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!