Mar 3 2015

2015 FMCBW Membership Program

The Fargo Moorhead Community Bicycle Workshop has helped repair, recycle and redistribute 1000’s of bicycles over the past eight years. This has largely been accomplished through our volunteer based “work trade” and “earn a bike” programs. However, as we have gained experience, it has become apparent that programs requiring volunteer time do not ideally serve the needs of all members of our cycling community.  In response, we are now also offering a membership program.

This program is targeted towards those who would like to use the space and tools to work on their own bicycle(s), and for those individuals who simply would like another means to participate and help support the FMCBW.

Benefits

  • Access to space and tools within the shop.
  • Member specific space, stands and tools are available in our teaching-member room.
  • 3 Park professional work stands
  • 1 Park professional truing stand
  • 3 set of standard bicycle tools
  • more specialized component-specific tools in the main shop
  • Members provide input on the space, new tools and operation of the program. A portion of the membership fee will be directed towards the purchase of new tools.
  • As the program grows, member involvement could possibly include the addition of member shop times outside of normal shop hours.
  • Annual membership meeting and events

Supporting membership: $45/year.

  • Equivalent of two annual tune-ups

Sustaining membership: $110/year

  • Unlimited access to member space (on 1st come basis)

The program is slated to begin April 5th. Sign-up now and receive a discount:

  • Supporting membership $40/year
  • Sustaining membership $100/year

Payments may be made at the shop (209 NP avenue) during our open shop times (Tues and Thur: 6:00-9:00 PM, and Sun 2:00-5:00 PM) or to our Pay Pal account. If you pay on-line, please indicate membership and include contact information, as membership cards will be mailed at the end of March.


Feb 22 2015

Spring Tune-Up Class

Get your bike ready to roll for spring! Come on down to the FMCBW and we will teach you how to double check your brakes, wheels, drivetrain, tires and cables so your ride is ready to rock!
See you there!

Quick Link to donate:

http://www.fmbikeworkshop.org/?page_id=162


Jan 10 2015

Shop is closed tomorrow 1/11/15!!

Hi there folks,
Due to a seriously strange situation the shop will be closed tomorrow. Evidently someone accidentally triggered a theft deterrent device that released a chemical gas in the building next to our Bikeshop. No one has been harmed and the building is being cleared by the fire department. We hope to return to normal shop hours by Tuesday. We will keep you updated here and on our Facebook page for new developments! Thank you and stay safe friends!!


Dec 23 2014

Holiday Shop Hours

Merry Christmahannukwanzadan-ivus!!

Our holiday hours:

Tuesday 23rd: Open from 6pm-9pm
Thursday 25th: Closed X-mas
Sunday 28th: Open 2pm-5pm
Tuesday 30th: Open 6pm-9pm
Thursday 1st: Closed- New Year
Normal Hours resume!
Tues and Thursday from 6pm-9pm
and Sunday from 2pm-5pm

Thanks for your efforts, good wishes, and priceless support- one and all!

Merry Christmahannukwanzadan


Dec 11 2014

‘Tis the Season

Happy Holidays!! And whether your holiday of choice be Hanukkah or Christmas, Kwanzaa or Festivus- we’ve got you covered.
Gift cards will be available at The Red Raven and the FMCBW to purchase! We have $5 dollar cards and $25 dollar cards available- and you can mix and match.
Cards can be redeemed for stand time, parts, shop gear and more! Feel free to stop by and pick up a great gift for a good cause!


(image obtained from ozarksfirst.com)


Nov 18 2014

Bikesgiving <3 <3 <3

Did you know a lack of transportation is a huge deterrent to employment and community involvement? A bicycle opens up many opportunities for folks in this community.

Bikesgiving will help raise funds for operational costs over this LONG winter. Pedal Power, in the shop and on our streets!

Bikesgiving will be held at the Aquarium (Space above Dempsey’s in downtown Fargo)  on Thursday, November 20th. Doors are open at 9:30pm- show goes till close! Ages 21+ only.

Music provided by:

What Kingswood Needs-
https://www.facebook.com/whatkingswoodneeds

Pass The Flask-
http://passtheflask.bandcamp.com/

Go Murphy-
http://www.gomurphymusic.com/

Pisstory-
http://pisstory.bandcamp.com/releases

Help support your commUNITY bike workshop and go to the show!

PS… Yeaaaaah…did I mention a keg from Fargo Brewery???  <3 <3 <3

Bikesgiving


Oct 30 2014

SPOOKY SPOKES CYCLE CRAWL IS ON TONIGHT

Hey all you vamps and goblins!

Gear up warmly and creepily for the first (hopefully annual) bicycle pub crawl. We will be starting at the Fargo Moorhead Community Bicycle workshop at 6:30 pm and rally. At 7:00pm we ride out to our first stop!! This ride will be 21 plus and occurring after sunset so use lights on those monster machines!

Route- maybe sort-of flexible

1. FMCBW

2. Wurst Beer Haul

3. Duffys

4. Miks Lounge  (after 8pm for those delicious mugs!)

5. Side Street

6. Empire

7. After the Empire, cycling may be super danger city! So we will be open to suggestions :)

Right On You Riders! See you at the shop!

If you do one thing for Halloween- make this it!


Sep 15 2014

BIKESALE!BIKESALE!BIKESALE!

Hello Velo-friends!

We are proud to announce our fall bicycle fire sale!! Time to find your new cycle sweetie, your campus cruiser or your beefy winter beast. We also are able help you spice up your ride with new and used parts at reasonable prices.

This Saturday! Noon to 4pm!! There will probably be cookies!!!


Aug 25 2014

Fall Quarterly Break

Greetings Cycling Friends,

We will be closed for our Fall Quarterly Break starting on Monday, August 25th through Sunday, August 31st. Quarterly breaks are implemented to give our volunteers some much needed downtime so that they can recuperate, replenish, and be more functional and friendly at the shop.
We will miss you… we will probably sleep a lot… and we’ll be back on Tuesday, September 2nd, for your wrenching pleasure.


Jun 26 2014

Second Saturday

Summer is in full swing at the FMCBW! If you’ve been by the shop recently you might have noticed the packed stands and beehive-like atmosphere.

If you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere in which to shop for a bicycle or parts, learn a thing or two, or even just to figure out what we do- then join us on July 12th for our monthly event from Noon to 4:00 pm!

Join us for our monthly event!

May your riding be safe, swift and (not too) sweaty!