead Back Alley Bikes/The Hub of Detroit Rising Pheasant Farms Back Alley Bikes B
9:30am
Breakfast
CCNDC- Community Room
10:00am
10:30am
11:00am
Exploring the Unwanted: embracing discomfort for personal growth.
Pimp my Bike
Participatory Budgeting: Making People Powered Budget Decisions
How do you do EARN-a-BIKE? (Panel of Youth Oriented COOP's)
Rising Pheasant Farms Bicycle Delivery Ride
Bike Parts For The Rest Of Us
11:30am
12:00pm
12:30pm
1:00pm
Ocelot Live Screen-Printing from 1pm-6pm
CCNDC- Community Room
1:30pm
First 40 Years of Bicycling in Detroit
World Naked Bike Ride: Standing up to Oil Dependence and Car Culture.
"Bike the Line": Bike Trips as Activism
Advanced Problem Solving 101
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm
Allmountain for girls
Speaking Bikes to Power - Bike marshaling 101
Bike Collective Software: An Overview
Co-Ops in Latin America. Challenges and strategies.
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
Civically engaging youth through biking
Coming together and getting organized!
(Un)Sustainable Practices
Hands on "Hands Off" Teaching, or How to Slice a Banana
5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
Dinner
CCNDC- Community Room
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm
8:00pm
Trumbullplex Post-Mass Musical Extravaganza
Trumbullplex Theater
8:30pm
9:00pm
9:30pm
10:00pm
10:30pm
11:00pm

Saturday

Shipping Container Classroom CCNDC- Community Room Back Alley Bikes/The Hub of Detroit MOCAD Mobile Homestead
9:30am
Breakfast
CCNDC- Community Room
10:00am
10:30am
11:00am
Bicycle-Powered Machines
Conflict resolution; Let's all get along
Free bike programming under capitalism: Funding models and strategies
Sustainability and Transition in a Post-Disaster City
11:30am
12:00pm
12:30pm
1:00pm
1:30pm
Storage Solution Symposium
Encouraging youth cycling through school partnerships
Running Women & Trans Hours at your bike Co op
Live Screen Printing
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm
Sustainable Cycles 2017
Refugee Bicycle Workshops
Services Toolkit for Your Organization
Disengaging from the White Savior Complex
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
Bike Porn Collage
Software Demo Follow up
Volunteer Training and "How-To" Guides
The Global Bike Mechanics Work Exchange and Matchmaking: Sharing Hearts and Bike Grease
5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
Dinner
Lincoln Street Art Park
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm
8:00pm
Cirque de Vélo
Lincoln Street Art Park
8:30pm
9:00pm
9:30pm
10:00pm
10:30pm
11:00pm
11:30pm
12:00am
12:30am
1:00am
1:30am

Sunday

11:00am
Breakfast
CCNDC- Community Room
11:30am
12:00pm
12:30pm
1:00pm
1:30pm
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
Bike!Bike! 2016 Closing Movie Night
CCNDC- Community Room
7:30pm
8:00pm
8:30pm

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