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Brief Published: 17 Aug 2011

Buenos Aires Bike Scene

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La Fabricicleta in Buenos Aries has a decidedly community-oriented approach to bike activism.

The year-old bike workshop is located at the back of an abandoned pizzeria, which is run by volunteer mechanics aiming to fix broken bicycles and teach members of the community self-sufficiency in a throwaway culture.

“This is a lifestyle,” says Gustavo Troncoso, one of the workshop's six core volunteer mechanics. Troncoso was introduced to La Fabricicleta through cyclist friends and was impressed by the way people “come to spend the day, and then end up doing mechanics.”

Fabricicleta is not just about skill sharing, it provides a place where the Buenos Aires cyclists can come together and share common ground and build community spirit in a bustling city.

La Fabricicleta

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