Workshops

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.

  • Advanced Ecommerce for Community Bike Groups

    4 people are interested in this workshop

    Some community bike groups choose to sell bikes and parts online to support their other projects, but expanding their efforts' scale poses logistical problems. 2019 eBay Shine Awards Platinum Winner Elijah McCloskey has increased Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co's online sales from 5,000 USD a month to 45,000 USD, with all profits going toward Freewheel's donations, classes, and other charitable efforts. This advanced ecommerce class will teach you how to dramatically scale your existing online bicycle sales.

    Comercio Electrónico Avanzado para Grupos Comunitarios de Bici

    Algunos grupos comunitarios de bici eligen vender bicis y sus partes en línea para apoyar sus otros proyectos, pero expandir la escala de sus esfuerzos plantea problemas logísticos. Elijah McCloskey, ganador platino de los premios eBay Shine 2019, ha aumentado las ventas en línea de Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co de 5.000 USD a 45.000 USD cada mes, con todos las ganancias yendo a las donaciones, clases, y otros esfuerzos caritativos de Freewheel. Este clase avanzado de comercio electrónico va a enseñarle como escalar sus ventas de bici en línea existentes dramaticamente.

  • Bicycle Benefits: Increasing city-wide support for biking.

    One person is interested in this workshop

    Building area-wide support for biking is a priority of many community shops/projects. Increasing a shop's reach to all area bike riders and small businesses will enhance the area's bike culture and create a more diverse and community supported shop. Bicycle Benefits is an easy tool which increases ridership, connections and support for area bike riders. In addition, it will generate a regular revenue stream for your project.

    Organized by passionate individuals, ambassadors and community shops, Bicycle Benefits is a collaborative effort that every shop can learn from or head up on a local level.

    The program is an open sourced campaign that is supported by 2,700 locations in the US.


  • Bike Centers: A Case Study

    3 people are interested in this workshop

    Bike centers are a relatively new model for community bicycle groups in the United States. They offer any number of amenities and services, including bicycle storage, lockers, showers, restrooms, and self-service and professional bike repair. These make bicycling more attractive in the center's vicinity.

    In 2017, Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co secured a contract from the city to run the new Madison Bicycle Center, which will open later this year. Learn more about Freewheel's goals for the project, the challenges it's faced, and the advice it has for bicycle organizations who want to run their own bike centers.

    Centros de Bici: Un Caso de Estudio

    Centros de bicicleta son un modelo relativamente nuevo para grupos comunitarios de bicicleta en los EE. UU. Ofrecen varios comodidades y servicios, como almacenamiento de bicis, taquillas, duchas, baños y reparación autoservicio y profesional de bicis. Hacen que andar en bici sea más atractivo cerca del centro.

    En 2017, Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co consiguió un contrato desde la ciudad para administrar el nuevo Centro de Bicicleta de Madison, que se abrirá mas adelante este año. Aprenda más sobre las metas para el proyecto, los desafíos que Freewheel enfrentaba, y consejos para organizaciones de bici que quieren administrar sus propios centros.

  • Cabildeo en pro de la bicicleta ¿cómo lograr avances?

    11 people are interested in this workshop

    El taller busca establecer rutas estratégicas para activistas y promotorxs de la bicicleta que quieran incidir en la política pública local al respecto, como cambios a reglamentos de tránsito, mejoras a infraestructura, reconocimiento de la problemática de violencia vial callejera, etc. Se darán directrices sobre cómo realizar acercamiento con autoridades, como crear alianzas. El taller partirá de una breve presentación de la experiencia del colectivo Ensenada Se Mueve y BCSicletos, y de allí se partirá realizando una breve presentación de los asistentes sobre sus inquietudes respecto a realizar incidencia en su comunidad.

    Se presentarán algunas instancias locales que apoyan o pueden servir para construir redes de apoyo para activistas. Al final del taller las y los asistentes que participen podrían contar con sus líneas estratégicas para incidencia en políticas públicas locales en cuanto a movilidad no motirizada en su comunidad.

  • Calidad del aire y movilidad sostenible.

    10 people are interested in this workshop

    Presentaremos resultados sobre le monitoreo ciudadano de calidad del aire que colectivo BCSicletos realizó en la ciudad de La Paz y Ensenada. COnsistirá en la presentación del dispositivo elaborado mediante hardware libre, y la problemática de calidad del aire asociada a movilidad urbana. Las oportunidades de la bicicleta en esta problemática. Se Darán tips para realizar tu propio monitoreo en tu comunidad asi como los pasos a seguir para validar la metodología. Útil para activistas urbanos que quieren hacer incidencia en políticas públicas o sensibilización a la comunidad en esta problemática. Se mostrará el dispositivo elaborado y sus componentes.

