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  • Open Shop – Tom
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2016-09-01
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Open Shop is the time when anyone can come in to work on their own projects*, volunteer, or purchase things.

    Usually there will be a mix of people with different skill levels; we encourage a collaborative atmosphere so people can advance their projects.

    People may volunteer during this time, either by assisting others, or by working on other self-directed tasks. Volunteer hours can be applied towards membership, classes, unrefurbished bikes, and used parts.

    At Free Ride you will find tools, repair manuals, bicycle parts, and volunteer mechanics to help you repair and learn about the bicycle. It is helpful to be familiar with tools and how they work, but not necessary. During our open shop hours, you can bring in your bike, and  volunteers can help you diagnose any problems that you may be experiencing.

    Children are welcome, but all minors must be supervised by an adult.

    Please note that during our busy season, there may be a wait for access to tools and workspace. Just be patient, and maybe lend a hand!

    *We ask that those who benefit from Free Ride also give back to the project. To use the shop and tools for personal repairs we ask non-members for a shop fee-either $4, some volunteering, or showing an ACCESS card.

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  • Open Shop – Scott K
    1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2016-09-03
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Open Shop is the time when anyone can come in to work on their own projects*, volunteer, or purchase things.

    Usually there will be a mix of people with different skill levels; we encourage a collaborative atmosphere so people can advance their projects.

    People may volunteer during this time, either by assisting others, or by working on other self-directed tasks. Volunteer hours can be applied towards membership, classes, unrefurbished bikes, and used parts.

    At Free Ride you will find tools, repair manuals, bicycle parts, and volunteer mechanics to help you repair and learn about the bicycle. It is helpful to be familiar with tools and how they work, but not necessary. During our open shop hours, you can bring in your bike, and  volunteers can help you diagnose any problems that you may be experiencing.

    Children are welcome, but all minors must be supervised by an adult.

    Please note that during our busy season, there may be a wait for access to tools and workspace. Just be patient, and maybe lend a hand!

    *We ask that those who benefit from Free Ride also give back to the project. To use the shop and tools for personal repairs we ask non-members for a shop fee-either $4, some volunteering, or showing an ACCESS card.

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  • Basic Mechanics Classes- Derailleurs
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    2016-09-04
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    Basic mechanics classes give you a structured time to learn bike skills. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike if you like or practice on one of ours. Class lasts two hours and is about half talk and the rest hands on- you may get dirty!

    This week: Demystify one of the more complex components of your bicycle by learning its basic adjustments.

    Class starts at 4:00pm

    cost: $20 or 2 volunteer hours (previously logged)

     

     

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  • Steel City Roll – Group Ride
    5:00 pm-9:46 pm
    2016-09-05
    23 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
    23 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States

    Steel City Roll is a first Monday of the month night group bicycle ride. Each ride visits a different neighborhood in Pittsburg. Starts at Market Square at 7 pm.

  • Volunteer Night – Tom
    6:30 pm-9:30 pm
    2016-09-05
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Monday nights we are open only for volunteers, no personal projects. This is what keeps our shop running, and is a great introduction for anyone who wants to get involved. We have plenty to do for every skill level, so even if you’ve never touched a bike before, feel free to come on in!

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  • Basic Mechanics Classes- Hubs and Bearings
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2016-09-06
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    Basic mechanics classes give you a structured time to learn bike skills. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike if you like or practice on one of ours. Class lasts two hours and is about half talk and the rest hands on- you may get dirty!

    This week: An introduction to cup and cone bearing systems.  We will disassemble, clean and reassemble the hub of a wheel.

    Class starts at 6:30pm

    cost: $20 or 2 volunteer hours (previously logged)

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  • Open Shop-Tess
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2016-09-08
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Open Shop is the time when anyone can come in to work on their own projects*, volunteer, or purchase things.

    Usually there will be a mix of people with different skill levels; we encourage a collaborative atmosphere so people can advance their projects.

    People may volunteer during this time, either by assisting others, or by working on other self-directed tasks. Volunteer hours can be applied towards membership, classes, unrefurbished bikes, and used parts.

    At Free Ride you will find tools, repair manuals, bicycle parts, and volunteer mechanics to help you repair and learn about the bicycle. It is helpful to be familiar with tools and how they work, but not necessary. During our open shop hours, you can bring in your bike, and  volunteers can help you diagnose any problems that you may be experiencing.

    Children are welcome, but all minors must be supervised by an adult.

