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Grease Rag's mission is to encourage and empower FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-Binary, Two-Spirit) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space.
Grease Rag Open Shop happens every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at our 3016 Minnehaha location, 5pm-7pm. Check our calendar or Grease Rag's facebook page for the latest updates. At this time, we are requesting that you reserve a work stand online due to limited space and tools to use. Attendees and facilitators are required to wear masks to cover your nose and mouth, cleaning stations and nitrile gloves will be provided.
Feel free to bring in a project to work on, come to help or even just to hang out. You do not need prior mechanical knowledge to attend. You will be doing all of your own work, so be prepared to get in touch with your machine! This event is free and open to all FTW cyclists.
New Hours & Location for 2020
The Hub/Grease Rag Open Shop for FTW folx (formerly hosted at The UMN Bike Shop on Thursdays) is moving to our Longfellow location.
These changes were made in hopes to better serve the community who has been utilizing these services.
DATE: 2nd & 4th Thursdays
TIME: 5pm - 7pm
WHERE: OUTSIDE behind The Hub @ 3020 Minnehaha Ave
WHO: FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-Binary, Two-Spirit) cyclists
D.I.Y. (Do it Yourself) Repair
The Hub Bike Co-op wants to empower people to take control of their own repairs and maintenance, and that's why we offer multiple ways to D.I.Y.!
If you want to work on your own bike, but don’t have the tools or the space, then come down to The Hub to take advantage of our Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.) Room at our Minnehaha location or our various Open Shop nights at our U of M Bike Center location.
D.I.Y. Benches at 3016 Minnehaha
Our 3016 Minnehaha location is set up with 2 work stands and a collection of general and bike-specific tools to help you get your bike in the best shape possible. The D.I.Y. room is open whenever we are. We keep repair manuals on hand for reference. We do not have staff to go through every step or finish your repairs, but if you find that you need some parts while you’re working they are only a few steps away.
Call for details 612-729-0437
Open Shop at U of M Bike Center
Open shop is a $5/hr do-it-yourself night most Tuesdays and Wednesdays in season*.
Here you can work on your own bike with professional repair stands and tools. Staff will be able to offer advice, but won’t be able to cover every step or complete repairs for you. We cannot offer storage for personal bikes at The Hub, so be ready to take your bike home with you. This is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. We have 3 full-stands and tool sets, plus some additional space for smaller repairs like flat fixes.
*Please call ahead to our U of M Bike Center location with questions about space and tool availability at this open shop.