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.
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.
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.