    Please note that during our busy season, there may be a wait for access to tools and workspace. Just be patient, and maybe lend a hand!

    *We ask that those who benefit from Free Ride also give back to the project. To use the shop and tools for personal repairs we ask non-members for a shop fee-either $4, some volunteering, or showing an ACCESS card.

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  • We Will Be Closed for Construction Junction Big Pour
    All day
    2016-09-10
    We will be closed for this event.
    What to expect at the Big Pour
    • Sample beers from the most awesome local craft breweries, foods from the best of local restaurants and locally made sodas and seltzers.
    • Live music and art.
    • Live beer and food ratings on the Big Pour App.
    • Big Pour kegerator raffle.
    • Big Pour’s own brew, created by East End Brewing.
    • And Much, Much More!

    From our unique warehouse ambiance, to the live music and art, to our wide selection of the highest quality local craft beers and food from our pick of the finest area restaurants—there is NOTHING like the Big Pour! Tickets regularly sell out within minutes, raising funds to sustain Construction Junction and our mission to promote conservation through the reuse of building materials.

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  • Basic Mechanics Class – Tubes, Tires and Flats
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    2016-09-11
    FreeRide Bicycle Collective, North Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    FreeRide Bicycle Collective, North Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    Basic mechanics classes give you a structured time to learn bike skills. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike if you like or practice on one of ours. Class lasts two hours and is about half talk and the rest hands on- you may get dirty!

    This week: In this intro to the course we will discuss tube and tire selection and sizing, and have a thorough exercise in patching a flat.

    Class starts at 4:00pm

    cost: $20 or 2 volunteer hours (previously logged)

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  • Volunteer Night-Tess
    6:30 pm-9:30 pm
    2016-09-12
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Monday nights we are open only for volunteers, no personal projects. This is what keeps our shop running, and is a great introduction for anyone who wants to get involved. We have plenty to do for every skill level, so even if you’ve never touched a bike before, feel free to come on in!

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  • Basic Mechanics Classes- Wheel Truing
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2016-09-13
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    Basic mechanics classes give you a structured time to learn bike skills. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike if you like or practice on one of ours. Class lasts two hours and is about half talk and the rest hands on- you may get dirty!

    This week: How to prepare your wheel and make spoke nipple adjustment to make a lateral true and straighten the rim of your wheel.

    Class starts at 6:30pm

    cost: $20 or 2 volunteer hours (previously logged)

     

     

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  • Women & Queer-Open Shop-Tess
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2016-09-14
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States

    During Women and Queer Night, we strive to create a positive environment where women, genderqueer, and trans folks can work together to make repairs and solve problems. We emphasize making people feel more confident about wrenching, especially if they are very new to it. If you want to make repairs to your bike, or just want to wrench around and troubleshoot on one of our recycled bikes, then this is for you.

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  • Open Shop-Tess
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2016-09-15
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Open Shop is the time when anyone can come in to work on their own projects*, volunteer, or purchase things.

    Usually there will be a mix of people with different skill levels; we encourage a collaborative atmosphere so people can advance their projects.

    People may volunteer during this time, either by assisting others, or by working on other self-directed tasks. Volunteer hours can be applied towards membership, classes, unrefurbished bikes, and used parts.

    At Free Ride you will find tools, repair manuals, bicycle parts, and volunteer mechanics to help you repair and learn about the bicycle. It is helpful to be familiar with tools and how they work, but not necessary. During our open shop hours, you can bring in your bike, and  volunteers can help you diagnose any problems that you may be experiencing.

    Children are welcome, but all minors must be supervised by an adult.

    Please note that during our busy season, there may be a wait for access to tools and workspace. Just be patient, and maybe lend a hand!

    *We ask that those who benefit from Free Ride also give back to the project. To use the shop and tools for personal repairs we ask non-members for a shop fee-either $4, some volunteering, or showing an ACCESS card.

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  • 412 Flock Social Ride
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    2016-09-16
    Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States

    Our regular monthly ride meets at Dippy at 6pm on the Third Friday, departing at 6:30!

    PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

    412 Flock! is a welcoming, family-friendly, all-inclusive, FREE event consisting of a leisurely-paced bicycle ride (complete [usually] with music and mechanical support) and a post-ride party.

    The group pedals through the city at a slow, welcoming pace appropriate for riders of all ages and capabilities. You get a chance to make new friends, learn new routes, and have fun on your bike!

