April Happenings

Check out all the incredible opportunities to hang out with fellow bike people this month with these Xtracycle dealer events!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sat. April 20 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Perennial Cycle – Pastry Ride: Book Lovers Rejoice

Sun. April 21 – BROWNSVILLE, TX – 7th & Park Bike Shop – Yoga at the Shop

Tues. April 23 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Women’s Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, Flat Fixing

Thurs. April  25- DURANGO, CO – 2nd Ave. Sports – Free Shop Yoga

Thurs. April 25 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Coffee Outside

Thurs. April 25 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking Thurs. Ride Series

Fri. April 26 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles –  Last Fridays at MSA Annex 2019

Sat. April 27 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Perennial Cycle – Pastry Ride

Sat. April 27 – CHICAGO, IL – Four Star Family Cyclery – Family Biking 101

Sat. April 27 – Sun. April 28 – NYC – 2019 Micro-Tour 1: Ferncliff Forest, Rhinebeck

Sun. April 28 – BROWNSVILLE, TX – 7th & Park Bike Shop – Yoga at the Shop

Sun. April 28 – CALGARY, ALBERTA – BikeBike Inc. – E-Bike Test Ride Experience & Sidewalk Citizen Bakery


EVENT DETAILS

Every Thursday – DURANGO, CO – 2nd Ave. Sports – Free Shop Yoga

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6pm @ 640 E. 2nd Ave.
Join us Thursday for a free yoga night with Brady! We even have mats for you… just bring a buddy and get ready to get yoga’d out.

Every Thursday – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Coffee Outside

8:15am – 9:15am @ 26th & Fulton Park

“People that like bikes and walking making coffee on a park bench! We bring our camp coffee brewing set-ups and a premade pot of coffee from Logan House Coffee Company for a social hour, every Thursday morning. We talk bikes, coffee, and have a casual social hour to break up the week. The space is covered and there is a playground for the kids. This event is free, open to the public, and welcoming to all. Message us with any questions.”

Every Thursday – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking: Thursday Ride Series

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6pm – 9pm at Surly Brewing Company

We meet at 6, we ride at 6:30! Every Thursday in April, the Joyful Riders Club is celebrating #30daysofbiking with a friendly paced social ride gathering at the fire outside Surly Brewing Company.

OUR APRIL DESTINATIONS + ROUTES:
• April 4: The Bulldog Downtownhttps://goo.gl/FBP4TT
• April 11: Alary’s Barhttps://goo.gl/dMT8eu
• April 18: Hennepin History Museumhttps://goo.gl/RBHxLK
• April 25: Darby’s Pub and Grillhttps://goo.gl/qeQXZ6

Check out the event page for more details.


Every Saturday – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Perennial Cycle – Pastry Ride

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9am – 12pm at 3342 Hennepin Ave.

Ride your bike with us to a local bakery, coffee shop, or other destination and enjoy pastries, coffee, and a raffle with sweet prizes. The April 21st ride is proudly sponsored by Thousand Helmets and Banjo Brothers, and will feature a portrait session so you can get a sweet photo with your bike.

We’ll meet behind Perennial Cycle at 9 am (3342 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408) and ride at 9:30 am. Your RSVP of “going” helps us ensure we have enough treats for everybody.

See event page for more details.


Every Sunday – BROWNSVILLE, TX – 7th & Park Bike Shop – Yoga at the Shop

8am – 9am @ 1554 E. 7th St.

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“Join us every Sunday morning at 8am on the patio for a free yoga class. Stay for crepes, mimosas, and coffee! If necessary, we will hold the class indoors.

P.S. No mat? No problem. All yoga gear is 10% off on Sundays.”


 


Sat. April 20 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Perennial Cycle – Tiny Bike Shop Concert

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6:30pm – 9pm at 3342 Hennepin Ave. 

Join us Friday night at the shop for a Tiny Bike Shop Concert featuring FREE live music by The Decayed Realms“an electronic rock duo from Minnesota comprised of Victoria Malawey and Brandon Patrick Sullivan. Their combination of live-performed melody and percussion create a big sound, with wordless narratives ranging from the slow and pensive to the cinematic and intense.”

TICKETS Register for FREE at EventBrite


Tues. April 23 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Women’s Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, Flat Fixing

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7pm – 8pm at 254 3rd St., Brooklyn

Get to know a little more about your machine in this hands-on introductory workshop, and walk away feeling more self-sufficient. This class will cover routine bike maintenance, the tools you should never leave home without, and how to fix a flat, with plenty of time to ask questions.

About the Instructor:
Where bicycles are concerned, Meredith’s heart is in the liberating power of the riding, and working on, of all types of bikes for all types of people, on any surface and in any weather. She teaches project-based mathematics at a public high school in Manhattan for recent immigrants, where she also facilitates an after-school bike mechanics and cycling program.

Registration required.


