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


Bike Touring Skillshare

Long-distance cycling is a wonderful way to travel! Join Bikechain’s staff and volunteers for a discussion of all aspects of touring, including gear, clothing, food, route planning, and outfitting your bicycle. This workshop will be helpful for people who want to get started or learn more about touring, as well as for folks with more experience who have particular questions they would like to discuss.

When: Wednesday, June 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Bikechain (563 Spadina Crescent, Bancroft St. Entrance)
Cost: PWYC, recommended donation $5-$15 (free for volunteers)


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. New volunteers should also fill out a volunteer form. No mechanical experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn!

When: Wednesday, July 5th, 5:15pm-6:15pm
Location: Bikechain (563 Spadina Crescent, Bancroft St. Entrance)
Cost: Free!


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, July 5th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Bikechain (563 Spadina Crescent, Bancroft St. Entrance)
Cost: PWYC, recommended donation $5-$15 (free for volunteers)


Examples of previous workshops include:

Introduction to Bicycle Rim Brakes: Identification, Adjustment and Troubleshooting
Long Distance Touring
Introduction to Disc Brakes: Identification, Adjustment and Troubleshooting
Drivetrain Maintenance and Gear Adjustment
Winter Cycling