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!

September

Bicycle Safety and Maintenance

Do you feel nervous biking in the city? Would you like to know how to keep your bike running smoothly? Come to Bikechain’s Cycling Safety and Maintenance workshop! You will get tips and resources on biking safely in the city. We will go over a basic safety check and some simple maintenance you can do on your bike at home, and talk about when you should bring it into the shop for some more thorough care.

When: Wednesday, September 19 6:30-8:00
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: PWYC, suggested donation $5-$15

Introductory Mechanics for Women, Trans and Gender Non-Binary Participants

Our basic introductory workshop covering parts of the bicycle, regular maintenance and how to fix a flat tire. This workshop is open exclusively to women, trans and gender non-binary participants in recognition of the traditionally cis-male dominated nature of bicycle repair shops. This event is being held as a part of Queer Orientation and DisOrientation.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 6:30-8:00
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: PWYC, suggested donation $5-$15

October

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, October 3 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, October 3, 6:30-8:00
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: suggested donation $5-$15
Questions: email bikechainuoft@gmail.com