Do you have an exciting skill to share with us? Want to chat about creating safe community spaces? Want to make sure we fit a good bike ride into the weekend? Propose a workshop! Don’t worry if you’re not an expert, we want to hear about everyone’s experience within the many configurations of community shops we’re coming from.

  • $$$: Sliding Scale, At-Cost, Grants, etc.

    38 people are interested in this workshop

    How do you keep the lights on at your bicycle program?

    Are you a non-profit? For-profit? No money involved?

    Small-scale? Large-scale? Somewhere in between?

    Do you sell/exchange goods and services at a sliding-scale cost? At-cost?? For free???

    I want to facilitate a financial discussion on creative ways to fund long-term community bicycle projects, ranging from Do-It-Yourself workshop spaces to youth programming to whatever else you're up to in your city/town/village.

    Background: Pierre is a volunteer member of the Spokeland Bicycle Cooperative, a DIY nonprofit (501c3) bicycle workshop in Oakland, CA. Spokeland's biggest expense is rent, followed by new parts/accessories purchasing. These expenses are funded primarily through the exchange of used bicycles and parts for monetary donations. Spokeland is open for at least 11 hours every week, and at least 3 days per week.

  • A discussion on working together with other organizations in your city, region, or network

    25 people are interested in this workshop

    We'll host a discussion on why and how to collaborate with other organizations in your home city or region. Volunteers and staff from several community bike shops in Toronto and Vancouver will share how we're already meeting regularly, cooperating on launching a standardized survey, and sharing resources.

    We also want to hear about your experiences (or hopes) of working with other organizations in your city, region, or network! Discussion questions we'd like to explore include: do you already collaborate? What are some benefits and barriers to working with other shops? What are some collaboration best practices? How do you motivate people to come to meetings? What are some ways to share resources among shops of different sizes and structures? And do so equitably?

  • Attracting and Maintaining Volunteers

    73 people are interested in this workshop

    Volunteers are the heart and muscle of many organizations. With so many causes, efforts, projects out there for people to commit their valuable time and energy, how do you attract excellent volunteers to your organization? More importantly, once someone shows up once, how do you keep them coming back?

    During this discussion, we will start by breaking down what gets people through the door in the first place. I will share my own experiences through bicycle and food security organizing and encourage a discussion among participants. We will then explore aspects of what keeps people coming back, growing with the organization, and really making it a part of their lives.

  • Bicicletas y sonoridad

    7 people are interested in this workshop

    Explorar y construir mediante el reciclaje Caminos y Remolques Sonoros.

    El paseo ciclista y la sonoridad. Creación comunitaria..

  • Bicycling and the law

    5 people are interested in this workshop

    Hear Josh Cohen, the Los Angeles Bicycle Attorney, explain the legal issues surrounding bicycling, particularly the importance of insurance if you are ever hit by a car while cycling. This information is indispensable!

  • Bike and Culture Collaborations

    6 people are interested in this workshop

    The arts are an opportunity to unite a broader audience with bicycling both culturally and in practice. Learn about bike projects that have been largely funded by arts foundations and how to do it yourself. 

  • Bike Coop Employees

    20 people are interested in this workshop

    I work for a non-profit Bike Coop in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. We are a fairly young Coop (6 years old) and each year we grow and develop our programing and structure. The Coop has employed part-time Mechanics to a Volunteer Coordinator and now have a Operations Manager (myself).

    This presentation will be on the how The Bridge City Bicycle Coop has developed from it's humble beginnings running out of a group of bike enthusiasts garage to what we are today.

    All Coop start somewhere and it can be very helpful to hear how others have been successful or even unsuccessful. There will be time for group discussion about the different structures and employment of other coops.

  • Bike Share Systems

    46 people are interested in this workshop

    Friends? Foes?

    I'm biased, I work for one in Portland. I wonder how to have a productive relationship with each other as our goals are similarly lined up. Except, most bike share is for profit.

    I'd love to have an open discussion about bike share systems.

  • Bike Touring and Bike Packing with Youth

    19 people are interested in this workshop

    Interested in starting a youth bike touring or outdoor adventure cycling program? Looking for ways to improve the program you already have? Come hear some tips on getting started from three different organization's perspectives on bicycle touring, bike packing, and mountain biking with youth.

  • Bike Trains Presentation

    12 people are interested in this workshop

    presented by LA Bike Trains. introduction to the history, potential variations & future of Bike Train projects.

  • Bikes for All! Increase access and minimize barriers to the bicycle as a vehicle of change

    67 people are interested in this workshop

    Join me in a discussion of the process involved in organizing youth and adult community bike giveaways - diverting bicycles from the waste stream and through predominately volunteer hours returning them to members of our community who do not have access to a bicycle - for free!

    In partnership with community organizations and public schools, in 2017 over 650 participants received bicycles in SE Seattle and beyond through Bike Works programming. Ranging from 351 youth ages 2 - 8 in Kids Bike-O-Rama, 78 youth between 3rd and 5th grade receiving free or reduced lunch in Seattle public schools through UGottaGetABike BMX bike-giveaways, and 229 low-income adults over age 18 received a commuter bike, lights, lock, and a helmet through our Bikes for All! program.

    We will walk through the procurement, triage, staff and volunteer labor, application process, scheduling, and day-of logistics for coordinating multiple, recurring community bike events. We've learned a lot about facilitating community bike events but still face challenges like day-of attendance and best practices for registration.

