Where to Share…
New York Magazine
July 4, 2010
By Sarah Bernard & Beth Shapouri
156 Rivington St., nr. Suffolk St., and 99 S. 6th St., nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg
Several nights a week, the biking-advocacy group Time’s Up! opens the doors to its grease-smeared workshops for gearheads and the bike-illiterate to help each other mend bent tire rims, shrieking brakes, and grinding gears. A trove of tools and a team of volunteer mechanics are at your disposal, though the experts won’t actually do the dirty work—they subscribe to the “teach a man to fish” school, encouraging a long-term commitment to bike maintenance. In Manhattan, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; in Brooklyn, Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.