In AZ, we’re really lucky to have a few bike co-ops where people can learn to fix their bikes for free or cheap, build bikes for work-trade or cheap, and have a place to hang out and do fun stuff in a place with bike wheels hanging from the ceiling and at least one person with a wallet made out of bike tubes in their pocket. According to my research, there are 3 bike co-ops that have nights devoted to female people and trans people. This is awesome, because bike culture (as with most other culture) can be quite patriarchal and exclusive to many groups of people, including female and trans people. So here’s the info on the places who have nights for us, where cis d00dz can’t hang around, where we can learn from and teach each other about bicycle maintenance!!
The Rusty Spoke Bicycle Collective
Ladies & Trans night 1st Tuesday of every month, 7-10PM
1023 Grand Avenue, Phoenix (entrance through the alley between Fillmore and Taylor)
The website says Women’s Night, but I was under the impression that it was for Women and Trans people… maybe call ahead if you wanna feel super safe. It’s every Wednesday from 6-9PM
601 W University Dr, Tempe
Women & Transgender Workshop every Sunday from 12-4 PM
44 W 6th St, Tucson
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Saturday, September 10.
You’d better come.
Some of us are throwing a big huge “Queer as in Fuck You” dance party to help pay for Ira’s top surgery and to benefit the Rusty Spoke Bicycle Collective. Ira is a super amazing participant in AZFAN, and we want to help him pay for top surgery, a ridiculously expensive procedure. I’m copying and pasting from the FB invite: