Category: Bike Maintenance

Feb’s Ride: Women & Wrenches.

We are super excited to announce that we have partnered up with The Bikery to put on a Lady Bike Maintenance Class and Wrench party!

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.

A Visit to The Bikery


Back when I first started biking, I went to The Bikery to learn more about bike maintenance. I was greeted by a friendly volunteer who helped demystify upkeep of my bike.  This was back when they were operating out of a Central District community center. The Bikery has since grown and now operate out of a dedicated location nestled between the Central District and the International District. I decided it was time to revisit and see if I could pay it forward. I went down to The Bikery’s Volunteer Orientation this past Sunday to learn more about this awesome space and spend time with Bex, one of the great female mechanics there.

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