February Happenings

Check out these opportunities to hang out with fellow bike people over the next month with these Xtracycle dealer events!

PAST HAPPENINGS

Sat. Feb. 2 – MADISON, WI – The Cargo Bike Shop – Family Music Hour

Sat. Feb. 2 – DENVER -Bike Shop Girl – Bike Maintenance Basics

Sat. Feb. 2 – MINNEAPOLIS – Farmstead Bike Shop – Yoga for Cyclists

Sun. Feb. 3 – BROWNSVILLE – 7th & Park – Yoga at the Shop

Mon. Feb. 4 – BURLINGTON – Old Spokes Home – Maintenance Monday

Mon. Feb. 4 – LONDON, ONTARIO – London Bicycle Cafe – Experience Cuba by Bike

Thurs. Feb. 7 – MADISON – The Cargo Bike Shop – Outdoor Bike Station: Cafe Domestique & The Cargo Bike Shop

Thur. Feb. 7 – DENVER – Bike Shop Girl – Coffee Outside

Thurs. Feb. 7 – DURANGO – 2nd Ave. Sports – Free Shop Yoga

Thurs. Feb. 7 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes

Thurs. Feb. 7 – MADISON – The Cargo Bike Shop – Wheel Building

Fri. Feb. 8 – BURLINGTON – Old Spokes Home – Ride 365: A Winter Public Ride

Sat. Feb. 9 – MADISON – The Cargo Bike Shop – Family Music Hour

Sat. Feb. 9 – BURLINGTON – Old Spokes Home – Moving Day

Sat. Feb. 9 – MINNEAPOLIS – Farmstead Bike Shop – Yoga for Cyclists

Sun. Feb. 10 – BROWNSVILLE – 7th & Park – Yoga at the Shop

Sun. Feb. 10 – DENVER – Bike Shop Girl – Kidical Mass Denver

Sun. Feb. 10 – MILWAUKEE – Coast In Bikes -Mechanic Coop Bi-Monthly Meeting

Mon. Feb. 11 – PORTLAND – Clever Cycles – Bike Shop Story Time

Thur. Feb. 14 – DENVER – Bike Shop Girl – Coffee Outside

Thurs. Feb. 14 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Maintenance Class: Brakes

Thurs. Feb. 14 – MINNEAPOLIS – Farmstead Bike Shop – Snow Tubing

Fri. Feb. 15 – MILWAUKEE – Coast in Bikes & Ladies Revolution – Femme/Trans/Women Open Shop Night at Coast In Bikes

Sat. Feb. 16 – MADISON – The Cargo Bike Shop – Family Music Hour

Sat. Feb. 16 – BURLINGTON – Old Spokes Home – Bucket Brigade with Beer and Pizza

Sat. Feb. 16 – MINNEAPOLIS – Farmstead Bike Shop – Yoga for Cyclists

Sun. Feb. 17 – BROWNSVILLE – 7th & Park – Yoga at the Shop

Sun. Feb. 17 – MILWAUKEE – Coast In Bikes – Annual Femme/Trans/Women Winter Bike Coffee Crawl

Wed. Feb. 20 – TUCSON – Transit Cycles – Transit Loves Dragoon Ride

Wed. Feb. 20 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Rock and Roll Trivia

Thur. Feb. 21 – DENVER – Bike Shop Girl – Coffee Outside

Thurs. Feb. 21 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Adventure Cycling Regional Gathering

Fri. Feb. 22 – TUCSON – Transit Cycles -Last Fridays at MSA Annex 2019

Sat. Feb. 23 – MADISON – The Cargo Bike Shop – Family Music Hour

Sat. Feb. 23 – MINNEAPOLIS – Farmstead Bike Shop – Yoga for Cyclists

Sun. Feb. 24 – BROWNSVILLE – 7th & Park – Yoga at the Shop

Sun. Feb. 24 – MILWAUKEE – Coast In Bikes – Mechanic Coop Bi-Monthly Meeting

Mon. Feb. 25 – PORTLAND – Clever Cycles – Bike Shop Story Time

Wed. Feb. 27 – DC – BicycleSPACE – Women’s Bicycle Maintenance Essentials Class – Ivy City

Thur. Feb. 28 – DENVER – Bike Shop Girl – Coffee Outside

Thurs. Feb. 28 – MADISON – The Cargo Bike Shop – Wheel Building

Thurs. Feb. 28 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – The Ten Essentials


Sat. Feb. 2 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Bike Maintenance Basics

9am – 10:30am @ 10255 E. 25th Ave.

