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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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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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.

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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)