Join us at Bicycle Garage Indy North on Thursday, February 28,  and be surrounded by dozens of other women for a fun evening. The evening's topic will be "All About Chamois".  We'll have Brendan Gecik from Gore Bike Wear in town to answer all your questions about chamois, including – what is a chamois?.  What is a chamois?  (If you don't know, you definitely should attend this Ladies' Night!)

What is a chamois? Pronounced "Shammy", a chamois is defined as: 1) a small extremely agile goat antelope (Rupicapra rupicapra) of mountainous regions from southern Europe to the Caucasus; 2) a soft pliant leather prepared from the skin of the chamois or from sheepskin;3) a cotton fabric made in imitation of chamois leather.

Brendan will be talking about definitions #2/#3 and how it relates to comfort on the bike.  In his own words, here is Brendan's bio. "I've been riding and racing bikes since 1985, shortly after the bike was invented and right before the advent of suspension. I'm a cyclist first, racer second though. I feel more accomplishment helping others achieve and pulling teammates along than actually going for the win myself. I've raced everything from BMX to 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike and I have a lot of time in the saddle to speak from. I've worked for GORE Bike Wear for two years and prior spent 12 years as a cycling apparel Buyer at retail so I've seen it all come and go or stay."

So mark your calendar, and and be sure to register (it's free) at  Registration is limited to 50, so please register soon!

Date:  Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Bicycle Garage Indy North, 4340 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis, IN

Evening Activities

5:30-6:15 pm   Social time with food and beverages
6:15-6:30 pm   Introduction
6:30-7:15 pm   Presentation "All about Chamois" Brendan Gecik, Gore Bike Wear
7:15-8:30 pm   Shopping
8:00 pm          Door Prize Drawing / Shopping
8:30 pm          Evening ends

Registration is FREE. Discount coupons for clothing and accessories will be available to those who attend. 

Bonus Mid-Day Event
Meet & Greet with Brendan Gecik
Bicycle Garage Indy South (997 E. County Line Rd., Greenwood)
Thursday, February 28 12-2 pm

If you can't come to Ladies' Night but still want to learn about bicycling clothing, the mysterious chamois, or Gore Bike Wear products in particular, head to BGI South on Thursday February 28 between 12pm – 2pm. We're pleased to have Brendan Gecik from Gore visit BGI South for a less structured event. Don't be shy. We just want to help you learn about bike clothing so that you can enjoy your biking more. You can register (it's free) at


While this event is free, we hope you will please consider making a small donation (used bicycle parts, cash donation) to help support Shifting Gears. Shifting Gears is a program which takes in donated bikes, the bikes are refurbished by offenders and donated through community organizations to people who need bikes. Shifting Gears is a partnership between Bicycle Garage Indy, Volunteers of America of Indiana and Indiana Department of Correction. For more information: