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Sunrise Cyclery occasionally hosts special events for women, transgender and femme cyclists. Watch for future events here and on the Grease Rag Facebook page.

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06 Aug
2014

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Bon Voyage, Asialy and Stephanie!

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In August, Grease Rag's Uptown location hosted by Sunrise Cyclery will be saying goodbye two familiar faces and welcoming some new folks to our open shop crew.  
 
Stephanie, who has been facilitating Grease Rag at Sunrise for two years, is moving to Philadelphia.  She first came to Grease Rag wanting to learn how to fix a flat tire.  After spending a few months working on her own bike, she volunteered to help facilitate the open shop, and has since been a welcoming face. She leads our 8pm "go-around", helping people feel comfortable by making introductions and asking fun get-to-know-you questions. 
 
Asialy has been at mechanic at Sunrise since Grease Rag started 5 years ago and has been helping at our open shop nights regularly since last fall.  Soon, she's heading south to Argentina and beyond!  We've enjoyed having her around to answer tough questions and teach with patience, respect, and kindness.  
 
Thank you, Stephanie and Asialy for all your hard work.  We appreciate your time, effort, and dedication.  We'll miss both of you, and wish you great success in your next adventures!  
 
Soon, we'll have some new folks helping on the first and third Thursdays at Sunrise.  Amy has been a Grease Rag participant at SPOKES for a while, and jumped at the chance to help when she heard we needed a facilitator at Sunrise.  And Hailey, who has worked as a mechanic at Sunrise in the past, will be filling in that role during our open shop nights.  Welcome Amy and Hailey!  We're excited to have you! 

15 May
2013

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5/16 Grease Rag- Uptown

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, May 16!

(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

Join us at Sunrise Cyclery2901 Blaisdell Ave., from 7-9pm for a fun, free open shop for WTF (women/ trans*/ femme) cyclists

This is a very special Grease Rag, because Shayne, our Grease Rag mechanic since DAY 1 is celebrating her birthday!

So in addition to our usual fun and games, there will probably be some cake!  Bring a beverage, bring a bike.

Grease Rag U of M will be May 23rd.

Grease Rag Seward will be May 27th.

Grease Rag NE will be June 11th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

We have an events calendar!

Lots of group rides are being organized as summer heats up- exciting!

Save the date, June 15th for a Grease Rag bike camping trip to Carver.  Beginners preferred and welcome!

Jamie McDonald is working with Eleventh-Wundr Art to create a mural along the 29th St. side of the Sunrise building.  Yay for public art!

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27 Mar
2013

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Sunrise Cyclery celebrates their 9th birthday

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on March 27, 2013   comments 0

The first place I went to when I moved to Minneapolis was Sunrise Cyclery.  One of the very first people I met in the city was Jamie McDonald, the owner.  Sunrise has moved to a new location since then, but I always find myself gravitating toward the shop when I'm just biking around.  It's my home base.  I know I'm not the only one, too.

Sunrise Cyclery was where Grease Rag started, on July 7, 2009.  It took zero convincing to get Jamie to stay open just for us, give us staff and space and tools, and encouraged us to pack the shop with awesome WTFs.  If that doesn't make you feel wanted, I don't know what will.

I'm happy to announce that Sunrise Cyclery will be celebrating their 9th birthday, and they are inviting us to the party!

Monday, April 1, 2013
2pm-10pm
 2901 Blaisdell Avenue South

From Facebook:

Stop in to help celebrate Sunrise Cyclery's 9th Birthday! 
Check out the new shop
8:30p Up the Mountain Down the Mountain is playing LIVE MUSIC
Eat some chili, guac & chips, enjoy a beverage
We can't wait to see you!


View Sunrise Cyclery's new location in a larger map

Visit Sunrise Cyclery's website, or like them on Facebook!

19 Dec
2012

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12/20 Grease Rag- Uptown

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

Sunrise Cyclery has moved to a NEW LOCATION at 2901 Blaisdell Ave.

Group rides have concluded until next season!

Grease Rag NE will be January 8th.

Grease Rag Seward will be January 28th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Our Winter Skill Share was a success!  Read the recaps.

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12 Dec
2012

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Sunrise Cyclery Grand Re-Opening

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on December 12, 2012   comments 0

Grand Re-Opening

Sunrise Cyclery has moved to a NEW LOCATION at 2901 Blaisdell Ave.!  Grease Rag Uptown happens at Sunrise Cyclery on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, from 7-9 PM.

Wednesday, 12/12/12 from 12:12- 9PM

Stop by and celebrate the new shop location.  There will be some foods and beverages, and feel free to bring your own snacks, too.  

If you are on the Greenway, exit at the Nicollet ramp, proceed down Nicollet, and turn left onto 29th, after the self-serve car wash on the corner. The shop is on your left, before you hit the next light at Blaisdell.  29th is a one-way for cars, but there is a counter-flow lane for cyclists.

