Bicycles

rosalux's picture

Ride in the Street (or on the trail)

We have been riding together this spring and found we are mostly sharing routes with each other and making small connections from places we know how to get to, to places we've never been. Now that the weather is better and the light lasts longer, we will be doing some longer rides. Participants suggest routes and destinations and we figure out how to get there by sharing knowledge & using maps. Sometimes we stop for food but not always and no spending is expected. If you need a bike or gear we may be able to help you find some you can afford.

Every Thursday, 6pm, location changes each week. People who are not signed up are welcome to come along, including kids, but if you sign up you will be sure to get an email with the next week's location.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
I have been bike commuting in Minneapolis since 1999, and have ridden with a child through the stages of trailer hauling, cargo bike backseat, and now guiding an elementary schooler on their own bike on & by city streets.
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Additional class time information: 
Location will change each week and people will be notified by email or text.
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Additional class location information: 
location will be different each week.
A weekly group bike ride for people who are confident riding a bike but maybe slow, nervous in traffic, or worried about navigating.
micahthompson's picture

Basic Bike Maintenance at Cycles for Change (May)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn! In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the primary educational staff at Sibley I am responsible for teaching all classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and instruct hundreds of people.
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
micahthompson's picture

Basic Bike Maintenance at Cycles for Change(April)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn! In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the primary educational staff at Sibley I am responsible for teaching all classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and instruct hundreds of people.
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
Anne Sombor's picture

Women and Trans Only - Beyond Basic Bike Maintenance at Cycles for Change

* This class is part of the Women and Transgender Night at Cycles for Change, which offers a safe and welcoming space for self-identified women, trans, and non-gender-conforming people in the dude dominated world of bikes. No matter what your level of experience, we welcome you to come learn and teach and share (and just hang out). We have a regular open shop time every Tuesday from 5-8pm for you to use our space and tools. Female mechanics will be here to help you with any questions. *

The class is open to people with all levels of experience. Participants will be guided step by step to repair all bike systems, with technical explanations and hands-on practice. In full, folks attending this class will learn how to perform a tune-up/overhaul of a bicycle. Participants will work with the same bike through the class, in order to see the complexities and intricacies of one specific bicycle. Note: All class participants will fix up SHOP BIKES during this class. Bikes fixed up will be donated to one of Cycles for Change's many community programs!

Classes are on Tuesdays from 6-8:30pm. Each class will build on the knowledge from previous classes, but feel free to just drop in to one:

February 11 Introduction, flat fixing
February 18 Hubs
February 25 Brakes
March 4 Shifting
March 11 Bottom Bracket and Headset Bearings

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
Anne and Leah and the shop Youth Apprentices have taught earn-a-bike and basic maintenance classes at C4C.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
203-500-8920
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
10
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:00 - 20:30
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 18:00 - 20:30
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 18:00 - 20:30
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:00 - 20:30
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Bicycle maintenance class for women, trans, and gender non-conforming people.
rosalux's picture

Ride in the Street

Get together bicyclists who ride stay on sidewalks or protected paths because they are unsure or afraid of street traffic, choose destinations & ride to them together. Ride length & timing would depend on the group, but probably would start with 1-2 mile rides or even shorter. The first meeting would be discussing experience & goals and helping everyone track down equipment if needed.

I'd especially like to include parents hauling or riding with children. Practice using bike maps & comparing them to actual experience, connecting bus, pedestrian & car driver knowledge to bike knowledge, and getting comfortable on the street connections between protected riding paths.

This class would not start until the snow is mostly gone and evenings are light, no earlier than mid-April and possibly not until May depending on weather.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minneapolis Greenway at 5th Ave
5th Ave & Greenway street level Greenway crossing
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I've been fair-weather bike commuting in S Minneapolis since 1999, including hauling a baby & toddler & now riding alongside an elementary school child. I'm a low-gear transportation cyclist interested in bikes as a liberation & antipoverty tool.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
6127218781
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
8
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Additional class time information: 
Thursday nights would be my preferred time but a weekend afternoon would be possible if the class wanted that.
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minneapolis Greenway at 5th Ave
5th Ave & Greenway street level Greenway crossing
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
I have a few indoor spaces in mind for backup, all publicly accessible (starting with the tables in the Midtown Exchange). Locations after the first would be decided in class
Group bike rides for people who can ride a bike but haven't ridden in traffic or are riding with kids.
angiecoe's picture

Winter Biking and Maintenance at Cycles for Change (November)

Learn techniques about how to effectively ride your bike in the winter! The weather turns cold, but biking through the winter is not only doable but can be very rewarding. Come if you are interested in commuting by bike this winter, but need some support to keep motivated or if you have experience and want to share what you've learned.

