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Richmond has a Bike Co-Op, which is relatively new and has recently moved too. Not many folks know about it, cause the people organizing it have been really busy raising money and cleaning the space. They have an open house event coming up before May Day, and they also have regular Open Hours.
Check them out and Fix YR Bike! Or buy a cheap bike from the Co-Op and help support the project!

This co-op is a grassroots project dedicated to spreading the knowledge of bicycle maintenance, repair, and safety through an inclusive and casual setting. The space contains workbenches and tools available the public.

The co-op provides refurbished bicycles to those in need. We do so on a sliding-scale donation basis, in consideration of people’s varied means. We do have operating costs, and rely fully on donations to meet those costs.

The co-op is run by volunteers. To volunteer you don’t need to have wrenching experience – we need individuals to coordinate projects, to help keep the space neat and organized, to aid in hosting events, and so on. And if you’d like to learn how to wrench, we can fix that too.

-You’ve got busted Huffys, we’ve got tools

http://rvabikecoop.wordpress.com

OPEN HOURS:

-Mondays 5:30-9 pm (a.k.a. Bike Night!)

-Appointments can be made if you can’t make out on these nights, just call ahead.

LOCATION:

1806 Currie St.
Near VUU, in the Chamberlayne Industrial Center; accessible from rear of building.

Give the number below a call if you have any questions!

804.683.7998

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Richmond’s Annual May Day Parade will be taking place on Tuesday May 1st, 2012 from Monroe Park.

There will be a rally at 5pm and then a march/parade at 6pm.

More information to come! Keep your eyes and ears open for a ton of rad events scheduled around that whole weekend in Richmond! here are the activities confirmed so far:

Wednesday 4/25

1300 Bainbridge – the 13ainbridge Collective
Direct Action Training
Wednesday 4/25Potluck Supper 5:30 – 6:30
Training 6:30 – 9:00Struggles for justice have intensified this year as our communities face an all-out assault on our rights. Growing ranks of activists getting organized to fight back find increased repression targeting protest and free speech. If ever a moment called us to bold action it is now.

Direct action can be a powerful tool to focus our collective power. In this highly interactive workshop we’ll explore the basics of how to plan organize and implement a safe, effective direct action. topics covered will include de-escalating behaviors in tense situations, quick decision-making, roles and responsibilities and more.

This training is offered in support of our movements for justice in this region by Occupy RVA and the Wayside Center for Popular Education.

Trainer: Jeff Winder

Friday 4/27
– 4pm-7pm, 1600 Colorado Avenue
RePHRAME Teach-in Cookout
Open to contribution/suggestion for content.

In the lead up to May Day this year, join RePHRAME, public housing residents, Randolph Residents, and allies for a Neighborhood Cookout and Teach-in!

RRHA wants to sell off many scattered-site properties, including already occupied units. Come eat food, socialize, and hear the issues that are facing public housing residents in Richmond. Tell RRHA that working people deserve access to decent housing! Join us for fellowship and solidarity!

§  Wingnut Anarchist Collective, 2005 Barton Avenue,  7pm-11pm
Ø  Performances by Jake Mayday, Snail Party, My Son the Doctor
·         Contact if you want to add to lineup
Ø  Screen printing May Day Sabot Cat Patches
Ø  Possible Labor Song Workshop?
Ø  Launch Pad for IWW action

More events below!!!

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