• Here is what the project offers CouchSurfers....

    This project allows Couchsurfers the opportunity of
    borrowing a bike for up to 7 days for free (although donations are welcomed, to keep the keep the bikes in road-worthy condition).

    Berlin is a flat, relatively safe and wonderful place to cycle about. It has many cycle paths that run through the numerous parks and quieter roads, for those not wanting to use the main roads.

    Please check my profile and blog - www.bikesurfberlin.blogspot.de - to see details of BikeSurfBerlin project.

    Please see my profile or blog for bike photos and to check availability of the bikes using the bike calendars. Then fill in the bikesurf request form on my profile or on the blog, if wishing to request a bike.

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    Here is what CouchSurfers can offer the project...
    (Ask not what BikeSurfBerlin can do for you, but what you can do for BikeSurfBerlin;-)

    How you can help this project expand...
    1) I need some team-mates to help me co-ordinate the project, fix bikes, help with my guide to "things to do" (see www.bikesurfberlin.blogspot.com)
    2) Need more bike donations and bike parts and I want to keep the amount I need to invest in the project to a minimum
    3) I am looking for some hof or backyard that is accessible to public 24 hours a day, in Kreuzberg/ Kreuzkolln area, and ideally offers some shelter from the rain... why? I don't want to the leave my bikes on the street overnight... any suggestions for such a location? Note that there would only be 1-2 bikes there at any one time (ie it does not have to be a huge space) as the turnover of bikes is so fast these days.
    4) Interested and/or experienced in making T-shirts? looking for someone to screen print/bleach/ink T-shirts with our new logo!!!

    If you have any ideas, just post on this thread or if you wish to send more private information please Message me through CouchSurfing.

    I look forward to reading your comments.

    jBSB
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    Thanks Binary!!!

    Didn't know that KOPI has everything we could need for printing... Will be asking about it on Friday for sure.

    Do you think that anyone in KOPI would be interested in actually making some T-shirts for the project if we provided materials and donation? There would be lots of people I know that would be interested in learnig how to do this also, if they are willing to teach :-)
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    Great! I have some tools but can found looking for parts and repairing bicycles in KOPI 137 on Friday afternoons.

    Hope to see you and anyone else interested in helping with repairs there.

    jBSB
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    Video shoot for project this Saturday from 10:00am.

    Extra help would be welcomed :-)

    Shooting Kreuzberg then around Mitte.
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    Bikes available from next week.

    Check calendars and fill in form.
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    Will be in KOPI 137 tomorrow afternoon.

    Any bike issues, or you want to see how to repair bikes, come around! Approx 14:00 to 17:00.

    jBSB
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    T-shorts will be happening soon.... Can't wait.

    available in two styles...

    bleached and inked - bit rudimentary, but gotta start somewhere.
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    Another thought-provoking and bike filled day in KOPI 137.

    Thanks fo the parts! Now DDRstyle is back in action!
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    Another bike has entered service with us:

    Medium Maxi - Mountain bike - check photo on my profile!

    That makes 11 bikes fully operational. Hectisch!
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    Video shoot day #1 is a wrap!

    Beautiful weather, beautiful people, beautiful Berlin --> five stars *****

    Video to be edited, then posted on the blog.

    bikesurfberliin.blogspot.com

    Watch this space for more details
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    Still hqve 2 bikes to avail of starting Monday.

    Enjoying cycling in Berlin in the sunny summer can't be beaten!
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    Another bike being added to the fleet soon courtesy of Felipe (spandau)...

    Yeah!
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    Is spandau really berlin?sounds like brandenburg to me
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    with 11 bikes the project is growing fast.
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    This is a FANTASTICHE idea !! :) i of course wanty to donate and pay for the bike i use!!

    thank you i will definetly try to contact you.

    danke again :)
    steve
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    After today, the fleet will be 12 ,)

    Enjoy cycling and couchsurfing in Berlin !

