Federating community bike shops: the BUM case
There are at least 15 community bike shops (CBS) in Montréal / Tiohtià:ke. In late 2019, members of BQAM-E and other CBS held a first meeting to form a coalition. Since then, a large number of these CBS have joined the project with a common desire to institutionalize solid links in the community under one flag: Bécyks Unis de Montréal (BUM) / Bikes Unite Montreal (BUM), a federation of CBS.
Sadly, the pandemic has slowed the process down and the first major event was cancelled.
Now that BUM is coming back in action, BQAM-E wanted to take time and place at BIKE!BIKE! this year for a presentation. Some aspects of the presentation will be the objectives, themotives and the specificity of that organization, the types of links and activities that BUM wants to have, etc. BQAM-E also wants to discuss similar phenomenons elsewhere.