21 Oct

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Krav Maga on Bicycles- Recap

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on October 21, 2011   comments 1

As a participant in Trail Watch, the community watch/ bike ride that takes place on the Midtown Greenway, I was offered a free self-defense class from Krav Maga Minneapolis, owned by Gail Boxrud and Dante Pastrano.  The class that was being offered, "Krav Maga on Bicycles," is the first of its kind.  No other martial arts/ self-defense system is bicycle-specific.  Of course I had to give it a try!

Krav Maga on Bicycles- Krav Maga Minneapolis

Dante and Gail greeted me when I came into their studio, introduced me to Liz, one of their top students, and made me feel very welcome.  I was a little intimidated because I don't have any martial arts background, but they told me that Krav Maga is a style that doesn't require any experience.  (Whew.)

What is Krav Maga?  I'm not an expert, but Wikipedia is.

One of the first things we did was talk about why we were taking the class.  I wasn't the only one that had experienced violence while on a bike.  Based on what they've been hearing in the news, and stories like ours, Dante and Gail wanted to adapt the Krav Maga style and International Police Mountain Bike Association's training to apply to cyclists like you and me.

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19 Oct

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10/20 Grease Rag- Uptown

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on October 19, 2011   comments 0

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

Group Ride:  6PM Meet at West River Rd. and the Greenway, we will end up at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) around 7, and wrenching goes until 9.

Grease Rag NE will be November 8th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Grease Rag's 3rd Annual Winter Maintenance Skill Share is Sunday, November 6, 1-3pm.  Check us out on Facebook.  Be there!

Are you ready for a Women's bike polo introduction?  I am!  This event is part of...

...the Hub Co-Op's Women's Appreciation Month- check out seminars, sales and a weekly open shop night!

Our friends the Solidago Riders are back in town after riding 3,000+ miles around the Great Lakes.  Congratulations, ladies!  Come and bike party with them 10/20 at Macalester College from 11:30- 1pm, or 10/22 at Sunrise Cyclery from 4-7pm.  (Food! Screen printing! Stories and pictures!)

Grease Rag NE has been going really well.  Big ups to Charlotte, the crew at Recovery Bikes, and all of you that have been participating.

STICKERS are here for a suggested donation of $1!  Get 'em while they're hot.

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16 Oct

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The Hub's Women's Appreciation Month: Week 3

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on October 16, 2011   comments 0

Last year, The Hub sold more women's bikes, and did a one-day event to appreciate women customers.  This year, they are having a Women's Appreciation Month!

Take advantage of the events coming up in October.  15 free seminars, a sale on select women's bikes, discounts on bike fittings, and even an open shop night!

Here's what's coming up this week:

Wednesday 10/19, 6P Cyclo-cross Clinic Pt. 1 (Pt. 2: 10/26)

Thursday 10/20, 7P Open Shop (This is the same night/ time as Grease Rag..)

Saturday 10/22, 7P Introduction to Bike Polo

Sunday 10/23, 1P Introduction to MTB Racing

More information on Women's Appreciation Month can be found on their web site, and more information on their events can be found on The Hub's calendar.  Remember to reserve your spot for free seminars by emailing hubrsvp@thehubbikecoop.biz with your choice of seminars, date, and class name.

13 Oct

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Introduction to Bike Polo, October 22

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on October 13, 2011   comments 0

As part of the Hub Bike Coop's Women's Appreciation Month, Kat & Greta are hosting an introduction to hardcourt bike polo day on Saturday, October 22.

This will be an opportunity to learn about the rapidly growing sport, try riding customized polo bikes, use homemade mallets, and get a feel for how the game is played.  We'll go over rules and equipment - but most of the time will be for getting people comfortable on the bikes. We may play a few games if people are interested!

Hardcourt Bike Polo is a fairly new sport to Minnesota, and the play is similar to hockey.  Teams of 3 use mallets to pass and shoot a ball into the other team's goal.  The first team to score 5 goals wins. 

Bike polo has become a huge part of my life over the past three years.  I have been able to travel across the country and meet rad people who share the same passion I have.  It's a really unique community that is always supporting eachother.  We'd love to have more women and transgendered people involved! 

Hope to see you on the court!

Introduction to Hardcourt Bike Polo

Saturday, October 22, 2011

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Corcoran Park - 19th Ave S at 33rd Street - Minneapolis

FREE!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=281387768546342

And you get to wear cool team outfits!

Photo by Brandon Carter

More information on Women’s Appreciation Month can be found on their web site, and more information on their events can be found on The Hub’s calendar.  

09 Oct

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The Hub's Women's Appreciation Month: Week 2

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on October 9, 2011   comments 0

Last year, The Hub sold more women's bikes, and did a one-day event to appreciate women customers.  This year, they are having a Women's Appreciation Month!

Take advantage of the events coming up in October.  15 free seminars, a sale on select women's bikes, discounts on bike fittings, and even an open shop night!

Here's what's coming up this week:

Thursday 10/13, 7P Open Shop

Friday 10/14, 7P Women's Apparel: Head to Hip (Helmets jerseys and jackets)

More information on Women's Appreciation Month can be found on their web site, and more information on their events can be found on The Hub's calendar.  Remember to reserve your spot for free seminars by emailing hubrsvp@thehubbikecoop.biz with your choice of seminars, date, and class name.