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Bikes For All

My personal mission
is to bring as many
people in contact with
bikes as possible, and
Personal mission
to do this in way that
changes the way they
interact with the world
and interact with their
fellow man.
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Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC)

Promote the Restoration of the


Woonasquatucket River as an
Environmental and Recreational Asset
The Fred Lippett Greenway Bike Path
RED SHED

BIKE SHOP
Promote biking and bike use along the greenway.
the Red Shed is two shipping containers, many bikes, tools, helmets, work
stands, and one mechanic and many neighborhood kids.
All of the pieces already exist for a successful
venture and an opportunity to make a designed
success. A lot of the relationships between the
entities are occurring already just not in a grow-
ing and sustainable manner.

current future

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red shed
bike shop shed bike shop
community
community
Tools for observation of current situation

direct observation

interviews

participatory observation

collective brainstorming

precedence
Direct observation

bike shop, WRWC office, community

WRWC office
Interviews informally with wrwc staff, red shed bike shop mechanic where they expressed their frustrations and problems with
the current system.

Amanda Lisa Warren


formal video
interviews of new
target customers
and users
When asked what is the worst part of biking these were some of the responses:

embed video

Safe bike routes are key to developing a customer base.


participatory observation

opening, organizing, and working in the shop


collective brainstorming with staff
precedents

burlington

portland

denver
chicago
san fransico morgantown arlington

austin
Positive Spin the Bikery Working Bikes

Morgantown, WV Seattle, WA Chicago , Il

base bike price on hours of collaborating with other bike bikes form target and walmart
information work
gleaned orgs to get donated bikes are not worth repairing

fund activities teaching conscious consideration of


classes on bike safety to under served sectors of bike
schools community

can use their volunteer man- need to have a method for


ual as a starting point. getting rid of broken bike
parts and frames.
identification of problems
organization of problems

high level : community

medium level : wrwc

low level : shop


what I can do for you: deliverables

system that works

set of tools to operate and achieve mission

model for semi sustainability

future direction - plan


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RED SHED
RED SHED Riverside Mills Park
Olneyville, RI
Name:

BIKE SHOP

BIKE SHOP
RED SHED
Proceeds benifit the Red Shed
27 Sims Ave.
Providence, RI
Photo BIKE SHOP PRICE: Bike Shop in association with:

HOURS:
www.wrwc.org
Ph: 401.861.9046 Photo #

Bike Rental Form SIZE:


The Red Shed Bike Shop (RSBS) is a Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) project that Wednesday – Friday 3:00pm – 7:00pm
provides youth bike education classes, bike rental, bike repairs and bike sales in an effort to encour-
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
age bike use on the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway. This agreement gives your child
permission to participate in the activities of the Red Shed Bike Shop and certifies that the participant DATE:
Programs for
agrees to follow the rules and procedures for participation in activities. The RSBS will be open for bike
rental from May 1, 2010 through September 2010.

By signing, customers agree to the following rental terms:


1. Bike rentals are $5.oo for three hours, and $5.oo for every hour over three hours.
2. If the bike is not returned the day of the rental a $5o.oo charge will be applied.
the community: SOLD TO:
3. If the bike is not returned by the next day of the rental the renter will be charged for the value of
the bike.
4. The bike renter agrees to report any broken bicycle parts to RSBS staff for repair. Bike Rides:
BRAND:
5. The bike renter agrees to wear a helmet when riding a bike rented by the RSBS.
6. The bike renter agrees to respect rental bikes and not to abuse or cause undue harm or damage to Thursdays 5:30pm
rental bikes.
7. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
8. RSBS and WRWC shall not be held liable for any damage caused by the renter nor injury sustained
while using rental bikes.
Classes (coming soon!):
Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30pm – 5:00pm
SOLD BY:
9. The bike renter agrees to leave a photo ID with RSBS staff as collateral while renting bikes and agrees
to pay all rental fees and/or cost of damage to bikes before the ID will be returned.

Number of Bikes Rented: 1 2 3 4 5


Open Shop: (PRINT PLEASE)
Bike Renter’s Name: Phone:
Thursday, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Address: City: State: Zip:

STAFF SIGNATURE:
Signature: Date:

RED SHED

BIKE SHOP
RED SHED
Signature:

Address:

Bike Renter’s Name:

