Saturday,July 26th: Head Set Workshop 12:30 / Volunteer Orientation 1:00

Welcome to the WRENCH!


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

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

Volunteer Shop        Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:30

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 – Saturday, July 26th at 1:00 pm

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

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


WRENCH July/August mobile workshops – comming to a community near you!

Gilbert Park , 35 Gilbert Ave.     Mondays Noon – 3pm                     @ the skate park

Plessis Housing Complex,         1190 Plessis Rd.                             Tuesdays Noon – 3 pm                   Outside the Family Dynamics centre

Broadway Neighbourhood Centre,   185 Youg St. Wednesdays Noon – 3 pm. In the Broadway Neighbourhood Green Space.

Magnus Eliason Rec Centre, 430 Langside St. Fridays  Noon – 3 pm in the MERC green space.

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Community Workshops:

Headsets -  Saturday, July 26 – 12:30 – 2 pm @ The WRENCH

Headsets are the bearing system that controls the steering on your bike.  We’ll go through how to service, adjust or replace the bearings on both threaded (older style) and threadless headsets.

Frame Bending – Saturday, August 23 – 12:30 – 2 pm @ The WRENCH

This advanced workshop will cover some intro frame bending techniques for straightening derailleur hangers, straightening dropouts and assessing if a frame’s rear triangle is out of alignment.  Plenty of old bike frames have slight bends where they shouldn’t and this workshop will teach important techniques that should be in every bike mechanic’s toolbox.

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