I just get back from Louisville & bike! bike! southeast!, a pretty kick-ass event at the brickhouse & put on by the freeweheel collective. (Check them out ifyou’re ever passing thrugh louisville!)
There were quite a few co-ops and community shops represented, including R.U.B.A.R.B. the bike shop in New Orleans that served as part of the model for us! Liz and Matt are pretty awesome and had a lot of good advise on working with kids & youth programs. They started after Katrina in the 9th Ward and are going strong, so boy, did they have some good info.
Is anyone interested in a youth program? I think that is something it would be great if we focused on.
Bike! Bike! is an international annual conference organized by and for not-for-profit bike projects. This year’s is in Aug. in Toronto if anyone is interested! We would love for you to go & share!
Ilearned about basic shop organization and physical space. Anyone interested, please show up at out first community meeting, Tuesday March 30 at 6 pm, place TBA, or Saturday April 3 at Pedaler’s, time TBA.
Check back for more info!