    I'll lead the conversation with detailed examples of processes and arrangements we've had success with and open it up for others to share their successes and challenges.

  • Bikes Without Borders

    71 people are interested in this workshop

    A dialogue about the potential and opportunities for international exchanges, collaborations, internships, residencies and other alternative forms of knowledge and capacity-sharing.

    Bike!Bike! presents a unique opportunity for collectives and projects from multiple countries to get to know each other, find common objectives, define mutually beneficial projects, and set a collaboration process in motion.

    Examples from both the bike community and other environments will be presented. A multiplicity of financial vehicles for these types of international collaborative relationships will be explored.

    20 minute presentation and 40 minute dialogue.

  • Biking from Youth

    19 people are interested in this workshop

    L.A. Rooted Youth would like to lead a panel/discussion about the youth's perception of "Biking in Urban Settings". The intention of the discuss is to hear the youth out, to discover what some of the needs of youth are, and for the youth to encourage varies bike collectives to start more youth biking programs in the city.

  • CANCELED: Bike Polo for Total Beginners

    40 people are interested in this workshop

    This workshop, led by Gillian Wu, Eva Mennigan, and Leah Wulfman of Los Angeles Bike Polo, is intended as a safe space for total beginners to learn the basics of BIKE POLO!

    Bring your bike and borrow a mallet for a hands-on workshop where you'll learn the basics of bike polo's rules, how to stay safe on the court, and basic skills like tripods, bunny hops, and ball handling.

  • Chief Lunes: Community Meeting and Justice for Woon!

    One person is interested in this workshop

  • Conflict resolution with staff and customers

    11 people are interested in this workshop

    This is intended to be an open discussion about how different shops handle conflict resolution between their members, and how they handle difficult "customers".

    Bikerowave, open mainly at night, certainly has a large number of intoxicated, beligerant, and sometime very "olfactory challening" folks coming in our doors. How do you deal with these situations in your shop?

    Also, how do you deal with interpersonal conflict within your organization? Do you have a board that votes to ban or suspend access? Is it left to the entire membership? Do you use moderators?

  • Create your own decals!

    70 people are interested in this workshop

    A fun crafting work shop. I will bring supplies to create decals. More details to be written as I think of them.

  • Create Your Own Workshop

    One person is interested in this workshop

    Didn’t see a workshop you wanted to see? Create your own in true DIY fashion.

  • Events and how to establish a comunity connections

    45 people are interested in this workshop

    To learn where an how to connect I want to share experiences of doing 100's of events and establishing connections in community and establishing relationships to help your organization

  • Experiments and pedaLudic inventions

    26 people are interested in this workshop

    Knowledge is the result of a confrontation game between instinct and knowledge. This battle generates commitment that emerges from a clash, a raw explosion that gives rise to knowledge.We will focus on the problem of assembling a laboratory that thinks and rethinks the limits of the bicycle as a cultural tool in order to propose urban actions. The bicycle as an experimental laboratory, always in motion, rolling, allowing us to understand the world in different ways.

    We will present three study projects currently under development in our workshop. Each one of them proposes a particular device, product of the synergy between different trades and knowledge, where our beloved friend the Bike is always the starting point. We will ask ourselves how to build an horizontal and heterogeneous workshop, where the contributions of the participants come together harmoniously to achieve a new great (bike) invention.

    • Project Z: a bike able to roll on railway rails, which experiences a different relationship with landscape. Travel with the Bike through unusual places from unique perspectives.
    • Project G: a bike with graphic expression abilities that leaves traces when riding: it draws, stains, fills its path with color.
    • Project N: a nocturnal bike that collects and transforms environmental energy (light and sound waves), conditioning its own cadence and displacement according to the recorded stimuli, playing music and projecting another luminosity through the city.


    • is it about to invent the bike as a device to perceive urban from a different perspective?
    • is the bike an urban dweller? 
    • are we different inhabitants when we ride a bike? 
    • Are we like centaurs wen riding our bike?

  • Hands-Off Teaching: How to keep the wrench in the patron's hand

    9 people are interested in this workshop

    For those of us who struggle with not doing the work for our patrons, learn tips and tricks to keep the wrench in the hands of those learning how to fix their bikes!

    First presented at Bike!Bike! 2010 in Toronto, this workshop discusses a philosophy based around teaching rather than DOING, and the challenges of instructing in a Do-It-Yourself workspace.

    We will share challenges, techniques, hot tips, and a hands-on/off exercise involving fruit ;)

  • Hosting Art Workshops - and fun things to make with Bike Tubes

    24 people are interested in this workshop

    What can a recycled art program add to your community project? At BICAS art is an important part of what we do, but you don't need any fancy resources to integrate simple recycled art projects into your community bike shop. Art projects are a great way to engage youth, elders, and creative community members.  We will present easy straight-forward projects that you can bring out to events, schools or use as a fundraiser! 

    In this workshop, we will be making hands-on craft projects from old bike tubes and simple tools. 

  • How do you do what you do?

    20 people are interested in this workshop

    Several cooks at Los Angeles Bicycle Kitchen went on a field trip to another community bike shop recently that operated very differently from us, which got us thinking how many different ways are there?

    For example, Bicycle Kitchen/La Bici-Cocina has six stands with six different colored tool boards, each with its own set of tools open to all for use ranging from various wrenches (in which 15mm mysteriously disappears) and hex keys to headset cup remover and brake centering tools.