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Bamboo Bike Studio

by Karen Day in Tech on 01 May 2009

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If Robinson Crusoe were to have a bike, today he would have made it at Bamboo Bikes Studio. The weekend workshop allows you to build your own bamboo dream bike, helping out Mother Nature while kitting yourself out with a sustainable, one-of-a-kind bicycle.

Bamboo Bikes' mission is pretty simple. Their goal is to provide cyclists the experience of building their own ride from scratch, while also advancing sustainable development by financing bamboo bike factories in Africa and South America. The project provides real and long-term economic inputs while delivering an affordable, socially beneficial product back to their own communities.

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Already partnering with The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Millennium Cities Initiative to create the first bamboo bike factory in Ghana, Bamboo Bikes Studio is teaming up with Bushwick's 20000-sqaure-foot creative hub 3rd Ward this Sunday, 3 May 2009, for the launch of the website and workshop.

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The party will play backdrop to a mass of activities like bike competitions, badminton, live screen-printing, music videos, bands, drinks, BBQ and more, all celebrating the fact bikes are a reliable and cheap form of transportation and can actually improve access to jobs, commerce, education, basic food and water resources and health care.

The purchase of any annual 3rd Ward membership will gain you a free subscription to Time Out New York, free or discounted classes, admission to 3rd Ward events and unlimited use of co-working space.

Green Bikes Birthday Block Party
3 May 2009
3rd Ward Gallery
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237 map
tel. +1 718 715 4961

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