Workshops and Events

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

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


Spring Bike Check-up

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 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.

When: Wednesday, April 25, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Bikechain (563 Spadina Crescent, Bancroft St. Entrance)
Cost: Suggested donation $5-15, Free for volunteers

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

Sign up here



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, May 2 5:30-6:15
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: free
Questions: email


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 May 2, 6:30-8:30
Where: Bikechain, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft)
Cost: suggested donation $5-$15
Questions: email