Mission + Values

Bikechain is a not-for-profit cycling organization based out of University of Toronto St. George campus. We are a hub for cycling activity by providing DIY services, affordable repairs, unique educational opportunities, and a welcoming community of staff and volunteers.

Our Mission

  • To preserve and protect the health of the public and to encourage safety and enjoyment of cycling by providing and operating one or more free bicycle repair and free rental facilities;
  • To educate the public by providing courses, seminars, and workshops about safe use of bicycles, bicycle repair and maintenance; and
  • To protect and preserve the environment by promoting cycling as an environmentally sound form of alternative transportation.

Board of Directors

Ian Browne Director
Charles Chiu Director
Stanley Ho Director
Karl Manis Director
Rebecca Szeto Director
Anna Van Weringh Director
Julien Zhu Director

We elect a board each year in November at our AGM. We are looking for new board members for the 2020-2021 year who are interested in fundraising, outreach, policy development or governance of small non-profits. No board experience is required, and students are encouraged to run. If you are interested in being involved, check out this board primer and contact our Executive Director at to be matched with a current board member who can speak with you about their experiences on the board.


Bikechain and our Board of Directors are governed by a set of bylaws.

Strategic Plan

Every four years, our board, staff and volunteers collaborate on a strategic plan for the future of Bikechain. See the 2017 strategic plan here.