Dear pedal compañerxs,
Bike!Bike! is an international, annual gathering organized by and for community bicycle projects. The 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 have workshops and strengthen our social network.
With lots of care and intent we invite you all to Bike! Bike! 2019 Tijuana.
As one of the most transited border cities in the world, we as hosts intentionally introduce it from the complexity, contradictions and the dreams of the people who live here and are here passing through it. It can be a good motive to analyze, discuss, activate and reflect on the absurdity that results from borders, physical and imaginary. It gives us room to think about the privileges that we exercise and the violences that we live here in these latitudes. In addition, finding ourselves in these paths encourages us to appreciate one another, embrace each other, take care of each other and support each other mutually. For that reason we share with you all this information so your time here is the most pleasant, reflective and joyful.
The fund page is ready.
Everyone is invited to colaborate
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What is travel equity?
Travel equity is an exercise based in mutual aid, solidarity and co-learning within Bike Bike. Funds are raised so people and collectives working with community bicycle projects can attend Bike Bike. Any money raised towards this fund will go towards covering transportation and facilitating the migratory process, with visas etc.
How can you support?
Join the Travel Equity committee for Bike Bike Tijuana 2019, where this effort of solidarity is being organized and developed.
Contact us if you know any people and/or collectivities that would like to access the funds. Organize an event to raise funds in your community.
Donations are open from all parts of the world.
For more information, click on this link.
A huge part of hosting Bike! Bike! in Tijuana is the network we're able to form. Without the north being that far up north, or the south that far below.
Down with the walls that separate us.
We've been bringing bikes from San Diego little by little, crossing the border by foot with them.
We want more bicycles, not just for Bike! Bike! but also for other projects that are being developed on this side of the border.
Everyone coming to Bike! Bike! Tijuana can bring one or more bicycles and leave them here. We also need tools and spare parts. We can send you a list of what we need and are looking for. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With mutual aid we'll make our network stronger.
The registration cost is whatever you can pay, with a suggested amount from $50 to $100 (USD) per person. It includes 2 meals a day, housing and a loaner bike. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The payment can be made via paypal when registering, we will also be receiving payments in cash the day of the event. We appreciate your contributions, as it makes Bike Bike a possibility.
Housing billets will be available with a local host for everyone who registers in advance. Accommodations may be a spare bedroom, futon, floor space (most common), or camping in someone's yard.
Workshops and Discussions
An important part within Bike! Bike! is the activities (workshops, presentations, discussions, meetings, rides, etc…) done by it’s attendees.
Please sign up your activity proposal at www.bikebike.org or email it to us along with a description in Spanish and English, no more than 100 words. If you need help with the translation email us at email@example.com. Deadline: September 20.
Here you can find a guide for proposing, preparing and facilitating activities: GUIDE .The workshops can be from 50 to 110 minutes.
Some of the activity topics we would like to see this year in Tijuana include:
-Pedaling as a liberatory practice, of healing, of protesting (feelings, ideas, etc…)
-Autonomy and DIY ethics/practices in ongoing construction within bike collectivities, community workshops/stores, cooperatives, etc…
-Through bikes, community workshops and projects: Strengthening ways to co-exist that are non violent and alternative to the ableist and ageist cis-heteronormative patriarchal capitalist neoliberal system.
- Eradicating cis-heteronormal/patriarcal violences we have internalized and that we replicate in communal spaces.
-Exchanges of: experiences, tools, information and knowledge
-Tools for working on multilingual and multicultural projects
-Teaching and co-learning methods that are hands off
-Non punitive conflict resolution without replicating the prison system
-Differences and coincidences of a community workshop in Latin America in comparison with the United States and Canada.
- How to replicate community workshops that are conscious of their context, in Latin America and beyond.
-Suggestions and/or recommendations for opening a community workshop, do I have to start from zero?
- How to create similar safe space agreements in community workshops that are culturally, socially, politically and economically different?
- People mobility (mechanics, volunteers, etc…) between community workshops in different geographies
- Experience with mobile workshops and the appropriation of public spaces
- No borders, no forced migration. No more displacement. The anti-gentrification struggle. What is the role of bikes?
-Building solidarity, not charity
We recomended arrived Wednesday or Thursday
- Wednesday 9 october 11 am to 1 pm: meeting for volunteers ENCLAVE CARACOL
- Thursday 10 october 11 am to 9pm: pre-registration, loaner bike distribution & more ENCLAVE CARACOL
- Friday 11 october: Workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with breakfast and lunch, pre-registration, loaner bike distribution 9:00 am to 2:00 pm ENCLAVE CARACOL followed by evening social rides.
- Saturday 12 october: Workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with breakfast and lunch ENCLAVE CARACOL followed by SONIDERO/ BLOC PARTY 8:00 pm
- Sunday, 14 ocotber: B!B!2019 decision with breakfast/ we will deliver the bicycles 9:00 am to 7:00 pm ENCLAVE CARACOL
- Monday 14, Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 october: Camping post bike bike. At: La Misión
Everyone is informed. There will be a camp trip post bike bike, it will be October 14-16. Some of us can go pedaling and anyone who wants to can go in transportation. Save the date. The destination is a surprise. More information soon.
A little about Tijuana
The weather in Tijuana is generally warm in October, with temperatures that fluctuate between 7ºC (45 ºF) at night and up to 35° C (95 ºF) throughout the day. The possibility of rain during this season is minimum and plenty of sun is expected. However, we recommend bringing something warm to use at night.
We leave these links so you all can check more information about the weather while you pack your bags :
What to Bring
What to Bring?
- Strong bike locks and lights
- Mess kit
- Sleeping mats & bags
- Cash may be necessary as some restaurants do not accept credit cards. (On the other hand, new restaurants are starting to accept credit cards only.)
- Sun hat & sun screen
You'd like to collaborate for BBTj? Yay! We appreciate it! Please write to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
+ name and preferred gender pronoun if you have one (she, he, they, etc.)
+ the language(s) you feel comfortable in communicating (speaking/reading/writing)
+ the ways &/or day(s) you would like to collaborate
+ any ways you would like to be supported as we work together!
*** NOTE ***
For Bike! Bike! 19 Tijuana we are organizing with our compas of Antena Los Ángeles towards the entire gathering being rooted in language justice, fully bilingual in Spanish & in English. This takes a lot of advanced preparation work as well as lots of work during the event. If you know are interested in interpreting during the weekend or translating material before the event or during (scribbing if needed) please write to at email@example.com with the subject line *building language justice*.
If you're in the Southern Califonia/Baja California area, join our compas language justice workshop - apply by midnight August 2: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1icct0U73Utv0bbzu4u0VL4tUsvwYN3Q-D6YWAwou7_Y/edit?ts=5d17cc8f#
What is language justice?
Language justice is based in the idea that everyone has the right to communicate in the language in which we feel most comfortable, to understand and to be understood. Language justice is a shared commitment to creating bilingual/multilingual spaces where no language dominates over any other. We can use tools such as interpretation, the practice of a language being transferred into another language verbally/signed, and translation, the practice of a language being transferred into another language written, to build language justice.
More about our compas of Antena Los Ángeles:
Antena Los Ángeles is a collective dedicated to language justice advocacy and organizing in Los Angeles. We work with individuals and groups to develop bilingual and multilingual spaces, using as our primary tools interpretation, translation, consulting, and education to expand the capacity to create spaces where everyone can participate fully. We believe that language justice is part of social justice.