Build a Bike

In five days we will build a “freedom machine” from scratch! Working with a renowned bicycle framebuilder, students will cut steel, file and prep, fit tubes and lugs, braze it all up, and ready the completed frame for powder coating. …three days down. On the fourth, while the frame is being powder coated, we will go for a leisurely ride (bikes provided), have a picnic, brew some coffee, enjoy a bit of two-wheeling comradery. On day five we will work with a local master mechanic to build up the complete bike in time to be ridden in to the Spring Breakthrough closing ceremony. When we are not working together with our hands we will learn about some fascinating moments in the social and economic history of the bicycle, bicyclists, and bicycle fabricators.