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Resluts of this years NYC cranksgiving.

4124872373_566b6f8db9(photo by Sharon Goldberg of www.iliketotakepictures.com)
According to Cranksgiving organizer, Ken Stanek, there were 119 Racers for the 11th annual charity race, including three tandems and a few tall bikes.

1ST PLACE: Crihs & Lauren Klien (5th Overall)
2ND PLACE: Doug D & Heather Muller (6th Overall)
3RD PLACE: Kieth Garrison & Janessa Stark (10th Overall)
4TH PLACE: Pavel & Hana (22nd Overall)
5TH PLACE: Will Sherman & Grace (25th Overall)
6TH PLACE: Brantley & Kindall Almond (33rd Overall) (I have a prize for you, if you’re reading this, Kindall)
7TH PLACE: Izumi & Adrienne (35th)
8TH PLACE: Tony Leonardo & Nikki Zerka (36th)
9TH PLACE: Ray Clark & Rachel Rubino (39th)
10TH PLACE: Eli B & Sara Wojcik (40th)

Sasha – MOST GENEROUS – dude bought two turkeys
Eli – First Out of Town
Andras & Andra (Team Budapest – First Tandem or TallBike
Ray Clark – 1st Rookie

This was the first race for at least 39 people, and there were 34 girls & 85 guys.
4124871251_ec34b56a4a_o< More photos from Sharon here.

Photos from Doll Parts here.

and Baby food portraits from here.

Greetings from Tod Seelie

Got this message from Tod Seelie, photographer of bike culture who’s been traveling around Asia riding tallbikes.

I recently returned from a rather adventurous summer and wanted to pass on some things you might find of interest.

Tomorrow night, Friday the 20th, I will have photos from our raft voyage on the Adriatic Sea on display as part of the show “Punkabbestia” at Anonymous Gallery in Manhattan. The same voyage was featured this summer in New York Magazine, with my accompanying photos and slide show. After that, some friends and I rode bicycles through Indonesia and Japan, including several tall bikes. Upon returning to the States, I headed to Portland, Maine for a residency at The Bakery Photo Collective and lent a hand to my friends who were working on a collaborative installation at SPACE Gallery entitled Distance Don’t Matter.
I recently exhibited some work at Waiting Room Gallery in Tokyo as part of the group show Spirit Assembly, curated by Cinders Gallery in Williamsburg. Next up I am showing some work with Ad Hoc Gallery in Miami for Art Basel. I was also chosen at one of the five Brooklyn music bloggers “that matter” by New York Magazine, so that was cool. I also had the first piece of clothing bearing my work released through Carrot Clothing. This summer there was some love from The Death Set on the Van’s Blog and on How To Avoid the Bummer Life.
Also, an interview I did about my work for Revel In NY has been relaunched on their new site. You can check it out to remember what I looked like before a moustache took over my face. I was also interviewed by MTV Brazil (click on Bloco 2) in a piece that features the Vivian Girls. I’ve recently learned to “Twitter,” so if that is of interest to you, you can find me here: http://twitter.com/suckapants. And as always I chronicle my adventures on http://suckapants.com. Most recently on Sucka Pants: Halloween and Day of the Dead in New Orleans, the road trip down through middle America, and the aforementioned bicycle and raft trips.

Recent interviews:
http://www.formatmag.com/features/tod-seelie/
http://www.ishooteverything.com/2009/09/photo-artist-interview-41-tod-seelie.html
http://mossless.tumblr.com/post/146860793/tod-seelie-just-turned-31-and-is-currently-trying
http://www.carrotclothing.net/interview_with_tod_seelie.php

todseelie.com
646.270.1978

Times up event-starting tonight

80’s DANCE RIDE- Thursday Night!
Meet us at Tompkins Square Park at 7 p.m.
Come fight the power with high octane dance music as we reclaim our right to the city’s public spaces with a roving dance party.
See events listing for details.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
– Fundraising coordinator to help coordinate fundraising meetings and activities
– Archivist
If you are interested please email timesupvolunteer@gmail.com

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1. 80’s DANCE RIDE
Thursday, November 19th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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2. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, November 27th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side
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3. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, November 28th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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4. PEACE & GRATITUDE RIDE AND LABYRINTH WALK
Sunday, November 29th, 11 a.m.
SW corner of Union Square, Gandhi Statue (across from Staples)
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5. CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Friday, December 4th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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6. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!http://times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Become a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

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1. 80’s DANCE RIDE
Thursday, November 19th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Come fight the power with high octane dance music as we reclaim our right to the city’s public spaces with a roving dance party.