Welcome to your new home, Sunrise!  See you soon!

13 Nov
2012

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11/15 Grease Rag Work Day- Uptown

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, November 15th!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month)

Sunrise Cyclery has moved to a NEW LOCATION (2901 Blaisdell Ave.)! 

Group rides have concluded until next season!

Grease Rag NE will be December 11th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Sunrise Cyclery has MOVED!  Visit us at the new location for a work day on 11/15.  This Grease Rag will help us set up the Sunrise space, there will not be facilities for working on your bikes this week.  Regular Grease Rag will resume December 6.  Come and help us organize and spruce up the place- We could use your help!

Biggest thank you's to everyone that attended and volunteered at our Fourth Annual Winter Skill Share.  Recaps are coming up, stay tuned.

Still lots of time to volunteer with Free Bikes 4 Kidz!  I (Low) will be volunteering Saturday, 11/17, and it would be cool to get a group together.  Let me know if you'd like to join.

Cranksgiving 2012 is a charity alley cat to benefit a local food shelf.  A great way to ride for others!  11/18

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06 Nov
2012

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Sunrise Cyclery is Moving- Work Day!

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After four years at Sunrise Cyclery's 901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave. location, the shop is moving to 2901 Blaisdell Ave. S.  But don't fret, Grease Rag's not going far!  The new location is just north of the Greenway, off the Nicollet exit.  Here is a map.

Jamie McDonald of Sunrise Cyclery, a GR co-conspirator and ally, wanted me to let you know that he's looking for help right now.  If you have questions or would like to contact Jamie, call him at the shop in the evenings (612-824-6144), because in the mornings he will be working at the new location.

Help out with your money

Need a gift for a friend or family member?  Need a new bike?  Tune up?  Wander into the shop on the corner of Bryant and Lake and browse what the shop has to offer.  Anything that QBP stocks, Sunrise would be happy to order for you.  If you are able, spend some money at Sunrise, and help support their move.

Help out with your hands

Jamie needs people willing to do dirty work as he is prepping a space that has served as raw storage for 20+ years, to become a bike shop.  The owner of their current building sold the place, and the last few weeks have been spent preparing to move into a 5,000 square foot (!) building.  Jamie has already started tearing out and removing 30 year old drywall off the ceiling and walls.  The owner has a bunch of stuff still in the building, and there is a lot of work to be done.  Jamie is looking for help working on the new shop space daily from 8- 2pm everyday between Tuesday 11/7 and Thursday 11/15.  After 11/15 help will be needed in moving to the new shop.

Thursday, 11/15 will be the last day the old space will be open.  The goal is to open the new location as soon as possible, with a Grand Opening on Saturday, 11/24.

Sunrise Cyclery Work Day

Sunday, November 11, 8am to 2pm

Facebook event

Wear boots and something warm, as there is no heat yet at the new store.  Help needed doing the grunge work of moving stuff out of the way, painting, sweeping, pulling paneling off walls, carpet off the floor, and hanging lights.  No advanced skills are necessary, we just need helping hands.  Come for the whole time, or come for whatever time you can spare!

Although this move could not have happened at a worse time, there some good that will come out of this situation, including a bigger space for Grease Rag in Uptown.  The new spot is not farther from the Greenway than the old location, and it will still be our friendly, neighborhood bike shop.  I can't wait to see the new digs!

31 Oct
2012

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11/1 Grease Rag- Uptown

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

Wrench with us at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) 7-9PM.

Group rides have concluded until next season!

Grease Rag NE will be November 13th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

THIS IS THE LAST Grease Rag at this location, Sunrise Cyclery is moving.  More details coming soon!

November 4 will be our Fourth Annual Winter Skill Share

November 10, Girls Gone Grumpy VII!

Volunteer with Free Bikes 4 Kidz!

Cycles for Change in St. Paul has weekly WTF open shop and 10/16 & 10/23 hosted Winter Biking classes

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17 Oct
2012

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10/18 Grease Rag- Uptown

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, October 18th!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

Wrench with us at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) 7-9PM.

GROUP RIDE is canceled this week.

Grease Rag NE will be November 13th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

SAVE THE DATE: November 4 will be our Fourth Annual Winter Skill Share

Cycles for Change in St. Paul has weekly WTF open shop and 10/16 & 10/23 hosted Winter Biking classes

HALLOWEEN!  Rides, costumes, races, breweries...

I attended the first National Women's Bicycling Summit 

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04 Oct
2012

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10/4 Grease Rag- Uptown

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, October 4th!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

Wrench with us at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) 7-9PM.

GROUP RIDE!  It's spring, and Kat is excited to lead this season's group rides from 6-7, starting near Midtown Freewheel on the Greenway.

Grease Rag NE will be October 9th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Cirque du SoGay, the Queer Alley Cat is October 6!  MEOW!

I attended the first National Women's Bicycling Summit 

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