The Fábrica is a new cooperative workspace for textile arts here in Santa Cruz. The Fábrica is a place to work on projects or learn to sew, knit, etc. We house tools and materials for creating projects, including sewing machines, salvaged materials, and reference books. We offer focused topical classes, as well as open shop time to work on projects or sit around stitching with others. And we're especially excited to help people fix, re-purpose and reuse! Our current open-shop hours are Mondays 4-7pm, Tuesdays 10am-1pm, Thursdays 2-5pm, Saturdays 4-7pm and Sundays 6-9pm. Come by to pick up a calendar or check out our website! Donations of any textile arts tools/materials or financial contributions are greatly appreciated.
Pedalers Express, a worker owned and managed collective, has been providing non-polluting, human powered delivery service to the greater Santa Cruz area since 1994. PedX is the only local delivery service to offer 1 hour ASAP service within the city of Santa Cruz. Riders and dispatchers are friendly, reliable, and experienced. Say hello to them next door to the Bike Church or learn more here.
Bike! Bike! is an annual conference of community bicycle projects from around the US, Canada, and abroad. This year, it will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia from June 21-24. For more information or to learn ways you can get involved, read more about it here.
Other Local Bike Projects
Bike Santa Cruz County
Since the late 1980's, Bike Santa Cruz County has been Santa Cruz's Advocate for human powered transportation and sustainable development. Through the consistent efforts of organizers and activists, Bike Santa Cruz County has brought us the great meadow path on UCSC, bike lanes on Soquel Ave., bikes on buses, and much much more. To learn more, support their efforts and get involved, go to the Bike Santa Cruz County website.
Frances Cycles is the project of Bike Church mechanic Joshua Muir. Josh specializes in custom frameset design and steel fabrication, as well as frame repair. Visit his website to learn more.