  • Corporalidades en bicis y Territorio

    4 people are interested in this workshop

    Espacio para nosotras para la conciencia del espacio público, privado y de nuestros cuerpos (como una herramienta) para la autodefensa.

    Temas por abordar:

    • El cuerpo como territorio

    Las bicis como extensión de mi cuerpo:

    - Velocidad

    - Habilidad

    - Orientación

    •  Espacio público:

    - Las calles

    - Ubicación

    - Nuestros mapeos

    - Resistencia en el espacio público como ciclistas, como mujeres

    •  Poniendo el cuerpo:

    - Estrategias de sobrevivencia

    - Visibilidad y ocupación del espacio público

    - Acoso, violencia patriarcal

    - Distancias, dificultades, etc.

     

    ¡LAS CICLISTAS EXISTIMOS PORQUE RESISTIMOS!

  • De lo austral o lo boreal: Experiencias en el cono sur

    One person is interested in this workshop

    En esta actividad mostraremos el trabajo que realizamos en nuestro taller colaborativo Pedal Autónomo, ubicado en el Bíobio, Chile, basándonos en las barreras socioculturales y políticas que limitan el uso de la bicicleta que aspiramos promover.

    Nos centraremos en establecer un paralelo entre las limitaciones y ventajas que identificamos en nuestro contexto y las existentes en norteamérica, discutiendo en conjunto las formas de abordarlas.

    In this activity we will show the work done by our community bike proyect Pedal Autonomo, located in Bíobio, Chile. The discussion will be focused on the socio-cultural and political barriers against cycling on streets.

    We will compare the limitations and advantages between our context and North America, discussing together the best ways to face them.


  • Ecommerce as a Revenue Source for Bike Groups

    3 people are interested in this workshop

    Learn how ecommerce can expand your group's reach, and promote solidarity over charity. Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co supports itself primarily via online sales of high-end bicycles and parts donated by friends of Freewheel. Staff and volunteers then sell these on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and eBay to raise money for the organization, which has helped Freewheel provide classes, parts, and shop space to more than 6,000 people, for free. Presenter Elijah McCloskey explains why and how to use ecommerce to support your work and promote your ideals.

    Comercio Electrónico como Fuente de Financiamiento para Organizaciones de Bici

    Aprenda cómo comercio electrónico puede expandir el alcance de su grupo, y fomentar solidaridad en lugar de caridad. Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co apoya a su mismo primariamente por ventas en línea de bicis y sus partes de alta calidad, donados por amigxs de Freewheel. Luego, empleadxs y voluntarixs los venden en Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist e eBay para recaudar fondos para la organización, que ayudaron a Freewheel a proporcionar clases, partes y espacio de taller a más de 6.000 personas, gratis. Presentador Elijah McCloskey explica por qué y cómo usar el comercio electrónico para apoyar sus proyectos y promover sus ideales.

  • Embracing technology

    19 people are interested in this workshop

    Sopo continues to grow and trying to embrace technology. It's a slow learning curve but telling people about our experiences, both positive and negative, and the tools we used will help others.

    

  • La mujer en el espacio público

    14 people are interested in this workshop

    El taller , La mujer en el espacio público.

    Es un compartir de experiencias, desde la perspectiva como mujeres que habitamos el espacio, negado y minimizado históricamente.

    En el taller, realizaremos Una cartografía de nuestros territorios, un reconocimiento a las vivencias diarias, luego exploraremos nuestro cuerpo como territorio sagrado.

  • Liberating Streets: Mobile Workshops and Playgrounds

    6 people are interested in this workshop

    Part One: Mobile Workshops

    Built by a Bike Church minister years ago, the Mobile Bike Church is an impressive mobile workshop built on the back of a pedal trike. A presentation on the mobile Bike Church will be given, and it's successes/failures in the town of Davis, CA.


    Part Two:

    The Party Bike is an Art Bike, Machina de Bici, mobile playground, or all of the above. It's story will be told (with video and pictures). You will be invited to design, dream, and share your own mobile playground ideas. A discussion will take place on the importance of taking back the streets from cars and returning our spaces to a more playful purpose.

  • make! make!

    4 people are interested in this workshop

    En esta sesión crearemos juntxs usando objetos encontrados y partes viejas. Exploraremos las cualidades visuales de estos objetos utilizando tinta y papel. Además trabajando juntxs podremos explorar formas de comunicación no verbales. Ven a relajarte y jugar con nosotres. – Comenzaremos la sesión con un viaje corto en bici para buscar objetos descartados. Pero te invitamos a traer objetos, especialmente partes que ya no vayas a usar.

    This making session invites everyone to bring old bike parts and found objects to use in creating fun prints together. We'll explore the objects and mechanics that surround by using them in a new and experimental way. Also, by working visually together we'll get to interact in new ways and get to know our community better. So, come relax and have fun and play with us. – We'll begin with a short ride around the area to look for objects on the street. But we also encourage you to bring stuff, especially spare parts.



