Grease Rag Ride & Wrench

We encourage and empower FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-binary, Two-spirit) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space.


Grease Rag Open Shops are the hub of our activities and happen multiple times a month in Minneapolis and St. Paul (Minnesota). Find an open shop on the map (below) or explore the events calendar for all of our open shops and activities.

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Connect to Grease Rag - Join this lively community in our Facebook group, organize and discuss Grease Rag on our Google Group, or follow us @greaseragmpls

Still have questions about what we do and who we are?  Read our FAQ!

03 May


Group Ride to Sibley's Women and Trans Night


on May 3, 2010   comments 14

Sibley Bike Depot has a Women and Transgender Night every Tuesday from 6:30-9PM

Have you ever wanted to check it out?  Are you a little timid about  riding to St. Paul?  Just want an excuse to go on a ride with us?  We have a solution:

Group ride leaving from Sunrise Cyclery on Tuesday, May 4th to Sibley Bike Depot

Meet at Sunrise Cyclery, 901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave. in Minneapolis, at 6pm

We will ride to Sibley Bike Depot, 712 University Ave. W. in St. Paul

The purpose of this ride is to casually ride to Sibley together where we will check out their women and transgender night, hang out, wrench, and then ride back to Minneapolis together.  Lights are required for this ride.

This will be a really easy, casual ride, basically this route. This is a really good opportunity to see what Sibley is all about, especially if you can't make Grease Rag on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

(If enough people like this idea, I would be down for doing a ride the first Tuesday of every month or something like that. Let me know if you're interested!)


28 Apr


Organizer's Meeting 4/30


on April 28, 2010   comments 0

Join us this Friday evening, April 30th at 6pm, as we plan more great activities for the summer. 

Have a topic you'd like to see us discuss?  Or an awesome route we should ride?

Come share your ideas for how to make Grease Rag better.

Friday, April 30th.   6pm - 7:30pm

Bedlam Theatre, upstairs .  1501 6th Street South, Minneapolis.

28 Apr


Minneapolis Presents...


on April 28, 2010   comments 0

Launch Part 2

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Minneapolis Presents

From their website:

We are a group of four local women who love cycling.  We are excited to announce a project we developed to support programs that encourage and facilitate women’s cycling.  Our project, Minneapolis Presents, is a 14-month calendar featuring local women who are active in various cycling-themed events and projects in the Twin Cities, with proceeds to benefit Grease Rag, a bi-weekly group ride and open workshop targeting female cyclists.

Grease Rag Ride and Wrench feels extremely honored to be supported by a group of talented individuals dedicated to promoting local, active women!

The calendar is slated for the fall, and I would highly recommend purchasing a calendar (or six!) to support this project, and Grease Rag.

Become a fan of Minneapolis Presents on Facebook, or check out their stellar website, for sneak peeks and info about the upcoming launch party.  If you'd like to contact Minneapolis Presents, Chelsea, Kayla, EG and Melody can be reached here.

Seriously cool project, Ladies!

25 Apr


Roadside Repair Skill-Share, Recap


on April 25, 2010   comments 0

Susan and her tools

Roadside Repair Recap

Thank you for the ladies that stuck around to talk about roadside repair!  Here is a recap for those of you that couldn't make it.  This is a skill-share that I'd like to repeat again.  If you'd like an additional topic covered, please let us know!

Facilitated by Kat and Lowrah

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22 Apr


Fresh Updates


on April 22, 2010   comments 0

Thank you for being patient with all of the emails and posts as we attempt to get organized. We've done heaps since our first organizing meeting, and we'd like to share some updates with you!

open wrench

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This is still the Grease Rag RIDE and Wrench, right?!

We have put a page on the right-hand side of the blog for the Group Ride portion of Grease Rag.  Check out the routes and start time, and join us for a relaxed, social ride.

Skill-Shares and Open Shop

Our Winter Bike Maintenance session was such a success, that we wanted to continue sharing skills with each other in a slightly different format.  We have put a page on the right-hand side of the blog for the skill-shares: please check it out for information about upcoming topics and dates.  These are a great opportunity for free knowledge!

The skill-share will be concurrent with the open shop, so if you'd like to come in and use Grease Rag time for wrenching instead of participating in the skill-share, we encourage you to take advantage of the space!

Regular Organizing Meetings

Although we do a majority of our collaborating and planning online using the blog and the Google Group, it is also important for us to meet face-to-face once in awhile!  We have put a page on the right-hand side of the blog for the Regular (monthly) Organizing Meetings. Send us your concerns, find out when and where we are meeting next, or come to a meeting!  All WTFs are welcome.

Mission Statement

Thank you to everyone that filled out our poll on how to address the Grease Rag audience.  We decided on "WTF" for our mission statement:

Grease Rag’s mission is to encourage and empower WTF (Women Trans Femme) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space.

Thank you for your continued support,

Grease Rag

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