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MotoGarage Announcement - Q&A

Greetings motorcyclists!

We are very pleased to announce the current development of Chicagoland’s first true community motorcycle garage! Our team is creating a non-corporate, open community space that will capture the entirety of motorcycling; wrenching, socializing, and riding. Unlike a traditional shop; we are designing an environment for you to hang out, be the mechanic and become a part of the shop. Your ideas, involvement and input will influence its direction. A motorcycle space designed and ran by the motorcyclists who use it.

Currently, we are on track to open in the summer of 2015. Why are we announcing this before we open the doors? Simply put, we want you involved with every design decision of the facility. Community involvement is the foundation of what we are creating and how it will operate. From the benefits of membership, to the cost of use and formation of the social scene; we feel your thoughts and ideas will be instrumental in helping us create a space that will fully integrate the community in a way never done before.

From motorcyclists to motorcyclists; we would like to invite you, to become an integral part of the design and creation of a place to call our own, our own MotoGarage.

Please check out our website at www.motogaragechi.com, join our forum and ask us any questions you have! We look forward to what we will create together!

With deepest appreciation,

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Please check out - Update #3 – 2014.10.23: Community Reaction, Development Process, Complex Bay Prototype http://www.motogaragechi.com/2014/10...bay-prototype/

Thank guys! Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Happy Election Day everyone!! Don't forget to vote, but also consider voting for the location of Chicagoland's first community motorcycle garage! We're starting to get an idea of where MotoGarage will be and we're asking for your input on location ideas! Please see our poll at www.motogaragechi.com/forum and vote to make your voice heard!

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Hi all!

We're pretty excited about the latest update;

Update #5 – 2014.11.11: Location Search, Shop Manual Library, Upcoming Events

The search for the location has begun as well as we've started to assemble the in house shop manual library! If you have any old manuals from cycles long since gone, please consider donating them to our cause, it would be greatly appreciated! PM me or drop me a line on the site for more details.

Hope everyone is having a great week and Happy Veterans day!

Thank you!

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Hear ye hear ye!

The first official monthly public meeting is tomorrow, November 18th at 7:00 CST! This meeting will be open to whoever would like to tune in. Please visit our site http://www.motogaragechi.com/calendar to get access to the live video link and watch our team explain who we are, what we are creating and what is currently under development!

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Hey all,

Unfortunately we couldn't get the Q&A capability enabled this time around (setting wasn't specified when we launched) but the video is up of the first public meeting, take a look!

www.motogaragechi.com

Thanks guys,
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Hi everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving!! When you've successfully beached yourself on the couch Thursday and inbetween football games, consider checking out our latest update! We had our first live stream public meeting so you can see our whole development team and check out some operational software we're going to be incorporating!

Update #6 2014.11.25: First Monthly Public Meeting, Bay Reservation Software, Upcoming Events


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Hi guys!

New update is out! We've brewed our own beer, drafted the club's constitution and have some events coming up!

Update #7 – 2014.12.10: MotoBrew, MotoClub Constitution Framework, Upcoming Events

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Tonight at 7 CST, December 16th, is our second public monthly meeting!

It will cover who we are and what we're doing, developmental milestones recap and some announcements. We've tested and will have functional the Q&A ability this go around! If you have a Google/Gmail account, you'll be able to go beyond simply watching it by clicking the "participate in this discussion" box and can ask us questions in real time!

The live feed will be on a few minutes before 7 and will be directly on our front page at www.motogaragechi.com, we hope you tune in!

Have a great evening!

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Hi everyone!

We're excited to finally gear up to start assessing properties! We've put together criteria in which we'll be judging them by. The evaluation guide will be evolving, but we'll post what properties we're looking at, what the cost impact will be to membership and shop fees and ask for community input!

Update #8 2015.1.8: RideChi Party, Property Selection Criteria, Upcoming Events


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Attention gamers!

We're building the ultimate free to play arcade machine for the shop, check it out!

http://www.motogaragechi.com/2015/

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The first round of properties and the potential locations will be discussed on tonight's live public meeting! Sign in with Google+ to participate in live Q&A, we would love to hear your feedback!

The meeting starts at 7:00 PM CST, the link is on our front page at;

http://www.motogaragechi.com

To get a sneak peak at the property map check out www.facebook.com/motogaragechi

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Hey guys!

Exciting update, check out one of the first properties we visited!

www.motogaragechi.com/2015

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Anyone near the north side of Chicago? We were in your neighborhood scoping out another facility! Take a look at www.motogaragechi.com/2015.

If you know of any other spaces for rent shoot me a PM!

Thank you!!

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Hello all!

It's been years in the making, and an unbelievable amount of obstacles, but I'm proud to say we have finally signed the lease on our shop! We'll be located at 600 Morse in Schaumburg, keys in hand October 1st!

This is Chicagoland's first DIY community shop, the goal to have a dynamic space shaped by the people who will use it. If you have ideas on how we should operate, what you'd like to see or if you'd want to help behind the scenes, let us know!

Thanks,

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