  • Mecánica para todas y todos

    7 people are interested in this workshop

    La bicicleta cómo herramientas de conexión social.

    Ayer, hoy y mañana, joven, viejo, hombre, mujer, rico, pobre, usaban y usaron bicicleta y por eso es importante crear espacios comunitarios al rededor de la bici.

    Conocernos para vivir juntos, rompemos las diferencias sociales usando y arreglando bicicletas juntos.



  • Menstruación consciente para cicloviajeras

    6 people are interested in this workshop

    Compartir las diferentes alternativas sustentables en la higiene femenina.

    Hacernos responsables de nuestros desechos menstruales y la importancia de ser parte del cambio.

  • Multiple Intelligences in (Bike) Education

    16 people are interested in this workshop

    Bike workshops are a microcosm for human interactions and emotions. There's intimidation, frustration and failures, balanced with discovery, collaboration and successes. Let's take this learning environment and use it to transform the way that we engage with learning in the rest of our lives. Become the kind of educator that inspires and empowers all types of students.

    • Are you in love with the outdoors?
    • Are you extremely empathetic?
    • Do you struggle with multiple choice exams?
    • Do you have a greater appreciation for music than most?
    • Do you think in images rather than words?

    Exploring Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences in an interactive way, we'll define how we learn and how we can support others to learn whether it's about bike repair, physics or food sciene...This interactive workshop is all about self-discovery and reflection.


  • Never Two Tyred: The early days of a dedicated unicycle coop

    One person is interested in this workshop

    This presentation describes the joys and pains of starting Never Two Tyred, a dedicated unicycle community shop in Atlanta, GA, US. NTT came about after a generous individual donated a considerable amount of unicycle hardware to a bicycle coop in Atlanta. Rather than dispose of the parts, we have used them in conjuction with support from local unicyclists to provide a space where people can fix and build unicycles. While these one-wheel devices are mechanically simple, they can involve tools that are not commonly found in traditional bike shops. Moreover, despite their reputation of being little more than circus props, unicycles have some distinct advantages over bikes, including low-cost, ease of maintenance, versatility, smaller size, and separate legal status. Thus, beyond being solely a place to keep unicycles rolling, Never Two Tyred has been built around the idea that unicycles, like bikes and trikes, can serve as practical tools in complex, modern urban settings.

  • New Masculinities and Gender: Re-thinking roles, violences, and personal relations within organizations and activism.

    7 people are interested in this workshop

    We will talk about the role masculinities have in exercising violences within organizations, places and spaces of social interaction, and personal relations. We will visibilize violences, talk about how they embed themselves in to our micro-practices (or everyday life) and we'll work on proposing new roles that stem out of recognizing the richness of diversity and difference.

  • Resiste Pedal. Desgentrificar la ciudad. Experiencias y hacks rodando en la periferia

    7 people are interested in this workshop

    Resiste Pedal es una colectiva de mujeres y personas no binarias que busca generar una red de apoyo entre viajantes en bicicleta. Reclamamos y resistimos a la planificación urbana que ha sido diseñada para el flujo y consumo de mercancías. Rechazamos al heteropatriarcado, al estado, capital y a cualquier forma opresiva sobre nuestrxs cuerpxs.

    ¿Es la bici una herramienta de resistencia cuando e vive en la periferia?

    Con este diálogo abierto buscamos poner en la mesa preguntas que incluyen:

    ¿Por que no existe una planificación de ciclovías que enlace zonas en la periferia con la zona centro?

    También, cuestionamos el porqué se han centralizado la organización y realización de rodadas. Y, los eventos, encuentros y lugares de convivencia para lxs viajantes en bicicleta.


  • Rodada ''Caravana de Luz''.

    11 people are interested in this workshop

    Caravana de Luz es una acción en respuesta a las constantes limitaciones que tienen las mujeres para apropiarse de los espacios públicos. Desde la idea del cuido y el acompañamiento surge esta iniciativa de iluminar los lugares de riesgo, haciendo referencia a la luz como un símbolo que, en muchos casos, remite protección. Esta acción la hemos hecho en colectividad con otras mujeres caminando, pero también en bicicleta, todas con linternas de mano, como forma de protesta y acompañar a demás compas.


  • Rodada Sonora de Colombia "La BiciPachanga" & ConcienBiciate

    7 people are interested in this workshop

    En Bogotá tenemos influencia de todas nuestra cultura Colombiana y sus diferentes regiones y diversidades étnicas, por ello la Fiesta, la Música, la Cumbia, la Diversidad, lo Espiritual y la Alegría siempre han hecho parte clave para exorcizar y trascender desde cada proceso bici que hemos desarrollado como Familia Bici Bogotana y nuestros diferentes frentes.

