The Basikal aims to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting cycling. Our vision is to create a world where young people are empowered and engaged in communities that develop understanding and participation. Ultimately we want to encourage the health of people and our planet. To achieve this vision from 2016 the Basikal will:
- Provide collaborative youth programming that develops creativity, community and leadership.
- Repurpose and recycle bicycles
- Help more people make cycling a part of their everyday lives by teaching them the skills to build and repair their own bicycles
We believe that bicycling is an accessible form of transportation that promotes public health, builds confidence, encourages environmental stewardship and strengthens community.
We are committed to youth empowerment. We provide youth opportunities to grow as leaders, give back to the community, work together and see themselves as owners and creators of our collective future.
We work to build strong, supportive, inclusive community. We welcome and respect diversity of experience, identity and opinion and believe that collaboration is a powerful tool for social change.
We believe that we are all teachers and learners, and we strive to be a place where we can work, learn, and grow together. Through our work we foster creativity, critical thinking, curiosity and cooperation.
We are committed to making cycling accessible, affordable and welcoming to people of all backgrounds, abilities and incomes.
We believe that respecting and connecting to the world around us leads to more livable communities. To that end, we practice and encourage waste reduction and reuse, prolong the life of bicycles, promote cycling and teach environmental stewardship.
Inequalities of wealth and opportunity in our community privilege some and marginalize others. We see bicycles as vehicles of empowerment, and our work as contributing to creating a more just and equitable world.