Our Collective

Collective Ownership

Free Ride is  a collective organization with multiple levels of membership. The collective is supported and operated by the community of people who use it. All participants can benefit from Free Ride in a variety of ways, and in return are responsible for keeping it running.

Free Ride aims to operate without a hierarchy and to be respectful of all people. It is important that members of the Free Ride community are respected and encouraged to learn

Collective Structure

Collective Council

The collective council is the governing body responsible for major decisions at Free Ride. Membership in the collective council is open to anybody as long as collective council requirements are met. The collective council meets monthly and often breaks work out into sub-committees.

Sub-Committees

Free Ride has formed several sub-committees to address specific areas that the collective council can not fully address at monthly meetings. Participation in committees has no requirements and is open to everybody.

Committee

Purpose

Shop

Shop organization, maintenance, stocking.

Programs

Designs and administers youth & adult classes

Communication

Smooth & effective communication among free ride users, members, and council.Includes in-shop tools, online tools, public outreach, and volunteer training.

Finance

Organize & maintain systems to keep finances legit and provide planning information to the collective.