Phoenix Bike Co-op

Phoenix bike co-op offers parts, labor and a place to find independence

Photo: Earl Morris, a customer at the Rusty Spoke community bicycle collectiveworks on a bike in front of the shop on May 9, 2018, in Phoenix.Thomas Hawthorne/The Republic



Celebrating Bernard Lietaer by Will Ruddick

Bernard Lietaer, a Belgian economist, was born on February 7, 1942 and died on February 4, 2019 in Germany. A professor at Berkeley University, he was a civil engineer, economist, and author. He co-founded the euro.  He was a specialist of international monetary systems and promoted the idea that communities can benefit from creating their own local or complementary currency. He was convinced they could take an increasing importance in the world.

Celebrating Bernard's Inspiration


"François nous a quittés"

Dear Friends,

The passing of François Meeus is a truly sad news that we have to share with you today.

François joined us in 2014 as a member of the support group and he was elected President in 2018.

A man of great professional skills, creative dynamism and outstanding commitment, he was widely involved in developing CommunityForge Support which has now become an indispensable tool for mutual aid among all communities.