A place to learn how to make bikes. You keep the skills, your first bike goes to someone who really needs it.
The Bicycle Academy is a new enterprise providing people with the skills and facilities to design and make their own bikes.
Frame building will be taught by the legendary Brian Curtis as evening classes or short weekday courses. As part of the learning process each student will make a frame designed specifically for use in Africa. Once graduated students will be able to use The Bicycle Academy workshop to hone their skills and build their own frames.
To get the project up and running we’re going to crowd fund The Bicycle Academy using peoplefund and that’s why we need your help. We’ve got the workshop, but haven’t got anything to fill it with - We need to buy brazing stations, a lathe, a pillar drill, jigs and a full complement of bike tools.
Please support us by making a pledge during our 6 week crowd funding campaign at http://www.peoplefund.it/the-bicycle-academy from the 1st of November.