25 Sep


Help! Workday at Sunrise


on September 25, 2011   comments 0

This is a call out to all WTFs, Grease Rag'rs, allies, customers, humans, animals, vegetables or minerals that have benefited from Sunrise Cyclery's space.

Everything Grease Rag does is supported through Sunrise's donations of time, space, and staff hours.  We are very grateful for this, and when the rare occasion arises and we are asked to give back, we enthusiastically don our coveralls and roll up our sleeves, Rosie style.

Please join us for a workday at Sunrise Cyclery, Thursday, September 29th, 6-10PM. Tasks include cleaning, moving bikes, inventory, mopping, and all sorts of other sexy tasks.  Come for the whole time, come for an hour, just come and help!

We will be having another work day on Sunday, October 9th, 9AM-12PM.

Email greaseragmpls@gmail.com to let me know if you're coming.

Sincerest gratitude,

Grease Rag & Sunrise Cyclery

23 Sep


September Equinox


on September 23, 2011   comments 0

Yo la tengo - autumn sweater

We could slip away
Wouldn't that be better?
Me with nothing to say
And you in your autumn sweater

Today the September equinox takes place, signaling the official start of autumn.

As I take my last few breaths of summer warmth I am beginning to remember how much I love fall!  I'm excited for cool air, scarves, autumn sweaters, mittens and mugs of warm chai.  What do you like about this blustery, golden season?

While you pull out the johnnies and put the kettle on, I'd like to do some updates about the state of affairs at the Grease Rag.  Read on!

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23 Sep


Events Schedule for Fall 2011 and Winter 2012


on September 23, 2011   comments 0

Eternal clock

This is the Grease Rag events schedule for Fall 2011 and Winter 2012.

Grease Rag goes allll winter long.  Hardcore.

2nd Tuesdays: Northeast

1st and 3rd Thursdays: Uptown

2nd and 4th Thursdays: University of Minnesota


We have added another night, on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month, in NE Minneapolis!  Wrenching is Recovery Bikes (2555 Central Ave NE) from 7-9PM.  There is currently no group ride.  Want to organize one??


Join us for a Grease Rag group ride (Seasonal.  Check the group ride page!) to Sunrise Cyclery (901 West Lake St) from 6-7 PM, and wrench with us during our open shop nights from 7-9 PM.

University of Minnesota

The newest addition to Grease Rag, located at the U of M Bike Center (401 SE Oak St) is a collaboration between The Hub Bike Co-Op and the Women’s Student Activist Collective.  Free, 7-9PM.

Support us by getting involved or by participating in other WTF cycling events on our Events page, and learn about WTF projects, groups, and regular rides/ shop nights on our Friends page.

21 Sep


Cirque du SoGay, 10/01


on September 21, 2011   comments 0

The gayest show on earth is back!

Cirque Du SoGay III 10/01/2011What is CdSG?  Remember our friends, the Queer Bike Gang?  This will be the third year they will host the Cirque du SoGay alley cat race.  I raced the first year, and the weather was sheeeet, but the party was great and the race was fun!  My favorite part about CdSG?  All proceeds are donated to a local queer organization.

Pre-register!  Because saving $2 and reserving a shirt in your size is a fabulous idea.

Pre-registration will remain open through September 30 at 5:00pm.

Register in person at Minnesota AIDS Project on October 1st beginning at 2pm.

Race will launch promptly at 3pm, so come with enough time to get your business straight.

Learn more about the third annual queer biking holiday at the Queer Bike Gang website, or RSVP for the facebook event.

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19 Sep


Dinner & Bikes Tour, Sunday 9/25


on September 19, 2011   comments 1

UPDATE:  This is now at Boneshaker Books!  2002 23rd Ave. S.

I could not be more excited to announce an event coming up this Sunday.  Dinner & Bikes Tour with Elly Blue, Joshua Ploeg, and Joe Biel!

The Dinner & Bikes Tour is traveling the western states this September to tell stories and show movies bicycle culture while serving up tasty gourmet vegan food.

Sunday, September 25th
Minnehaha Free Space, 3458 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls
$5-20 donation includes dinner, and supports the artists and the free space

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