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14 Nov

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Grease Rag- U of M Bike Center

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on November 14, 2011   comments 1

Spanish, Amelia and Ben from the Hub did a great job with the first U of M Grease Rag!  GR-Uptown regulars Buzo and Eleonore and I were there, along with some really nice folks from the U of M's Women's Student Activist Collective (WSAC).  We winterized, fixed a bottom bracket that had loosened, hubs were overhauled, and cookies were eaten.  Yay!

Already a smashing success, this event is going to be very popular.

Grease Rag at the U of M Bike Center

I took some photos, they're up on the flickr group, here.

09 Nov

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WSAC & Hub Grease Rag at the U of M Bike Center

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on November 9, 2011   comments 0

The U of M Bike Center, managed by The Hub Bike Co-Op, has partnered with the Women's Student Activist Collective (WSAC) to host two additional open shop nights for women and transgender folks.

Let me say that again...

2nd and 4th Thursdays, alternating with GR- Uptown
7-9PM
401 SE Oak St., located inside the Oak Street Ramp on the west side near the elevator lobby
FREE for women and transgender cyclists

Hub mavens Amelia and Spanish will be facilitating the space- Starting this Thursday, 11/10!

09 Nov

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LGC: Endless Roads 1 - Yellow Horizons

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on November 9, 2011   comments 0

I posted about the Longboard Girls Crew when I saw the film "Carving the Mountains" by Juan Rayos.

Longboarding is not related to cycling in the Twin Cities, but I became enamored with the spirit of the women starting groups all around the globe to show their passion for a sport that they love and really wanted to share that with you.  It makes me hopeful that maybe someone in Spain or Slovakia might catch wind of the Grease Rag, think it's right-on, and start their own WTF group in their neck of the woods... But enough about my fantasies, roll that beautiful longboard footage:

Endless Roads 1 - Yellow Horizons

·Roadtrip in Spain with the Longboard Girls Crew· In this first chapter, Jacky, Valeria, Carlota & Gador welcome Maitane, who's coming from the Basque Country; Marisa coming from Miami and Amanda from Massachusetts. Together, they start their journey traveling 600 km in the van in order to get to Cabo de Gata Natural Area, in Almería.

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07 Nov

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Grease Rag NE - Tomorrow, November 8th!

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on November 7, 2011   comments 1

Grease Rag NE is this Tuesday, November 8th!

(Grease Rag NE is the second Tuesday of every month.)

Join us at 7pm at Recovery Bikes (2555 Central Ave NE)! From 7pm – 8pm we’ll be teaching a short tutorial on how to prepare your bike for winter. So bring in your winter bike and learn how to clean it, lube it, and get it prepared for the winter! From 8pm – 9pm we’ll have open shop to work on anything you’d like. Do you have any projects you want to work on?