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==Bike Collective Network==
 
==Bike Collective Network==
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The mission of the [http://www.bikecollectives.org/ Bike Collective Network] is to strengthen and encourage communication and resource sharing between existing and future community bike shops. Collectively we can improve a bigger wheel as opposed to re-inventing smaller ones.
 
The mission of the [http://www.bikecollectives.org/ Bike Collective Network] is to strengthen and encourage communication and resource sharing between existing and future community bike shops. Collectively we can improve a bigger wheel as opposed to re-inventing smaller ones.
  
Join over 600 like minded individuals from over [[Community Bicycle Organizations|300 similar organizations]] across the world on [http://lists.bikecollectives.org/listinfo.cgi/thethinktank-bikecollectives.org The Think Tank] email list.
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Join over 900 like minded individuals from over [[Community Bicycle Organizations|500 similar organizations]] across the world on [http://lists.bikecollectives.org/listinfo.cgi/thethinktank-bikecollectives.org The Think Tank] email list.
  
==Bike Collective Wiki==
 
 
This wiki is here to help bike collectives collaborate and share ideas.  Whether you are an [[advocate]], [[mechanic]], or just someone who likes to ride -- anyone can freely edit the content of this site.  A history of all changes ensures that nothing is lost.
 
This wiki is here to help bike collectives collaborate and share ideas.  Whether you are an [[advocate]], [[mechanic]], or just someone who likes to ride -- anyone can freely edit the content of this site.  A history of all changes ensures that nothing is lost.
  
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# [[Fundraising]]
 
# [[Fundraising]]
 
# [[Publicity]]
 
# [[Publicity]]
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#*[[FREE PICKLE Day]]
 
# [[Strategic Planning]]
 
# [[Strategic Planning]]
 
# Over 300 examples of [[Community Bicycle Organizations]] and [[:Category:International Bicycle Aid Organizations|International Bicycle Aid Organizations]].
 
# Over 300 examples of [[Community Bicycle Organizations]] and [[:Category:International Bicycle Aid Organizations|International Bicycle Aid Organizations]].
 
# [[Teaching Resources]]
 
# [[Teaching Resources]]
 
# Common Activities:
 
# Common Activities:
#* [[Community Bike Shop]]: Providing bicycle tools, parts, used bikes and mechanical expertise to the public.
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#*[[Community Bike Shop]]: Providing bicycle tools, parts, used bikes and mechanical expertise to the public.
 
#* [[Earn-a-Bike]]: Programs that allow people to literally earn a bike through learning or volunteer work, sometimes focused exclusively on youth.
 
#* [[Earn-a-Bike]]: Programs that allow people to literally earn a bike through learning or volunteer work, sometimes focused exclusively on youth.
 
#* [[Valet Bike Parking]]: Providing corralled areas where volunteers watch your bike while you enjoy an event.
 
#* [[Valet Bike Parking]]: Providing corralled areas where volunteers watch your bike while you enjoy an event.
 
#* Safety Education: The [[League of American Bicyclists]] has a nicely pre-packaged program called [[Smart Cycling]] which includes a [[Bike Rodeo Kit]].
 
#* Safety Education: The [[League of American Bicyclists]] has a nicely pre-packaged program called [[Smart Cycling]] which includes a [[Bike Rodeo Kit]].
#* Mechanical Training: [[Park Tool]] has a nicely pre-packaged program called the [[Park Tool School]].  
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#* Mechanical Training: [[Park Tool]] has a nicely pre-packaged program called the [[Park Tool School]]. See below for suggested [[Maintenance_Classes]].  
 
#* [[Helmet]] Distribution
 
#* [[Helmet]] Distribution
 
#* [[Bicycle Art]]: Following [[Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle]] old bikes and parts are turned into works of art.
 
#* [[Bicycle Art]]: Following [[Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle]] old bikes and parts are turned into works of art.
 
#* [[Bicycle Advocacy]]: Many [[Community Bicycle Organizations]] concentrate on the grass roots elements of educating and getting people on bikes.  However some organizations, or at least some of their members, are also involved in traditional [[bicycle advocacy]].
 
#* [[Bicycle Advocacy]]: Many [[Community Bicycle Organizations]] concentrate on the grass roots elements of educating and getting people on bikes.  However some organizations, or at least some of their members, are also involved in traditional [[bicycle advocacy]].
#* Women's Only Night: Encouraging more women and transgender people to get involved and learn in a comfortable space without men.
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#* [[Women and Trans Programs|Women's Only Night]]: Encouraging more women and transgender people to get involved and learn in a comfortable space without men.
 
