Upcoming Wrench Closures

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 Open Shop Drop-In Thursdays, Noon – 5:30

Open Shop will be closed

Thursday September 10th

Thursday September 17th

Thursday September 24th

Sorry for the inconvenience folks but we need to get this place cleaned up!!

Once a week participants drop in to fix their bike or build a bike with the assistance of WRENCH staff and volunteers. Everyone is welcome to participate. To ensure that money is not a barrier to accessing services, bicycles & parts are offered by suggested donation (sliding scale) or in exchange for volunteer time (average 4.5 hours for a bicycle).

 Note:  If just taking parts cash donation mandatory. No “swapping” of bikes.

Volunteer Shop        Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:30 

Volunteer Shop will be closed

Saturday September 3rd

for the last long weekend of summer

Participants build skills by stripping, recycling and sorting bicycles & parts or working on other tasks that support WRENCH programming. Once per month Volunteer Shop hours are expanded to include volunteer orientation workshops.

Next volunteer Orientation TBA

Check out Events&News page for more volunteer opportunities and outreach programming.

E-mail volunteer@thewrench.ca to sign up for WRENCH volunteer email updates.

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Workshop #1: Fixing Flats (Sunday July 26th)
Workshop #2: Bicycle Touring (Sunday, August 2nd)
Workshop #3: Brakes (Sunday, August 9th)

The WRENCH and The Bike Dump are once again teaming up to present yet another series of bicycle mechanic workshops for women and queer identifying folk!

All workshops are free & there is no registration, just show up at the Bike Dump at 6!

No experience necessary
All workshops are free of charge
Donations are always welcome

You do not need to bring a bike, but we encourage you to bike there if you have one.

For more info:

204-296-3389
www.thewrench.ca

FAQs:

Why have a women & queer specific workshop series?
We are creating an environment where we can teach bicycle mechanics to some underrepresented members of the bike shop community. We’re working to change the norm!

What do you mean by queer?
We are using the term queer to try to be as inclusive as possible to anyone who might identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirit, asexual, or any other identification that someone might use related to LGBTT*.

 

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Training the Trainers Summer Workshop Series. Free, drop-in, open to all.

Spring Tune-up Saturday May 30th 12:30 – 2                                                                                      Get your bike ready for summer with Jordan Justice’s patented 16 point tune-up!

Rim Brakes Saturday June 20th 12:30 – 2                                                                                          Don’t know how to re-cable or set your brakes – what’s stopping you? No, really, what is stopping you? Come on down and learn how to diagnose problems and fix caliper and cantilever brakes.

External Gears Saturday July 25th 12:30 – 2                                                                                   Some folks get kinda intimidated when it comes to their bicycle’s gears but it’s no biggie. Learn the names of the parts and the basic principals at play in re-cabling and setting front and rear derailleurs.

Single Speeding Saturday August 22nd 12:30-2
Wondering if riding with just one gear might make sense for you?  Not sure what it takes to turn your bike into a single speed?  Come down to learn about the various whys and hows of single-speeding!  And just in time for winter…

Build a Trailer Saturday September 12 12:30-2  $40, Pre-registration required
Build your own one-wheeled Bob-style trailer with Rob Grabowski, master machinist.  Trailers will be built using bicycle frames and other bicycle parts.  No welding is needed in this unique design, so you can build more trailers at home!  Workshop fee includes parts and hardware, and of course the trailer you get to take home.

 

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