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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.

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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. Starting a Community Bike Shop
  2. Organizational Models
  3. Legal Filings
  4. Insurance
  5. Accounting
  6. Fundraising
  7. Publicity
  8. Strategic Planning
  9. Over 300 examples of Community Bicycle Organizations and International Bicycle Aid Organizations.
  10. Teaching Resources
  11. Common Activities:
  12. Organization Building Resources:
  13. 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. Tool lists
  9. Rules
  10. Hours
  11. Capital Improvement Plans
  12. Proper Bike Fit
  13. Maintenance Classes
  14. Software

Conferences/Gatherings

Next Bike!Bike! is in Mexico City in June or July 2022.

La proxima Bike!Bike! es en la Ciudad de Mexico en junio o julio 2022.

Past Conferences

  • Bike!Bike! Everywhere! 2021 was a virtual, international Bike!Bike! online.
  • Bike!Bike! didn't happen in 2020 due to pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Bike!Bike! 2004 is rumored to be the first B!B!.