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Davis Bike Collective - a community bicycle organization in Davis, California.
Shop Hours: Mondays 1 - 5 pm | Wednesday, Thursday 4 - 8 pm | Saturdays (varies, call ahead)
Open Bike Night

Open Bike Night is a time to use the space at the Bike Forth for both workshops and all kinds of fun stuff (bike-related fun will be given priority!). Open Bike Night is every Monday night starting at 6:30 pm at Bike Forth. Anyone is welcome to participate or put on an event that is 30 minutes to 2 hours long. Send an email to openbikenight@davisbikecollective.org if you would like to host an event or have any questions.

Schedule

Please refer to our events calendar for upcoming Open Bike Nights.

Past Events

Date Event
Ministers
November 29 Movie: TBA Jason
November 22 DIY Braze-ons Jonathan
November 15 Wheelbuilding Workshop Robbie
November 8 Future of the Davis Bike Collective w/ Jon Li Jason/Sarah
November 1 Brakes workshop Jason
October 25 Bicycle Costumes Jason
October 18 Bike Chairs Angel
October 11 Wheel Truing and Spoke Replacement Jason
October 4 Lights/Fenders/Flats/Welcome Darin
September 27 Lights with Jan Jan
September 20 Work party Darin
September 13 Music Concert Clinton and Darin
September 6 Bikestravaganza! Sarah
August 30 Mystery/surprise workshop Angel
August 23 See and be seen: All about bike lights Jan
August 16 Bucket Panniers Angel and April
August 9 Skit about brakes Jason, Adam and Jan
August 2 Davis Dollars Presentation Darin and Nick
July 26 Work party Matt
July 19 Headsets and stems Roi
July 12 Tool overview Jason
July 5 Music: Glacier Saint, Poppet, Doofy Doo Darach
June 28 Movie – B.I.K.E. Jason
June 21 Summer Solstice Ride Angel
June 14 Metalworking Skills 2 Matt/Robbie
June 7 Pump repair workshop Jason
May 31 Movie (Rad – It’s like Karate Kid on wheels!)
May 24 Wheel Building
May 17 Bike Jewelry & Bucket Panniers (DIY Night) Darin and Roi?
May 10 Funny Bike Potluck! Matt
May 3 City Council Candidate Transportation Forum Darach
April 26 Bike Checkup and Clinic (to prep for Bike Month) Roi
April 19 Metalworking Matt
April 12 Reshowing of 2008 Davis Bicycle Film Fest & Potluck Angel
April 5 How to clean your bike (end of winter rejuvination) Jason
March 30 Autumn Sky & Michelle Blades Jonathan, Clinton
March 22 Spring Break!  Night Ride to Winters Angel
March 15 Wheelbuildling Jonathan, Robbie
March 8 Movie: Quicksilver Jason
March 1 How to clean your bike Jason
Feb 22 Volunteer Consensus and Facilitation Workshop Jason
Feb 1 Headsets Roi, Jonathan
Feb 1 Potluck and short stories Jonathan
Feb 8 Cranks & Pedals cancelled
Feb 8 T-Shirt Screen Printing and Bike Jewelry Angel, Jason
Feb 15 Cables Robbie
Feb 15 Game Night Robbie
Jan 25 Frames with James Jason
Jan 25 Movie: American Flyers Jason
Jan 18 People Skills Angel, Jason
Jan 18 Jewelry from Bike Parts Angel, Obijan
Jan 11 Tube patching and tires Jonathan, Angel
Jan 11 Music: Nat Lefkoff, Ricky Berger and Garrett Pierce Clinton, Jonathan
Jan 4 Derailluers Jason, Matt, Jan
Jan 4 Movie: The Triplets of Belleville Jason
Dec 21 Consensus Angel, Jonathan
Dec 21 Winter Solstice Night Ride to Winters Angel, Jonathan
Dec 14 Bike Hacks: bucket panniers and tire fenders Jason, Roi
Dec 14 Screen printing Jason, Roi
Dec 7 Brakes Jason, Darin
Dec 7 Meet the Davis Bike Committee Jason
Nov 30 Bottom Brackets Robbie, Darach
Nov 30 Music (Andreas) Robbie
Nov 23 Hubs: A look into the grease Jason, Janaki
Nov 23 Thanksgiving potluck with poetry reading Jason
Nov 16 Wheel truing: with and without a stand Angel, Jonathan
Nov 16 DIY Fenders Darin, Jason
Nov 9 Tools. An overview of ALL the tools we have and what they do Jason, Jonathan
Nov 9 Movie: The Bicycle Thief Jason

Ideas for fun

  • How-to workshops: bucket panniers, DIY fenders, coaster brake rebuilds, Scraper and/or mutant bike building/retrofitting
  • Rides: night rides to Winters, casual town rides, coaster brake rebuild relay
  • Creative: screen printing, T-shirt designing, radio promo, flyer making, designing, distributing
  • Sporting: bike polo, races, planning for such
  • Entertainment: movie night (perhaps a fallback), acoustic or otherwise quiet music, open mic night, poetry reading
  • Improving the space: workparty, mural designing, painting
  • General potluck, homebrew tasting, and carousing!
  • Guest lectures
  • some time in April: a reshowing of the davis bike film fest. a few weeks before the reshowing on campus. see angel or davis bicycles for more info.

Workshop Topics

  • Consensus
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Coaster hubs
  • Wheel hubs
  • Freewheels and cassettes and chains
  • Wheel truing and spoke replacement
  • Wheel building & rim straightening
  • Patching tubes, removing and reseating tires
  • Cranks: taper, cotter pin, hollow core. Removing, reseating, rethreading pedals
  • Bottom brackets, types, rebuilds
  • Unfreezing frozen parts
  • Brakes (standard), cables housing, levers, types, pads, balancing, aligning
  • Brakes (disc)
  • Shifters and deraileurs
  • Headsets, crown races, cups, stems. Threaded v threadless.
  • Bike fit
  • Bike lights
  • Shop management, greeting, teaching, conflict resolution
  • Collective Philosophy (why not sell bikes, fix bikes, gender, class, anarchy, consensus, roots)
  • Money. Economics, pricing, purchasing, reimbursement
  • Tools. An overview of ALL the tools we have and what they do
  • Bicycle cleaning
  • Basic metal working

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Davis, CA

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