Category Archives: Events

*Update* WRENCH closure

All WRENCH programming is suspended until July 1st, 2020.

WRENCH community, we are all thinking of you in this trying time and want you to know that we are working hard at building services to offer you during the closure of our space and programming. In the meantime, we hope you are still enjoying riding your bikes in accordance to all social distancing safety recommendations!

Above is a picture of Erika, one of our Administrative teammates. She is one of our hard working staff dedicated to providing for this community we share.

February Workshop: Bottom Brackets

When: Saturday, Feb 8th 12-2pm
Where: The WRENCH (1057 Logan Ave)


Ever feel a grinding or knocking sensation when you pedal?

Curious what the heck is even going on down there between your feet?

The Bottom Bracket is the part of the bike between your feet that allow your pedals to turn around and around and around! It is clearly a very important part of the bike and yet most people have never given their bottom bracket the love and attention that it deserves.

This workshop will teach you that with the right tools and a bit of elbow grease (plus a lot of actual grease), anyone can overhaul their bottom bracket and have their cranks spinning like butter once again.

Workshop is geared towards beginners and will cover the basics of one-piece, three-piece and cartridge bottom brackets.

Workshop is free (donations always welcome), no registration or previous experience necessary.

January Workshop: The Bicycle & The Body

Saturday, January 25th 12pm-2pm

Back by popular demand!  We are thrilled to be offering another informative workshop by Kim Segal (RMT) on The Bicycle & The Body.

In this workshop Kim will elaborate upon the ergonomics of bike riding, how to achieve proper bike fit for maximum comfort and minimal strain, as well as working with / preventing injuries.

This workshop is free (though donations are welcome!) and open to the public, no pre-registration required.

Thank you for making the Cycle of Giving 2019 a HUGE success!

Thanks to everyone who was part of the Cycle of Giving 2019!

Together we turned over 7,000 kg of “waste” into dreams come true by re-building 560 bicycles for children in need across the city and beyond!

You can still be part of the Cycle of Giving! Support year-round bike programming for children and families by donating online.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Special thanks to all our Event Sponsors!

 

Thank  you  to  all  our Repair  Stand  Sponsors!

Primer for Cycle of Giving Mechanics (Nov 23, 12-2pm)

Primer for Cycle of Giving Volunteer Mechanics-  Sat Nov 23st, 12-2pm (at The WRENCH, 1057 Logan)

Whether this is your first year volunteering at a repair stand or if you are a veteran mechanic of Cycle of Giving (CoG) – this primer has something for everyone.

Join us Saturday Nov 23th as we cover the history of CoG and the logistics of being a volunteer mechanic.  Then get hands-on experience tackling some of the most common CoG kid’s bike repairs -repacking coaster hubs and 1 piece bottom brackets. Find out how you can become a CoG volunteer HERE.

October Workshop: Winter Cycling 101

Saturday, October 19th 12-2pm @ the WRENCH (1057 Logan)

This is a beginners introduction to Winter Cycling from an immigrant’s perspective and own winter riding experience. This workshop is intended to give participants an overview on the bike essentials needed to get you and your bike ready in order to have a safe and fun winter cycling season. Come learn how you too can overcome the fear in facing the elements and other mental and physical challenges that come with the winter cycling season; and if you’re already an experienced winter commuter come share your own winter riding tricks, ideas, and experiences with the group.

All are welcome, no pre-registration required.

August Workshop: Bike Touring

Saturday, August 24th 12:30-2pm @ The WRENCH (1057 Logan)

Bike Touring/Packing Tips & Tricks

In his 14 years of traveling by bike Geoff has toured in 10 countries and figures he’s learned a few things along the way. But maybe you have too? He’ll lead a round-table discussion covering touring topics such as; routing, tools, camp gear, clothing, online resources, food, bikes and roadside repair. We’ll also nerd out on some tour bike set-ups and provide advice on how to build one up for yourself.

Newbies and seasoned roadwarriors welcome to come contribute & learn!