Sunday, December 7, 2008

December WTF! Monday the 29th.

Get your bike winterized! Tune up your brakes, check out those tires, get some fenders on!


1256 Misson at Laskie Alley, between 8th and 9th.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hotter on a Bike! Film Screening featuring Tour de Pants!

Bike-centric films by women, trans/genderqueer folks, and femmes are featured in this screening in conjunction with the bikebike! conference.

The Tour de Pants - hot new queer bike porn by Luke Woodward
At the first-ever Tour de Pants bicycle race, dirty racers pound much more than concrete as they compete for the grand prize, the Golden Panties.
Featuring an all-queer & trans, all-star cast.

New Bike

love, lust, and memory converge in this short tale of a dream reclaimed.
writer/director: stephanie yang. producers: linda chiu and mari kubota.

Day One: a period piece
A magazine executive’s plans for the perfect first date are thrown into a tailspin when she wakes up with an unexpected friend.
Dara Sklar and Pam Dore - co-directors

and more!

Friday, September 26th, 8pm. Femina Potens 2199 Market at Sanchez.
5-15$ no one turned away for lack of funds
proceeds help fund films and bike education projects!

Friday, September 19, 2008

September WTF : Monday the 29th.

6:30 -9pm. Afterwards, ride over to the big Bike Kitchen Benefit party at El Rio!

5-year Anniversary Benefit Party

Monday Sept. 29, 8pm at El Rio. Please join us to celebrate our 5-year anniversary and support our fundraising efforts! We'll be there all night, with bands, a slide-shows, a raffle and cool shwag. Sliding scale $8-100 and $1 drinks!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

WTF?! August 25th 6:30-9pm.

Fix your bike! Help others fix theirs!

After the August WTF, stick around for a BikeBike meeting to help work on this amazing conference of bike cooperatives hosted in SF Sept 25-29th. 9pm...

'Hotter On A Bike'

On Friday, Sept 26th, during BikeBike... WTF?! and Shifting Narratives will host a screening of bike films by women, trans/genderqueers, and femmes. '

WTF?! and Shifting Narratives present:
'Hotter on a Bike'
Bike Films by Women, Trans/genderqueers, & Femmes

Friday, Sept. 26th 8pm
Femina Potens
2199 Market St.
5-15 no one turned away for lack of funds

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tour de Spat: Tube Fisting.

In a queer history activity remixed as a bike ride, Crisco and fisting got revisited. You had to get your fist into a narrow bike tube for a clue at Tour de Spat.... here a helpful Eagle patron demonstrates good fisting entry positions to a Spat rider!

WTF June 30th!

WTF rolls around again tomorrow nite at the Bike Kitchen. See ya!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

wtf tune up class in july

July Tune Up Class for Women, Trans/genderqueer folks, Femmes at the Bike Kitchen

Our next Tune-Up class will meet for three Mondays in July from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
The exact dates are July 7th, 14th, and 21st

Here are more details about the class:
* It will be limited to 8 people, and will be held at the Bike Kitchen, which is located on Laskie Alley off of Mission St between 8th and 9th. This class is open to all women, transfolks, genderqueer folk, femmes, and other people who've had gender bias, homophobia, or transphobia keep them away from the wrenches!

* Class will be hands-on, so bring a bike and get ready to get greasy. Over the 3 weeks, it will cover what is included in a basic shop tune-up: installing and removing tubes and tires (i.e. fixing a flat), installing brake and shift cables, adjusting brakes and gears, chain maintenance, truing wheels, etc.

* The fee for this class is sliding scale, and is $40-80 for current Bike Kitchen members, or $70-110 for non Bike Kitchen members (although a year-long membership comes with the class).

* No previous knowledge about bikes is required or expected. But a willingness to learn and have fun is a must!
Buy tickets for July Women, Trans/genderqueer, Femmes Basic Tune Up Class at the Bike Kitchen

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tour de Spat: Queer Alleycat

Come Out to the Tour de Spat Alleycat!

Join in the fun and queering of the ever-beloved bicycle with us
on Sunday June 22nd! We will meet at 11am at the Bike Kitchen (between 8th and 9th on Mission/Laskie Alley), hand out
destination points and go from there.

