Broadway Bikes proudly supports and operates in the sanctuary city of Cambridge, MA. Today we confirm that support by lending our voice to United We Dream and the 80,000 immigrant youth under the DACA program. Here’s how you can help:
Call your representative and two senators and ask them to co-sponsor S.1615 in the Senate and H.R. 3591 in the House to permanently protect DACA youth. This takes 2 minutes! You can use 5calls.org to quickly get your members of congress contact info and scripts. Here’s an explainer to get you started on understanding the issue and these bills.
Last Friday was the holiday Eid al-Adha, a time of celebration and reflection about love and sacrifice through the story of Abraham. For those not in the Muslim community, it is additionally an opportunity to think about solidarity and the resistance to Islamophobia. No matter your religious or spiritual beliefs, let this Eid remind us to have collective faith in our resistance and stand united against hate. To our Muslim community we say (belated) Eid Mubarak!
Check out The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to educate yourself about Muslim traditions, Islamophobia, and support their work.
Happy birthday to us — 45 years of fixing bikes, and teaching you to fix your own bikes! Tomorrow August 12th we’ll have free birthday cake, free funky purple valve caps, and free stand + tool rental (as available). Bring your favorite bike and join us for an all day celebration of Cambridge’s awesome bike community!
We are running two upcoming classes starting in just under two weeks! With beautiful fall weather on the way, now is the time to increase your knowledge of the systems of the bike and how to maintain them.
The next coed basic repair class will be Sundays 5:30 – 7:30 pm, August 6th through September 17th, skipping Labor day weekend.
The next women/femme/non-binary basic repair class will be six consecutive Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm, starting August 9th. The women/femme/non-binary session of the class is identical in syllabus and content; it is an intentional space centering people of those identities, which have traditionally been underserved in the industry. It is open to all women, femme, and non-binary people and is taught by mechanics who are such as well.
The basic class is open to all levels of bike mechanics and enthusiasts, though it is aimed for those with little to no experience in working on bikes. The class is divided into lecture and hands-on learning where each student works on their own bicycle. The hands-on exercises range from: