Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 7th, 2006 at 7:38 am
North Portland BikeWorks is a non-profit, collectively run bike shop and learning center on Mississippi Street. Far from just selling and working on bikes, they provide information, resources and programs to the community and they are particularly known for their Women and Trans Bike Repair Nights, a free workshop that happens every Wednesday night from 6-8pm.
This popular program is now in its fourth year and has given hundreds of people the skills to works on their bikes in a safe and supportive atmosphere. This entirely donation-based event is the only one of its kind in the nation.
The word has spread about Women and Trans Night and BikeWorks is hosting a special fundraiser night to raise more cash to keep it going. Here’s more from BikeWorks co-founder Kim Fey:
“The night grown steadily over the past four years primarily through word of mouth. BikeWorks recieves a small grant to help cover two of our four mechanics and relies heavily on individual donations to keep it going.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to fix a flat, change a brake cable, talk about how to commute, or just meet other women and trans riders and mechanics, this Sunday (6/11) is the right time. Please feel free to drop in whenever you want during the three and a half hour stretch. We do suggest to give yourself at least an hour to work on your project.”
The fundraiser has a $15-30 sliding scale fee and they will be serving coffee, tea and snacks.
- Sunday, 6/11 from 10:30-2:00
North Portland BikeWorks
3951 N. Mississippi Ave.
Go check it out!