How to Buy a Bike on Craigslist

Ever wanted to buy a bike off of Craigslist and don’t know how to do it? Ever wanted to share your knowledge of how to buy a bike off Craigslist? This is the event for you!

Come swing by the Silhouette Lounge in Allston anytime after 6:30 on 3/7 and we’ll talk and swap tips about the best way to go about buying a used bike and what to look out for.

The Sil has got popcorn (they just got a new machine last week!) and cheap drinks as well as ample amounts of water and soda available. Cash only, but they do have an ATM and there is a BOA ATM nearby.

RSVP to the Facebook event!

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Grrrease Time at BCU

We’re so excited to announce our new partnership with BCU to offer Grrrease Time at their bike kitchen space in Dudley.

Starting in March we will host Grrrease Time the first Monday of every month from 7-9PM at 375 Dudley Street.

Come bring your bike (or not!) to fix up, help others fix their bikes, learn by watching others, or just hang out with some cool people!

Femmechanics Organizing Meeting

Hey Everyone!

This is your friendly reminder that Femmechanics needs YOU to help make all the awesome stuff we do possible! As a volunteer-run collective, we need your ideas, enthusiasm and know-how to help make Femmechanics better than ever.

We are having an organizing meeting this Saturday, February 10th from 1pm-5pm at MIT in Building 14 (E) Room 309.

We will be discussing our ideas and hopes for this coming year of Femmechanics shenanigans.

Please come and share your ideas for 2018!

Reflective Fabric Crafting!

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Join us on Wednesday, February 21st from 6:30-9:30pm for some sewing!

We’ll provide some reflective fabric, sewing machine(s), and materials – you bring a snack to share and something that you want to add some reflective fabric too.

Especially in the dark days of winter, being reflective is important!

Charlotte will be hosting so please email femmechanics@gmail.com to get the address!

Check out more on the facebook event.

Babes Bike Boston 3 (B cubed)

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Join Femmechanics for our 3rd Annual BABES BIKE BOSTON ALLEYCAT!

BBB is an alleycat for FTW (femme and/or trans and/or women) riders of all biking abilities!

We’ll meet at Paul Revere Park – registration at 2pm, start at 4pm.

This year we’ll be throwing something a little different at you! Instead of racing to whoever crosses the finish line first, this year’s event will reward a cunning, smart route in addition to speed and grit. We’ll have a long list of tasks and checkpoint locations worth a variety of points.

Every person must cross the finish line by 6:30. Whoever has collected the most points will be the winner!

$5 – $10 suggested donation as a fundraiser for Femmechanics

The ride will end at Smith Playground in Allston at the bike polo court. As long as weather permits, we will have a fun outdoor party to celebrate the best day of the year! Don’t worry. We have a rain plan ; )

Check out the Facebook event for more info!

Thank you to our generous sponsors. Support them because they support you.

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TGIF Group Ride!

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Join ride leader Michelle O’Donnell for Friday afternoon group rides from Fresh Pond!  The next ride is May 19th at 1:00 p.m.  We’ll do an 18 mile Mystic Loop, no planned stops. Pace: 12-14 mph, no rider left behind. Rain cancels. Meet us at the entrance to the Cambridge Water Department (250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138). Everyone should have their own water, spare tube, and helmet. This ride is for ***Femme/Trans/Women*** cyclists looking to celebrate the end of the work week. Join us!  Check our Facebook Event page for updates.

Day Trip to Walden Pond!

18156042_1881282158809603_6470523130529109776_oJoin Femmechanics for a day trip to Walden Pond on Saturday, May 13th!  Pack a lunch and follow ride leader Lauren Abraham along this 38 mile “Revolutionary” route (http://bit.ly/2p1YJfr). This is the ideal ride for those of you looking to get in some serious mileage at a social pace (~10 mph).  This ride is for FTW ***Femme/Trans/Women*** cyclists looking for a daylong adventure!

Time:   10:00 AM- 5:30 PM
Meeting/Ending Place: John F Kennedy Park, Cambridge, MA (intersection of JFK St. & Memorial Dr., near Harvard Sq)
Rests/breaks: Picnic lunch at Decordova Sculpture Park; shorter rests/opportunity to buy food/ use bathrooms at: Cafe on the Common (Waltham), Walden Pond (Concord), and Main Streets Market & Cafe (Concord).
***Rain Cancels***