    Después de más de 10 años de trabajo colectivo e individual de personas que hemos transformado nuestras vidas gracias a la Bici, llegamos a Tijuana queriendo intercambiar y compartir todas las experiencias que nos han permitido revolucionar a pasos agigantados nuestra ciudad, nuestra realidad y nuestra cultura.

    Vamos cargados de Fiesta, Buena Onda, Música, Productos y Sorpresas para dar a conocer un poco de esto al mundo.

    ¿Están list@s para este Ritual?

    Nos vemos pronto Herman@s del Pedal.

  • Salud física en ciclistas

    16 people are interested in this workshop

    Generalidades sobre problemas de salud física en ciclistas, recomendaciones de prevención y sesión pequeña de estiramientos musculares.

    • Introducción sobre tipos de salud, tipos de enfermedades y lesiones en ciclistas
    • Estudios en ciclistas de diferentes tipos: deportivos, recreativos, laborales.
    • Cómo podemos prevenir lesiones
    • Actividad: estiramientos básicos.

    Comentarios y dudas.

  • Taller móvil comunitario - Creando una economía centrada en la bicicleta

    9 people are interested in this workshop

    En este taller mostraremos el trabajo que hemos hecho con el taller comunitario Down with Bikes y la coalición JUST BIkes en Madison, Wisconsin, USA y el impacto que ha tenido a nivel del mercado formal de repación de bicis y también a nivel de organización comunitaria.

    Se mostrará a les participantes el sueño en grande de una economía centrada en la bici, a partir de programas como éste, y todes en conjunto crearemos el futuro de esta economía y su sustentabilidad, y como aplicarla en su propia localidad mientras nos conectamos a nivel global para apoyarnos unes a otres.


    English:

    During this workshop we will show the work done by Down with Bikes and the JUST BIKES Coalition in Madison, Wisconsin, USA and the impact that the work has had at different levels, including the formal bike repair scene, as well as the local community efforts.

    A long term vision for a Bike Economy will be shared with participants and they will be invited to co-create the path to this economy and its sustainability. Also, how can everyone bring this back to their communities while staying connected and supported globally.


  • Toronto Bike Rave: The Story of a Large Group Ride

    3 people are interested in this workshop

    Large group rides can be fun, but difficult to organize and execute safely. This presentation will cover our 6 years organizing Toronto Bike Rave, which saw 200-700 riders coming together for a night bike party once a year. We'll talk about the importance of planning, having a strong team of volunteers, how to do it DIY and inexpensively, and also how important it is to have fun, celebratory moments as a bike community. We'll outline our many mistakes and what we learned along the way so you don't have to make them too.

    At the end of the workshop we would love to open the floor to hear about others' successful group rides, and what has worked and what hasn't. We'd also like to discuss the challenges that different cities' infrastructure, bylaws, and geography may pose.

  • Twinning: Sister Bike Collectives and Breaking Borders

    5 people are interested in this workshop

    The concept of Twin, or Sister cities has been around for almost 12,000 years (wiki). As a way to promote cross-border collaboration and understanding, this concept could be applied to DIY Bike Collective Projects. The global DIY network is becoming larger and more spread out everyday, and Bike!Bike! is the perfect confluence for the beginning of a Sister Bike Project initiative.

    This workshop will begin with a brainstorming session to develop and refine this concept. Some questions you may want to ask yourself:

    • How to match up Bike Projects to maximize collaboration and mutual benefit
    • What kind of exchanges would be beneficial/feasible?
    • What forms communication are most effective? (i.e physical/virtual)
    • Different ways to show Sister Project status (i.e art, plaques, photo boards, signs, emblems)

    Once we begin to define these cross-border relationships a bit more, we will kick-off the first Sister Bike Project initiatives between Bike!Bike! participants. An agreement will be written in grease and grime and we will take our first steps towards documenting the collaborations so their successes/failures can be tracked and shared at a future Bike!Bike! workshop.


  • Using open-source hardware and software with bikes to advocate for safer streets

    One person is interested in this workshop

    We describe a bike outfitted with two ultrasonic ranging sensors, two cameras, a GPS, a real-time clock, and an inertial measurement unit containing an accelerometer and gyro. Together, this array of open-source sensors has allowed us to determine when and where motorists adhere to the “3 foot law” in several key roadways the US city of Atlanta, GA. In addition to overtake distance, the system permits the cyclist to determine their absolute speed, their absolute position and time, the relative speed of overtaking cars, road surface roughness, and incline. We propose dimensionless number that serves to rank the safety of bike lanes (and other infrastructure) across the region of study relative to an abstract “perfect” reference bike lane. Both the bike and instrumentation were developed at open-access and DIY organizations in Atlanta such as the Sopo Bicycle Cooperative and TechLab at Emory University. We hope this presentation will provide insight to others wishing to integrate open-source electronics with bicycles.

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