Bring the family and learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and ownership. Topics include how to lube your chain, change a flat tire, check your brakes, how to properly lock your bike, and also answer any questions you may have. Open to anyone that owns a bicycle regardless of where you purchased it from!

Mon. Feb. 4 – BURLINGTON, VT – Old Spokes Home – Maintenance Monday

6pm @ 664 Riverside Ave.

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Drop-in maintenance Mondays – Keep your bike working with regular maintenance at Old Spokes Home’s Community Workshop.

Our friendly staff mechanic will be armed with lubricant, cleaner, grease, and air – making it easier for you to keep your bike in great shape. Also, we’re happy to answer any questions that you might have!

Can’t make it to the shop? Our Mobile Repair Unit can be found at venues around town all summer long – check out the schedule here.

Note: Maintenance Mondays are not for repairs — for help performing repairs to your bike, consider Guided Repair.


Mon. Feb. 4 – LONDON, ONTARIO – London Bicycle Cafe – Experience Cuba by Bike

6pm – 355 Clarence St.

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Join us on February 4, 2019 at 6PM for a discussion about cycling in Cuba led by Lee Orphan.

Cycling in Cuba is a unique and memorable experience.

Photos and discussion will cover travelling with your bike by plane, touring options, and what to expect as you navigate the Cuban countryside.  A focus of the discussion will be the Celia Sanchez Tour that provides an immersive experience into Cuban culture and the revolution that changed the country, visiting the landing site of Fidel Castro, his mountain hideaway, and many other sites of interest.

The event is FREE – please indicate you are attending to have a reserved place. The espresso bar will be open.


Wed. Feb. 6 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Mappy Hour Skill Series: Bushcraft

7pm – 8pm @ 254 3rd Ave., Brooklyn

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At the Mappy Hour town hall earlier this month we heard one thing loud and clear – New Yorkers want to learn more backcountry and survival skills. Luckily, FreeStone Expeditions Greg Wilson is helping us create an entire series filled with bushcraft, campcraft, and survival skills. More details and registration can be found here.


Thurs. Feb. 7 – DURANGO, CO – 2nd Ave. Sports – Free Shop Yoga

6pm @ 640 E. 2nd Ave.

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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.

Thurs. Feb. 7 – MADISON, WI – The Cargo Bike Shop – Outdoor Bike Station: Cafe Domestique & The Cargo Bike Shop

7am – 9am @ Capital City Trail at S. Dickinson / E. Wilson St.7am

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Free coffee and breakfast sausage corn dogs by Underground Food Collective

For a list of all events happening during Madison Winter Bike Week 2019, check out our website: https://www.madisonbikes.org/winterbikeweek


Thurs. Feb. 7 – MADISON, WI – The Cargo Bike Shop – Wheel Building

6pm – 9pm at 1404 Williamson St.

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Come join Tim of The Cargo Bike Shop for an evening of wheel building. Perfect for all abilities, from first timers to those with a familiarity with wheel repair and building.

We will start with a review of wheel components and theory and then move into lacing, tensioning, and trueing. At the conclusion of the night you’ll leave with a better understanding of bicycle wheels and your very own handbuilt wheelset.


Thurs. Feb. 7 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes

7pm – 9pm @ 254 3rd Ave., Brooklyn

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This class covers basic points of do-it-yourself maintenance to get you self-sufficient with you bike. In addition, this class can serve as a gateway to learning more about these great machines. More details and registration can be found here.


Fri. Feb. 8 – Burlington, VT – Old Spokes Home – Ride 365: A Winter Public Ride

8am – 9:30am @ 322 N. Winooski Ave.

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Ahoy winter bike commuters! Gather at the new Old Spokes Home (across from the old Old Spokes Home behind the laundromat)
for coffee and bagels, then a quick ride across town en masse to location TBD


Sat. Feb. 9 – BURLINGTON, VT – Old Spokes Home – Moving Day

12pm @ 322 N. Winooski Ave.

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Join our bucket brigade. It’s just like helping your friends move, but better, because there will be pizza!