    –Where?–

    We’ll meet at Dippy the Dinosaur (Forbes Ave at Schenley Drive in Oakland, in front of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, across from the Cathedral of Learning).

    My my, so many questions.

    –What should I bring?–

    Helmets. Lights. A bike to put those lights on. (Uni and tricycles welcome, too!)
    Don’t have a bike? Check out the HealthyRide BikeShare stations all over the city–including a block from our start!
    Be sure to bring all your friends!

    –What happens in the case of rain/snow/zombie apocalypse?–

    On the afternoon of the ride, we’ll decide whether conditions are safe enough to ride. Look for updates here, on Twitter, and on our website a couple of hours before the start of the ride if things are looking sketchy.

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  • Open Shop – Tom
    1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2016-09-17
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Open Shop is the time when anyone can come in to work on their own projects*, volunteer, or purchase things.

    Usually there will be a mix of people with different skill levels; we encourage a collaborative atmosphere so people can advance their projects.

    People may volunteer during this time, either by assisting others, or by working on other self-directed tasks. Volunteer hours can be applied towards membership, classes, unrefurbished bikes, and used parts.

    At Free Ride you will find tools, repair manuals, bicycle parts, and volunteer mechanics to help you repair and learn about the bicycle. It is helpful to be familiar with tools and how they work, but not necessary. During our open shop hours, you can bring in your bike, and  volunteers can help you diagnose any problems that you may be experiencing.

    Children are welcome, but all minors must be supervised by an adult.

    Please note that during our busy season, there may be a wait for access to tools and workspace. Just be patient, and maybe lend a hand!

    *We ask that those who benefit from Free Ride also give back to the project. To use the shop and tools for personal repairs we ask non-members for a shop fee-either $4, some volunteering, or showing an ACCESS card.

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  • Basic Mechanics Classes- Hubs and Bearings
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    2016-09-18
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    Basic mechanics classes give you a structured time to learn bike skills. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike if you like or practice on one of ours. Class lasts two hours and is about half talk and the rest hands on- you may get dirty!

    This week: An introduction to cup and cone bearing systems.  We will disassemble, clean and reassemble the hub of a wheel.

    Class starts at 4:00pm

    cost: $20 or 2 volunteer hours (previously logged)

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  • Volunteer Night – Scott
    6:30 pm-9:30 pm
    2016-09-19
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Monday nights we are open only for volunteers, no personal projects. This is what keeps our shop running, and is a great introduction for anyone who wants to get involved. We have plenty to do for every skill level, so even if you’ve never touched a bike before, feel free to come on in!

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  • Council Meeting
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2016-09-21
    214 N. Lexington St Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    214 N. Lexington St Pittsburgh, PA 15208

    Starts At 6 PM and Ends around 8:00

    Agenda (this time, to be finalized before meeting)

    • Trip to Bike-Bike
      • Will Shop Remain Open
      • Transportation Arrangements
      • Travel and Conference Fee Reimburse
    • Electric (Status?)
    • POS System (Approve?)
    • Lisa, Youth and Shop Saturdays
    • Cash Drawer (Status?)
    • Shop Layout Discussion?
    • Communication/Signage/Website Discussion?
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  • Open Shop – Scott K
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2016-09-22
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Open Shop is the time when anyone can come in to work on their own projects*, volunteer, or purchase things.

    Usually there will be a mix of people with different skill levels; we encourage a collaborative atmosphere so people can advance their projects.

    People may volunteer during this time, either by assisting others, or by working on other self-directed tasks. Volunteer hours can be applied towards membership, classes, unrefurbished bikes, and used parts.

    At Free Ride you will find tools, repair manuals, bicycle parts, and volunteer mechanics to help you repair and learn about the bicycle. It is helpful to be familiar with tools and how they work, but not necessary. During our open shop hours, you can bring in your bike, and  volunteers can help you diagnose any problems that you may be experiencing.

    Children are welcome, but all minors must be supervised by an adult.

    Please note that during our busy season, there may be a wait for access to tools and workspace. Just be patient, and maybe lend a hand!

    *We ask that those who benefit from Free Ride also give back to the project. To use the shop and tools for personal repairs we ask non-members for a shop fee-either $4, some volunteering, or showing an ACCESS card.

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  • Open Shop-Tess
    1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2016-09-24
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Open Shop is the time when anyone can come in to work on their own projects*, volunteer, or purchase things.

