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



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, October 4 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, October 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm (new date)
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


Board of Directors Information Session

Interested in joining the board of directors but not sure what’s involved? This session will be an informal primer on the ins and outs of being a board member with Bikechain – time commitment, different roles, perks, and how to run at our annual AGM. Members of our 2016-2017 board will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their experience on the board.

When: Wednesday, October 25, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Bikechain (563 Spadina Crescent, Bancroft St. Entrance)
Cost: free