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/
We are finally holding the first Queer Night this coming Monday September 2nd and every first Monday thereafter! Women and LGBTQIA identified persons encouraged to come hang out, learn, and work on bikes. For more information about Queer Night, click the ‘Queer Night’ tab under the about section!
See You There!
Leave around 6:30PM
Last Friday of Every Month.
Rag & Bones is a volunteer run space which means nobody gets paid. So we will be closed on Saturday, August 24th, while we are at our real jobs. Sadly we live in capitalistic times, where money is the currency, not community fullfillment. However, on Sunday August 25 The Gene Pool (art collective) is hosting a Solar System Race.
We will be open from 11AM to 2pm when the race starts!!!!!!!!!!!
Come during those hours if you need a little help tuning your whip.
We will be closed this saturday to support the bike marshals for the Global March Against Monsanto! Meet up is 2pm at the Post Office on Floyd and Thompson. See you there!! or at the BBQ in the evening!!
Spring Cleaning Bike B Q
This weekend we are hosting an open house spring cleaning drive after open hours! Bring us your bike parts, bikes, clothes and shoes, tools, and books! Come out Saturday May 25th from 5 to 9 pm and have some grilled items and listen to music. Bringing your own grill-ables is welcome too! This will be at our shop (3110 W. Leigh Street) with Books on Wheels and some special musical friends of ours. We hope to see you there!