Bike!Bike! Northeast

Date(s) - Saturday 04/24/2010 - 04/25/2010
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bicycle organizers from not-so-far-off lands will converge on our post-industrial town for a meeting of the minds on all things bicycle culture in the northeast US. Discussions, skillsharing sessions, and bicycle fun. More info & Registration at


Community Bike Shop 101 (10a-12p @ TBR shop)
skillshare and best practices community bike shops

Welding for Dummies Like Us (10a-12p @ TBR alley/garage)
Learn the basics of arc welding steel bike parts.  Build a tall bike, a custom trailer, or weld your seat tube in place (no!! don’t do that!).

Advocacy for the Whole Family (10a-12p @ Sanctuary Stage)

commuting as families and advocating for the rights of young people to use bicycles as transportation.

Urban Riding Skillshare (10-12p @ Sanctuary Cafe)
discussion on rules of engagement for city riding
The Truth about Truing (1-2:10p @ TBR shop)
advanced wheel truing workshop

Educate, Advocate, Agitate – Media & Bikes (1-2:10p @ Sanctuary Stage)

with representatives of Streetfilms and Transportation Alternatives

Albany Bike Master Plan (1-2:10p @ Sanctuary Cafe)
Learn and talk about the plan with members of the Albany Bike Coalition
Mallets for the Masses (2:30-3:50 @ TBR alley/garage)
bike polo mallet making and demo session

Upcycling (2:30-3:50 @ Sanctuary Cafe)
turning non-recyclable bike parts into fun & useful things

Community Action Through Cycling (2:30-5p @ Sanctuary Stage):

“A Woman’s Bike Book”
a presentation and discussion with the author
Pedal People
how & why the Pedal People set up the cooperative trash collection business in NH MA
Village Bicycle Project
A Community bike project on the global scale

Hauling Stuff Show & Tell (4-5 @ Sanctuary Cafe)

How do you haul stuff? Homemade panniers, custom trailers, cargo bikes, and more.  Bring photos, plans, web links, and ideas!!

 MORE THINGS (Sat. & Sun.)

Bike Bike Rodeo (2-5 on Satrurday)
a bike rodeo for youth age 5-15 with a bike repair stand, safety check, and control obstacle course.  This event will happen from 2-5pm on the lot at 101st and 5th ave., near the Sanctuary.  Created by the Albany Bike Rescue team, with help from The Missing Link Street Ministry.

Community Lunch (12pm on Saturday)

There will be a vegetarian & vegan friendly community lunch prepared by the awesome Amy Halloran and served with the help of the BBNE Lunch Bunch.  Bike!Bike! Northeast is a low/no waste event, so please bring your own dish, cup, and utensil, or use the extras provided.  There will also be an outdoor washing station for dishes.  The Community Lunch is  sponsored by the Honest Weight Food Coop.

Sanctuary Potluck (5:30 pm on Saturday)

The Sanctuary community will come together to create a potluck style gathering before the film screening.  Local community members are encouraged to bring a tasty dish.  This meal will also be sponsored in part by the Honest Weight Food Coop.

Veer Screening & BBNE Dance Party with 2 Live Bands
YES! There will be a party Saturday night.  First a screening of the movie Veer about the thriving bicycle culture in Portland, Oregon at 7pm, and then a rockin dance party with live bands, Blister Pack (Worcester, MA), and Beware! The Other Head of Science (Albany, NY) beginning at 9pm.

Wrap-up Brunch (10a-12p on Sunday)

Join local and regional cycling activists and a strategic conversation to think about how to better network our efforts. …. and bagels and coffee and stuff.

Tri-County Ride & Polo Spring BBQ Kick-off (12 or 1pm Sunday)

Let’s take a Sunday afternoon ride over the Hudson into Waterford, Cohoes, and Green Island.  The ride will end at the Spring Polo BBQ Kickoff under the Rt. 7 bridge in Green Island.