FF11: Almost There
Each Friday, we publish a post from the team at Full Cycle – beneficiaries of the Surly Masher. These snapshots of their work and the youth served will help you get to know them better, and appreciate the importance of supporting youth experiencing homelessness in our community. We also encourage you to visit Full Cycle Bike Shop in South Minneapolis to see their work first-hand, check out the shop’s inventory, and get set-up for winter.
"Are these Masher Bundles ready to be shipped?"
"Did you get a chance to pick up those donations from The Hub?"
"It's cool if we use these extra fliers as kindling for the fire barrels, right?"
SO. MANY. DETAILS.
As we dig out our nicest pair of snow pants and dust off our stash of hand warmers, excitement about the Surly Masher is radiating throughout the bike shop. I'm hesitant to make predictions too early, but the weather is looking somewhat enjoyable, considering it will be a Sunday in February.
It's certainly not easy preparing to hang out with hundreds of people for a few hours on a Sunday. But people have been sharing their enthusiasm for this event and it's invigorating.
Participating in a winter bike event seems less and less preposterous as the day grows closer. Free Surly fat bike demos on a snowy course!? Sweet! Beers and food from Surly!? Wow! Local DJs!? Awesome! Plus, door prizes and auction items!? And on and on and on.
Let the fun begin
As we sat down at Surly Brewing earlier this week for one final logistics meeting we realized we are prepared for this whole "Surly Masher" thing to go down. As finish packing bins full of prizes and Masher Bundles for sale, it appears we have found ourselves (dare we say it?) ready to mash!
When you arrive at Surly Masher, please visit the Full Cycle table - conveniently located *inside* the heated tent - to get your FREE DOOR PRIZE ENTRY TICKET.
See you Sunday!
The Full Cycle crew
P.S. Don't forget to visit the shop and get to know the work (and workers) you are supporting.
About Surly Masher
Surly Masher is a winter bike event benefiting Full Cycle, a non-profit bike shop providing job training, food, resources, and support to youth experiencing homelessness across the Twin cities. Located in South Minneapolis, Full Cycle is a social enterprise of Pillsbury United Communities.
Taking place on February 11, 2018, Surly Masher is the FIRST-EVER collaboration between Surly Bikes and Surly Brewing – two iconic Minnesota brands destined for a good mashing! This family-friendly event welcomes riders of all ages and abilities to test ride the latest from Surly Bikes on a demo course at Surly Brewing.
To guarantee a surly experience, this winter bike event will take place in February – a time in Minnesota that nobody wants to be left outside. Please join Surly Bikes, Surly Brewing, and all of our sponsors. Help us raise money for Full Cycle bike shop.
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