Our story is rooted in a personal and professional appreciation for bicycling— the best solution to simple, self-propelled, affordable (and enjoyable) transportation we’ve found, meeting the needs of a world burdened with dwindling resources and an ongoing climate and energy crisis. We add to these intrinsic benefits in two ways: first, by teaching our students to build their own bicycles, from scratch, establishing an active, self-invested relationship between person and product. Second, by employing bamboo, a renewable, fast-growing resource and a performance-positive alternative to steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, as our frame material. Eco-friendly and technically premium, bamboo enables our students to do the previously impossible: fabricate a bike frame in just one weekend.