We’ll be packing up inventory and moving it across the street.

Bring a jacket.


Sun. Feb 10 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Kidical Mass Denver

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


Sun. Feb. 10 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast In Bikes – Mechanic Coop Bi-Monthly Meeting

3pm – 4pm @ 3334 N. Holton St.

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Interested in wrenching for yourself? Find out more about how to become a monthly or daily contractor on the website and at the meeting- reach out to Carolyn at coastinbikes@gmail.com or PM Coast In Bikes to arrange a meeting outside a meeting.

https://creamcitybikes.squarespace.com/mechanics-coop/


Feb. 11 – PORTLAND, OR – Clever Cycles – Bike Shop Story Time

10:30am – 11:30am @ 900 SE Hawthrone Blvd.

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by Books with Pictures inclusive comics shop and read to you by Kidical Mass PDX biking parents.

Stories will be read in the family-friendly bike shop’s comfy play area (and yes, the bathroom has a changing table!) and if you’d like to learn more about bicycling as a family, stick around for a Q&A session afterwards.

If you fall in love with one of the books, many will be available for purchase on site (cash only), provided by Books with Pictures.

What, you wanted a bike ride, too?! We’ll be biking the 3/4 of a mile along a family-friendly route ( https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29134902 ) to Books with Pictures after each hour-long storytime/Q&A. Suitable for even the smallest riders. Come a little early to ask about borrowing a bike for the ride–Clever Cycles has a few bakfietsen and longtail kid-carrying cargo bikes to loan for families who want to join in on the fun.


Thurs. Feb. 14 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Maintenance Class: Brakes

7pm – 9pm @ 254 3rd Ave., Brooklyn

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This is the class to take if you want to get rid of that annoying rubbing sound. Braking systems, while plentiful, mainly follow the same few principals in terms of function and maintenance. More details and registration can be found here.


Thurs. Feb. 14 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – Farmstead & Flannel Adventure w/ Joyful Riders

6pm – 9pm @ 520 Malcolm Ave SE

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WE ARE HEADED TO FARMSTEAD BIKE SHOP FOR SNOWTUBING! WEAR YOUR BEST FEBRUARY FLANNEL. These ~7–10 mph rides are 10–15 miles long, and every participant gets one free beer or N-A beverage courtesy of Surly. Riders of all speeds and experience levels are welcome, no one’s left behind, and you can count on high-fives galore.


Fri. Feb. 15 –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes & Ladies Revolution – Femme/Trans/Women Open Shop Night at Coast In Bikes

6pm – 8pm @ 3334 N Holton St.

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“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.”


Sat. Feb. 16 – BURLINGTON, VT – Old Spokes Home – Bucket Brigade and Full Barrel Beer Tasting/Pizza Party

12pm @ 322 N. Winooski Ave.

“We’ve got a bike shop on the East side of Winooski Avenue, and it needs to go on the West side. To achieve this awesome feat, we’re asking all of our friends to come form an old-school bucket brigade! Afterwards, we’ll celebrate in the new shop with a pizza party and a homebrew beer tasting from our friends at Full Barrel Co-op Brewery & Taproom.” See event page for more details.


Sun. Feb. 17 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast In Bikes –  Annual Femme/Trans/Women Winter Bike Coffee Crawl

1pm – 4pm @ 3618 W. Pierce St.

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“Join us for the Annual Femme/Trans/Women Winter Bike Coffee Crawl. There will be 3 to 4 stops- with samples along the way and time to socialize and warm up between each stop. This year we’re meeting at Velobahn (street parking available) and riding toward the west side and then coming back to the Silver Spring Area.  This is a great ride to test your winter bike skills, learn some new skills and meet new friends- join us for the fun!”


Wed. Feb. 20 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Rock and Roll Trivia

7pm – 9pm @ 254 3rd Ave., Brooklyn

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“718 is excited to host our first home-grown Rock and Roll Trivia Night (AKA “Night Moves”) this. Fun, drinks, food, music and prizes will abound. More details and registration can be found here.


Wed. Feb. 20 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles – Transit Loves Dragoon Ride

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

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“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!”


