There are a couple bike events coming up focused on women in the area.
First up, the ladies behind the monthly Menstrual Monday rides will ride to the Bikery February 6 for a Women & Wrenches bike repair night.
The Bikery is a non-profit community bike workspace that you can read about it in our site visit last week. We will have use of their tools and benches, but most importantly, we will have access to their super knowledgeable friendly female and pro-female mechanics. We can be split into groups depending on skill level or what people want to learn. This is a great chance to learn the basics, add-on to the skills you have, learn the solution to a problem that has been stumping you, or mentor other women. This will be hands on, so be prepared to get dirty! The atmosphere is super casual, non-intimidating, ultra supportive so bring all those questions you have been afraid to ask or knowledge you want to share!
To thank The Bikery and their volunteer mechanics for opening up special hours for us, we would like to ask a suggested donation of $5 (feel free to give more if you can) for the class to benefit The Bikery. Winter is their hardest season financially, and they can really use every bit of support.
Let us know if you have anything in particular you would like to learn!
As always, the ride meets at Seattle Center at 6:30pm and departs at 7:00pm to head up to The Bikery. If your bike is down or can’t make the riding part feel free to come to The Bikery. If you have meant to come out to a ride this is a great chance to check out The Bikery and spend time with some great bike ladies.
Second, the 2012 Women on Wheels at Gregg’s Greenlake Cycle is scheduled for March 1. You can sign up online if interested in attending the free ladies’ night at the bike shop, complete with a speaker and free booze.
Here’s a video from last year’s event: