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!

 

June

POSTPONED:How to Choose and Fit a Bicycle

Bikes are a great way to get around the city, get in shape, and have fun! If the spring weather is making you consider getting on two wheels, you might be wondering what the difference is between a mountain bike and a hybrid, or why a road bike might not be the best choice for Toronto roads! During this 1.5 hour seminar, we will discuss different types of bikes and their uses, as well as ways to adjust your new (or old) bike to make it as comfortable as possible.

When: DATE TBA
Where: Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor (please note this room is up two flights of stairs, if you would like to attend but this poses a barrier, please get in touch)
Cost: suggested donation $5-15, no one turned away for lack of funds
Questions: email bikechainuoft@gmail.com

 

 

July

 

New Volunteer Orientation

Want to get more involved with Bikechain? Try volunteering! Our volunteer orientation is on the first Wednesday of every month. 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, July 4 5:30-6:15
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Questions: email bikechainuoft@gmail.com

Introductory Mechanics

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