Thurs. Feb. 21 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Adventure Cycling Regional Gathering

7pm – 9pm @ 254 3rd Ave., Brooklyn

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“Inspiration. Empowerment. Connection. The power of bicycle travel. Come find all of these at a special regional gathering of people interested in bicycle travel hosted by Adventure Cycling Association at 718 Cyclery on Thursday, February 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (program starts at 7:00 PM). This event is being held in partnership with 718 Cyclery and NYC/ADVMore details and registration can be found here.


Fri. Feb. 22 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles – Last Fridays at MSA Annex 2019

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

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“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.”


Sun. Feb. 24 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast In Bikes – Mechanic Coop Bi-Monthly Meeting

3pm – 4pm @ 3334 N. Holton St.

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“Interested in wrenching for yourself? Find out more about how to become a monthly or daily contractor on the website and at the meeting- reach out to Carolyn at coastinbikes@gmail.com or PM Coast In Bikes to arrange a meeting outside a meeting.

https://creamcitybikes.squarespace.com/mechanics-coop/


Feb. 25 – PORTLAND, OR – Clever Cycles – Bike Shop Story Time

10:30am – 11:30am @ 900 SE Hawthrone Blvd.

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“by Books with Pictures inclusive comics shop and read to you by Kidical Mass PDX biking parents.

Stories will be read in the family-friendly bike shop’s comfy play area (and yes, the bathroom has a changing table!) and if you’d like to learn more about bicycling as a family, stick around for a Q&A session afterwards.

If you fall in love with one of the books, many will be available for purchase on site (cash only), provided by Books with Pictures.

What, you wanted a bike ride, too?! We’ll be biking the 3/4 of a mile along a family-friendly route ( https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29134902 ) to Books with Pictures after each hour-long storytime/Q&A. Suitable for even the smallest riders. Come a little early to ask about borrowing a bike for the ride–Clever Cycles has a few bakfietsen and longtail kid-carrying cargo bikes to loan for families who want to join in on the fun.”


Wed. Feb. 27 – WASHINGTON, DC – BicycleSPACE – Women’s Bicycle Maintenance Essentials Class – Ivy City

6:30pm – 8pm @ 1512 Okie St. NE

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“Our women’s class teaches the same material as our other Essentials classes, in an encouraging environment in which everyone can be comfortable. All female-identified people are welcome. Check out the event page for more info.


Feb. 28 – MADISON, WI – The Cargo Bike Shop – Wheel Building

6pm – 9pm at 1404 Williamson St.

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“Come join Tim of The Cargo Bike Shop for an evening of wheel building. Perfect for all abilities, from first timers to those with a familiarity with wheel repair and building.

We will start with a review of wheel components and theory and then move into lacing, tensioning, and trueing. At the conclusion of the night you’ll leave with a better understanding of bicycle wheels and your very own handbuilt wheelset.”


Thurs. Feb. 28 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – The Ten Essentials

7pm – 9pm @ 254 3rd Ave., Brooklyn

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“Packing the ‘Ten Essentials’ whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. On a basic trip you may use only a few of them or none at all. It’s when something goes awry that you’ll truly appreciate the value of carrying these items that could be essential to your survival. More details and registration can be found here.


Every Thursday – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Thursday Morning 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 Saturday – MADISON, WI – The Cargo Bike Shop – Family Music Hour

9am @ 1404 Williamson St.

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Join our friends at The Cargo Bike Shop for a morning of coffee, music, bikes and friendship!


Every Saturday – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – Yoga for Cyclists

1:30 – 2:30 @ 4001 Bryant Ave. S.

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“Begins January 26th. Please register by January 19th.  Join us for a 5 week yoga series to take care of the bodies that get us where we’re going in our lives (via bicycle)! This yoga series will be focused on stretching the muscles that works so hard for us, strengthening key areas that may be overlooked in cycling, opening the chest & hip flexors, as well as fascia release / self massage methods. All will be connected to the breath to increase focus, alertness, and body awareness.

You’ll be invited to practice at home with a simple home practice each week (with handouts!)  This series is beginner friendly, open to all levels, & a perfect compliment to active lifestyles during the cold season. On behalf of Farmstead Bike Shop, Mary Bue Yoga + The Warming House, we look forward to practicing with you!

5 week series | Saturdays at 1:30 pm – $85 for 5 or $18 Drop In – Register here :  http://marybue.com/product/yoga-for-cyclists-at-farmstead/


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.”