Jun 9 2015

Streets Alive!!!

Grease those chains, lace them sneakers and pump up those stroller wheels people because streets alive is coming to town!

StreetsAlive! Will be happening in your very own community Sundays this summer
- June 14, July 12 and August 30

The map is huge and has a ton of different great events going on! This year the FMCBW is right on the route! This Sunday We will be hosting several events:

-Bike Tire Toss
-Free Quick-Assess Stand (look for the big blue tent)
-Open shop from noon to 5pm this Sunday

There are more bike-tacular events going on with Great Rides, our local Public Health Initiatives, Dakota Medical Foundation, GNBC and more!

Saddle up for the Bicycle Rodeo! Kids will have a blast on the obstacle course and have the chance to win a bicycle.

No matter what inspires you to move-get your shoes/skates/bikes/bare feet/dog sleds-on-wheels ready for this Sunday because Streets Alive! is going to be big!

Check out these links for more info:
http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/?p=1712

http://hpr1.com/index.php/lifestyles/wellness/feet-wanted-fargo-streets-come-alive/


Jun 7 2015

FeMechanics: Womyn Wrench

We are proud to announce our women’s and women identified mechanics class!

FeMe-What?

FeMechanics is a Fargo/Moorhead based bicycle mechanics class offered to women and women identified individuals specifically.

The goal with this class is to provide a supportive space where women and women identified-folk can learn basics of bicycle mechanics without the assumption that they can’t do it themselves. We will be introducing you to the tools, parts and physiology of the bicycle in an hands-on, inclusive way to promote your budding relationship with the bike.

This class will be broken up into four 90 minute sessions (broken down below). Our suggested donation is $5-$7 per class per person.*

In order to sign up for the class you may either email fmbikeworkshop@gmail.com or stop by the shop and sign up on the sheet. The first 10 womyn will be accepted to the class, and the rest will be encouraged to check out the next session. We will not be signing anyone up via phone, as this may lose your information.

Logistics Breakdown:

  • Classes will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm on designated Wednesday nights.
  • The first series will begin: June 24th (6/24), July 1st (7/1), July 8th (7/8) and July 15th (7/15)
  • Sign up via e-mail or in person during open shop.
  • $5-$7 suggested donation per class

*Suggested Donation defined: A certain amount of money designated to help make nonprofit programming and services sustainable. The suggestion is often a figure used to make the service affordable to most but accessible to everyone.

In other words, if you have a lot, give a little extra to cover those that don’t and we’ll all have a sustainable program.


May 19 2015

YWCA Bike Give-away

Four words:
YWCA Youth Need Bikes!

http://www.ywcacassclay.org/

How can you make help us make this happen? Click HERE or hit the donate tab at the top of our page (then the donate button) and make a contribution to our efforts for the YWCA.

Helmet= $10
Bicycle= $25
Total Package (Helmet and Bicycle)= $35
The Big Bike Giveaway is happening on May 25th and we are looking to raise $630.00 to fund bicycles for 18 YWCA youth in need. Please support our collaborated efforts!


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!