From the Bamboo Bike Studio website:
Welcome to the Bamboo Bike Studio, Where Self-Propulsion and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Go Hand in Hand
Our mission is twofold: provide every cyclist the experience of building his or her dream bike from scratch, while advancing sustainable entrepreneurship and development through financing bamboo bike factories in Africa and South America.
One weekend is all it takes to fabricate a frame from bamboo—a renewable and performance-positive material growing right in our backyard—assemble the components, and roll away with a custom-fitted ride, tuned to your body and cycling style. And the cost of the class directly supports the Bamboo Bike Studio’s efforts to seed the first bamboo bike factory in Ghana, where reliable and cheap bicycle transportation can dramatically improve access to jobs, commerce, education, basic food and water resources, and health care.