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.
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.
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.
Saturday, Sept 21st 12-2pm @ the WRENCH (1057 Logan ave)
Ever wonder how to turn your clunky geared bicycle into a smooth, sleek single speed?
Now’s your chance to learn!
We provide the tools, knowledge and coffee.
Workshop is by donation (Pay What You Can).
Limited spaces available, email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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!
Free Workshop: Headsets
July 27th, 12-2pm at the WRENCH (1057 Logan ave)
Ever wonder what is going on between the handlebars and the front wheel of your bicycle? How does steering work and how do you make it as smooth as possible? And what on earth is the difference between a threaded and thread-less headset, anyways?
We know that headsets can be a mysterious part of the bicycle, so come on down and let us demystify this essential component system!
Workshop is free and open to all, no skills required.
Saturday, March 16th 12pm-2pm
Seized seat-posts? Stuck stems? A bottom bracket that won’t budge?
Stuck parts can be a frustrating part of repairing old bicycles — but don’t give up, there is hope!
On March 16, join Geoff as he teaches the ins and outs of getting the in stuff out. This workshop will teach participants a variety of techniques for using specialty tools, solvents, heat, leverage and colourful language to get rusty ol bike parts moving again.
This workshop is free (donations welcome), and no pre-registration is required.