March Happenings

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Every Tuesday –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: Bike Mechanic Series (Tuesdays)

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

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

Every Sunday –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: Bike Mechanic Series (Sundays)

Sat. March 23 –  Bike Store Day in Canada

Sun. Mar. 24 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Day Hike: Harriman Racoon Brook Hills Loop

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

Sun. March 24 – PORTLAND, OR – Clever Cycles – Bike Shop Story Time

Wed. March 27 – WASHINGTON, DC – BicycleSPACE – Women’s Bike Maintenance Essentials Class (440 K. St.)

Thurs. March 28 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Coffee Outside

Fri. March 29 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles –  Last Fridays at MSA Annex 2019

Sat. Mar. 30 – CHICAGO, IL – Four Star Family Cyclery – Family Biking 101

Sat. Mar. 30 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Escape from New York Fair

Sun. Mar. 31 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking: Kick-Off Bike Ride


EVENT DETAILS

Every Tuesday –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: Bike Mechanic Series (Tuesdays)

1pm – 5pm @ 3334 N Holton St.           xtracycle calendar

“Join Coast In Bikes instructors in a fun and informative class series that covers the basics of bicycle repair. This class series and each class is geared toward 75% instruction and 25% hands on practice on your own bike. We will cover a comprehensive overview of each topic so you will understand your own bike and other bikes that you may own or ride. Tools are provided in the class for each participant.”

Check out event page for more details.


Every Thursday – 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.

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.”


Every Sunday –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: Bike Mechanic Series (Sundays)

1pm – 5pm @ 3334 N Holton St.

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“Join Coast In Bikes instructors in a fun and informative class series that covers the basics of bicycle repair. This class series and each class is geared toward 75% instruction and 25% hands on practice on your own bike. We will cover a comprehensive overview of each topic so you will understand your own bike and other bikes that you may own or ride. Tools are provided in the class for each participant.”

Check out event page for more details.


Sat. March 23 –  Bike Store Day in Canada

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Participating Xtracycle dealers include:

BikeBike Inc. – Calgary, Alberta

London Bicycle Cafe – London, Ontario

“Bike Store Day is an annual event to celebrate the culture of the independently owned bicycle store. In 2019, Bike Store Day will be celebrated from coast to coast to coast on Saturday March 23!”

Check out the event page for more details.


Sun. Mar. 24 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Day Hike: Harriman Racoon Brook Hills Loop

8am – 3pm @ 254 3rd Ave.

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“This loop hike at the southern end of the park climbs Raccoon Brook Hill and Diamond Mountain, with several panoramic viewpoints, and runs along cascading Stony Brook and scenic Pine Meadow Lake.”

Registration required.


Sun. March 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/ “


Sun. March 24 – PORTLAND, OR – Clever Cycles – Bike Shop Story Time

10:30am – 11:30am @ 900 SE Hawthorne 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.”

See event page for more details.


Wed. March 27 – WASHINGTON, DC – BicycleSPACE – Women’s Bike Maintenance Essentials Class (440 K. St.)

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.”


Thurs. March 28 – 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.”

Fri. March 29 – 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. Mar. 30 – 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. Mar. 30 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Escape from New York Fair

9am – 6pm @ 254 3rd Ave.

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“On Saturday, March 30th. 718 Cyclery and the Mighty Hatchet  (254 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY) will host the 1st Annual Escape From New York Fair. The Escape From New York Fair is a day filled with free classes, seminars, and presentations from local small businesses, nonprofits and travel destinations committed to providing adventures and gear to the not-so-distant hinterlands of NYC. More info to follow.”


Sun. Mar. 31 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking: Kick-Off Bike Ride

11am – 4pm @ 4001 Bryant Avenue South

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“Let’s kick off the most wonderful time of the year together with a group ride from your favorite local bike shop. We’ll gather at the Shop at 11 and roll out at 11:30.
Destination TBD! One-way group ride. Feel free to stay as long as you’d like.

Please plan to dress accordingly, and don’t forget your bike lock! Huge thank you to 30 Days of Biking for making this happen.  All are welcome!”


PAST EVENTS

Sun. March 3 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Shop Club Ride: Cold Spring/Sunken Mine

Sun. March 3 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Kidical Mass Denver

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

Wed. March 6 – WASH. D.C. – BicycleSPACE (Downtown) – Bike Maintenance Essentials

Wed. March 6 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Mappy Hour Skills: Water in the Backcountry

Thurs. March 7 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Basic Maintenance & Flat Fixes

Fri. March 8 –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: Tubeless Clinic – Part 1

Fri. Mar. 8 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking: Registration Dance Party!

Sat. March 9 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles – Shared Territory Screening

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

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

Wed. Mar. 13 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Mappy Hour Skills Series: Bushcraft

Thurs. Mar. 14 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Packing the Baja Divide

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

Wed. March 20 – WASH. D.C. – BicycleSPACE (Ivy City) – Bike Maintenance Essentials

Wed. March 20 –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: How to buy a new or used bike

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

Thurs. March 21 – DENVER, CO – Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery – Coffee Outside

Thurs. Mar. 21 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Maintenance: Drivetrains

Fri. March 22 –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: Tubeless Clinic – Part 2


Sun. Mar. 3 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Shop Club Ride: Cold Spring/Sunken Mine

7am – 4pm @ Metro North train

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“We will be taking the 7:45am Metro North train to Cold Spring (arriving at 9:07), riding east for 27 miles on Indian Brook Road and Sunken Mine Road, and taking the train back to NYC via the Brewster Station. Trains run from Brewster to Grand Central every hour at 11 minutes after the hour.

