Distance Riding 101 Workshop

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Do you commute to work but dream of longer road rides? Or have you done a century but want to try an overnight trip or multi-day tour? Did you sign up for your first charity ride and wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into? Come to Femmechanics’ “Distance Riding 101” workshop! We’ll cover training, clothing/bike/gear, how to properly fuel your body for endurance, and more! Guest speakers include Emily Thibodeau (owner of Hub Bicycle Co. in Inman Square) and Melanie Morris (founder of local cycling group The Yellow Jackets). This workshop is for *FTW (femme/trans/women)* folks who’d like to push their mileage, whatever their starting point. Bring your questions and share your knowledge!

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:30 PM, Somerville Bike Kitchen
Sign up HERE to let us know you’re coming!

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!