Monday, March 1, 2010

Staff Development nights at the BK, great way to build your skills!

For a few months now, the BK has been hosting staff development night - where current mechanics and volunteer mechanics-in-training can work on their own projects, get assistance and feedback to build and share skills and knowledge. WTF wrenches- this is a great way to work on your mechanic skills in a mellow atmosphere and build up the numbers of WTF mechanics.
Sunday nights 6-9pm, the BK.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

new schedule for 2010! 1st and 3rd FRIDAYS

Time for a new shake that works for more of our fabulous WTF volunteer mechanics. 1st and 3rd Fridays, starting January 15th. 6-9pm. Come fix your bike, build a bike, learn or help out.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tranny Trackstand Trandown.

OK. It's a b-day challenge to the gender vibrant among the bike-folk. Bring on your trackstand (footdown? sumo? polo!) skills to the Ladies and Trans Bike Polo in Oakland on Wednesday, December 16th. 7pm. Location TBA (Claremont DMV?). All welcome, bring a prize to enter - everyone's a winner?! . Save the date, it'll be a spectacle.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wrench and Watch: Screening this Friday

WTF?! @ the Bike Kitchen: We help you fix your bike.

After this Friday's open hours we'll be screening '2 Seconds' a queer bike messenger film that features a cranky old mechanic and true bike love...
Free! Bring snacks/beverages!
Film at 9:00pm.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Homo Homestead Bike Tour!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The First Bay Area Homo Homestead Tour! Sunday, Oct. 5th

Coming up is the first Bay Area Tour of Homo Homestead! its a way to share in our fabulous queer communities the things we are doing with our homes, our spaces, our lives in the urban world to make them speak a little bit more from our hearts. Gardens, chickens, greywater, coops, pickling, fermenting, canning, and more! We will be visiting four spaces in the city and at each locale there will either be something to learn, do, or sample. Plus, it will be semi-catered by Apothocurious- Community Supported Culinary Adventures.

Sunday, Oct. 25th kicking off at 11am and touring throughout the day until around 4pm. We should be at each space for about and hour and are giving ourselves a generous half-hour to bike between locations. This is mainly a bike tour, so please bring your own bike, helmet, lock and patch kits - there will be at least one mechanic on the tour. I will be posting a map for folks who would rather not bike but would like to meet up at each spot. Please check each location for its accessibility information.

11am: Meet at Dearborn Community Garden where gardener, artiste, and creator of kitchen witchery, Bill Basquin will give a tour of his beloved community garden and perhaps some samples of some bevvies he's concocted. Don't be late! Accessiblity info: No stairs, all the paths in the garden are mulched with woodchips.***On Dearborn at 18th Street (very close to the Women's Bldg)

12:30pm: We arrive at 24th and Bryant to check out the winterized garden and feisty chickens of Joolie Geldner. We will be chicken chatting, harvesting the last summer foods, and making wildflower seedballs for everyone to take home and toss somewhere to wait for spring.

We will also be taking a mini-lunch break here with Rose Johnson of Apothocurious showing off her delicious delectables. Please bring a little donation to help pay for supplies. Accessibility information: Cement ramp/path to backyard. Very small cement patio area but most of the space is grass and dirt. No stairs.
*** 2621 Bryant St. Yellow Victorian- go to side gate

2pm: After scooting down the block, we will meet up with Dirt Star co-founder, Ami Puri of the Pink House at 23rd and Bryant. Here we will check out their very majical Secret Garden, have some tea for folks, a demo of laborious greywater techniques, and an opportunity for people to make and use some seed paper from the garden. Accessibilty info: One flight of stairs into the house and two flights of stairs into the garden. Small concrete patio area, mostly mulched paths in garden.
*** Bryant @ 23rd

3:30pm: Rounding out our tour we will be heading over to Bernal Heights - we will try to make it as flat as possible for everyone, but there will probably be a hill which everyone is welcome to walk up. Here we will tour the home garden of Markos Major, Rainbow Chard Alliance organizer and rabblerouser. Accessibility info: TBA and address forthcoming.

Please RSVP in the comments so we know how many ppl to expect.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

WTF! additional 1st and 3rd Fridays for rest of the year.

Extra WTFs for the rest of the year...! Come enjoy a mellow friendly space to work on your bike with mechanics who can answer questions and help you fix your own bike.

Last Mondays will continue for the rest of the year!

Friday WTFs: 6-9pm.
Oct 2 & 16 | Nov 6 & 20 | Dec 4 & 18

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August WTF - 8/31 and Extra September WTFs!!!

*WTF?!* Women/Transgender*queer/Femmes at the Bike Kitchen.

Open to all who've had gender/homophobia be a barrier to accessing bike mechanics, WTF night is a space at SF's community bike shop where volunteer mechanics help you fix or
build your own bike. The Bike Kitchen has tools, stands, and used parts for most of your repair and bike maintenance needs!

Last Mondays!
at the Bike Kitchen
$5-10 sliding scale or join for the year $40-100
no one turned away for lack of funds.

and introducing Friday WTFs in September!
Sept 11th and 25th 6-9pm.