Bamboo Bicycle Making with Vijay
  • Bangalore, India
  • 30 hours over 7 days

Bamboo Bicycle Making with Vijay

Learn how to make bicycles from bamboo, and maybe grab a brew in India’s craft brewery hub, Bangalore. Vijay, India’s first bamboo bicycle maker, will teach you to create your own bike over the course of a week. By the end, you’ll have your own bicycle sturdy enough to bike races and mountains.

Pricing

One Guest
USD $860
Additional guest (max 4)
USD $395
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Meet the Artist

Vijay is the creator of India’s first bamboo bicycle, furniture designer and carpenter. His bamboo bikes have been put to test for a 900-km, eight day ride at a challenging mountain bike event proving it’s design and endurance. A man of many passions like urban farming and making his own craft beer, it’s always exciting being around him.

Learn

  • Custom frame design to fit your height.
  • Geometry and jig set up.
  • Market visit to choose bamboo tubing specific to your frame.
  • Cutting and shaping bamboo so pieces fit snugly together.
  • Setting joints with sisal/hemp fiber and resin.
  • Finishing joints for a streamlined aesthetic.
  • Pyrography to “tattoo” your bike. (optional)
  • Assembling bike using your own or sample bike components from the studio.
  • Taking bike for a day long spin in nearby countryside.
  • Going home with a beautiful bamboo frame, made with your own hands. 

Explore Bangalore

Known as India’s “Garden City,” Bangalore is a sprawling urban metropolis full of lakes, marshes, and gulmohar trees in bloom. Wander the Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Cubbon Park for pockets of nature in the urban landscape. Then stop by one of the city’s numerous microbreweries (it’s also known as the “Pub City” of India!) for a refreshing pint and excellent people-watching.

Guest Reviews

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  • Ravikiran, India

    This was one of the best sessions. I ever had. Full enjoyed and learned a lot from Vijay Sir. Vijay Sir gave us detailed info of every process involved in Bamboo Bicycle Making. Also as he's the First Indian Bamboo Bicycle Maker, he shared a lot experience with us. The best part we like was the teaching process.