I announced this at the last Grease Rag, but we have REALLY REALLY (really!) big news to share with you all. This has been a long time coming, and because of a capable and willing volunteer, a little coordination, and a generous community supporter... it is finally going to happen.
Grease Rag NE!
That's right, WTFs. After over a year of filling Sunrise Cyclery on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, we are adding another event to accomodate your voracious need for safer DIY spaces. Sunrise will continue hosting Grease Rag Uptown twice a month, so don't fret! Rejoice!!
June 14th, 2nd Tuesday of the month
Recovery Bikes (2555 Central Avenue NE)
7-9PM Wrenching with Charlotte
Grease Rag NE is going to be facilitated by the lovely and capable Charlotte. Charlotte plans to use the first hour of every GR to help you learn a basic mechanical skill, and the last hour will be an open shop. The first week Charlotte will taking chains apart to clean and get the winter gunk outta there. Recovery Bikes is a dry space, so please respect the spirit of the shop by keeping any alcohol consumption outside the shop, thanks!
If you can, please come and support our first Grease Rag NE. We would love to see you.
(And save the date for June 11th- we are going to have a kick-off party!)
2nd Tuesdays of the month, June- September
Although there will be differences between Grease Rag Uptown and Grease Rag NE, they will both be working toward the same mission, "to encourage and empower women/ trans/ femme (WTF) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space."
Big ups to Brent and his lovely staff at Recovery Bike Shop for offering his space to Grease Rag, and to Charlotte for taking this night on! I'm so excited for this to begin!