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Getting Involved

Angel York

Posted on March 23, 2022

Someone emailed to ask about getting their community bike shop involved in Bike!Bike! and eventually potentially hosting a regional or even main Bike!Bike!.  Here's the email we sent in response:
  • There's Bike!Bike! the in-person conference which is next happening in Mexico City.  The only contact information we have for them is [email protected] and I would recommend emailing them in Spanish and seeing if they need anything. The next main conference is always voted on at the end of the previous conference.  
  • There's Bike!Bike! Everywhere, which is an online conference that happened last year.  It will happen again this year or next.  If you'd like, I can add you to the listserve for B!B!E! organizing volunteers.  Just let me know.
  • Regional conferences happen whenever someone in a region decides to throw one!  And/or are decided regionally.  I don't know what the history of regional B!B!s is in your region, but if you decide to host one, we can set you up with admin access to a bikebike.org page for it.   

    You can take a look at https://en.bikebike.org/conferences/ to see what's happened in the past.  (Big and regional.  Not all past conferences are listed.) 

    Ways to reach out to people in your region include the ThinkTank listserv ( https://www.bikecollectives.org/#think-tank-register ), social media (good luck, I have no idea), and doing a search for community bike orgs in various cities and towns in your region and updating the page on the wiki at https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/Community_Bicycle_Organizations or letting me know so I can, and then dropping an email or a postcard or a phone call or something.

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