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*[http://theflat.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/theflatwinterridinghandout1.pdf Winter Riding workshop handout]: Gives a quick overview of safety issues, bike modifications and dress tips.
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*'''Ideas to get more people to ride in winter'''
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** Coldest day of the year ride & January 1st rides
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** A box with donated winter riding clothes (e.g. extra gloves, sweaters, waterproofs etc.)
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** Ice polo / Ice races
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** Taking kids/others to parking lots (or other secluded / car-free spaces) to show them how much fun winter riding is!
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** Pledge signing / peer pressure: "I swear to not use a car for the duration of the winter"
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=== Feedback ===
 
=== Feedback ===
  

Revision as of 06:10, 18 August 2010

Bike!Bike! 2010 was hosted in Toronto, Ontario by Bike Pirates in the summer of 2010.


Workshops

In the overview, please make mention of the facilitators, format of the workshop, and whatever other information you might think helpful. The overview should contain a description of the topic but no record of what happened in the workshop. Feedback is meant to be a constructive aid for those who ran the workshop; keep in mind many of the facilitators had no prior experience with this type of workshop before this conference.

Don't be afraid to make changes to someone else's work if you can make any improvements.

3-Speed Hubs and the trouble with Sexism

Overview

Notes

Feedback

Anti-Racism!

Overview

Notes

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Battlefield: Consensus!

Overview

Notes

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Bike Advocacy/Working with the City

Overview

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Bike Book Club!

Overview

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Bike Polo! Mallet making and game

Overview

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Bike Sharing!

Overview

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Bike Touring: Skillshare

Overview

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Bikes + Universities

Overview

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BooP/Thinktank/bikewiki brainstorm

Overview

Notes

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Cargo bikes!

Overview

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Co-Op Incubator Program

Overview

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Cooperating with for-profit bike shops

Overview

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Design and Organization of Teaching in Your Space

Overview

Notes

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Facilitating a paid position in your shop

Overview

Notes

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Grant writing and Government Contracts

Overview

Notes

Feedback

Greening our Green Transportation

Overview

Notes

Feedback

How to teach “hands off”

Overview

Notes

Feedback

Kids' Bike Programming

Overview

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Reaching New Immigrants

Overview

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Recycled Bike Art!

Overview

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Regional Bike!Bike! Report back

Overview

Notes

Feedback

Repair Classes as an Outreach tool

Overview

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Vanquishing the Storage Monster

Overview

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Volunteer Orientation Part 1: telling folks how you work and plugging them in

Overview

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Volunteer Orientation Part 2: Mechanical orientation, tips and tricks for new wrenchers

Overview

Notes

Feedback

Volunteer Retention and Burnout

Overview

A discussion of common problems and possible solutions for lack of volunteer retention and volunteer burnout. This workshop was facilitated by Zoe of the Brick City Bike Collective and Godwin of The Bike Root. It was divided in half by both topics and on each half, a go around was done to identify the most common problems then a brainstorming session was done to see if possible solutions could be found to many of the problems. Approximately 40 people turned out.

Notes

Retention

Why do we lose volunteers?

  • Sometimes the work they do starts to feel meaningless
  • Volunteers may not get the help needed and may get frustrated
  • Organizing meetings can be very long
  • Don't feel qualified
  • Don't feel empowered or welcome to start organizing
  • May leave once the weather turns foul


Solutions:

  • Volunteer nights
    • approximately 3 hours long
    • one every week or two weeks
  • Talk to volunteers, see what they want to do
    • Have one-on-one meetings to ensure that volunteers are interested in what they are doing
    • Keep occasional volunteers interested and you'll get more long-term volunteers and mechanics
  • Develop a volunteer structure
    • Create a tiered setup with specific volunteer levels and rewards
    • Have dedicated roles with written job descriptions
  • Identify what the boring tasks are
  • Make a task list or binder
  • Make it Social

Burnout

Causes:

  • Not resolving problems
  • Feeling like no one else will do it
  • Loss of interest

Solutions:

  • Behind the scenes work
    • Burnout notice
    • Talk with the volunteers
    • Offer a sabbatical
    • Plan a group retreat to talk about issues
  • Have more honesty in meetings
    • Have meetings to only discuss and vent volunteer issues
  • Don't plan long-term putting out fires
  • Rotate tasks
    • Write out tasks in a book
  • Make a policy that when only one volunteer shows up, close the shop and walk away

Feedback

Winter Riding Skill-share

Overview

This workshop covered safety issues and how to deal with the winter fashion police (i.e. how to dress appropriately!). As a group we discussed different ideas to get more people to ride during the winter months.

Notes

  • Ideas to get more people to ride in winter
    • Coldest day of the year ride & January 1st rides
    • A box with donated winter riding clothes (e.g. extra gloves, sweaters, waterproofs etc.)
    • Ice polo / Ice races
    • Taking kids/others to parking lots (or other secluded / car-free spaces) to show them how much fun winter riding is!
    • Pledge signing / peer pressure: "I swear to not use a car for the duration of the winter"

Feedback

Women and Trans Hours: Policies, Politics, Allies

Overview

Notes

Feedback

Yoga for Cyclists

Overview

Notes

Feedback