The Bike Church will be hosting a regional bike conference the weekend of February 20th and 21st.
The conference, planned for Saturday and Sunday will be composed of 9 workshops, five Saturday afternoon and four Sunday morning (scheduled mostly in pairs so that the most someone could attend are six). The conference will conclude with a round table discussion on future bay area bike project coordination.
Here is a final list of workshops for the weekend: Mobile Bike Repair: A new project will be presenting how they've structured their efforts around mobile bike repair. Bike Library: The UCSC Bike Library will be presenting info on their yearly Bike Culture & Community class and the bicycle library that was born from the class. Safer Spaces: An open discussion on the ways to keep a shop a safe space for people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientation. Wheel-building Workshop: The step by step process of building a bomb-proof wheel. Frame-building and Modification: A frame builder goes over the ins and outs of building, repairing, and modifying bicycle frames. Serving Spanish Speaking Patrons: An open discussion about experiences and ideas about how to better serve Spanish speaking individuals. Lowbagger Touring: How to tour with little or now money, from building your own stove to camping like a ninja. Internal 3-speeds: A workshop designed to make people more comfortable with those mysterious and frightening hub inner-workings Consensus Decision-making: How do you run a meeting and make sure every voice is heard? Here's why consensus decision-making might be the answer and how it works. Wrap-up meeting: A discussion on what worked this weekend, what didn't, and a discussion on future Bay Area collaboration.
Registration will be Saturday the 20th from 10am to 2:30pm. We'll accept donations to help recoup expenses, but no one will be turned away.
Bike Church friends and mechanics will be sharing their homes with participant who are interested. Contact Adam at eight three one / eight two four - four six one three to coordinate housing.
Saturday Night: Moonlight Bike Ride! Saturday Night: Rock and Roll Show! Sunday Afternoon: Exploring Santa Cruz and Its Surrounding Areas by Bike!