Women’s Night at Bike Kitchen Makes a Move
Our weekly Women’s Night @ Bike Kitchen has moved! Previous occurring on Thursday evenings from 6 – 8:30 PM, Women’s Night now takes place on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday of every month from 5 – 8:30 PM.
What about the 1st Wednesday? The first Wednesday of every month is now WTF (Women, Trans, Femme) Night @ Bike Kitchen, with the same hours as Women’s Night, 5 – 8:30 PM.
Why Women’s Night and WTF Night?
Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly male-dominated area. It is our goal to help teach individuals who have been intimidated or marginalized in this setting to be knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes.
On a daily basis, Bike SLO County strives to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all, while also recognizing the benefits of offering women, trans & femme-specific evening hours as a stepping stone to achieving greater confidence working in our space at any time.
Women’s Night and WTF Night are for:
Women: A person who identifies as a woman.
Trans: Transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender creative, anyone whose gender identity is fluid, transgressive, and/or transitioning.
Femme: A gender identity in which a person of any gender embodies a feminine appearance, expression, or identity.
If you are not WTF identified, please BECOME AN ALLY:
- Respect the space: Come during our regular hours, don’t ask for an exception, and don’t hang around the entrance during Women’s Night or WTF hours.
- Respect People: During Bike Kitchen’s regular hours, treat all female & trans mechanics and patrons as you would any other person (don’t assume they’re less knowledgeable, don’t call them “sweetie,” and NEVER take a wrench out of their hand!)
- Get Educated: Learn about the issues facing women and trans communities.
- Educate others: About why and how to be an ally!