    Usually there will be a mix of people with different skill levels; we encourage a collaborative atmosphere so people can advance their projects.

    People may volunteer during this time, either by assisting others, or by working on other self-directed tasks. Volunteer hours can be applied towards membership, classes, unrefurbished bikes, and used parts.

    At Free Ride you will find tools, repair manuals, bicycle parts, and volunteer mechanics to help you repair and learn about the bicycle. It is helpful to be familiar with tools and how they work, but not necessary. During our open shop hours, you can bring in your bike, and  volunteers can help you diagnose any problems that you may be experiencing.

    Children are welcome, but all minors must be supervised by an adult.

    Please note that during our busy season, there may be a wait for access to tools and workspace. Just be patient, and maybe lend a hand!

    *We ask that those who benefit from Free Ride also give back to the project. To use the shop and tools for personal repairs we ask non-members for a shop fee-either $4, some volunteering, or showing an ACCESS card.

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  • Volunteer Night – Tom
    6:30 pm-9:30 pm
    2016-09-26
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Monday nights we are open only for volunteers, no personal projects. This is what keeps our shop running, and is a great introduction for anyone who wants to get involved. We have plenty to do for every skill level, so even if you’ve never touched a bike before, feel free to come on in!

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  • Basic Mechanics Classes- The Drivetrain
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2016-09-27
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    Basic mechanics classes give you a structured time to learn bike skills. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike if you like or practice on one of ours. Class lasts two hours and is about half talk and the rest hands on- you may get dirty!

    This week: Learn how to remove, clean and fit a chain, how to remove freewheels and cassette and replace a chainring.

    Class starts at 6:30pm

    cost: $20 or 2 volunteer hours (previously logged)

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  • BIKE! BIKE! – 2016 Detroit
    All day
    2016-09-28-2016-10-02
    3611 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, United States
    3611 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, United States

    Bike!Bike! is an international annual gathering organized by and for community bike projects and collectives that use the bicycle as a vehicle to create positive social and community change and solidarity. This conference is a space for participants from shops and related advocacy groups to converge in a different city each year over a 4 day period to attend workshops and share ideas. In 2016, Bike!Bike! will be held in Detroit, Michigan, also known widely as “The Motor City,”. Bike!Bike! is being hosted by Back Alley Bikes/The Hub of Detroit, the city’s oldest local cooperative. During our pitch to host Bike!Bike!, we talked about how Detroit is where the “age of the car” was born; and where it can die. It doesn’t matter how big or small; if you have a warehouse or a living room floor, if you like bikes, you’re invited! Join us this fall, September 29th-October 2nd in Detroit to meet all the awesome people living on two wheels in the shadow of four.

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  • Open Shop – Greg
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2016-09-29
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, United States
    wheel truing

    Open Shop is the time when anyone can come in to work on their own projects*, volunteer, or purchase things.

    Usually there will be a mix of people with different skill levels; we encourage a collaborative atmosphere so people can advance their projects.

    People may volunteer during this time, either by assisting others, or by working on other self-directed tasks. Volunteer hours can be applied towards membership, classes, unrefurbished bikes, and used parts.

    At Free Ride you will find tools, repair manuals, bicycle parts, and volunteer mechanics to help you repair and learn about the bicycle. It is helpful to be familiar with tools and how they work, but not necessary. During our open shop hours, you can bring in your bike, and  volunteers can help you diagnose any problems that you may be experiencing.

    Children are welcome, but all minors must be supervised by an adult.

    Please note that during our busy season, there may be a wait for access to tools and workspace. Just be patient, and maybe lend a hand!

    *We ask that those who benefit from Free Ride also give back to the project. To use the shop and tools for personal repairs we ask non-members for a shop fee-either $4, some volunteering, or showing an ACCESS card.

  • Pittsburgh Underwear Ride
    9:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2016-09-29
    4600 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
    4600 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
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    The Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride is about having fun, promoting a positive self-body image, and building a stronger bike community in Pittsburgh.

    So let us celebrate urban cycling, celebrate your badass bicycling body, celebrate hot summer nights, and drink cold beers once we’re done. Feel good, dress up, down, or mostly not at all.

    Loose Guidelines for Underwear Rides:
    1. You should probably wear underwear.. only underwear.
    2. Helmets and lights are encouraged
    3. Be safe and have fun
    4. Age 21+ Bike Ride
    5. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

    This ride occurs the last Thursday of every month throughout the summer!

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