We will stop for a trail-side lunch at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail at mile 8.2. We will also get off bikes to take short hikes to come pretty cool abandoned mines.”


Sun. March 3 – 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


Mon. March 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.”


Wed. March 6 – WASH. D.C. – BicycleSPACE (Downtown) – Bike Maintenance Essentials

6:30pm – 8pm @ 440 K St. NW

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“We can all agree that if you treat your bike well, it’ll perform reliably. But many riders don’t know the fundamentals of taking care of their bike. We might wonder: ‘How much air should I be putting into my tires? What do I do if I get a flat tire? When should I lube the chain?’ Not to worry, bicycle repair is much easier than rocket science.” Check out the event page for more details.

Wed. Mar. 6 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Mappy Hour Skills: Water in the Backcountry

7pm – 8pm @ 254 3rd Ave.

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“This workshop is all about planning, finding and safely consuming water in the backcountry. Led by FreeStone Expeditions Greg Wilson, we’ll start the night with route planning and preparation for long trips and expeditions. How do you assess the potential water sources and plan accordingly? (Maps will be present!)

All Registrations for the event must be done through the Mappy Hour website.”

See event page for more details.


Thurs. Mar. 7 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Basic Maintenance & Flat Fixes

7pm – 8pm @ 254 3rd Ave.

“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.”

Registration required.


Fri. Mar. 8 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Farmstead Bike Shop – 30 Days of Biking: Registration Dance Party!

7pm – 10pm @ 4001 Bryant Avenue South

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right. ‘Tis the season of 30 Days of Biking!

We invite you and any friends, be they 30 Days veterans or newcomers, to Farmstead Bike Shop to pledge your commitment to ride every day in April and to celebrate that commitment with others. Stay, chat, dance under the mirrorball, and share your 30 Days plans and goals.

All are welcome–registered or not. Put us on your manifest for the evening–or make a night of it with us. We’ll be happy to see you either way! Thank you!”


Sat. March 9 – TUCSON, AZ – Transit Cycles – Shared Territory Screening

7pm – 9pm @ 267 S Avenida Del Convento Bldg 10

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” ‘Shared Territory’ is Mixed Media Machine’s latest documentary series that connects people and their lands through shared understanding and exploration.

‘Shared Territory – Iceland’ documents ‘Sprengisandur’, a pre-Medieval Trans-Icelandic route first referenced in Hrafnkels saga. ‘Sprengisandur’ loosely translated means the sandy trail of exploded horses.”


Sun. March 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/ “


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

10:30am – 11:30am @ 900 SE Hawthorne 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.”

See event page for more details.


Wed. Mar. 13 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Mappy Hour Skills Series: Bushcraft

7pm – 8pm @ 254 3rd Ave.

“A repeat of our 2/6 event for all of you who weren’t fast enough to snag tickets!  This workshop is an introduction to bushcraft. There will be knives, there will be rope, there will be sticks! Led by FreeStone Expeditions Greg Wilson.

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.”

Registration required.


Thurs. Mar. 14 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Packing the Baja Divide

7pm – 8pm @ 254 3rd Ave.

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“Jamie will present images and stories from his latest adventure, a 1000 mile trek on the Baja Divide.”

Registration required.


Fri. March 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.”


Wed. March 20 – WASH. D.C. – BicycleSPACE (Ivy City) – Bike Maintenance Essentials

6:30pm – 8pm @ 1512 Okie St NE

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“We can all agree that if you treat your bike well, it’ll perform reliably. But many riders don’t know the fundamentals of taking care of their bike. We might wonder: ‘How much air should I be putting into my tires? What do I do if I get a flat tire? When should I lube the chain?’ Not to worry, bicycle repair is much easier than rocket science.” Check out the event page for more details.

Wed. March 20 –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: How to buy a new or used bike

6:30pm – 7:30pm @ 3334 N Holton St.

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“Often purchasing a new or used bike can be overwhelming. What kind of bike do you want? What are you looking for? If used- how do you do it’s in good shape or need repairs?  Join Carolyn of Coast In Bikes in a casual workshop that discussed the in and outs and pro and cons of new vs used, types of bikes, terms to know when going to shops or looking at Craigslist/FB Marketplace, types of questions to ask and what to consider with your new purchase. Time afterwards for questions and socializing.”


Wed. March 20 – 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!”


Thurs. March 21 – 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.”

Thurs. Mar. 21 – NYC – 718 Cyclery – Bike Maintenance: Drivetrains

7pm – 8pm @ 254 3rd Ave.

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“Often a source of mystery and stress from cyclists, this class serves to show that these shifting systems are easily worked with and essentially the same cast of characters for many decades.”

Registration required.


Fri. March 22 –  MILWAUKEE, WI – Coast in Bikes – Repair School: Tubeless Clinic – Part 2

6pm – 8pm @ 3334 N Holton St.

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“Join Coast In Bikes instructors for a two-part clinic that covers tubeless tire conversions. The first class covers how to set-up tubeless road and mountain tires. DIY tips and techniques will be discussed. We’ll be doing a demo as well. The second class is a two hour session hands-on class with your own set of wheels.”

Check out the event page for more details.