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2. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, November 27th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. this fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring appropriate lights and bells.

For more information see http://www.critical-mass.org/

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3. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, November 28th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Come join bicyclists and skaters (and the occasional unicyclist) for a leisurely ride through Central and Riverside Parks. Weather? Our record suggests we only call off these rides when no one in their right mind would have fun. Appropriate for experienced skaters, and bicyclists of just about any skill level. We hope these rides encourage more folks to enjoy the parks at night, without motor vehicles, in a quiet, safe, relaxed setting. The ride is about 12 miles long, and we return to Columbus Circle around midnight.

Check out pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianmcgloin/tags/riversideride/

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4. PEACE & GRATITUDE RIDE AND LABYRINTH WALK
Sunday, November 29th, 11 a.m.
SW corner of Union Square, Gandhi Statue (across from Staples)

A leisurely peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites with an emphasis on sharing what you are grateful for. Culminating with a labyrinth walk at the Labyrinth for Contemplation.
Bring something to share: your spirit of play, a poem, prayer, song, or snack. Dress for the weather! Great ride for cyclists new to group rides.

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5. CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Friday, December 4th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Join us for a relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquility of the park and its beautiful ponds and waterways. This totally safe ride, with front and rear bike guides, is a nature lover’s dream in Manhattan! The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We usually finish before midnight, back at Columbus Circle. Total mileage is under 10 miles. Any kind of bike will work.

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6. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
**
WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

**
BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

**
FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
**
FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

**
BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

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Stolen bike alert

Sad to report another stolen bike:

My bike was stolen tonight (11/18/09) around Ave B and 2nd St. right outside of
Snack Dragon. It is a black Giant Bowery. The flip wheel on back was
set to the “fixed” side. On the left handle bar drop down, the tape
was chewed up pretty good due to a fall I took a while back. I’ve
attached a photo. Any information about it can be sent to me at
rhnantell@gmail.com
or 608-438-8831. I will even consider buying it
back, no questions asked. Thanks for any help.

Ryan

Andrew Lynn is blogging

A friend of my in upstate NY from Troy Bike Rescue is blogging at a local paper. Check out Andrew Lynn’s postings at Time’s Union: Bike Blog

Thanks to Keiko and the Bike Jumble folks for the photo booth.

Yesterday, I stopped by the Bike Jumble’s Photo booth at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Harry Schwartzman and his crew have come onto the scene by hosting bicycle swap meets and this time they were offering up free photos of cyclists and their bikes by professional photographer Keiko Niwa. Oh yeah and they had some amazing free cookies too.
bike-photo-booth-by-bitchcakes(This photo from local biker and blogger ms bitch cakes)
martini

It was a nice way to show off your bike and meet some prominent members of the bike community.
Henry Carter, co-owner of Brooklyn Bikes was there with his flashy Brooklyn Machine Works.
free cookies
Henry and his ride

and Allan from cyclingwmd.blogspot.com.

and Chombo from losmarcospolos.com

Check out all my photos at Flickr.com/bike jumble and stay tuned for all the photos of those who came out to the Keiko’s photo booth.

Tomorrow Biking Rules PSA festival

Tomorrow at BAM, will be a screening of the short films made for the Biking Rules PSA contest.
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Here is a description:
Tue, Nov 17 at 7pm*
*Intro and Q&A

90min

Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking, and public transit, kicks off its new campaign, Biking Rules, with a film program comprised of short narratives, animations, and documentaries that promote bicycling in New York City. The evening event will include prizes for jury-selected films and a special reception courtesy of the Brooklyn Brewery. Visit www.bikingrules.org/psa to learn more about Transportation Alternatives and the Biking Rules campaign.

**Note: There will be a free bike check at the Salvation Army Building at 321 Ashland Place (just around the corner from BAM’s main entrance), and it will be open starting at 6pm on Tue, Nov 17. Bikes must be picked up by 11:30pm. Bikes parked on the street near BAM may be taken away by the police department.

