Thank you so much to everyone that came out for the Grease Rag Winter Maintenance Session!
It was AWESOME to see so many ladies gearing up to ride this winter. We had about 13 people come out, and by my count there were six new ladies! BIG THANK YOU to Kat, Alex, Margot and Shayne, and Jamie of Sunrise Cyclery!!
There are photos up in a set here, please check them out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/greaseragmpls/sets/72157622844833683/
There were a few requests at the Grease Rag event: Kat, Alex, Margot and Shayne will be posting short recaps of the information we covered on Thursday. We will be posting some online resources for cyclists, including information about the Guaranteed Ride Home program.
- Cleaning and maintaining your ride- Shayne
- Tires and fenders recap- Kat
- Road safety and tips- Alex
- Body warming- Margot
- Free online resources- Lowrah
These are free online programs and resources that I use as a cyclist in the Twin Cities. A general list of helpful links for biking in the metro area can be found on the Metro Transit website and includes information on bicycles on trains and buses, bike lockers, maps, and a list of bicycle shops: http://metrotransit.org/bike/resources.asp
Via: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisgallevo / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
If you know of other resources, post them in the comments!! Read More
Via: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim_lahey/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
This next Thursday, November 19 will be our Winter Maintenance Session of Grease Rag. We are planning on meeting up at the shop at 7, having a few short demonstrations, and the rest of the time will be open for any work that you need to accomplish. There will be refreshments! Please sound off and let us know if you'd like to share your expertise or if you plan on coming so we can negotiate space and treats.
- Shayne will be giving a demo on how to clean and maintain your bike this winter
- Alex will be giving us tips about safety and road rules
- Margot will teach us how to keep our bodies warm
- Kat will talk to us about tires and fenders
Girls Gone Grumpy Bicycle Ride- Winter Edition
Girls, get grumpy (for the 5th time) on November 7th.
This is a leisure ride from Grumpy's NE to Grumpy's Roseville and back in celebration of bikes, bitches, and beer. It will be the first cold GGG ride, so dress stylishly warm.
Dudes are welcome to join, but skirts are required and will be strictly enforced (there may just be a contest...).
We'll be rolling out at high noon (that's 1:00pm, kids), so show your face before then.
The weather looks like it is going to be perfect, I hope to see some of you at this ride!
We officially have a schedule of events for the rest of 2009- check out our fliers around town (if you would like to take some and hand them out or put them up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
11/19- Winter Maintenance Class
Depending on class attendance,
these events may be postponed until Spring '10.