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'''Bike!Bike!''' is an annual international conference of nonprofit bike collectives and other bicycle projects. It began in 2004 in New Orleans and has been hosted by a different city each year since.
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[http://bikebike.org/ '''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.
  
== Location ==
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== What is a community bicycle project? ==
The location changes from year to year with a different shop or collective hosting.
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In addition to New Orleans, Bike!Bike! has been held in San Francisco, Pittsburg, Minneapolis, Toronto, San Marcos, and Vancouver.
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With [[Bike!Bike! 2013]], New Orleans will be the first city to host a second time.
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From collectives that use the bicycle as an excuse to change society, economy and the environment. Non-profit groups that have a community bike shops, cooperatives and other projects that promote the use of the bicycle and that come together to turn their communities into a place where riding is easier, more inclusive, safer and more fun. The list below uses the criteria found in the old Bicycle Organization Organization Project for what constitutes a community bike shop. The bike project need not meet all these criteria. Rather, it is a general list of qualities which are common among many bicycle projects.
  
== Date ==
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* Bike shops that are accessible to people without money
Generally Bike!Bike! is held at some point during the summer months, starting on a Thursday and ending the following Sunday.
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* Organizations that recycle bicycles and parts
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* Shops that have an educational focus, teaching others how to fix bikes
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* Shops that are volunteer run
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* Organizations that ship bikes to communities in other countries.
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* Shops that provide free or low-cost services to the community.
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* Non-profit bicycle organizations
  
== Funding ==
 
Most of the funding required to host Bike!Bike! comes directly from registration fees collected from participants from the previous year. The fee is a suggested donation, usually between $25 and $45.
 
  
== Responsibilities of the Host Project ==
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== Who is invited? ==
A host can generally run Bike!Bike! in whatever way they may please but over the years some key features have become expected by many from the host project.
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You don’t have to be an expert or belong to a huge group, you just need to be willing to share what you know about organization, mechanics, social impact, addressing inequality, and increasing accessibility to cycling in your community.
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== What types of workshops will there be? ==
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Workshops are organized and run by attendees, they can be about anything that might concern community bicycle projects and can be in any format including presentations, hands-on workshops, discussion groups, and bicycle rides. If you would like to host your own workshop you can enter details after registering. What ends up in the final schedule and when they happen are decided on by the conference hosts.
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== Where can I stay? What can I eat? How can I get around? ==
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Traditionally conference hosts arrange shared accommodations, one to two meals a day, and bicycles will be available for registered attendees. However you should check the conference details on the current conference. More information on how you can arrange your own accommodation and other recommended places to visit should also be provided to you by the hosts on the conference page or in hard copy upon arrival.
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== Volunteering for Bike!Bike! ==
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*Providing food
 
*Organizing workshops
 
*Providing accommodations (organizing billeting)
 
*Providing bikes for those who can't bring their own
 
*Providing directions to the venues, and around town
 
*Organizing group rides
 
*Throwing a dance party
 
*Editing bikebike.org
 
  
 
== What to expect when attending a Bike!Bike! conference ==
 
== What to expect when attending a Bike!Bike! conference ==
* [[Workshops]]
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* Workshops
 
* Food
 
* Food
 
* Housing
 
* Housing
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== Photos ==
 
== Photos ==
 
* [http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w=all&q=bikebike&m=text Flickr Photos]
 
* [http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w=all&q=bikebike&m=text Flickr Photos]
 
== Links ==
 
* [http://www.bikebike.org/ Bike!Bike! Homepage]
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 07:53, 11 June 2017

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.

What is a community bicycle project?

From collectives that use the bicycle as an excuse to change society, economy and the environment. Non-profit groups that have a community bike shops, cooperatives and other projects that promote the use of the bicycle and that come together to turn their communities into a place where riding is easier, more inclusive, safer and more fun. The list below uses the criteria found in the old Bicycle Organization Organization Project for what constitutes a community bike shop. The bike project need not meet all these criteria. Rather, it is a general list of qualities which are common among many bicycle projects.

  • Bike shops that are accessible to people without money
  • Organizations that recycle bicycles and parts
  • Shops that have an educational focus, teaching others how to fix bikes
  • Shops that are volunteer run
  • Organizations that ship bikes to communities in other countries.
  • Shops that provide free or low-cost services to the community.
  • Non-profit bicycle organizations


Who is invited?

You don’t have to be an expert or belong to a huge group, you just need to be willing to share what you know about organization, mechanics, social impact, addressing inequality, and increasing accessibility to cycling in your community.


What types of workshops will there be?

Workshops are organized and run by attendees, they can be about anything that might concern community bicycle projects and can be in any format including presentations, hands-on workshops, discussion groups, and bicycle rides. If you would like to host your own workshop you can enter details after registering. What ends up in the final schedule and when they happen are decided on by the conference hosts.


Where can I stay? What can I eat? How can I get around?

Traditionally conference hosts arrange shared accommodations, one to two meals a day, and bicycles will be available for registered attendees. However you should check the conference details on the current conference. More information on how you can arrange your own accommodation and other recommended places to visit should also be provided to you by the hosts on the conference page or in hard copy upon arrival.


Volunteering for Bike!Bike!

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What to expect when attending a Bike!Bike! conference

  • Workshops
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Politics?

The History of Bike!Bike!

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Photos

See also

Bike!Bike! International Conferences
Annual 2005 (New Orleans) · 2005 (Tucson) · 2006 (Milwaukee) · 2007 (Pittsburgh) · 2008 (San Francisco) · 2009 (Minneapolis) · 2010 (Toronto) · 2011 (San Marcos) · 2012 (Vancouver) · 2013 (New Orleans) · 2014 (Columbus) · 2015 (Guadalajara) · 2016 (Detroit)
Regional Southeast 2009 (Atlanta) · Southeast 2012 (Birmingham)