Workshops and Events

If you would like to organize a workshop for your residence, student or faculty group, please contact us at bikechainuoft@gmail.com.

Note: PWYC stands for ‘pay what you can’ – nobody will be turned away for lack of funds!

 

March 2020

New Volunteer Orientation

Want to get more involved with Bikechain? Try volunteering!  This is the training you need to attend if you want to volunteer at Bikechain.  No mechanical experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn!

When: Wednesday, March 4, 5:30-6:15
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Questions: email bikechainuoft@gmail.com

 
Introductory Mechanics Workshop
 

Whether you want to do your own repairs or just understand what your mechanic is telling you, it’s always helpful to know a bit about bikes! This workshop will get you started with an easy introduction to bike mechanics. You’ll learn about the different parts of the bicycle, how to assess a bicycle for needed repairs, and will get to practice fixing a flat tire – the most common problem we have with our bikes!

When: Wednesday, March 4 6:30-8:00
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: PWYC, suggested donation $5-15
Questions: email bikechainuoft@gmail.com

 
Sport wheelchair alignment workshop
 
Calling all adaptive athletes! Join staff from Bikechain and the Ontario Para Network for a FREE, hands-on workshop on aligning sport wheelchair wheels. Wheel alignment helps wheel to stay strong and roll smoothly over time. This 3 hour session will include 1.5 hours of instruction followed by 1.5 hours of supervised hands on work time. You are welcome to bring your own (metal spoke) wheel to work on, or practice on a bicycle wheel.  This event is currently open only to students at the university of Toronto who are involved in or interested in wheelchair based adaptive sport. This event was made possible by funding from the Faculty  of Kinesiology and Physical Education’s Equity Ideas Fund. 
 
When: Monday, March 9, 2-5 p.m.
Where: OISE room 2281
Cost: Free!
OISE and the room we will be using are accessible, with accessible washrooms on each floor.

 

Spring Tune-up workshop
 

It’s springtime, and your bike needs a little love! If it was buried in a snowbank, slid over the streetcar tracks, or just sat in your garage for a few months, you should check it over to make sure it’s in shape for the summer.

Participants bring their own bikes to this workshop, and our instructor will walk you through a basic spring check-up. The check-up includes some cleaning, greasing, oiling, and inspecting the parts of your bike that suffer the most in winter weather.

+ + + Enrollment is limited for this course, so if you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please let us know. + + +

When: Wednesday, March 11 6:30-8:00
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: PWYC, suggested donation $5-15
Register here