Winter Workshops 2015-2016 start soon. Stay tuned here for more info.
Expect some of the classics to return, such as How to Dress, Ride, and Care for your Bike in the Winter, The Haul: a Cargo Bike Introduction, Kiddy Cartage: How to Ride with your Kids, How to Properly Lock your Bike, and some great new ones on bicycle touring that we will offer way before the snow flies.
Descriptions of last year's events are found below.
Winter Workshop schedule 2014-2015 Click on event to RSVP please? thanks.
Thursday, Dec. 4 v1.0 How to dress, ride, and care for your bike in the winter
Wednesday, Dec. 17 v1.1 Live music night: Uptown Boys deliver holiday revelry and spark in the darkness of December
The mean streets of Chicago are rife with bicycle theft and theft of parts from bicycles, even in winter. There is a robust community of thieves and fences dealing in stolen goods right now, even on Facebook. Why let your stuff into their market?
This is a free workshop helping you build security awareness and navigate the morass of bicycle security products and information. How can you tell the good products from the suspect? Bring your bike to the event and we'll construct a personalized locking plan for your bike based on where you lock up and your budget.
We'll have product demonstrations and hands-on practice and instruction on keeping your bike and its components as safe as you want them to be.
This is a rare opportunity to learn from and share with family cyclists from the community and beyond.
Bounce your questions and ideas off our expert panel of cargo bike moms who will weigh in on many topics of interest to urban cycling families, such as:
1. Motivating kids to ride, or to ride on or in a cargo bike.
2. Winter. Can you do it? How?
3. Responding to motorists with kids on board.
4. How did the cargo bike lifestyle grab you and hold on?
5. What modifications have you made to your bike to accommodate special needs?
6. Do you have a good support network for your chosen lifestyle?
As always we will have some refreshments. We don't have child care, but if your kids want to come and respect the adult conversation that's fine with us.
Wednesday, March 21, 2 pm v1.5 The Haul: explaining different cargo bike styles, loading, and riding techniques /
As this event takes place during business hours we expect a few things: more people interested in test riding cargo bikes in daylight; some interruptions by customers not attending the workshop; your unbridled, mounting obsession with the possibilities opened by the cargo bike lifestyle.
Get ready for a life changer.
Green Machine Cycles 1634 W Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 773-506-BIKE
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