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23 Oct

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The Hub's Women's Appreciation Month: Week 4

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on October 23, 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 10/26, 6P Cyclo-cross Clinic Pt. 2

Thursday 10/27, 7P Open Shop

Friday 10/28, 7P Women's Apparel: Hip to Toe (Gloves, shorts, knickers, tights, socks)

Saturday 10/22, 1P Body Maintenance for Women

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.

22 Oct

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Terry Contest: Tell us about your favorite bike shop for women

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on October 22, 2011   comments 1

From the Terry website:

Tell us about your favorite bike shop and why it’s successful selling to women. Is it the clothing they carry, the service they provide, the events they host, the store displays and general presentation, or the cute guys with shaved legs? Be sure to include the full name and location of the bike shop. Please limit your story to 100 words or less.

Prize Details

The bike shop voted the top women’s bike shop wins a Terry Symmetry Bicycle and a women’s event night hosted by Terry in their store. The person nominating the top shop also wins a Terry Symmetry Bicycle.

You must be 18+ and a US resident to enter the contest.

Here's something I wrote to get my thoughts down, before I submitted my final entry.  You really can't say much with 100 words!

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21 Oct

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Krav Maga on Bikes: Are you interested in doing a GR course?

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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.  My full write-up on the course is here.

Krav Maga on Bicycles- Krav Maga Minneapolis

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

Part of the Grease Rag mission is to give people opportunities to empower themselves and feel strong and confident, on the bike and off.  I think that Krav Maga for bicycles is another opportunity to empower yourself.

We have the opportunity to get a group rate on the Krav Maga Bicycle course.  Early December, probably on a Sunday, from 1-5pm (negotiable), open to women and transgender cyclists only.  If I cannot get enough WTFs interested, I will see about setting up a group session that is open to everyone.  Lemme know by Thanksgiving!!

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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