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    Actually Can, it is 13!!!

    Got another bike yesterday - Magrela

    Details on bikesurfberlin.blogspot.de and photos on my CS profile too.

    Such generous souls in CS-land!
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    So does this mean there are 2-3 bikes free now?
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    looking at calendar, it would appear so!
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    28/8 is the next bike auction.

    See events calendar on blog

    bikesurfberlin.blogspot.com
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    most of the bikes will be booked out from 2 sept to 11 sept... after this service will resume... see calendars for details
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    update of my bike trek adventure to odessa and then through italy can be found on the blog

    bikesurfberlin.blogspot.com --- on the right hand side of page
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    hope the project still going strong; not currently in berlin
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    Thank you so much for this opportunity,

    Enjoy Berlin by BikeSurfing
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    Hey all,

    Just to keep you all informed that BSB will run into the winter if there is demand. But you may need your own snow tyres come December.

    jG
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    We should create Ski Surfing Berlin
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    Severak bikes available for next week :)
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    Sad! A bike has gone missing, and a CS profile with it. Fortunately this is only the first time this has happened since BikeSurf was born. Even more fortunately, generous people keep on giving and giving, so our bike supply will not disappear any time soon.
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    A pity for the Bike Surfing project. It is not so nice to see that such incidents can happen even in a colourful and trustworthy community like this..

    If there is no one else, I can pick up the sweet pink bike on 18th, Tuesday.

    Hope to add this generous donation to the gang soon
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    Thx for your support!!!
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    what a great welcoming you wish to me by giving me the possibility of run a bike suddently! thank you very much guys and I wish that in other places will grow up activities like this.
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    Crap! a bike was stolen today...
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    Thanks for the suggestions, but bikes are being stolen from people using them :( The places where we are keeping them and all our procedures seem to work quite well,the problem is the general insecurity for bikes in Berlin :/
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    Hi Aurora, that would be possible but the bikes are being stolen from people using them (when they lock them somewhere) :) Anyway, we will survive to these bike thieves!!
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    Hey all,

    Just checked bike calendars and there are still some bikes free for the coming weeks.

    I guess that this is the "low season" for our bikes.

    Just fill our form on the on my cs profile to request a bike.

    PS: thanks for all the support.

    jBSB
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    Please be a bit patient with the project, as there is a LOT of reshuffling of bikes these days and difficult to keep track of so many variables, of the bike and couchsurfer variety!

    jBSB
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    Anyone with an interest in keeping this project running, should post their interest here, so that I can keep this thread alive.

    THNX

    jBSB
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    Some minor interuptions in the project, but business as usual... mostly.

    Keep on sending those bikesurf requests and they will be processed.

    It seems to be a bit of a "low season" for bikesurfing at the moment.

    Ta,

    jBSB
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    CRITICAL MASS

    3rd November from 12:00

    Organised by BikeSurfBerlin

    Come join us, and have some fun with new friends.

    Now available as CS activity: join now!

    http://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/G41M7A/critical-mass-bike-ride-lampke-appreciation-day
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    Due to some positive criticism of the way our bike calendars were confusing, have updated the bike calendars, to make them more user friendly.

    http://bikesurfberlin.blogspot.de/p/bike-calendars.html

    Any comments?

    BSB
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    Am upgrading the combination locks we currently are using as bikes have been stolen with these ones.

    This means that there will be some bikes unavailable until I get the funds to buy more decent locks.

    Hope everyone understands.

    BSB
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    FYI:

    A couple of bikes still available for next weekend ie for the critical mass, if you want to request one and come riding with us.

    ciao,

    BSB
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    Thanks to everyone for coming out to critical mass last saturday.

    Not only did we defy the wintery conditions and ride our bikes, but we also printed some T-shirts and fixed a load of punctures for BSB, which will come in handy.

    Seems like the "low season" for lending bikes is upon us; ie plenty available!

    BSB

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