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!

Sister Cycle 2020 – Register today!

Sister Cycle is The Wrench‘s free bike mechanics workshop series by and for women, trans, non-binary, two-spirit and femme-identifying people!

There are limited spaces available in this highly popular workshop series, email Sarah at volunteer@thewrench.ca with the subject “Sister Cycle” to register today!

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—-Sundays from 12-3pm @ the WRENCH starting January 19th—-

12-2pm: Lesson + demos (+ snacks!)
2-3pm***: Hands-on learning / Practice time!

1. Jan 19: Intro to Bike Mechanics
2. Jan 26: Wheels I: Tires + Tubes
3. Feb 2: Wheels II: Hubs + Spokes
4. Feb 9 Cranks + Bottom Brackets
5. Feb 23: Handlebars + Headsets
6. Mar 1: Gears + Derailleurs
7. Mar 8: Brakes
8. Mar 15: Review + Celebration

***PLEASE NOTE:
We have Mellow Velo on the following Sundays from 3-5pm: Jan 26, Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 8. This means that on these days you can stay all the way until 5pm practicing your new skills and/or getting help working on your own bike!

Learn more about Mellow Velo at www.thewrench.ca/mellow-velo or www.facebook.com/mellowvelowpg

Questions? Email Sarah at volunteer@thewrench.ca

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!

Ralph Brown Bike Bazaar

On Friday, August 16th all North End community members are cordially invited to come to the Ralph Brown Bike Bazaar and:

SWAP A KIDS BIKE*
Trade in a bike that your child has outgrown for one that fits (ages 2-10). Please see below for more details.

FIX A BIKE
Bring your bike to our Community Tune-Up Stands where you can learn to repair and maintain your bicycle!

BIKE RODEO
MPI’s Bike Rodeo teaches kids (ages 6-10) safe riding skills while having fun!

+FREE FOOD!
+CARNIVAL GAMES!
+FACE PAINTING!

& MORE!

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*Kids Bike Swap Info:
– For kids ages 11 & under (wheel size 20” & smaller).
– Child must be present in order to choose bicycle and have helmet properly fitted.
– You must arrive between 4:30-5pm with a bike to swap to receive a special “First Pick” ticket. After 5pm it is purely first-come first-served, even if you bring a bicycle to swap.
-For safety reasons we only give out bicycles we know have been properly repaired, and so all donated bicycles are taken by us to be fixed up for a future bazaar.

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Please note that there will be NO ADULT BIKES for sale at this Bazaar. If you are interested in purchasing a refurbished bicycle from the WRENCH, please come down to The WRENCH @ The Forks (located at the Train Cars NW of Forks Market). We have a wide selection of bicycles and accessories for sale at this location every Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm.

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Interested in volunteering at this fun community event? Email Sarah at “volunteer@thewrench.ca” or Crystal at “manager@ralphbrowncc.com” to sign up!