The AMS Bike Co-op provides students and the wider community with an accessible environment where they can learn to fix bicycles, share resources, and work together. Among other cycling education initiatives, outreach, and advocacy, the AMS Bike Co-op runs a program called Bici Libre. Bici Libre provides bikes and mechanical assistance to seasonal agricultural workers in the Fraser Valley who have little or no access to autonomous mobility to get groceries, access medical services, or to get off the farm for any reason. Read more about the AMS Bike Co-op and Bici Libre.
For this placement, the AMS Bike Co-op is partnering with Kickstand, a community bike shop in East Vancouver that is volunteer-run and low-barrier. This allows community members who may not otherwise be able to afford to maintain their means of transportation. Read more about Kickstand.