Fri. April 26 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles –  Last Fridays at MSA Annex 2019

6pm – 10pm at 267 S. Avenida Del Convento

“LAST FRIDAYS returns for 2019! Shop under-the-stars with your favorite MSA Annex merchants while enjoying live music, on-site restaurants and food trucks, and libations by Westbound Bar every last Friday of the month. A family and dog friendly event.”


Sat. April 27 – CHICAGO, IL – Four Star Family Cyclery – Family Biking 101

9:30am @ 2115 N. Western Ave.

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“Intrigued by the idea of riding with your kids but not sure where to start? Got questions about cargo bikes or riding in the city? We’re here to help!

Come join us for a family-focused session. We’ll cover all the basics for getting around on two wheels with kids in tow and have plenty of time for all your questions.”

Check out the event page for more details.


Sat. April 27 – Sun. April 28 – NYC – 2019 Micro-Tour 1: Ferncliff Forest, Rhinebeck

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We will be taking a Metro North train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie, then riding north 20 miles to Ferncliff Forrest

Travel and Logistics: On Saturday, April 27th, we will be taking the 8:32am Metro North Hudson Line train to Poughkeepsie (2 hour train ride). All rides are responsible for train tickets and Bike Passes. Trains back on Sunday(Poughkeepsie to Grand Central) are at 10;32am, 12:32pm and 2:32pm).

See event page for more details and to register. 


Sun. April 28 – CALGARY, ALBERTA – BikeBike Inc. – E-Bike Test Ride Experience & Sidewalk Citizen Bakery

9am – 12pm at 1439 10 Ave. SE

*Registration Required*

Are you e-bike curious? Have you been thinking about purchasing an electric bike but do not know where to start?

Join us on a guided extended test ride along Calgary’s beautiful bike path network where we will take you on a loop that will demonstrate the comfort and capabilities of today’s modern ebikes. Say goodbye to headwinds, hills, and sweat. You’ll have the opportunity to ride bikes from our demo fleet with models from Riese and Muller and Royal Dutch Gazelle. We’ll stop halfway for a lunch at Sidewalk Citizen in the East Village, switch bikes, and then continue our adventure back to our shop.

Pre-ride coffee and cookies by Nadia at our shop, a mid-ride refuel stop at Sidewalk, and a non-alcoholic beverage are included. See event page for more details.


Tues. April 30 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Girl Gotta Hike: Hiking 101

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7pm – 9pm at 254 3rd St., Brooklyn

Join Melissa from Girl Gotta Hike as she talks about her experiences locally and internationally as a hiker. Learn about gear, safety and great local hikes that as just a train ride away. Food and Drink Will be served.

Registration required.


PAST EVENTS

Mon. April 1 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast In Bikes – End of Winter Party and Bike Bingo

Wed. April 3 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Packing in Norway

Thurs. April 4 – DURANGO, CO – 2nd Ave. Sports – Free Shop Yoga

Thurs. April 4 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Coffee Outside

Thurs. April 4 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking Thurs. Ride Series

Fri. April 5 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – Happy Hour Ride

Sat. April 6 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Perennial Cycle – Pastry Ride

Sun. April 7 – BROWNSVILLE, TX – 7th & Park Bike Shop – Yoga at the Shop

Wed. April 10 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Knives and Edge Tools

Thurs. April  11- DURANGO, CO – 2nd Ave. Sports – Free Shop Yoga

Thurs. April 11 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Coffee Outside

Thurs. April 11 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking Thurs. Ride Series

Sat. April 13 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Perennial Cycle – Pastry Ride: Rolling through History

Sat. April 13 – SEATTLE, WA – G&O Family Cyclery – Bicycle Story Time

Sun. April 14 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Kidical Mass DEN Family Ride

Sun. April 14 – BROWNSVILLE, TX – 7th & Park Bike Shop – Yoga at the Shop

Mon. April 15 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – “How Do I Work This?” Digital Route Creation and Navigation​

Wed. April 17 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles – Transit Loves Dragoon Ride

Wed. April 17 – BURLINGTON, VT – Old Spokes Home – Mayor’s Book Group: Street Fight

Wed. April 17 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Annie’s Trans-America Bike Tour

Thurs. April  18- DURANGO, CO – 2nd Ave. Sports – Free Shop Yoga

Thurs. April 18 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Coffee Outside

Thurs. April 18 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking Thurs. Ride Series

Fri. April 19 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes & Ladies Revolution – Femme-Trans-Women Open Shop Night

Fri. April 19 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Micro-Tour 1 Orientation Class


Mon. April 1 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast In Bikes – End of Winter Party and Bike Bingo

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6pm – 8pm at 55519 W. North Ave. 

Bring your bingo card and good cheer. Raffle! One ticket for each stamp- up to 25!

Come with your bingo card and get one raffle ticket per stamp- get a full card- get a special prize!

Come for a beverage and socialize- let’s end winter! We all earned it.


Wed. April 3 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Packing in Norway

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7pm – 8pm at 254 3rd St., Brooklyn

See event page for more details.


