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MRS @ The Ypsi Parkridge Summer Fest – 8/29

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Ypsilanti Parkridge Summer Festival – Saturday, August 29th
How to Perform Basic Bike Repairs & Tune-Ups

Bring your bicycle by to get it working in top shape again. Common Cycle will be bringing out the Mobile Repair Stand from 12 noon until 4pm. The Festival is held at Parkridge Park, Harriet Street and Armstrong Drive (map link: https://goo.gl/maps/tZuyV).

Adjacent to the bike repair station, the City of Non-Motorized Advisory Committee will have a bicycling and walking information station with bicycle maps, bicycle safety handouts and a limited supply of free bicycle helmets, courtesy of the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (www.aabts.org). Both of the bike repair station and bike/walk information station will be held under a tent in case of rain. For more information visit the Festival’s Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1430111857289420

8/2/2015 MRS – Temporary Location Change

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

To accommodate the many sprites and fairies who will be taking over Kerrytown at this year’s Fairy Tale Gathering, the Mobile Repair Stand will be setting up on western edge of the Community High School grounds, just across N 5th Ave across from the Market.

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Hope to see you Sunday. We’ll be back at the normal location within the Market on Sunday 8/9.

Registration is open for the Fall Maintenance Course!

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The maintenance course is intended to help train future Common Cycle volunteers by providing some hands on experience and general knowledge about fixing bicycles. The syllabus is available here.

The course will take place over 6 weeks, on Thursday evenings starting 10/2/2014 and ending on 11/6/2014. We will meet in the Outdoor Adventures Rental Building at 336 Hill St from 6:30p.m to 8:30 p.m.

The course is capped at 12 students so that everyone will have some time to do hands-on work.  Students may bring in their own bikes which we will diagnose as needed and use for demonstration.  No advance knowledge of bike repair is required, just an interest in learning more.

Registration is limited to people who can attend every session.  All participants are expected to attend at least 2 mobile repair stand events over the Spring/Summer of 2015.

To register, email clark@commoncycle.org to verify that a spot is open. Then you may either donate $25 to Common Cycle or write a 250 word statement about why you would like to take the course.

Bicycle Repair Day at Recreation Park

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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MRS Cancelled July 6th

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

We’ve decided to cancel this week’s MRS due to busy volunteers. We’ll be back next week (and this Thursday at the yellow barn for a2reskilling)!

Adams Academy: Bike Rodeo and Repair Day!

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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Volunteer here!

MRS Season is Starting at the Bike Ypsi Spring Ride!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

This weekend we’re kicking off Mobile Repair Stand season in Ypsi at the Bike Ypsi Spring ride!

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We’ll be helping folks get their bikes all set for the rides and then hanging out and enjoying the festivities. The ride is on Sunday (5/4) and will leave from Recreation park. We’ll run the stand from 9am-11am.

If you’d like to come out, you can sign up on this doodle poll. We’ll plan on hauling the trailers out there along the BTB trail – it’s a bit a of a schlep but it’s good fun. There’s a spot of the poll if you’d like to haui, and others for volunteering.

Don’t forget – Clark (clarkem55@gmail.com) is looking for some volunteers to help with the AAHS Used Bike Sale.

We’ll be back at the Artisans Market next weekend (5/11).

Registration for the Spring Maintenance and Repair Course is open!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
The maintenance course is intended to help train future Common Cycle volunteers by providing some hands on experience and general knowledge about fixing bicycles. The syllabus is available here.
 The course will take place over 6 weeks, starting 03/13 and ending on 4/17. We will meet at 336 Hill St in the Outdoor Adventures Rental Building from 7p.m to 9 p.m.
The course is capped at 12 students so that everyone will have some time to do hands-on work. Registration is limited to people who can attend every session. All participants are expected to attend at least 2 mobile repair stand events over the Spring/Summer of 2014.
To register, email ben@commoncycle.org to verify that a spot is open. Then you may either donate $25 to Common Cycle or write a 250 word statement about why you would like to take the course.

Registration is open for the Fall Repair Course!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
The maintenance course is intended to help train future Common Cycle volunteers by providing some hands on experience and general knowledge about fixing bicycles. The syllabus is available here.
 The course will take place over 6 weeks, starting 10/24 and ending on 12/12 skipping Halloween and Thanksgiving. We will meet at 336 Hill St in the Outdoor Adventures Rental Building from 7p.m to 9 p.m.
The course is capped at 12 students so that everyone will have some time to do hands-on work. Registration is limited to people who can attend every session. All participants are expected to attend at least 2 mobile repair stand events over the Spring/Summer of 2014.
To register, email ben@commoncycle.org to verify that a spot is open. Then you may either donate $25 to Common Cycle or write a 250 word statement about why you would like to take the course.

Mobile Repair Stand at Adams Academy

Friday, September 13th, 2013

We’re exited to announce that our mobile repair stand will be visiting Adams STEM academy on September 28th!

Volunteers from Common Cycle will set up Mobile Repair Stations to help get your bike ready to ride to school or around the neighborhood. If the weather is fair, we’ll set up in the school parking lot; If not, in the gymnasium. Learn how to  fix your bike, adjust the seat and pump up tires. Washing stations on hand (outdoors only) to clean your bike ‘til it sparkles! We pack up at 3 pm so leave ample time for repairs.

If you’d like to be a volunteer or donate supplies, contact Steven at svk@umich.edu

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