August is “Bike Month” at Thomas Crane Library

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Quincycles is excited to announce that the Thomas Crane Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy has declared August 2014 as “Bike Month.”  Special activities will include screening of bicycle-themed movies on Thursdays, two workshops on basic bicycle maintenance hosted by local Quincy bicycles shops, and a meeting of Quincycles on Thursday, August 21 at 6:00pm.  All events are free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there!

MOVIES  Thursdays at 7:00pm (Aug 28 at 6:00pm).  Click here for more info:  Bike Month Movie Flyer 2014

+ Aug 7 – “Bikes not Bombs”  Boston based “Bikes not Bombs” ships thousands of bikes overseas every year, trains youth how to fix and maintain bikes, and runs a retail shop.  Join director Jodi Sugerman-Brozan for a screening of several short films.

+ Aug 14 – “Power to the Pedals” Cambridge resident Wenzday Jane’s mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community.  Sustainable solutions suggest that things don’t have to be the way they are.  Following the screening, a panel discussion will be held with the film maker, members of Quincycles, and Kristina Johnson of the Quincy Planning Department.

+ Aug 21 – “The Bicyclists”  An independent film that has been receiving rave reviews wherever it has been screened.   “This could be a hipster’s delight.  A female character named Steve?  Actors on fixies?  Featuring hip local music?  Awesome.”  – Vancouver Voice.   Not Rated.

+ Aug 28 – “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”  (Note:  special Family-focused screening time of 6:00pm) Classic Family Fun!  Pee Wee lives an idyllic life until someone nabs his most prized possession:  his fire engine-red customized bicycle.  Rated PG.

WORKSHOPS Click here for more info: Bike Month Workshops Flyer 2014

+ Wednesday, Aug 20 at 6:30pm – “Basic Bike Maintenance”  Led by Mike Fink of “Boston Bike Guy” participants will learn how to do a basic bike inspection, lube a chain, learn the difference between a derailleur and a cassette, and leave knowing how to perform some important fundamental maintenance.

+ Tuesday, Aug 26 at 6:30pm – “Bicycling De-mystified”  Led by Paul Anderson of “Anderson Bicycle” participants will learn about different kinds of bicycles and bike accessories and receive tips for great local places to ride.

1 Comment

  1. After the inspiring film about Wenzday Jane’s Metro Pedal Power company I was excited to read about Europe’s use of electric bikes to deliver the mail!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/business/e-bike-sales-are-surging-in-europe.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

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