#* [[Commercial Bike Racks]]: Providing [[outdoor bike racks]] and installation local businesses and cities.
 
#* [[Commercial Bike Racks]]: Providing [[outdoor bike racks]] and installation local businesses and cities.
 
# Organization Building Resources:
 
# Organization Building Resources:
#* [[Alliance for Walking and Biking]] has contributed to this wiki, and also has an incredibly valuable [http://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/index.php/members/ Resource Library] for members.
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#*[[Alliance for Walking and Biking]] has contributed to this wiki, and also has a [http://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/index.php/members/ Resource Library] for members.
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# [https://bikesnotbombs.org/resources/start-bike-program How to find, start, or improve a bike program] by bikes not bombs
  
 
=== Community Bike Shop ===
 
=== Community Bike Shop ===
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Providing bicycle tools, parts, used bikes and mechanical expertise to the public.
 
Providing bicycle tools, parts, used bikes and mechanical expertise to the public.
  
# Bike and Part [[Donations]]: acquisition, sorting and [[Bike and Part Sales|re-sale]].
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# Bike and Part [[Donations]]: acquisition, sorting and [[Bike and Part Sales|re-sale]].  [[Shop Manual]].
 
# [[Shop Location]]
 
# [[Shop Location]]
 
# [[Staffing]]: paid, volunteer or both.
 
# [[Staffing]]: paid, volunteer or both.
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# [[Proper Bike Fit]]
 
# [[Proper Bike Fit]]
 
# [[Maintenance Classes]]
 
# [[Maintenance Classes]]
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# [[Software]]
  
 
=== [[Earn-a-Bike]] ===
 
=== [[Earn-a-Bike]] ===
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* Examples:
 
* Examples:
** [http://bikesnotbombs.org/resources/earn-a-bike-training-manual Earn-A-Bike Training Manual] by [[Bikes Not Bombs]]
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**[http://bikesnotbombs.org/resources/earn-a-bike-training-manual Earn-A-Bike Training Manual] by [[Bikes Not Bombs]]
 
** [http://www.recycleabicycle.org/sites/default/files/onerevolution.pdf One Revolution at a Time] by [[Recycle-a-Bicycle]]
 
** [http://www.recycleabicycle.org/sites/default/files/onerevolution.pdf One Revolution at a Time] by [[Recycle-a-Bicycle]]
 
** [http://www.recycleabicycle.org/sites/default/files/transportation_alternatives__tools_for_life__a_start-up_guide_for_youth_recycling_and_bicycling_programs.pdf Tools for Life] by [[Recycle-a-Bicycle]]
 
** [http://www.recycleabicycle.org/sites/default/files/transportation_alternatives__tools_for_life__a_start-up_guide_for_youth_recycling_and_bicycling_programs.pdf Tools for Life] by [[Recycle-a-Bicycle]]
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==Conferences/Gatherings==
 
==Conferences/Gatherings==
 
* [[Bike!Bike!]] is an annual international conference of nonprofit bike collectives and other bicycle projects.
 
* [[Bike!Bike!]] is an annual international conference of nonprofit bike collectives and other bicycle projects.
* [[BikeBike_Southeast_2012|Bike!Bike! Southeast 2012]] is in Birmingham, Alabama, March 23-25.
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*[[Youth Bike Summit]] is organized by [[Recycle-a-Bicycle]] in New York City every year.
* [[Youth Bike Summit]] is organized by [[Recycle-a-Bicycle]] in New York City every year.
 
  
 
===Past Conferences===
 
===Past Conferences===
* [[Bike!Bike!_2011|Bike!Bike! in San Marcos, Tx, June 2011]]
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* BiciBici! in Davis CA, April 2011
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* Bike!Bike! Northeast in Toronto, ON Canada - May 17-20, 2019
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* Bike!Bike! in Los Angeles, CA USA - September 27-30, 2018
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* Bike!Bike! Southeast in Columbia, SC USA - March 15-18, 2018
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* Bike!Bike! in Winnipeg, MB Canada - August 24-27, 2017
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* Bike!Bike! Southeast in Alexandria, VA USA - March 16-19, 2017
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* Bike!Bike! in Detroit, MI USA - September 28-October 2, 2016
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* Bike!BIke! in Guadalajara, Mexico - October 1-4, 2015
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* Bike!Bike! in Columbus, OH USA - August 28-31, 2014
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* Bike!Bike! Southeast in Tallahassee, FL USA - March 13-17, 2014
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* Bike!Bike! in New Orleans, LA USA - October 2-6, 2013
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* Bike!Bike! in Vancouver, BC Canada - June 21-24 , 2012
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* [[BikeBike_Southeast_2012|Bike!Bike! Southeast 2012]] is in Birmingham, Alabama, March 23-25.
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* [[Bike!Bike!_2011|Bike!Bike! in San Marcos, Tx USA - June 2011]]
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* BiciBici! in Davis CA - April 2011
 
* [[Bike!Bike!_2010|Bike!Bike! in Toronto, Ontario August 2010]]
 
* [[Bike!Bike!_2010|Bike!Bike! in Toronto, Ontario August 2010]]
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* Bike!Bike! in San Francisco, CA - Autumn 2008
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* Bike!Bike 2005 is referenced [[Bicycle Organization Organization Project|here]].
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* [https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Bike!Bike! More About Bike!Bike! Events]
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* [https://en.bikebike.org/conferences/ Previous Bike!Bike! Events with Details]

Latest revision as of 09:34, 22 August 2021

Bike Collective Network

The mission of the Bike Collective Network is to strengthen and encourage communication and resource sharing between existing and future community bike shops. Collectively we can improve a bigger wheel as opposed to re-inventing smaller ones.

Join over 900 like minded individuals from over 500 similar organizations across the world on The Think Tank email list.

This wiki is here to help bike collectives collaborate and share ideas. Whether you are an advocate, mechanic, or just someone who likes to ride -- anyone can freely edit the content of this site. A history of all changes ensures that nothing is lost.

See FAQ about contributing to this wiki.

Lists of Organizations

Starter Kits

Just starting out? Looking to expand? Before you do anything crazy, start planning! Set clear goals and the path to meeting those goals will also become clear. Follow hundreds of similar organizations by using and contributing to these free online resources...

  1. Organizational Models
  2. Legal Filings
  3. Insurance
  4. Accounting
  5. Fundraising
  6. Publicity
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Over 300 examples of Community Bicycle Organizations and International Bicycle Aid Organizations.
  9. Teaching Resources
  10. Common Activities:
  11. Organization Building Resources:
  12. How to find, start, or improve a bike program by bikes not bombs

Community Bike Shop

Providing bicycle tools, parts, used bikes and mechanical expertise to the public.

  1. Bike and Part Donations: acquisition, sorting and re-sale. Shop Manual.
  2. Shop Location
  3. Staffing: paid, volunteer or both.
  4. Shop Organization
  5. Shop Recycling
  6. Volunteer Handbook
  7. Layout
  8. Rules
  9. Hours
  10. Capital Improvement Plans
  11. Proper Bike Fit
  12. Maintenance Classes
  13. Software

Earn-a-Bike

Programs that allow people to literally earn a bike through learning or volunteer work, sometimes focused exclusively on youth.

Conferences/Gatherings

Past Conferences

  • Bike!Bike! Northeast in Toronto, ON Canada - May 17-20, 2019
  • Bike!Bike! in Los Angeles, CA USA - September 27-30, 2018
  • Bike!Bike! Southeast in Columbia, SC USA - March 15-18, 2018
  • Bike!Bike! in Winnipeg, MB Canada - August 24-27, 2017
  • Bike!Bike! Southeast in Alexandria, VA USA - March 16-19, 2017
  • Bike!Bike! in Detroit, MI USA - September 28-October 2, 2016
  • Bike!BIke! in Guadalajara, Mexico - October 1-4, 2015
  • Bike!Bike! in Columbus, OH USA - August 28-31, 2014
  • Bike!Bike! Southeast in Tallahassee, FL USA - March 13-17, 2014
  • Bike!Bike! in New Orleans, LA USA - October 2-6, 2013
  • Bike!Bike! in Vancouver, BC Canada - June 21-24 , 2012
  • Bike!Bike! Southeast 2012 is in Birmingham, Alabama, March 23-25.
  • Bike!Bike! in San Marcos, Tx USA - June 2011
  • BiciBici! in Davis CA - April 2011
  • Bike!Bike! in Toronto, Ontario August 2010
  • Bike!Bike! in San Francisco, CA - Autumn 2008
  • Bike!Bike 2005 is referenced here.