Curious about winter biking? Looking for advice on how to ride a little longer into the cool weather this year? Want to ready yourself to hit the slippery streets like a polar bear hits the ice? Do you like door prizes? Join us for the 7th Annual Winter Skill Share!
Sunday, November 1st, 11am - 4pm
Blake School, 511 Kenwood Pkwy, Mpls
This event is FREE and open to all women, trans*, and femme bike riders!
Grease Rag peeps will share their experiences of winter biking from different WTF perspectives. Topics covered include bike setups, safe handling, bike maintenance, and clothing strategies. We want to see you out there this winter, so please stop by, eat a cookie and drink some cider, and maybe win a prize - there will be prizes! Come with questions and leave feeling confident and ready to take on Minnesota's most challenging and glorious season!
If this is your second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh WSS, you might notice that we are changing the schedule a bit. We listened to your feedback and are trying longer sessions to allow for more in-depth skill sharing and discussion on the topics!
11:00 Warming up with snacks and friendship
11:30 Sessions A & B (details announced soon)
12:30 BYO Lunch Break!
1:00 Sessions C & D (details announced soon)
2:00 Panel Q&A and community announcements
2:30 Gear Swap with Linda
The program starts at 11:30 and the gear swap will begin at 2:30. You are welcome to come and go as you please.
Featuring many wonderful items created at our craft event and gently used gear/clothing! Go through your closet, your gear stash, and your bike stuff to find some gear, winter clothing, or other bike stuff that you are willing to part with and that would be useful for winter biking. Bring these treasures to the Winter Biking Skill Share. 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 to The Exchange. See information below. Everyone's a Winner!
Bring a donation for The Exchange Queer Community Food Shelf!
Grease Rag will collect non-perishable food items (including gluten-free, nut-free and vegan options) to support this important organization. The Exchange is a Queer community space in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis. The Exchange is a partnership of three non-profit organizations, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition/Trans Youth Support Network/RARE Productions, that came together to open The Exchange space three years ago.
Popular items include proteins, snack items, fruit and items that can make a whole meal. PRIZES will be awarded for she/they/he who brings the most weight in donations!
Related Events & Activities
Looking for more ways to participate in the WSS7? A craft night is being organized for October and the first Full Moon Ride in November (Beaver Moon) will be designed especially for first time winter riders. Watch for details in the WSS Facebook event/group pages!
Questions? Please ask in the comments! And we are still looking for volunteers.