Calling all bike mechanics! Whether you are a pro or an amateur looking to beef (or veggie) up your skills, we need help building bikes for two awesome programs, Bici Libre and Pedals for the People (PftP).
We've decided to now hold this event on a monthly basis! The Bike Building Party will take place on on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 12pm — 5pm at Kickstand.
There will be food, drink, fun, and plenty of mechanical support for those who need guidance.
>> About Bici Libre >>
Bici Libre is a project of the AMS Bicycle Co-op and Bike Kitchen. The initiative rebuilds used bikes for the use of migrant farm workers across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Farm workers that come from other countries via the Temporary Foreign Workers Program often live at the farms on which they work, far from town centres and with limited access to basic necessities.
Their time off is limited and with mobility restrictions, workers often face difficulties accessing services like banking, medical care and groceries. Their goal is to support workers during their stay and to ensure transportation is not a limitation in their life in Canada.
Fore more information, visit: bikecoop.ca/bici-libre/
>> About PftP >>
Pedals for the People is a project of Our Community Bikes. The intent of this program is to provide affordable, sustainable transportation to members of our community who would otherwise be without. This includes people who are experiencing hardship in their lives that affect their overall wellbeing and their ability to obtain a bicycle.
For more information, visit: pedalpower.org/
Let's have fun and build bikes without oppressive language and behaviour. No racism, ableism, classism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia or criticism of people's mechanical skills!