This is a TWO WEEK class; week 1 will be focused on commuting tips, clothing, gear, safety and other ideas for how to make the most of your ride in the winter. Week 2 will cover maintenance tips on how to keep your bike running smoothly and safely during the winter, and ideas for modifying or building a winter bike. Folks interested in continuing to modify/maintain their bike are welcome to come in during Open Shop hours to winterize your bike.

Thursday November 7 & 14, 6-8:30pm

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the Program Director at Cycles for Change, I am responsible for teaching adult maintenance classes. I have had the opportunity to teach bike repair in a variety of shops and communities over the years.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-916-8848
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Winter Biking and Maintenance at Cycles for Change
angiecoe's picture

Basic Bicycle Maintenance at Cycles for Change (October)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants are not expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn!  Everyone will participate with hands-on practice to learn how to repair and overhaul: flat tires, brakes, shifting, wheel true, hub bearings, bottom bracket and headset bearings.

In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Thursdays October 3, 10, 17, 24, 6-8:30pm

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the Program Director at Cycles for Change, I am responsible for teaching adult maintenance classes. I have had the opportunity to teach bike repair in a variety of shops and communities over the years.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-916-8848
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Basic Bicycle Maintenance at Cycles for Change
angiecoe's picture

Basic Bicycle Maintenance at Cycles for Change (September)

 

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants are not expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn!  Everyone will participate with hands-on practice to learn how to repair and overhaul: flat tires, brakes, shifting, wheel true, hub bearings, bottom bracket and headset bearings.

In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Thursdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8:30pm

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the Program Director at Cycles for Change, I am responsible for teaching adult maintenance classes. I have had the opportunity to teach bike repair in a variety of shops and communities over the years.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-916-8848
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 09/12/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
44° 57' 20.3004" N, 93° 7' 43.0716" W
Basic Bicycle Maintenance at Cycles for Change
angiecoe's picture

Basic Bicycle Maintenance at Cycles for Change (August)

 

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants are not expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn!

In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Thursdays August 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-8:30pm

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the Program Director at Cycles for Change, I am responsible for teaching adult maintenance classes. I have had the opportunity to teach bike repair in a variety of shops and communities over the years.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-916-8848
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/15/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
44° 57' 20.3004" N, 93° 7' 43.0716" W
Basic Bicycle Maintenance at Cycles for Change
abegej's picture

Basic Bicycle Maintenance at SPOKES (April)

Spring is coming! Save money, fix things up, and learn the basics of how to tune up and maintain your bike after a long winter. This is designed as an introduction to the subject, so participants are not expected to have a background in bikes before coming to class. Just bring your self, your bike (if you want), and enthusiasm to take things into your own hands and renew the cycle!

SPOKES Bike Walk Connect is a new, innovative community bike and walking center with a goal of getting more people biking and walking for transportation and exercise. Its mission is to engage low-income and under-represented communities in biking and walking while building community connections in Minneapolis. More information and events can be found at www.spokesconnect.org or facebook.com/spokesconnect.

Class times: Tuesdays in April, 6-8:30pm.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

SPOKES Bike Walk Connect
1915 22nd St S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 6127877433
Facilitator's experience: 
Andrew & Ana are avid cyclists and teachers, and have taught a number of bike classes together in Minneapolis. When struck with inspiration, they take the liberty to share bad puns with anyone that finds themselves within ear-shot.
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:30
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:30
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:30
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
SPOKES Bike Walk Connect
1915 22nd St S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 6127877433
44° 57' 38.934" N, 93° 14' 37.2336" W
Additional class location information: 
SPOKES is a half block west of Minnehaha on 22nd St.
Introduction to fixing your bike yourself!
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