Grow Your Own

Steel, carbon, aluminum….bamboo? Yes, your next bike could be compostable! Brooklyn’s Bamboo Bike Studio is taking bike-making out to the fields and into the hands of crafty consumers with their do-it-yourself Bamboo Bike Kit.

The kit contains all the tools , supplies and step-by-step instructions needed to craft your own ride, in your own workshop, to your own soundtrack. (Warning: bamboo harvesting, scissors and Black Keys single not included!) BBS will support you with advice and problem-solving to ensure that you end up with a well-functioning machine. Beyond the kit, they also offer 2-day workshops in Brooklyn and San Francisco and are furthering the cause of transportation access by contributing to an independent bike building factory in Kumasi, Ghana.
photo: BBS