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!

July

How to True your Wheel

Wheel truing (adjusting spoke tension to keep your rims riding straight) is one of the most complicated things that we do to our bikes. This workshop offers a thorough exploration of wheel truing, including basic materials, truing, dishing, and troubleshooting. You’ll also get the chance to practice on some of our wheels.

When: Monday, July 30 6:30-8:00
Where: Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Avenue (please note that this location is up two flights of stairs, if this poses a barrier to participation please contact us)
Questions: email bikechainuoft@gmail.com

August

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, August 1 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 August 1, 6:30-8:30
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: suggested donation $5-$15
Questions: email bikechainuoft@gmail.com