Number of Bikes Rented:

to pay all rental fees and/or cost of damage to bikes before the ID will be returned.
9. The bike renter agrees to leave a photo ID with RSBS staff as collateral while renting bikes and agrees
while using rental bikes.
8. RSBS and WRWC shall not be held liable for any damage caused by the renter nor injury sustained
7. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
rental bikes.
6. The bike renter agrees to respect rental bikes and not to abuse or cause undue harm or damage to
5. The bike renter agrees to wear a helmet when riding a bike rented by the RSBS.
4. The bike renter agrees to report any broken bicycle parts to RSBS staff for repair.
the bike.
3. If the bike is not returned by the next day of the rental the renter will be charged for the value of
2. If the bike is not returned the day of the rental a $5o.oo charge will be applied.
1. Bike rentals are $5.oo for three hours, and $5.oo for every hour over three hours.
By signing, customers agree to the following rental terms:

rental from May 1, 2010 through September 2010.


agrees to follow the rules and procedures for participation in activities. The RSBS will be open for bike
permission to participate in the activities of the Red Shed Bike Shop and certifies that the participant
age bike use on the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway. This agreement gives your child
provides youth bike education classes, bike rental, bike repairs and bike sales in an effort to encour-
The Red Shed Bike Shop (RSBS) is a Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) project that
RED SHED
BIKE SHOP BIKE SHOP
Price List: CLASSES:
new tube: $3

1
used tube: $1 FLAT TIRE: June 6

Bike Rental Form


2
tune up: $20
DRIVE CHAIN: June 13
brakes: $8

City:

3
wheel trueing: $8
BRAKES: June 20

Ph: 401.861.9046
www.wrwc.org
Providence, RI
27 Sims Ave.

Olneyville, RI
Riverside Mills Park
flat tire: $10 + tube

4
WHEELS: June 27

5
State:

Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Phone:

Name:
Photo #
Saturday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Photo
Zip:
Date:
the number one repair dealt with at the shop are flat tires

participant in the
program comes in
with a flat tire.

more than one hole = trash

patch 3 get the worst one free

can’t pay?

one hole = $1 refund

2 repaired tubes go
red shed classes teach to shop stock
- changing flat -
- patching tubes -
- not riding on flat tires -

replacement tube:
patched = $2
new = $3
semi-sustainability

If the red shed bike shop can sell between 9 and 10 bikes a month it can cover nearly half of its operational expenses. This would
result in around $900 in income per month and cover the mechanics labor for the month. This should approach long term manager
free stainability.

80 mechanic work hours a month

20hrs 20hrs 20hrs 20hrs

9
between 8 and 9hrs per bike

x
Bike Sale Pilot

took to Whole
Foods Bike event
4 broken used
bikes

repair

The pilot showed


that this model
has the potential
to work. Further
sales need to be
held on a larger
scale to prove
it can reach the
proposed level of
9 bikes a month.

money from the


sale was put back
into the Red Shed
advertising: pamphlets, fliers, events, banners
Budget expense amount

labor
20hrs x $12.00 mechanic $960
20hrs x $12.00 manager $960
materials $100
new tubes $ 30
tube repair kits $ 12

total $2062/month

income amount

bike sales 9X100 $900


repairs $ 80
tube sales $ 30
tube repair kits $ 12

$1122/month

total net loss each month of $942


future direction - plan

- Phased approach to success

- Future concepts for expansion of the Red Shed

Franchise, put red bike sheds along all of


Providence’s large bike paths. selling drinks and
snacks in addition to bike repairs.

Improvement of bike path from providence mall to


riverside park so it is all off street
trail.

Install another red shed at start of path in down


town providence renting bikes to ride the entire trail.

Student bike rental service - a set fee for renting


a bike for the school year, return it when you are
done.

Community events to advertise the Red Shed and


create community.
Phased Plan

phase 1 phase 2 phase 3

organize shop increase interaction and time expand red shed fran-
spent at the shed by wrwc chise to areas along oth-
develop forms for use at staff er providence bike paths
the shop
system for oversight by wrwc improve transitions on
develop shop lay out staff current greenway, de-
velop separate path from
develop shop protocols set up a monthly meeting to traffic
show wrwc the progress be-
develop shop infrastruc- ing made on the shed and develop bike school year
ture sales stats rental program

pilot bike sale


increase Red Shed skill set to
design outside structure include management in me-
chanics job
Work to get the greenway bike path 100% off street.

Rent bikes at the start of the greenway in downtown Providence, this


would increase the exposure of the greenway and Olneyville.

RED SHED
BIKE SHOP
RED SHED
BIKE SHOP
Franchise
New Red
Sheds are
added along
Providence’s
major bike
paths offering
drinks and
snacks.

RED SHED
BIKE SHOP

RED SHED
BIKE SHOP

RED SHED
BIKE SHOP

RED SHED
BIKE SHOP
Student Bike Rental

Winter
Bike repairs and
Students rent bikes in
maintenance are
the fall for $50 to $100
free throughout
for the school year.
the school year.

Spring Fall

Summer

Over the summer the Red Shed either stores bikes


or add bikes to the fleet of rental bikes or sells them.
Community Involvement