Thursday, May 31, 2012

BicycleSPACE River Run Ride and Picnic: A Full Moon Outing

FUULL MOON RIDE! with BicycleSpace

Join us this month as we ride downtown. Meet at Co-Op or at Bicycle Space!

Changed: This month we are partnering with BicycleSpace in DC to join their Full Moon Ride - see

We plan to meet at co-op 7 - leave at 7:15pm to get downtown for 8pm or be at
1019 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC.
Please note their ride is scheduled from 8-12pm but we can metro back earlier if people want to.
Changed: Sat 2012-06-02 7pm – Sun 2012-06-03 12am Eastern Time
Changed: MRBC & BicycleSpace (map)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday May 16 2012

Started out easy with one visitor, Brentwood Mike. He brought a loose bottom bracket he wanted to correct. We started getting into it.

Thankfully, Bo and Rosy came through because the crowd ebbed right up, flesh and steel in the warm sun all over the front yard again.

Augustus brought a donation cruiser, then stayed to the end to help some folks out in the yard. That help is very much appreciated, generous Augustus!

Marty came in and helped out a lot.

Xing Xing came with gifts again! Josh R's daughter has a BDay soon, and XingXing has something for it! She worked on her ride some, too.

The alarm downstairs decided to let us know it works. I entered the off code several times, but it kept singing. I just let it rip and waited for the police, talking to Mike Gumpert and getting into his tire.

Evan Wilder came in and dealt with MRPD, freeing me up to dance around to different projects like Brentwood Mike's difficult bottom bracket cup....we got it!

The Bunkerhill couple with a puegot and it's derailleur.

Fred and a donation for a bike.

Dave Mac fixing his tire. 

It got to be a rocking night! It was a good night for me. Thanks to all who helped one another get mobile tonight!

                                             NOW, SOME CHUCK BROWN!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

MRBC will be hosting a free Bike Valet at the 8th annual Gateway Artists Studio's Tour for those interested in getting around without polluting, at the 39th St Gallery from 12-4/5pm. Drop on by if you are free to help or just have a chat.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday 5.2.12

Woah. I used to do Monday nights, Saturday mornings for a bit, and it would get busy sometimes. Really busy.. but for some reason, I felt like it was manageable. Now that I'm getting help on Wednesday nights, it seems I need that help on busy nights. The community needs it. The difference between recent Wednesdays and distant Mondays is that visitors wait less. Seems we could use 8 staffers on busy nights like this. Not joking. Some people waited tonight, and were cut off by 8:30. It was a great night with all the help.

I'm so thankful to all the hands tonight. Thank you so much, Dave, Carl for joining me tonight. As well as our staffer helpers Job, Laura, Corey, and big time, Rosy, for helping me with my neighbor, Jonathan's, bike. So good to see Jonathan and Les make it in.

Oh, and XingXing! Xingxing came through again with big cheer and a plate of homemade dumplings -vegan so Josh R could eat them! YYUMM!! Yall, she hooked it up tonight! She is excited to ride the fullmoon gathering this Friday (7pm), and she is excited that participants can share their ready for XingXing, yall! She's coming to the FullMoon!PicnicCruise! and she likes to cook, evidently good food!

While squirting mushroom-tofu dumpling juice out of my mouth, I was turning a bolt on a recent donation that Trinity chose to be her bike. Trinity and her mom, Wakili, chose a couple bikes to cruise their hills of Mt Rainier. Wakili, Trinity and Jua had made it to the coop several times through the last year to try to complete the 10 tasks needed to "earn-a-bike". Word got around and a generous neighbor informed the coop that the time-strapped family could choose their bikes and it would be payed for by said donor. What mayberry generosity thrives in villages the world over, shines in Mt Rainier, MD.

Wakili is fun to talk to about colors and stones. I've been feeling a surprise favoring of browns, reds, beige, and orange -overall with gaudy blue to teal, since February.

FUULL MOON RIDE this Fri @ 7pm

Spring is here, or is it summer already ?  so don't forget to come over to the Co-Op and get your bike tuned-up in our Open Shops so you can ride our monthly FUULL MOON Ride this Fri @ 7pm.

Bring lights if you have them and helmets if you prefer. The weather should be balmy so pack a snack & drink preferably to share and we'll head on out to the trails !

Hope to see you there.