This little bike adventure alleycat will take you on a treasure hunt of
local gay lore, visiting relics of past, present and future queer
hirstory. Come dressed in your gayest finery, and bring a potluck snack
to share at the final destination picnic that awaits you at the finish
line! Teams are most welcome!

****Points for best costume, most sites visited, creative problem
solving, correct answers to trivia questions, most delicious bikeable
travel potluck snack, and special prize to anyone who can add an obscure local queer hirstory fact that
nobody else has heard of. *****

Prizes include: a 1" by1" tattoo by Ruby Jae. a 1 foot by 1 foot container herb garden. reused bike part belts...

XOXO This is not a cut through
red lights, risk your life for a messenger
bag sort of race but rather a laid back breezy jaunt with friendly
folks to new and interesting destinations. Come see queer new things, meet
new people and have a great time!

Please pass this along! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WTF in the SF Bay Guardian May, 14th

WTF makes it into the top 10 things Bay Area Cyclists should know! And they got kinda close about who WTF is for...

DIY is the way forward. The three-class series at Box Dog Bikes (, which covers flats, replacing cables, and truing wheels, is cheap and goes into enough depth that I no longer feel like there are certain parts of my bike I'm not supposed to touch with an Allen wrench. Follow it up with a membership to the Bike Kitchen (, a DIY shop with tools, parts, and people on hand to help you tune your spokes. It also regularly hosts "WTF" nights for girls, queers, and transpeople."

From today's Guardian article at:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Take off that lens cap! WTF hosts films at Bikebike!

Bike culture is bloomin', and despite the boomin' nature of WTF bike riders and artists, I'm still feeling like I want to see more women, more trans/genderqueer folks, more femmes... of all colors and sizes and relationship to the law... in photos and on the screens of bike film fests!

And so, in a less run on-y sentence, I open the call. Bring on your videos and films, WTF artists, to be gathered, sorted, and shown at the BikeBike conference in late September in the SF Bay! The deadline to get 'em in will be August 29th. More submission info to come!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May WTF! Veggie BBQ in Laskie Alley? Monday the 26th.

Hey all! Happy May day revolts!

Want to have a BBQ in the gorgeous fading sunlight of a May evening in Laskie Alley?
Alongside folks wrenching on their bikes or dancing happily next to overflowing bins of old frames and rubber?
Come to the next WTF night at the Bike Kitchen!

WTF: women, trans/genderqueer, femmes (and all who've had gender be a barrier to learning/doing bike mechanic skills)

Monday, May 26th
1256 Mission (between 8th and 9th)
in Laskie Alley

Get help with your bike, build a bike, help others with theirs!

Bring something to grill! Something to drink!

Bring some music!

Greasy hearts!

Monday, March 31, 2008

April WTF: Post- WTF Ice Cream Ride

Get high on sugar and hills after WTF night in April with an ice cream night ride in celebration of Taurus birthdays!

Ride leaves the Bike Kitchen at 9pm.

Monday, April 28th!

March WTF night: True yer Wheels! Fix your Flats!

Experimental repair demos at WTF night tonight!
  • Learn to True a Wheel from 6:45-7:45.
  • Fix a Flat 8-8:30.

Regular open shop will be happening at the same time!

Women, Trans/genderqueer, Femmes Night at the Bike Kitchen

WTF night at the Bike Kitchen has been rolling since July 2007, on the last Mondays of the month. Bike repair, crafting, and snacking have been the scene for the women, transgender, genderqueer, gendervarient, femmes and others who have shown up for it. WTF is for folks who have had gender based barriers keepin' them from accessing mechanics and no one will be turned away.

What it looks like: a greasy community bike shop with tools and mechanics to help you fix your bike or guide you through building one from the used parts on hand.

There is a $5-10 dollar sliding scale donation for one nights use, or you can join the bike kitchen for a sliding scale of $30-100 year membership. Plus- with a year long membership, you can pay $30 bucks for digging rights/build a bike rights! Barter/work trade is available too!

The Bike Kitchen is located at 1256 Mission between 8th and 9th on Laskie Alley. And the next WTF nights are:

Last Mondays 6:30-9pm
March 31st (with repair demos)
April 28th
May 26th
June 30th