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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07 May
2010

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Women's Track Night: May 12

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Have you ever wanted to ride in the velodrome in Blaine?  Women’s Track Night is coming up on Wednesday, May 12!


Photo credit:  Dave Thimsen

From http://www.nscsports.org/sports/cycling/index.htm:

New-to-the-track & veteran racers are encouraged to attend this FREE intro night. If you have never ridden the track before, this is a great, no-pressure way to check it out. Experienced women riders are encouraged to help out by coming to meet and encourage new women riders. Bring a friend or teammate who has yet to ride the track. (Veteran riders are welcome to ride from 5:30 until we get the new women up on the track.)

Arrive at the velodrome by 5:30pm to get set up with a rental bike.
Instruction will begin at 6:30pm.
Bring your pedals, shoes, helmet, cycling attire, and water.
The National Sports Center Velodrome is located just south of 105th Ave NE on Davenport Street in Blaine, MN.

RSVP to nscvelodromewomen@gmail.com and indicate what size bike you will need.

Women's Track Night also serves as week one of the four week women-only introductory track class, which is a precursor to racing on the track. For more information and to register for the full 4-week class online, go to:  http://www.nscsports.org/sports/cycling/ride/intro_class.htm

Photo credit:  Steve Kotvis

If you'd like more information or if you'd like to connect with some of the women attending this event, check out the mplsbikelove thread.  (Carpools are being organized here.)

If you attend this track night, let us know how it went!

03 May
2010

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Group Ride to Sibley's Women and Trans Night

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

http://www.sibleybikedepot.org/women-and-trans-night

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!)

-Lowrah

28 Apr
2010

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Organizer's Meeting 4/30

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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
2010

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Minneapolis Presents...

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Launch Part 2

Via: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjorn1101/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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, www.mplspresents.com 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
2010

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Roadside Repair Skill-Share, Recap

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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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