Grease Rag Ride & Wrench

We encourage and empower women/ trans/ femme (WTF) 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.

Find a Grease Rag open shop night near you

Testing testing testing


This is our forum.

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!

02 Jan


Twin Cities Bike Swap


on January 2, 2013   comments 0

The Twin Cities Bike Swap is Back!

Sunday February 3rd, 2013
9AM – 2PM
National Sports Center, Blaine MN

The 2013 Twin Cities Bike Swap is Sunday February 3rd.  What better place to find the perfect Valentines Day gift than at the Bike Swap where any and all things bikes can be found. "The Swap" is an institution on the twin cities cycling scene that you do not want to miss.

What’s happening in 2013?
We are taking over the entire Expo Center on the National Sports Center campus! Explore over 11,000 sf of bicycle treasure! You’ll find everything from BMX and mountain bikes, to vintage road and track racing equipment. The Expo Center has easy access and free parking. All proceeds fronm The Swap support the National Sports Center Velodrome.

Have stuff to sell? 

Make way for some new goodies. Clean out the garage, closets and attic and bring it to the swap! We have tables and 10′ x 10′ expo booth spaces available for rent. While we have secured more space for this years swap, space is still limited so be sure to book your tables early.

Learn more here:

Selling stuff? 

Tables: $40 'til January 15. $50 after.
10' x 10' booths: $100 'til January 15. $130 after.

Sign up for table or booth space here:

23 Dec


Give the gift of bike knowledge


on December 23, 2012   comments 0

This is a list of open shop spaces and classes that are being offered this winter.

Business at bike shops typically slows down in the winter, so it is the best time to get a tune up, overhaul, or take a class because the turn around time is usually faster, and there are less customers in the shop so you have the luxury of time and more employee attention.

I have marked **WTF (women/ transgender/ femme) classes and open shops**, and locations that host a Grease Rag (GR).

Open Shop

Usually a self-guided space, with tools and parts for purchase, with a varying degree of employee assistance.

Cycles for Change (WTF)


Hub Bike Co-Op (GR, WTF)

Recovery Bikes (GR)


Sunrise Cyclery (GR)



Some are free, and some will cost you, but knowledge is priceless!

Cycles for Change (WTF)

Freewheel Bike

Hub Bike Co-Op (GR, WTF)

Penn Cycle

Read More

20 Dec


Winter Races


on December 20, 2012   comments 0

3rd Annual Lake Minnetonka Ice Race

This is the fourth annual Lake Minnetonka Ice Race. The race is being hosted by Three Rivers Park District and Freewheel Bike. With a new venue at the Lake Minnetonka Regional Park this years race promises to be bigger and better than ever. 

January 19th
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
4610 County Road 44
Minnetrista, MN 55331 
Beginners Race starts at 10:30am. 
Women's Open Race starts at 11:30am
Men's Open Race start at 11:30am.
$20 Preregistration
$25 Day-of Registration

Register now!

Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race

Excelsior Brewing Company and Erik's Bike Shop are excited to announce the Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race. This 15 Mile Fat Bike Race will be held January 19th, 2013 on Lake Minnetonka.

The race will start and end at Excelsior Brewing Company. There is a 3" Minimum Tire Width (Fatties Only). The Men's Fat Race will kick-off at 2pm and the Women's Race will begin at 2:10pm.

Entrance is limited to 200 participants and registration is Free! WOW! Free race registration, Fat Bikes and snow... how could it get any better? How about live music and heated event tent at Excelsior Brewing and I'm pretty sure there will be adult (and non-adult) beverages to quench the thirst you worked up whilst racing.

Sign Up Now!

19 Dec


12/20 Grease Rag- Uptown


on December 19, 2012   comments 0

Grease Rag is this Thursday, December 20th!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

Sunrise Cyclery has moved to a NEW LOCATION at 2901 Blaisdell Ave.

Group rides have concluded until next season!

Grease Rag NE will be January 8th.

Grease Rag Seward will be January 28th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Our Winter Skill Share was a success!  Read the recaps.

Read More

12 Dec


Sunrise Cyclery Grand Re-Opening


on December 12, 2012   comments 0

Grand Re-Opening

Sunrise Cyclery has moved to a NEW LOCATION at 2901 Blaisdell Ave.!  Grease Rag Uptown happens at Sunrise Cyclery on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, from 7-9 PM.

Wednesday, 12/12/12 from 12:12- 9PM

Stop by and celebrate the new shop location.  There will be some foods and beverages, and feel free to bring your own snacks, too.  

If you are on the Greenway, exit at the Nicollet ramp, proceed down Nicollet, and turn left onto 29th, after the self-serve car wash on the corner. The shop is on your left, before you hit the next light at Blaisdell.  29th is a one-way for cars, but there is a counter-flow lane for cyclists.

Welcome to your new home, Sunrise!  See you soon!

Rendered archive in 0.48191595077515 seconds