Bike! Bike! Northeast is a regional, annual gathering organized by and for community bicycle projects. This conference is a space for shops, cyclists, and related advocacy groups to converge in a different city each year to have workshops and strengthen our social network.
Bike! Bike! Northeast is hosted this year by Worcester Earn A Bike, with the support of several other community and DIY projects in Worcester. We've got workshops, movies, demonstrations, bike rides, and lots more fun in store.
Critical Mass is a de-centralized, democratic, and international series of bike rides / demonstrations, designed to empower cyclists and bring increased awareness of alternative modes of transportation. We'll also use it as an opportunity to give an orientation tour of Worcester's geography and landmarks. Bring your bike and meet up at the Turtle Boy statue, the unofficial mascot of Worcester. Critical Mass will end at the Collective A-Go-Go for the Bike-in Movie and BBQ.
After Critical Mass, stick around for a tasty BBQ and an outdoor screening of the classic film Pee-wee's Big Adventure. The Go Go is a 19-year old radical collective in the woods.
Painting old frames is a great way to spruce up old beaters. Community shops can re-paint junk bikes to make them more desirable to customers or volunteers. This skillshare will focus on the cheap and easy method, using off-the-shelf products. Part 1 will cover a basic overview of the process, and a demo of the stripping and priming steps. Some supplies will be provided, but bring your own frames, paint, and supplies if possible. E-mail info |at| bikebikene.com for more info.
Worcester Earn A Bike's Jon Sher facilitates an open discussions on all the challenges, accomplishments, and experiences that go along with operating a community-focused bike program. Anyone involved with a community bike shop or any kind of bike-related activism is invited to come and share their experiences.
Bike Touring can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Join us for a discussion of bikes, gear, routes, and more. Learn how to get by on the cheap, whether it be making your own panniers or camping on the low-down. Come ready to share your long-hauling stories, too!
Are you a part of a bicycle-themed business or startup? Are you interested in starting one? We'll be discussing Pedi-cabs, trash removal, bike shares, swapping business strategies, and more. Find out how existing businesses have continued to evolve year after year, as well as new ideas for innovative startups.
Learn from Earn-a-Biker Scott Guzman about building bike powered machines like bike generators, bike blenders and bike powered grain mills.
Come with your questions about grant writing, finding sources of funding, and what funders are looking for. Before you get here, think about how you would tell a funder why your community bike shop is the best investment they can make right now in your community - what is the need, and why are you the best solution? Then we'll dig into how to find the best match and everything else you need to know about how to get started. Hosted by grant-writer Ellen Gugel.
Starting at the Shop, ride down to Worcester Pride and the Canalfest. Ride ends at the Firehouse for dinner and the after-party!
An open discussion for discussing all things Bike! Bike!, past, present and future. Talk about what worked (and what didn't), help plan the location of Bike! Bike! Northeast 2014, and co-ordinate plans for participating in Bike! Bike! International (October 2013).
Bike! Bike! closes with a group ride around the scenic Holden Resevoir. More details TBA.
If you're coming to any part of Bike! Bike! NE, let us know! Click here to register. We'll get in touch ASAP!
We need volunteers, hosts, donations, and more. If you'd like to get involved, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org