We’re having a birthday party tomorrow!!!

media-20161023At some point in October, Femmechanics entered its terribl(y awesome) twos, so we’re celebrating! Come join us on Nov 10 starting at 6pm at Flat Top Johnny’s – 1 Kendall Sq in Cambridge – for some beer, pool, and conversation with great people. There will be mini cupcakes* and a sticker maker!

*Mini cupcakes are being generously provided by Oakleaf Cakes at 12 Westland Ave in Boston! You can check them out here: http://oakleafcakes.com/bakeshop

*Please note: While the event is for FTW folks and we should have a somewhat secluded space to ourselves, the venue will not be exclusively FTW.

Femmechanics Camping at Camp Nihan (in Cabins)!

unnamedJoin Femmechanics for cabin camping at Camp Nihan in Saugus! We’ll bike out Saturday morning and return on Sunday. We have two routes available, ~13miles and ~40miles, each departing from Cambridge.

More information is on the sign up sheet: https://goo.gl/forms/hcrB6kQI3NROZiPH2

This event is capped at 12 participants and is for FTW (femme/trans*/women) only.

Post any questions in the Facebook event or email femmechanics@gmail.com.

Save the Date: 2016 Winter Biking Clinic

Join Femmechanics for an evening of tips, tricks, commiseration and advice about biking through winter in Boston. This is an off-bike clinic, so no need to have a bike or experience riding. This is a clinic for FTW (femme/trans/women) folks interested in learning more about winter riding.

We’ll cover bike setup, clothing and cargo, safety and behavior, and winter bike maintenance to get you through the season. Did last winter’s weather crush your riding soul and leave you looking for new tricks to try? Do you have advice to share about your winters riding in Boston? Are you thinking about giving colder weather biking a try? Join us!

Thursday, November 17th, 6:30-8:30PM. Location to be announced soon!

Meet Up at Dorchester Bike & Brew Fest!

drawingJoin Femmechanics at the Inaugural Dorchester Bike & Brew Festival!

Meet up for a bike pool from South Station, or just find us at the festival!

  • What: Bike pool to the Dorchester Bike & Brew Fest
  • When: Thursday September 15th.  Meet at 5:30pm, arrive at festival around 6:30pm.  Festival goes from 5-8pm
  • Where: Meet at the Pret A Manger across from Dewey Sq. by South Station to ride to the festival on Peabody Square West Plaza in Ashmont.

This event is hosted by the lovely Dot Bike, Boston Cyclists Union and MassBike! It is free to attend, with food and beverages available for individual purchase.

The bike pool part of this event will be FTW only (like all Femmechanics events unless otherwise stated) but the Bike & Brew Festival is open to all!

Babes Bike Boston 2 Recap

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Photo: Martinas Andrius

The second year of Babes Bike Boston was the best yet, and we as the organizing team could not be more proud to see all you babely sharks come out to participate in this years event. Thank you to everyone for diving deep into the ocean with us!

 

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Photo: Martinas Andrius

In total 84 babes came out to ride, and we are so proud to see this event grow and reflect the growth of Femmechanics in the past year. This event would not be possible without the amazing community that Femmechanics has built in two short years of existence!

This years sharks discovered hidden creatures on a bridge, chased a shark in a park, smashed the system, fished for positive thoughts, took 2 different kinds of sealfies, wrote lune poems, drew sea creatures on bikes, signed petitions for bike infrastructure, and found holes in tubes (while blindfolded!). A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped make all these check points possible, and to our volunteers taking photos and at the finishline!

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Overall Podium

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Rookie Podium! Photo: Chris Leung

We also want to give a huge thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make this event possible. We are so grateful to our community of bike brands, local businesses, shops, and more who support the FTW (femme/trans/women) bike community. Please support them, because they support you! Thank you All-City, Surly, Banjo Brothers, Kryptonite, Craft, Bern, Ferris Wheels, Trash Bags, Pike Powdercoating, Bella Luna, Bikes Not Bombs, Red Bones, Boston Organics and AlFreshCo.

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BOYCOTT BRASS Photo: Chris Leung 

A very special thank you to El Pelon and PBR for being foundational sponsors of this event and helping to make our after-party at POP Allston such a bumping party.

We’d also like to give some special shout-outs to Ellen Bechtel for making the AMAZING artwork this year, and for inspiring us with your ocean vision. Also a huge thanks to Boycott Brass for playing at our after-party and serenading us with those amazing 90s jams.

Spoke Card - Blue Hancock Shark

Check out the facebook album for more awesome photos.

Thank you and with much gratitude –

Your Babes Organizing Team

Brittany, Jasmine, Jess and Charlotte

 

Complete Manifests of Race:

1 Michelle 1st Overall
2 Marie 2nd Overall
3 Pocket (Sarah) 3rd Overall
4 Heather 1st Fixed
5 Leandra  
6 Chelsea  
7 Sandy  
8 Erica  
9 Natalie  
10 Ellen  
11 Karlie 1st Rookie
12 Courtney 2nd Rookie
13 Stacey 3rd Rookie
14 Jesse  
15 Paulina  
16 Robert  
17 Sofia  
18 Lynda  
19 Ashley  
20 Ruthy  
21 Aleta  
22 Amelia  
23 Rebecca  
24 Claire  
25 Julie  
26 Lindsey  
27 Jenny  
28 Megan  
29 Madeline  
30 Rebecca  
31 Marlene  
32 Bryn (?)  
33 Anne  
34 Carolyn  
35 Jess  
36 Michelle  
37 Judith 1st Out of Town
38 Kate DFL (complete)