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Seeking Cycling Magazines and Other Collage-able Bike Materials - Blackstone Bicycle Works Pop-up Art Shop

Hi All, Blackstone Bicycle Works is developing a pop-up shop of youth co-produced, bike-themed items FOR SALE! (See one of our first shirts below). We are looking for bike-related magazines and other…Continue

Tags: #art, #bbw, #blackstone, #popupshop, #bikeart

Started Mar 7

Seeking Teaching Artist to Create a Pop-up Shop with Youths at Blackstone Bicycle Works
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Seeking Teaching Artist to Create a Pop-up Shop with Youths at Blackstone Bicycle WorksBBW’s Friday Arts Workshop is creating bike-related artist collaborations with youths for a pop-up shop.…Continue

Tags: #blackstonebicycleworks, #bbw

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Searle Feb 19.

The BLK Bike Panel & Discussion @ Experimental Station (Blackstone Bicycle Works): honoring historic Black cyclists, highlighting Black-led Chicago cycling groups, and connecting cycling advocates
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The BLK Bike Panel & Discussion: honoring historic Black cyclists, highlighting Black-led Chicago cycling groups, and connecting cycling advocatesSaturday, February 23rd, 2-4PMThe BLK Bike Panel…Continue

Tags: #blackcyclist, #blackcycling, #southside, #blackstonebicycleworks, #blackpeopleonbikes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Searle Feb 14.

Hiring Program Manager for Blackstone Bicycle Works, South Side youth education program and community bike shop

Hello Chainlink!We are hiring a Program Manager for Blackstone Bicycle Works, our youth education program and community bike shop located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago.We have revamped the…Continue

Started Jul 25, 2018

 

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Seeking Cycling Magazines and Other Collage-able Bike Materials - Blackstone Bicycle Works Pop-up Art Shop

Hi All, Blackstone Bicycle Works is developing a pop-up shop of youth co-produced, bike-themed items FOR SALE! (See one of our first shirts below). We are looking for bike-related magazines and other collage-able bike related materials to use for our projects (buttons, more t-shirts, posters, calendar...). We also need magazines featuring POC. Even better if you have magazines that feature black and brown people on bikes!If you want to know more about this project, or want to support it in some…See More
Mar 7
Matthew Searle joined Andrew St. Paul's group
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Out Our Front Door

Providing resources and adventuresAn all volunteer bike camping community who plan on contributing back to the regional trails we ride on.www.outourfrontdoor.orgPosting rides, open meetings and opportunities here on the Chainlink for people who would like to get more involved. See More
Mar 7
Matthew Searle replied to Matthew Searle's discussion Seeking Teaching Artist to Create a Pop-up Shop with Youths at Blackstone Bicycle Works
"Thanks, KB! CAR's website is getting revamped so I can't post to it right now unfortunately!!"
Feb 19
kb replied to Matthew Searle's discussion Seeking Teaching Artist to Create a Pop-up Shop with Youths at Blackstone Bicycle Works
"This is so rad, I'll share this in my networks! If you haven't already checked it out-- I've had lots of luck posting on Chicago Artists Resources for a similarly structured program. http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/"
Feb 19
Matthew Searle posted a discussion

Seeking Teaching Artist to Create a Pop-up Shop with Youths at Blackstone Bicycle Works

Seeking Teaching Artist to Create a Pop-up Shop with Youths at Blackstone Bicycle WorksBBW’s Friday Arts Workshop is creating bike-related artist collaborations with youths for a pop-up shop.Our Lead Teaching Artist will be:youth-focusedco-producing the project with underserved youths of color, primarily ages 8-13facilitating a weekly informal learning environment that…See More
Feb 15
Matthew Searle replied to Matthew Searle's discussion The BLK Bike Panel & Discussion @ Experimental Station (Blackstone Bicycle Works): honoring historic Black cyclists, highlighting Black-led Chicago cycling groups, and connecting cycling advocates
"Thanks, John. Really wonderful article. Hope you can come to the event!"
Feb 14
John Greenfield replied to Matthew Searle's discussion The BLK Bike Panel & Discussion @ Experimental Station (Blackstone Bicycle Works): honoring historic Black cyclists, highlighting Black-led Chicago cycling groups, and connecting cycling advocates
Feb 14
John Greenfield replied to Matthew Searle's discussion The BLK Bike Panel & Discussion @ Experimental Station (Blackstone Bicycle Works): honoring historic Black cyclists, highlighting Black-led Chicago cycling groups, and connecting cycling advocates
Feb 14
Matthew Searle posted a discussion

The BLK Bike Panel & Discussion @ Experimental Station (Blackstone Bicycle Works): honoring historic Black cyclists, highlighting Black-led Chicago cycling groups, and connecting cycling advocates

The BLK Bike Panel & Discussion: honoring historic Black cyclists, highlighting Black-led Chicago cycling groups, and connecting cycling advocatesSaturday, February 23rd, 2-4PMThe BLK Bike Panel & Discussion is an event that is autonomously organized by a few cyclists on the Southside with the intention of getting black cyclists in a room to discuss collaborations, barriers that stunt our collective efforts to get more black people riding, and ways in which to overcome those…See More
Feb 13
Matthew Searle posted a discussion

Hiring Program Manager for Blackstone Bicycle Works, South Side youth education program and community bike shop

Hello Chainlink!We are hiring a Program Manager for Blackstone Bicycle Works, our youth education program and community bike shop located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago.We have revamped the position and hiring process to draw candidates from a broader range of backgrounds. Please help us get the word out!More information and the application process can be found here on our website. Applications are due…See More
Jul 25, 2018
Yasmeen replied to Matthew Searle's discussion Blackstone Bicycle Works featured in Bittersweet Monthly Article
"LOVE this. Thank you for sharing!"
Feb 16, 2018
Matthew Searle posted a discussion

Blackstone Bicycle Works featured in Bittersweet Monthly Article

Blackstone Bicycle Works had a nice feature in an online publication called Bittersweet Monthly. Photographer David Johnson has been coming through to meet with and photograph the program, including coming out to cyclocross races this past season."Aaron Davis is 19 and building bikes to build his future. Should you be cycling through or near the south side of Chicago and happen to need help…See More
Feb 16, 2018

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking, My business involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Promoting support for Chicago's Blackstone Bicycle Works
About me:
Assistant Director at Experimental Station, home of our youth education program, Blackstone Bicycle Works
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://experimentalstation.org/blackstone
My first bike:
It had a symbol on the handlebars that looked like two bare feet next to each other - and it braked by pedalling backwards.

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