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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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18 Nov
2010

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Thursday, 11/18 Grease Rag Ride & Wrench

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It’s that time again- Grease Rag Ride and Wrench!   

Grease Rag will be on Thursday, November 18th
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)
Meet at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) at 7PM, wrenching ends at 9PM!

  • Our 2nd Annual Winter Skill-Share is going to be Sunday, November 21, 12-3 PMFacebook or email if you have any questions!
  • The Minneapolis Presents Calendar project's release party was such a success because of YOU!  Sarah, Bindy, Buzo, Heidi, Jamie, Shayne, Brie, Jenn, Dana, Alicia, Michelle, of course the Minneapolis Presents team (EG, Melody, Kayla, Chelsea... and many more WTFs and allies.  If you did not get a calendar you can buy one at Sunrise this Thursday...
  • The last group ride was last month-  We'll let you know in the spring when they are starting back up.

WTF Appreciation!  (Because we appreciate you...)

  • New to Grease Rag: Sarah and Bindy both brought in their beautiful rides for some maintenance.  Buzo got busy replacing spokes and truing her wheel.  Lydia changed out her brake cables with very little instruction- Nice!

Hope to see you!

14 Nov
2010

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2nd Annual Winter Maintenance Skill-Share

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Our most successful event, hands down, was the "Winter Maintenance Skill-Share" that Grease Rag hosted last November.  Even though it doesn't feel like it (holy record-breaking October, Batman!!) winter is on our doorstep, once again.  Are you ready?  More importantly, are your bikes ready?

Grease Rag's 2nd Annual Winter Maintenance Skill-Share

Sunday, November 21, 2010
12 PM- 3 PM

Sunrise Cyclery
901 W Lake St
Bryant Ave. & Lake St., Minneapolis
(612) 824-6144

Like all Grease Rag events this is FREE and open to all WTF (women/ trans/ femme) cyclists

RSVP on Facebook, and invite all of your friends!

Are you interested in...

Yummy vegan treats and hot beverages?
Knowledge-sharing in a free and open forum just for WTF cyclists?
Cleaning and maintaining your bike this winter?
Dressing for comfort and performance?  (We are not talking about lycra here...)
Handling and safety techniques?
Advice on tires, lube, and winter gear?

... then you should totally bring your winter bike, your experience and/or willingness to learn, and let's do this.  (Don't forget to RSVP!)

03 Nov
2010

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11/4/2010 Grease Rag

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Meet at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) at 7PM, wrenching ends at 9PM!

  • The last group ride was last month-  We'll let you know in the spring when they are starting back up.
  • Photos!  You all are good-lookin'.
  • The Minneapolis Presents Calendar project's release party is November 12!  Tell all of your friends- you don't want to miss this party.
  • Big announcement:  Our 2nd Annual Winter Skill-Share is going to be November 21 at 12 PM.  Watch the blog for more details (post scheduled for 11/14 but there will be a Facebook event up before that), or you can always email me with questions.

WTF Appreciation!  (Because we appreciate you...)

  • It was terrific seeing EG of Minneapolis Presents/ Queer Bike Gang fame in the shop.  She did an excellent job truing up her wheels while I changed my brake pads and ran some new brake cable.

Hope to see you!

21 Oct
2010

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10/21/2010 Grease Rag Ride & Wrench

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Grease Rag will be on Thursday, October 21st
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)
Group ride at 6PM ends at the shop- starting from the S. end of the Stone Arch Bridge
Meet at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) at 7PM, wrenching ends at 9PM!

  • This will be the LAST group ride of the season!  Come out and make it count!
  • Organizing meeting this Saturday, 10/23 at 11AM at the Seward Cafe.
  • The Minneapolis Presents Calendar project's release party is November 12!  More info to be posted on the blog next week!  (You do NOT want to miss this..)
  • Our second annual winter maintenance shop is coming up at the beginning of November, more info on the blog soon!
  • (Apologies for being so late with the reminder this week.  I had way too much fun with my parents in town!)

My mom wanted me to let you all know that she had a really fun time at the Grease Rag, and she thinks what we are doing is really cool.  She told me over and over how capable and powerful you all are, and I couldn't agree more!  She took a ton of photos that I will post very very soon- Moms are so awesome, right?

At the last Grease Rag Natalie used some muscle to get her seat adjusted, even though it did NOT want to move, Maria installed some hot white cable housing, Jennifer changed out her pedals, and Lydia got ready for a ride to Chi-town (good luck out there!).  WTFs, you inspire me.  Big thanks to Shayne for her mechanical advice!

Hope to see you!!

06 Oct
2010

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10/7/2010 Grease Rag Ride & Wrench (Ride + Open Shop)

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It’s that time again- Grease Rag Ride and Wrench!

