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We have decided to significantly reduce the bike fleet at BikeSurfBerlin from the end of August. With more bikes, come more repair and logistical problems, along with more costs. Because we still are not reaching our fundraising and sustainable participation goals for the current number of bikes, in order to reduce our headaches and improve standards we will now provide approximately 10 bikes for short term BikeSurfing. BSB's wheels turn only because of volunteer pedaling and donations, and unfortunately right now maintaining sustainability for the project means fewer wheels.
We also have some bikes to sell, to reduce the need to store the extra bikes and to generate funds. All the money we raise from any source goes into making this project better (there's no profit, just "the project"), so we will be transforming a few bikes into much needed capital in order to improve the quality of the remaining bikes.We would dearly love to provide all of the current 24 BSB bikes for surfing, as there is clearly a demand, but we need to be realistic about the path to providing a sustainable service with our current resources. Right now this means shifting to an emphasis on quality over quantity.As BSB is a community project, your thoughts on this decision are most welcome.