The leaves are falling and the air is cool - winter is right around the corner! Curious about winter biking? Looking for advice on how to ride a little longer into the cool weather this year? Do you like door prizes, yoga, and FUN in a relaxed and inclusive environment?! Then join Grease Rag for the...
9th Annual FTW Winter Skill Share and Gear Swap!
Winter riding is fun and convenient! At the Winter Skill Share, participants can learn from and share their own winter biking experiences with other femme, transgender, and women cyclists. Come with questions and leave feeling confident and ready to take on Minnesota's most challenging season!
This event is FREE and open to femme, transgender, non-binary, two-spirit people and women. If you are a cis man, please respect this space and do not attend.
You are welcome to come and go as you please. Here is a tentative schedule for the day:
10:30 - 11am: Sign In and Snacks
11am: Welcome and small group go-arounds
11:30am - 12:30pm Session 1 (one hour):
Room 1: Bike Maintenance and Bike Set-Up Options
Room 2: Self-Care
12:30pm: BYO Lunch, quick post lunch stretch
1:15 - 2:15pm Session 2 (one hour):
Room 1: Safety, Handling and Routing
Room 2: What to Wear
2:15 - 3:30pm:
Panel Q&A and Community Announcements
3:30 - 4:00pm:
After spending the day learning about the joys of winater biking, you’ll have the chance to score some new and gently used gear to get you where you need to be! The gear swap will include some wonderful items created at our craft event (more details below!) as well as gear and clothing donated by our generous community members. Clear out your closet and bring winter clothing, gear, bike stuff in good condition to share with other femme, transgender, and women cyclists. Nothing to donate? No problem! The Gear Swap is free and everyone is welcome to participate, even if you don't bring anything to swap. Anything leftover will be donated.
Related Events & Activities
Looking for more ways to participate in the in the 9th Annual Winter Skill Share? Here’s how!
Our pre-event craft night will be held on Sunday, October 22 from 11am - 4pm at Our Streets Minneapolis. Get more details and RSVP on the Facebook event page here.
Join us for the November Full Moon ride and roll slow with rad femme, trans, and women cyclists. Connect with our awesome community and build new friendships to help you through the winter. Watch our Facebook page for details!
The winter skill share is an annual event that centers the voices and experiences of femme, transgender, and women cyclists. It’s a friendly and supportive space where we share our wisdom and perspective, give away small prizes, swap gear, and inspire each other as we head into the winter biking season. But it’s only possible with the help of volunteers!
We are still looking for volunteers!
We need people for pre-event organizing and well as day-of support!
We need pre-event organizers to help coordinate food, prizes, and volunteers. Interested? Sign up here.
We need day-of volunteers to help set-up, greet participants, time sessions, and more! Interested? Sign up here!
Questions? Please ask in the comments!
Remember, this event happens the day daylight savings ends! Don't forget to "fall back" and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.
See ya there! :)