Fri. April 5 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – Happy Hour Ride

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7:15pm – 10pm at 4001 Bryant Ave. S.

Happy Hour Ride to…

Gather at the Shop at 7:15, roll out at 7:30. Don’t forget your lid, lights, lock, and layers. Thank you.


Wed. April 10 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Knives and Edge Tools

7pm – 8pm at 254 3rd St., Brooklyn

This event is all about knives and edge tools including:
1) Which ones you need and for what (we’ll go over various options)
2) Sharpening and maintenance

Registration for this event is on the Mappy Hour webpage.

We’ll have some back-up knives, hand files, and stones for you to practice with and expert knife sharpener Greg will be on hand to sharpen your personal knives so you go home ready for your next adventure! You do not need your own knife to attend, just bring yours if you want it sharpened!  These will be hands on classes and restricted to a maximum of twenty people so come for a more personalized experience with a group of curious (and tactile) outdoor enthusiasts. The series is hosted by our friends at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery. Note: no door tickets, no waitlist.

Sat. April 13 – SEATTLE, WA – G&O Family Cyclery – Bicycle Story Time

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10:30am – 11:30am at 8558 Greenwood Ave. 

Join Seattle Public Library and G&O for a Saturday morning story time reading books about our favorite subject: bicycles! We’ll have fresh brewed coffee from Conduit Coffee for parents and stories, songs and toys for kids. This family friendly event is free and fun for kids of all ages!


Sun. April 14 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Kidical Mass DEN Family Ride

9:30am – 11:30am at 10255 E. 25th Ave. Unit A1

Join us for a family bike ride around the Stapleton bike paths! We go from playground to playground with snacks along the way. 9:30 am – Meet and Greet. 10 am – Casual Family-Friendly Bike Ride. 1.5-3 miles, EVERYONE is welcome. Helmets are required. Need to borrow a cargo bike, trailer or kids bike? We have demos! Let us know beforehand if you want to try one on the ride. hello@bikeshopgirl.com


Mon. April 15 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – “How Do I Work This?” Digital Route Creation and Navigation​

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7:30pm – 8:30pm at 254 3rd St., Brooklyn

“How Do I Work This?” Digital Route Creation and Navigation

This class covers: 1) How to use various online tools to create a cycling or hiking route. 2)  How to download route into handheld GPS device or phone.3) How to share routes with others. 4) How to navigate with said device.

Registration required.


Wed. April 17 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Annie’s Trans-America Bike Tour

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7pm – 9pm at at 254 3rd St., Brooklyn

Annie will present her cross-country bike trip, riding from Washington, DC to Los Angeles. She’ll discuss trip preparation, touring tips, and being solo on the road – all as someone new to bike touring – and will show her bike and gear. Food and Drink will be served.

Registration required.


Wed. April 17 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles – Transit Loves Dragoon Ride

5:30pm – 8pm at 267 S. Avenida Del Convento Bldg. 10

“Third Wednesday of every month. Join us as we ride from Transit to Dragoon for some mellow bike path miles and a beer or two. Meet at 5:30 wheels start rolling at 6. First beer is $1!”


Wed. April 17 – BURLINGTON, VT – Old Spokes Home – Mayor’s Book Group: Street Fight

7pm – 8:30pm at 331 N. Winooski Ave. 

Mayor Miro Weinberger is hosting the sixth Mayor’s Book Group for a community conversation about “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution” by Janette Sadik-Khan. During Sadik-Khan’s tenure as New York City’s transportation commissioner, she changed the City’s streets to make them more dynamic, walkable, and safe. “Streetfight” tells the story of how she did it.

At this event, the Mayor and a panel of partners will discuss the ideas covered in the book, as well as active transportation in Burlington and how we make our streets safer and more functional for everyone.

Please join us! You can pick up a free copy of “Streetfight” at the Mayor’s Office in City Hall (149 Church Street) as well as at the circulation desk at the Fletcher Free Library. Thank you to the UVM Humanities Center for providing these books.

This event is co-hosted by the UVM Humanities Center and Old Spokes Home.


Fri. April 19 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes & Ladies Revolution – Femme-Trans-Women Open Shop Night

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6pm – 9pm at 3334 N. Holton St. 

Join us every 3rd Friday at Coast In Bikes. We’ll have all the stands open for you to work on your bike, teach you how to work on your bike and coffee/tea for you to enjoy and just hang out with like-minded FTW cyclists.

If you know you need some parts ahead of time- check in with me at coastinbikes@gmail.com or message me at Coast In Bikes FB page to make sure we have it on hand as we keep a low stock.


Fri. April 19 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Micro-Tour 1 Orientation Class

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7pm at 254 3rd St., Brooklyn

This is the Orientation Class for our Micro-Tour bike trips. We will discuss group dynamic and ride, what to expect, and talk about gear selection. This session is perfect for bike touring beginners, as well as seasoned pros.

Registration required.