You can get tickets here.

Check out the facebook page here.

and the Bikingrules.org website.

Here is one of the PSA contest hopefulls:

Made by: Ma Shumin
with
Sean Kenney made all the lego stuff
David Pagano animated
Brian Kenney did the sound and music

Good luck to all the contestants.

Bicycle Film Festival Boston, with Joshua Kampa.

This week the Bicycle Film Festival hits Tokyo and Boston.

In my ongoing series of interviewing festival directors in various BFF cities I spoke with Joshua Kampa who is running things for Boston. He is the owner of the new bicycle shop in Somerville, MA called Open Bicycle. This is one busy cyclist but he was kind enough to take a minute and tell me about what’s going on for BFF Boston and the local bicycle culture.

joshuak

-Name. Age, where you live (ride)

Joshua Kampa, 30, Owner of Open Bicycle in Union Square, Somerville, MA. I live up the street on Spring Hill, in Somerville. It’s like the Brooklyn of Boston, but Brooklyn 10 years ago.

-what bikes do you own?

Daily ride is a somewhat beat-up Kiyo Miyazawa track frame with a mix of Japanese and Italian track components. MTB is a 69’er-ed rigid Surly 1×1 that has lived through many different incarnations- cargo bike, XC machine, commuter. Road bike is a box of NOS Sugino 75 road components waiting for the right frame- sold my ’79 Paramount (and everything else) to fund the shop start-up…

-what will be your next bike purchase?

That perfect (and hypothetical) ’84 Rossin Ghibli C-Record machine, whenever it hits ebay….

-what got you involved in the BFF?

Boston needed a producer and I seem to have a masochistic streak.

-has the BFF been to Boston before? How did it go?

Last year was the 1st year I attended BFF in Boston- I’m formerly a Minneapolis kid. It was fun last year but a bit spread out and under-represented. This year is going to be amazing.

-what’s going to be going on this year?

We’ve got some great parties and events lined up with loads of local and national sponsors bring out the goods to help support them. Boldsprints and DJs kick of the weekend at Middlesex Lounge on Friday night, and a cool brunch / specialty shop & framebuilder tour will take attendees on a trip around the area on the way to the screenings. A late-night alleycat will get the Festival attendees thirsty for the Afterparty at Flat Top Johnny’s.

-who’s coming out?

Anyone who’s anyone and all of their cool friends.

-any local films or filmakers in this years festival?

Local helmet-cam celeb Lucas Brunelle has a film in the Urban Shorts screenings, as well as my Good Friend Steve Shinnerer for Quarter Productions, who shot a little tounge-in-cheek video about our shop last winter (on the coldest day of the year, to boot).

-what do you hope people ride away with from the festival?

A sense of the very positive and creative global community of cyclists that they are a part of. The Festival, to me, acts as a record of the evolution and power of the rapidly changing worldwide bike culture.

-what is the bike culture like in Boston, critical mass? Bike polo? Alleycats? Freestyle fixed gear?

All of the above. Boston is home to a very diverse community of students, professionals, families, and creatives. Despite the narrow and confusing streets, cycling runs in our blood here, and it is displayed in many forms and subcultures. Alleycats are a near-weekly occurrence, the local polo kids are pushing to have the North American finals here in 2010, and our shop sponsors some of the most cutting edge fixed gear freestyle riders on the East Coast… not to mention the strong community of commuters and car-free citizens of Boston the surrounding metro and their rides, parties, and advocacy.

-good places for cyclists to hang out at?

At my shop, Open Bicycle, of course. We host monthly art receptions in our attached gallery, Chorus, and provide an open community spot for folk to learn about and work on their bikes. There’s a ton of decent pubs, cafes, and clubs to meet-up for rides or end the evening at- I’d tell you my favorites but then the secret would be out…

– what’s it like biking in these cities?

Boston is no Minneapolis, but it’s getting better. The winters are kinder 😉

-how is the bike infrastructure? What needs the biggest improvements?

Mayor Menino has appointed a Bike Czar to help the city get in line with the infrastructural improvements that many other US and global cities are implementing. Things are improving, slowly, as they tend to, but we are seeing new bike lanes, lock spots, and cyclist rights laws all the time.