Grease Rag will be on Thursday, October 7th
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)
Group ride at 6PM ends at the shop- starting from the S. end of the Stone Arch Bridge
Meet at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) at 7PM, wrenching ends at 9PM!

  • The group rides have been going really well.  Meet up at 6 at the Stone Arch Bridge 10/7 for a nice ride to the shop!
  • This week Grease Rag is going to be extra special- I'm bringing my mom <3 into the shop.  No, really.  It's going to be sweet!
  • Don't forget about the Hub's Womens Appreciation Event on 10/9.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for our second annual winter maintenance shop coming up at the beginning of November.
WTF Appreciation!  (Because we appreciate you...)
  • The Grease Rag photo last month was great.  I could feel the love!  Check out the photo here.  (Shayne was also there but was hiding during the photo.)
  • At the last Grease Rag Kim used a hacksaw to whittle down her kickstand, Ina was using a blowtorch on some stubborn plastic caps, and Adriane did a huge amount of work on her bike.  (Fearless.)  Bruzo was able to do a tune up before Babes in Bikeland (she did great!) and even though Cayla was only in the shop for a few minutes, she was helping out right and left.  WTFs, you inspire me.  Big thanks to Kat and Shayne for all of their mechanical advice!

Hope to see you!

12 Sep
2010

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Grease Rag 9/16 Bring 34574 of your closest friends...

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My lovelies,

By now you know all about Jamie's situation, so I won't reiterate.  One of the things that we wanted to do was to organize some kind of show of love from Grease Rag to Jamie and all that he does for us by giving us space and resources at Sunrise Cyclery.

WTFs, please bring a few friends and meet at Sunrise at 7 PM sharp on Thursday, September 16th.  I want to do a photo of as many WTF Grease Rag'rs as we can fit into the shop.  Wouldn't that be a great way to show our appreciation?  (Don't forget that there is a group ride that meets at 6 PM at the south end of the Stone Arch Bridge that ends at the shop...)

Maybe you've only come to one Grease Rag night- no worries!  We'd love to see you again.  Maybe you've been telling yourself for the last year that you would come in and check out the space, and you just haven't done it yet.  Now's your chance.  Bring that friend that is interested in learning about her bicycle, but maybe is a little shy.

And there will be yummy snacks- you know it.

Bring your bikes and your beautiful faces for the group photo.  Even if you can't stay for the wrenching, we want as many of you to show up as possible, so please come out!

Grease Rag Winter Maintenance, 11/19

03 Sep
2010

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Jamie McDonald- Updates

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Grease

(This post is a quick reference for the latest information about Sunrise Cyclery's fearless leader and Grease Rag ally, Jamie.)

I recently posted that Jamie has had some health trouble that landed him in the hospital. Luckily he did not sustain permanent damage and he's going to pull through.

I posted details about Jamie’s situation here.

(He has congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, fluid in his lungs, high blood pressure & high blood sugar. He also has a blood clot in his heart and parts of his heart are inflamed. He will be in the hospital until at least this Sunday.)

I posted details about how you can HELP here.

(He could use some love and support, help at the shop, and money- spending at the shop is a great way to contribute.)

To liquidate merchandise to get cash flowing into the shop, Sunrise is having a SALE on apparel.

An alternative to donating time as a mechanic or spending money is participating in our EXTREME MAKEOVER WORKDAY on 9/6.

Come out for a group photo on 9/16, 7 PM sharp, to show your support of Grease Rag/ Sunrise Cyclery.

Jamie is out of the hospital and looks well!!  Awesome.  He has lost a lot of weight and has some serious life changes ahead of him, but we are happy to see him out and about.  Things just weren't the same without him.

Thanks for reading.  Let’s take care of ourselves, so we can take care of each other.

In solidarity,
Laura Kling
http://greaseragmpls.wordpress.com/

03 Sep
2010

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EXTREME Makeover Workday 9/6/2010

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April 15, 2010

Support Jamie and Sunrise Cyclery by participating in a workday at the shop.

People have been asking how they can help out.  I posted about some ways you can give love and support, your time to the shop, and financial help by spending money at the shop.  I understand not everyone has money to give, but maybe you can give time and sweat equity instead:

EXTREME Makeover Workday at Sunrise Cyclery

Monday, September 6, 2010

Starting at 9am, ending when we want to stop

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03 Sep
2010

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Clothing SALE at Sunrise Cyclery

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Sunrise Cyclery is having a clothing liquidation SALE on Terry and Primal apparel

Support Jamie and Sunrise Cyclery by purchasing clothing at these reduced prices

All bike shorts and jerseys are $20.00
Leggings $5.00/ pair
Rain Gear $20.00
Shoes $20.00/ pair
Socks $3.00/ pair
Lake brand cold weather gloves $10.00/ pair
Terry saddles $45.00 each
Dutch shopper bags $35.00 each

The sale is on until the last item is sold!

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