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

 

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

 
Spring tune-up workshop – full – waitlist open
 

Its 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 we will walk you through a basic spring check-up including cleaning, greasing, oiling, and inspecting the parts of your bike that suffer the most in winter weather.

As this is a hands on course, registration is limited. If you are registered and no longer able to attend, please let us know so that we can offer your spot to another person.

When: Monday, March 11 6:30-8:00
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: PWYC, suggested donation $5-15
To be added to the waitlist, email bikechainuoft@gmail.com

 
 
Wheel building course
 

Wheel building is one of the most complicated things that we do with bikes. Join Claude and Raymond to learn about how wheels work, how to choose your materials, lacing, and truing up the finished product. We will be building wheels for Bikechain’s lending fleet, but participants are also welcome to special order or bring in materials to build a wheel for themselves. Participants must register beforehand, and must be able to attend all three sessions.

When: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, 6:30-9:00
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: $75, can be paid at or prior to the first class in the shop. If this fee poses a barrier to participation, contact us at bikechainuoft@gmail.com
Register here