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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23 Jun


Pedal Party in a Box


on June 23, 2010   comments 0

Biking in a Box is HERE!

This Friday is going to be a great time to hang out in Uptown. The Bryant Lake Bowl's annual Uptown Pride Block Party is going down, and Grease Rag is having a party at the Biking in a Box space at 2441 Lyndale Ave.!

Pedal Party in a Box

Pre-party at the BLB and then come on over, or vice versa! It looks like there's going to be some precipitation: we have a roof. =]

This is going to be fun! Grease Rag is going to have baked goods for $donations$, music, dancing... BYOB! We can't legally sell alcohol in the space, but if you forget your B and you're really nice to me I might share.  ;]

Please help us have a successful event:  Tell your friends, pass the flyer around, tweet, facebook, get the word out!

We'll see you there- I'll be wearing a red bandanna and cupcake frosting on the front of my dress.

21 Jun


Conversations with Siouxsie, 2.


on June 21, 2010   comments 1

Conversation #2:


Hi Sioux.

Where are we?

On our way to Edina.

To WHERE?  Why the fuck we goin out there?

It’s Father’s Day.  It’s where my Father lives.

Geez.  This is ridiculous.


Where are all the bikes?

What do you mean? There were bikes.

Yeah, but they were all going in the OPPOSITE direction.

Ha. Ha.

Seriously, I haven’t seen a bike since we got off the Greenway.

That’s because people are afraid to bike on the streets here.


Shhh…. Not so loud.  The suburbs will hear you.

What’s that over there?

What’s what, ADD Sally?

That box thing.

The strip mall?

Hmph.  Weird.

Don’t make this a longer ride than it already is.  Just have fun.  Enjoy the scenery.

What scenery?  The vast expanses of concrete that lay before me?  How lovely!

It’s only for the day.  We’ll be home tonight.

One day… yeah, right.  Feels like foreeeeevvvvveeeeerrrrr.

Stop griping.  We’re almost there.

Next time let’s go to the bakery.

20 Jun


We are photogenic! (Find us on Flickr)


on June 20, 2010   comments 0

Mosaic 3/6/2010Via: / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

These are the faces of Grease Rag- If it looks like we're having fun, it is because we are!

If you have Flickr, check out our Flickr group pool where you can add your own Flickr photos of you wrenching on your bike  or photos from Grease Rag events.

If you do not have Flickr, feel free to email us and we can post them to the pool for you.

Thank you for letting me snap your photos and share them here!

15 Jun


Writing Women Back Into Bicycling- Press Release


on June 15, 2010   comments 1

Motion + Rest

Via: / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

In March, I posted about an exciting online survey, open to women only, put out by  the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) for a project they are calling "Writing Women Back Into Bicycling: Changing Transportation Culture to Encourage More Women to Cycle More Places More Often."

There were over 13,000 respondents!  I don't know the data break-down yet, but they did release some preliminary results in a press release that I would like to share with you.

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