SPOKES, a program of the Seward Neighborhood Group, is a new, innovative community bicycle and walking resource in Minneapolis. Its goal is to get more people to use biking and walking for transit, recreation and exercise.|
Examples of the type of opportunities that SPOKES provides include:
BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE - Conducted on four consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, these sessions provide an overview of best practices for bike maintenance - including safety and diagnostic check of the bike, wheel truing and hub adjustment, brake and derailleur adjustment, headset adjustment, and drive train maintenance (chain, cranks bottom bracket and pedals).
BEARING OVERHAUL CLASS - Conducted on a Monday evening from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, this session provided a more in depth look at one topic - instructing participants on how to clean, inspect and re-grease the bearings in their wheel, bottom bracket or headset.
These classes are offered free of charge. Generally, participants bring their own bicycle if possible. No previous bicycle repair experience is required.
Major funding for SPOKES is provided by Bike Walk Twin Cities, a federal non-motorized transportation pilot program administered by Transit for Livable Communities. Other support for SPOKES has been provided by Seward Coop Grocery and Deli, Quality Bike Products, the Minneapolis NRP, Duro and Seward Redesign. Welna II Ace Harware, Home Depot, Valspar Paint and Nice Ride have also provided support SPOKES.
If you have a repairable bike to donate, email BikeCenter@sng.org.
|1915 East 22nd Street|
(1/2 block west of Minnehaha Avenue, 1 block south of Franklin Avenue and the Franklin LRT station)
|Transit for Livable Communities|
Federal Highway Administration
City of Minneapolis
local businesses and organizations