Bike sharing?

That’s a tough one. I just read an article about the Velib program in Paris and the fact that 80% of the original bikes have been stolen or damaged beyond repair. I think it’s at heart an awesome idea but subject to some of the fundamental flaws that stem from the nature of contemporary urban psychology and culture. There are several bike rental and tour companies, and that serves the tourists and visitors well…

-your future cycling goals?

Global culture change? No, I’d settle for incremental but steady improvement. And a week off for a tour up to Nova Scotia.

-anything you’d wished I’d asked you?

Actually, now that you mention it, there are some amazingly wonderful people you should check out:

www.openbicycle.com
www.chorusgallery.com
cargocollective.com/icarusframes
iloveqp.com
www.geekhousebikes.com
www.3rrrproducts.blogspot.com

joshua

Photo Contest from Go Mean Go and BikeJuju

Got sent this message from Ryan Schuetze in Seattle:

DarkDays6001

GO MEANS GO and Bikejuju are currently running a photo contest and people are encouraged to submit until the deadline of December 20th, the darkest day of the year. Winners will be announced that week.

The contest rules are simple:
You may submit a maximum of four photographs.
Photographs must have some bike-related content.
Photographs must have been taken outside, after dark.
The work must be your own.
Entries do not have to be current; go back and pick your favorites.
Creativity is highly and heartily encouraged.
Prizes can only be sent to addresses in North America. (Photos taken anywhere are welcome!)
Submit your photo(s) by adding them to the contest’s Flickr Group Page

Winners will be announced on both Bikejuju and GOMEANSGO the week of the winter equinox, December 21.

Now the fun part – prizes!

GOMEANSGO and Bikejuju will be selecting winners in the following categories:
Best overall image
Most creative image
Best Pacific Northwest image (entries for this prize must be captioned with location)

Each winner will receive a prize package including a light from Planet Bike, Bikeglow safety light, and other fun schwag to be determined.

But wait, there’s more! There will also be a “Planet Bike Dark Days Commuter” winner – the nice folks at Planet Bike will pick one winner who receives a full “commuter package.” That’s a set of Cascadia fenders (any size), a mini pump of the winner’s choice, a Blaze 2W or Blaze Dynamo headlight, a SuperFlash rear light, and a saddle bag with tire levers and patch kit. Plus, the folks at Planet Bike have expressed interest in potentially using that winner’s image in an ad or on their website!

Time’s Up events.

1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, November 13th, 7 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect and Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge
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2. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, November 14th, 9 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect.
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3. 80’s DANCE RIDE
Thursday, November 19th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
******************
4. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, November 27th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side
******************
5. PEACE & GRATITUDE RIDE AND LABYRINTH WALK
Sunday, November 29th, 11 a.m.
SW corner of Union Square, Gandhi Statue (across from Staples)
******************
6. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue
******************

BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!

Become a member of Time’s Up

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1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, November 13th, 7 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect and Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge

Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation, exercising our right to the road. Critical Mass is a movement, not an organization; no two riders participate for exactly the same reason. New York City’s first Critical Mass was in 1993.

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2. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, November 14th, 9 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect.

Join us for a totally safe, auto-free ride as we explore Prospect Park at night. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the fields, woods and ponds. Bike guides in the front and back. Bring your favorite bike: the one with the lights! The park is dark at night.

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3. 80’s DANCE RIDE
Thursday, November 19th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Come fight the power with high octane dance music as we reclaim our right to the city’s public spaces with a roving dance party.

******************
4. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, November 27th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. this fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring appropriate lights and bells.

For more information see critical-mass.org

******************
5. PEACE & GRATITUDE RIDE AND LABYRINTH WALK
Sunday, November 29th, 11 a.m.
SW corner of Union Square, Gandhi Statue (across from Staples)

A leisurely peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites with an emphasis on sharing what you are grateful for. Culminating with a labyrinth walk at the Labyrinth for Contemplation.
Bring something to share: your spirit of play, a poem, prayer, song, or snack. Dress for the weather! Great ride for cyclists new to group rides.

******************
6. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
**
WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

**
BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

**
FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
**
FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

**
BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

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