Local bike collective hosting DIY workshop
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 01:09
Little City Bike Collective will be hosting a Do It Yourself event Saturday from 11-5.
The event will be held behind Shakti in the Mountains at 409 E. Unaka Ave.
There is an outbuilding as well as an outdoor area where there will be an assortment of activities, demonstrations and displays throughout the day. In addition, there will be indoor festivities including DIY lectures and presentations, refreshments and live music.
The goal of this event is to exemplify the do it yourself culture that is growing across the world. The DIY event will allow attendees the opportunity to learn something new or accomplish a task independently.
The Do It Yourself culture is truly setting the stage for the future.
People have always loved learning how to be better in touch with their surroundings by problem solving life’s inevitable breakdowns and becoming proactive in keeping their world functioning.
Popular Science Magazine and Mechanix Illustrated are two of the original DIY magazines that most of us are familiar with, but localized Zins such as Johnson City’s own Fresh Mulch have given local communities the ability to exchange information and art free of charge.
Social trends including media and growing technology are the forecasts for our future constructs and the DIY approach is forging the way we do things.
Little City Bike Collective’s DIY event will provide an up-close-and-personal experience of the DIY culture.
The Little City Bike Collective is a non-profit bicycle advocacy group that hosts an educational resource center.
The mission of the Little City Bike Collective is to encourage and help facilitate the use of a fun, healthy and sustainable means of transportation. LCBC intends to meet a growing demand for this mode of transportation and recreation with open arms.
By providing services such as education, advocacy for the rights of cyclists, a sliding scale donation, a fully equipped facility for bike building and maintenance and a volunteer staff of bike mechanics LCBC can help all those who visit the facility.
If you don’t own a bike, no problem.
CBC provides a variety of bicycle frames and parts which have been generously acquired through all aspects of the community; so if you don’t have a bike don’t fret, just build your own.
Through the process of recycling old or unused bikes, LCBC helps those in need and supplies a demand for inexpensive transportation, the reduction of waste and the promotion of bike safety.
Tickets are $20; children under 16 get in free. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the day and T-shirts are available.
For questions, to donate time, food, bikes, parts and tools or money or to inquire about volunteering as a bike mechanic, contact Charis Hickson, head organizer of Little City Bike Collective, at 615-497-2194 or at email@example.com.