Bamboo Bikes… Safe, Comfortable and Elegant
By: Komang Kurniawan, Chairman EBPP & GM EBBB
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in significant economic changes; many people have lost their jobs because their companies have closed, while many find it difficult to get food for their daily needs.
This has had a negative impact on East Bali Bamboo Bikes (EBBB), a small social enterprise created by EBPP management in 2017 with the goals of up-skilling our existing small bamboo team and creating jobs for enthusiastic youth, focussing initially on those aged 18+ in the most isolated Ban village hamlets. Producing high quality bamboo bikes and other hand-made bamboo products from locally sourced bamboo, this year also experienced minimal production because we’ve had no orders since March due to the pandemic! The types of bikes built by EBBB are MTB, City bike, Fixie, BMX, Tandem and Balance bikes as well as beautiful laminated bamboo accessories of bottle holders, smartphone holders and mudguards.