Bearings Bike Project is a women, transgender, and queer-run bicycle collective. Its bike school meets community forum where people can come to learn and share.
Bearings will function as a safe space where everyone is welcome to learn about bicycle repair and maintenance. It will serve as learning environment, not only about bikes, but about culture, community, gender, sexual identity, and diversity. It will be a place where people can learn how to maintain, build, and/or fix their bicycles themselves at an affordable cost – making bicycling more accessible to all people.
We have weekly classes on different parts of the bicycle. We also offer Saturday open-shop hours where you can come to volunteer and work on your bike. In order to attend open shop, you’ll need to attend orientation, offered every other Saturday at 1aam. In addition to our open shop hours, we’ll also offer “pop-up hours”, where collective members will open shop when they have a few free hours to kill – this will be posted on our facebook and twitter, and is a great time to drop by and check us out, fix a flat, tune some things up, etc.