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Bikecollectives.org

Features

Defines who the site is for

The bike collective network site first defines:

  1. Who the site is for
  2. What a bike collective is

The current definition stands as:

Bicycle collectives, cooperatives, or community bike shops are not for profit organizations aimed at providing a venue for people to learn about the bicycle and build community around promoting sustainable transportation.

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Defines our mission and history

The Bike Collective Network is a hub which anyone involved with not for profit bicycle projects can use to engage with each other, to share knowledge and experiences. Through various tools and gathering opportunities we learn from one another’s mistakes and triumphs, in the hope of growing the community of bicycle collectives and empowering its organizers.

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

Since 2008, the BCN has acted as an archive of information and public forum. A free space for people to ask questions or share what they have learned and engage with a diverse group of people with the common experience of working in community bike projects.

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Hosts and provides access to the wiki

The site hosts the bike collective network wiki and provides a link.

The wiki is available at https://www.bikecollectives.org/wik, it is a PHP based application that uses MediaWiki syntax.

Hosts and provides access to the ThinkTank

The ThinkTank is a email discussion list for bike collectives. It is a GNU Mailman application.

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Provides a map of known bike collectives

Note: this feature has been broken for some time

A map of known bike collectives is displayed. The organizations are collected from Bike!Bike! registration data.

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Provides information in Bike!Bike!

Defines what Bike!Bike! is and links to bikebike.org. The definition is currently:

Bike!Bike! is an annual international conference organized by and for community bicycle projects. This 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. Workshops vary each year but tend to sit within the framework of structural organization, mechanics, social change, and anti-oppression strategies on the scale of the bike shop, the neighborhood, the city and other related networks.

The annual conference Bike!Bike! is hosted in a different city each year; regional Bike!Bike!s can take place at any time, in any location.

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Provides information about the Alliance

Note: the relationship between the alliance and bike collectives has changed throughout the years, the current definition is somewhat outdated

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is North America's coalition of local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. We create, strengthen and unite advocacy leaders who are transforming their communities into great places to bike and walk.

The Alliance for Biking & Walking hosts the Bike Collectives Wiki. As an association of state and local biking and walking advocacy organizations, the Alliance also works to support community bike shops and projects because these initiatives are integral to expanding access to low-cost, healthy transportation throughout all communities.

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Infrastructure

All of bikecollectives.org is PHP based, it is hosted by Dreamhost. Our security certificates and domain is provided through Namecheap.

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