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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25 Jan


Grease Pit Loves Ladies and Trans Cyclists


on January 25, 2010   comments 1

There is another Ladies Night in Minneapolis!

The Grease Pit, a DIY community bike shop, is having a Women and Trans Night on Monday Nights, 6-9 PM.  The purpose of this night is to make the Grease Pit a safer, more welcoming space.  Check out the Grease Pit online at

In celebration of the new Women and Trans night, the Grease Pit is also having an event called Dark Nights, Bright Lights, Savory Delights Alley Hat Ride.  The ride will be on January 23rd, register from 3:00-3:30 PM at the Grease Pit (1501 6th Street South—backside of the Bedlam Theater), ride at 4.  Come with your friends, meet new people, show your skills (and not just your biking skills) in team challenges, and get ready to build and/or learn how to build some stuff! Be prepared for dance contests, sledding, little kids’ bikes, and lot of glowsticks in honor of one of the longest nights of the year. There will be time to warm up at the stops, but hey, we’re Minnesotans, and we can handle this!  Afterparty will be at Suburbia (3540 Chicago Ave. S.), music by Thrash Compactor, Kitten Forever and two members of Northern Howl. Lots of homebrew! Lots of fun! Raffles and prizes!  Everyone welcome on the ride/afterparty.

$5-10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All money goes to the Grease Pit.

Wanted to give you ladies a heads up about another night just for us!  Check it out, especially if you are one of the ladies that can't make it out to Grease Rag because Thursday nights don't fit into your schedule.  Visit the Grease Pit and report back!

More chatter on the mplsbikelove thread.
Update: I posted some photos for this ride on the Facebook events page, and also in a Grease Rag Flickr set

17 Jan


Bruzo's Rider Profile


on January 17, 2010   comments 0

Grease Rag Winter Maintenance, 11/19Via: / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Bruzo has also posted a new Rider Profile! If you haven't looked at our Rider Profile pages, check them out. And then write your own. Email us your profile and a photo of you with your bicycle and join the group of merry ladies that have no doubt gained fortune and fame since posting.




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What turns my crank about cycling:

Anything else you'd like to share:

15 Jan


Stupor Bowl XIII


on January 15, 2010   comments 1

As one of the biggest alley cat races in the country (universe?), the Stupor Bowl is a Minneapolis institution.

This alley cat has been happening for 12 years, and is hosted by the Minneapolis Bicycle Messenger Association (MBMA) the day before the NFL Super Bowl.  This year, the Stupor Bowl will be on February 6, 2010.

stupor-749x561[1]FLYER used with permission, via Bike Jerks

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10 Jan


Grease Rag Photos


on January 10, 2010   comments 1

CaylaVia: / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Despite the killer ice ruts, un-plowed bike lanes and chilly temps ladies have been showing up to our winter Grease Rag sessions!  Hardcore!  I brought my camera along to the last Grease Rag and snapped a few shots of ladies working on their rides.  I would love to start taking photos of winter bike fashion as well, so keep an eye out for future updates.  The photos can be found here, at

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