Join us on July 19th from 8am-11am for a clean up of our NEW SHOP! at 10 E. Brookland Park Boulevard. The city is providing trucks, bags, and gloves to help us clean the boulevard in preparation for the Centennial Celebration on July 26 noon-4. We need volunteers to pull up carpet, weeds, general debris, and to figure out how to remove a living tree from the back wall. Come see our new space to bear witness to a dilapidated building transformed into a bike coop/coffee shop!
For the month of May, Ashby is supporting Rag and Bones through their bin for benefits program. Every item bought from the dollar bin will go to us! So go to Ashby and buy some gently-used clothes!
3010 W. Cary St. (carytown)
Rag & Bones, in conjunction with the Gene Pool Collective, is proud to present a Bike-In Theater Presentation of Manalive: A Play with MusicBelow is the description from the Facebook Event:
Who is Innocent Smith? Is he innocent at all?
Find out in MANALIVE! A fantastic new show about five modern twenty somethings and their new housemate, a jolly, romantic, revolver-toting vagabond named Innocent Smith.
However, their new friend harbors a dark secret, a secret that could be murder.
Written, cast, and produced by The Gene Pool Collective!
The Bike in Theater will be taking place at Rag & Bones, 3110 W. Leigh Street, on Saturday April 26th. The play begins at 6pm, so please arrive on time! It is free, and all those who bike there will be entered to win a patch! See you there!
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We are excited to announce our partnership with Nehemiah Community Development Corporation, who generously asked us to join them in an effort to revitalize Brookland Park Boulevard in Richmond. We will be working hard to open another bicycle cooperative space, as well as a cafe! The first step in this process will be going through city council to approve the renovations to the building and the project as a whole. PLEASE come out in support of your local bicycle cooperative on MONDAY MARCH 24th at 6pm, City Council is held at 900 E. Broad, Suite 305. Below is a preliminary layout of what we hope for the space to look like:
Hopefully we will see you Monday!
Come sweat with us!!!!!
Come out and support the co-op with a night of drinks, dancing, and debauchery at New York Deli in Carytown. Happening this coming Sunday, February 9th, it starts at 7 P.M. and goes till 2 A.M. A $5 donation at the door will get you an extended happy hour until 9pm and then access to awesome specials afterwards!
All proceeds to benefit Rag & Bones Bicycle Co-op.
Music by DJ Hoody Weather!
Join the Facebook event here. See you there! <3
We’ve been working super hard around the shop to finish putting in the new hardwood flooring, painting the walls, ceiling and trim, and reorganizing the shop. These things have taken a good bit of time and money, but thankfully, the good people with Secretly Y’all have agreed to help us out with the proceeds of their next event.*The show is January 20th, 2014, 7pm at Balliceaux.* Theme: Guild – Stories of the Trade with New Belgium Brewing. Beers and food pairing. $5 entry
More info on Secretly Y’all through the photo below!
See ya there!
Hey y’all, we have been getting lots of love since the article in Style! Some great donations have come in so please stop by to check out the new stuff we’ve got or help sort stuff out! And keep the treasures coming to help us get through a slow winter!
Also, this upcoming Saturday, Nov. 16th, our hours will be temporarily bumped up to encourage participation in this awesome statewide event taking place-
We will be open from 11am-2pm, and will host a group ride to Abner Clay Park for anyone who needs to tune up beforehand. Make sure you get in early!
For any bikers out there who are interested, we are calling all hands to be a part of the ChainBreakers Bike Brigade, which will be a fun and innovative two- and three-wheeled element the march! For anyone who wants to help out and have fun, there will be an interest meeting this coming Tuesday at 5pm sharp here at Rag & Bones. You can find out more on the event page below, or contact us!
Come enjoy the lovely fall weather with us at a couple of events this month!
On November 2, in solidarity with the international Hands Off Assata Shakur Day, there will be a community screening of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 at Rag & Bones Bicycle Co-op. It starts at 7:30pm! The event will be held outside in the parking lot, so please bring blankets, pillows, or chairs to keep yourself and others comfortable. Snacks are also recommended because they are delicious, Boone’s Food Bazaar at Sheppard and Park is a local market nearby. All are welcome!
The film examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, **startling** 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.
On November 16 our shop will be participating in the March Against Mass incarceration! All information is on the flier below and the link leads to the WordPress, so check it out and join us! We will be on bicycles so feel free to ride yours, bring signs and banners and invite your friends!
As always, if you need tools or guidance to fix your ride come see us in the shop! Have a great fall!
Hey folks! Rag & Bones staff members are taking a trip to the Big Easy this October to attend Bike!Bike! – a convention dedicated to bringing together the brains behind cooperative bike projects across the globe.
Not only are we going to have a hell of a lot of fun, we hope to bring back a lot of valuable resources, insight, and knowledge to help further our project and give more back to the community.
We thank y’all so much for all the support we have been given – we have made leaps and bounds in the past year and a half and we aren’t slowing down. But we are still volunteer-run, and operate with a very tight budget.
So, we hope y’all will throw us a couple bones to help get us there and back on a full stomach! You can donate to our WePay account here:
And check out more about Bike!Bike! at http://www.bikebike.org/