Firecat is going down on Saturday, June 29th at 6pm. Roll to the Water Tower (835 N Michigan) at 5 to register, race your little hearts out for prizes (including donations from our homies at Trash Bags & Tati) and know you’re contributing to a valid cause.
What happened to Mikey and Steve sucks. Like, the fucking worst, dude. The least you can do is come out, swig some Malört, eat a donut, and show your support to two members of the community.
Check back at the Firecat Facebook event page for more details and updates.
On Behalf of Cut Cats Courier, here is the FIRECAT. It will be a speed/poker race. You will be hitting Fire stations, thrift stores, donut shops, and a bottle of Malort. So bring your best spirits, a couple of bones, a bag, a helmet, a lock, and a pen. Invite all of your friends. This race will be competitive and fun. Come race for a cause, and there just might be something in it if you can take first or bribe the dealers. Registration and manifest handouts will begin at 5. Race at 6. And a damn good after party. More details to come.
On May 29th in the early hours of the morning, a fire started in our friends Steve and Mikey’s apartment in Lakeview, while Steve was out and Mikey was sleeping. Smoke quickly filled the apartment as the fire started to spread. Steve came home to find all of his personal possessions engulfed in flames, his home destroyed and his best friend stuck in a burning, smoke-filled apartment. He tried to go inside and get him out, but once the fire department arrived, Mikey was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for severe smoke inhalation.
This race is intended to get some cash in their pockets and some clothes on their backs. These two lost a lot. Steve’s room sustained most of the fire damage and aside from a few clothes and his bikes, the rest of his belongings, including his savings, were destroyed. Smoke damage ruined the rest of the apartment as well. Everyone’s main concern right now is Mikey’s health and recovery, but also the financial and material losses our friends have suffered.
Sifu Design Studio will be hosting a five-week class on DIY Bike Accessories for $155 on Mondays, from June 3rd to July 1st, 6 to 9pm.
If you already know the basics of knitting OR crochet , and want to make some amazing accesories for your bike, then this is the class for you. We will be makeing a seat cover, handel bar tassels, U-Lock cover, and your choice of a skirt guard, or panier/basket cover. In this five-week, action-packed class you will learn how to cable, increase, decrease, work in the round using new tools, using new kinds of yarn and lerning how to fix mistakes in both knitting and/or crochet. Some materials included.
This looks like a ton of fun and if I wasn’t incredibly inept at doing anything G-rated with my hands, I’d definitely want to make one of those u-lock covers.Read More
The dirtiest dogs in cross are throwing themselves a little fundraiser Saturday June 29th at 7pm at Joy Machines Bike Shop (1836 W 25th St). Get scum.
This is mostly a party but also a small fundraiser for the team. There will be beer as well as a band or two and some grilling out. Come hang. More details TBA.
More TBA at the Facebook event.Read More
Want to live in Logan Square, but don’t want to have to sell your plasma to make rent? Always wanted to live in an “emerging neighborhood” before it becomes overrun with whiskey-taco bars and jogging strollers, but not keen on getting shot in the face? Welcome to Avondale, mon frere. Let’s be roommates.Read More
Every year the old boy messengers throw a memorial birthday bash on the south side to honor the memory of Andre Gordon. I never got the chance to meet Dre, but I’ve heard from everyone who knew him how he took them under his wing and showed them the ropes. He’s the fallen father figure of Chicago couriers, and he will never be forgotten.
If you want to take part in the annual Memorial Bike Ride this Saturday, June 15th, show up at Union Park before 11:45. From there, everyone will ride down to 1951 W 21st Street. The music starts at noon, and the barbecues will be firing up a little bit after that.
Band schedule inside!Read More