Posts Tagged ‘Omnicorp Detroit’

Detroit Bike Polo Mallet Making Workshop

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

This bike polo mallet workshop is tomorrow, October 6th starting at 8pm at Omnicorp Detroit in Eastern Market. The cost, which includes materials, is $22.09 and you can register on-line.

Here is more information from the Facebook event page:

Bike Polo, you ask? It’s the hottest craze, Polo on bikes. To play, all you need is a bike and a mallet. Our guess is you already have a bike now all you need is a mallet. Come build one with us!

Mallet-Making will be from 8-10pm October 6th, @ OmniCorpDetroit 1501 Division in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market. Walk away with your own bike polo mallet!

Busy Saturday at Detroit’s bike friendly businesses

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

All three of Detroit’s three Bike Friendly Businesses are hosting events this Saturday, April 23rd.

10am until 1pm

OmniCorpDetroit has their Uber Back event at 1501 Division in Eastern Market — and they’ll have frankenbikes.

Come give us a look and make yourself some swag at OCD’s first UBER HACK! There will be music, our very own Tesla Coil, Paper Helicopter workshops, Seed Bomb demonstrations, Frankenbikes and other fabulous disruptions. Curious about our space? Come and check it out, we’ve spring-cleaned just for you! You can even bring the wee ones, as there will be plenty for all to make and enjoy.

They’ll have some pickle lights, too.

12pm to 3pm

The Wheelhouse Detroit has already kicked off their bike touring season. This Saturday is their Belle Isle tour ($25 or $35 with bike rental)

Explore the architecture of Detroits island gem, including the Eero Saarinen-designed Flynn Pavilion, the Albert Kahn-designed Aquarium, the Boat and Yacht Clubs, the Casino and Livingstone Lighthouse. A sampling of the parks numerous statues will be discussed, including General Alpheus Starkey Williams and his famous horse Plug Ugly and Scott Fountain. The tours includes stops at the Conservatory, Nature Center and Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

4pm to 7pm

The Hub of Detroit is having their Spring Open House.

This basically gives everyone a chance to come by and see our space, ask questions and find out how they can link into what we do. If we’ve ever been too busy to answer a question of yours, now is the time to come ask. We will also have many of our community partners on hand to tell you about their projects as well.

We’re not sure if the scheduling of these events was intentional, but one could certainly do all three.

OmnicorpDetroit offers bicycle repair bootcamp

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Omnicorpdetroit in Eastern Market is offering a three day bootcamp on bike repair from simple, on-the-road fixes to full assembly.

The dates are April 12th, April 26th, and May 3rd.

All participants must bring their own bike and be prepared to get greasy! This is a full hands-on class.

Tools and bike stands will be provided.

More info and online registration is available on EventBrite.

For more details, visit the Omnicorp web site.

Via Joe Aasim on Facebook

Two more Bicycle Friendly Business awards in Detroit

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Via the Hub of Detroit

The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized the Wheelhouse Detroit and OminCorpDetroit for being Bicycle Friendly Businesses. Both were given Bronze awards and join the Hub of Detroit, who received a Gold award last year.

Detroit now has three recognized Bicycle Friendly Businesses of the seven in Michigan. Nationally, Detroit is now tied with cities like Austin and Boulder, but notably behind the leading cities like Portland and Minneapolis.

Businesses in the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park that are interested in knowing more about this program can contact the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA). MTGA can provide training and assist with the application.

Having recognized Bicycle Friendly Businesses also helps cities earn Bicycle Friendly Communities awards. Applying for such as award was discussed at the last Detroit Non-motorized External Task Force meeting. The city is interested in applying once some additional bicycle infrastructure projects are completed.

Detroit Alleycat & human-powered haircuts

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Don’t expect normal.

Omnicorp Detroit hosted an Halloween-themed alleycat yesterday that ended with complementary human-powered haircuts. Yeah, turn the pedals and make that hair clipper buzz.

Trust us, it worked, but you may not want to try trimming your leg hair as you pedal.