SPOKES is a new community biking and walking center in Minneapolis. Our goal is to get more people to bike and walk for transit, recreation and exercise. We are located near the LRT Bike Trail at 1915 East 22nd Street (1/2 block west of Minnehaha Avenue, 1 block south of Franklin Avenue and the Franklin LRT station). Browse this site and visit our Facebook Page to find out more about us. SPOKES is a nonprofit and, of course, we would also really appreciate a donation! SPOKES is a Seward Neighborhood Group, Inc. program.
This is just down the trail from SPOKES: Detour on Midtown Greenway between Hiawatha and Minnehaha for two weeks–March 5-7 and March 10-12 (open on March 8 and 9). Details at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/detours. This is because of construction at the Xcel substation just south of the trail.
Check out the sidebar for March classes and trainings at SPOKES. Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to assist with some of our classes and open shops this Spring. Please contact us for more info. Also check back for the lowdown on several exciting events in April and May including: an Eat for Equity dinner to benefit SPOKES, the Seward Swap Bike Sale, a used bike drive and a block party during MPLS Bike Week!
Looks like winter will stick around for a while this year. Now is a great time to pick up a totally reconditioned “winter bike.” There is a great selection at the Hub-Mini store at SPOKES, the Hub main store and the Hub store on Oak Street. Check the used bikes highlights page at http://thehubbikecoop.org to find some sweet winter rides. Hub Mini at SPOKES is open every Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Purchase of all SPOKES reconditioned bikes at the Hub goes to support SPOKES activities.
We need some help getting a good stock of rehabilitated used bikes ready for sale and for the Community Bike Library. Details are here
|Every 2nd Thursday of the month SPOKES hosts a brief training for anyone interested in being a volunteer mechanic with us. For current volunteers, it is not required, but highly recommend. This time around we’ll be mixing it up with some hands on skill stations, taught by your favorites Ana, Andrew, and long-time volunteer Jason Plastridge.This week there will be free eats from Afro Deli!||
|RSVPs Requested – let us know in person, by calling 612-787-7433, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgInterested in learning something else? Let us know! Want to get involved in planning future events and skill shares? Email email@example.com.|
Internal Hubs – Tuesdays 2/4 & 2/11, 6-9pm
It’s winter! and you know what that means– time to learn all the skills you’d never have time for in the summer. Now disassembling the magic that makes Sturmey Archer 3speeds tick and coaster brakes brake. Bring your own, or use one of ours.