Shop Talk is an informal monthly series hosted by Cosmic Bikes at our NW Side Chicago location, during which we’ll go into a selected topic at some depth in a relaxed, social atmosphere. It’s a great way to hang out with other people who share your interests, or want to learn about certain aspects of biking, in a laid-back setting, where the aim is to share information and not sell you stuff.
Below is a preliminary schedule of Shop Talk topics for the year, although many details are yet to be ironed out. Shop Talk will usually take place on the first or second Friday of the month, except May, when we’re pulling out all the stops. May is our aniversary month (we’ll be 3 this year!!), and we will do a Shop Talk EVERY WEEK.
Shop Talks will be held on Fridays from 6pm to 8:30pm. Light noshes and beverages will be on hand, but please feel free to BYOB.
So, here’s what we have planned:
March 8: WOMEN’S CYCLING WORKSHOP., in which a panel of women cyclists will lead a discussion on a variety of issues such as bike fit, safety, motivation, training and more. Details and FREE registration here.
April 5: CRAFT BUILDS: SETTING UP A BIKE FROM THE FRAME UP, in which we’ll explore the intricacies of a personalized bike build.
May SHOP TALK BONANZA
May 3: BICYCLE FIT & SELECTION
May 10: GETTING STARTED WITH URBAN BIKE COMMUTING
May 17: TOOLS—SETTING UP YOUR HOME REPAIR STAND OR TOOL BAG
May 24: LIVE LARGE PACK SMALL—ALL ABOUT BROMPTONS AND COMPACT ADVENTURES
May 31: BIKE TOURING ESSENTIALS
June 7: LOCAL BIKING ADVENTURES
July 5: OUTDOOR COOKING & EQUIPMENT (outdoor cookout included!!)
August 9: LAZY SUMMER MOVIE & BEER
September 13: BIKE SECURITY
October 10: TRANSITIONING TO AN INDOOR TRAINER
November 8: WINTER BIKING
December 13: SPECIAL GUEST TBA
We’re looking forward to these evening, and hope you will come out and join us. And if you have ideas about topics, or questions you’d like to see answered, please let us know.