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A Guide to Women/Trans/Femme and LGBTQ Bike Resources in the Twin Cities

Sibley Bike Depot Every Tuesday night, women and trans people fill the shop room of the Sibley Bike Depot, a nonprofit community bicycle shop on University Avenue in St. Paul. Participants teach and assist with basic bike mechanics with the goal of making women and trans more self-sufficient and comfortable with their bikes. The night I attend, every bike stand is occupied. Young women and trans flow in and out of the room, freely digging through tool boxes and exploring the random assortment of stray bike parts. They adjust frames and brackets, replace wheels and brakes, clean hub bearings, and install new cables. Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand, but if they do, they often wander to different bike stands to assist others.]]> 2
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