Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Bike Store Day

Bike Store Day was conceived in 2017 at a gathering of independent bike store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding the hundreds of independently owned bike stores in Canada. What better day to bring your bike into your favourite shop for a spring tune-up or a new set of lights!

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

EnviroCon Sustainability Fair

Western’s EnviroCon Sustainability Fair will be an engaging day filled with booths, workshops and invited speakers, including former Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty! This community event will raise awareness and encourage discussion on practical solutions to issues like climate change, loss of insect pollinators, and plastics in the environment!  London Cycle Link is pleased to be one of many great, local organizations at the fair.  Come talk to us.

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Apr
1
to Apr 2

Ontario Bike Summit (Toronto)

  • Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. In 2019, the 11th Annual edition will be taking place on April 1 and 2, 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Toronto. The summit will include:

Monday, April 1, 2019

  • Shared mobility workshop in partnership with the North American Bike Share Association;

  • Bike tours of Toronto's cycling infrastructure;

  • The always popular Bicycle Friendly Communities Seminar;

  • Networking reception and 2019 Awards Dinner;

  • Welcoming remarks from the Queen's Park All Party Cycling Caucus (invited);

  • Meals on Monday include: Grab & Go networking lunch and dinner.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • Keynote panel discussing Vision Zero best practices for Ontario;

  • Participatory keynote on race, gender and class in cycling with Jay Pitter;

  • Presentations and workshops that focus on peer-to-peer learning and the following themes: cycling in the suburbs, influencing change, planning for a network, building safe streets, building healthy communities and an inspiration session;

  • Cycling Design session with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals (APBP) and updates to Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18;

  • Meals on Tuesday include: breakfast, lunch and snacks x2.


CUT-OFF DATE:  
Tuesday, March 5, 2019. 

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Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

Go Wild Grow Wild

Calling all adventurers, green folks, nature lovers, gardeners and families! Join us at the Go Wild Grow Wild Green Expo to get a jumpstart on your spring and summer. You’re invited to GO on a wild adventure, GROW wildlife gardens, and GREEN your life! Attend live wildlife shows and workshops; talk to exhibitors (including London Cycle Link); participate in all-day kids' activities, indoor rock climbing and more! Go Wild Grow Wild Green Expo is a Carolinian Canada Coalition event held in partnership with London Environmental Network. With each ticket you purchase, you're supporting local wildlife and a healthy, green Ontario. Together, we're going to make a difference.

Buy Early Bird tickets before March 31st online!
Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Small Steps to Sustainability Workshop: Active Transportation

Every day we make decisions, conscious or not, about how we will get around in the city. No matter what your current behaviour is, this workshop will help you bring your transportation choices one step closer to an active, healthy and integrated lifestyle.

We will begin the workshop by learning about our specific needs and how we interact with and perceive our cities. Following this we will design the next steps we can take, based on an intentional health behaviour change model.

Personal transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in London, and only 8% of kids and 18% of adults are meeting current recommendations for physical activity. A daily active commute can significantly contribute to better health for ourselves and our environment.

Join London Cycle Link Board Chair Luis Patricio to discuss individual and collective needs to improve our daily commute and create better cities.

This workshop is part of a series by the London Public Library’s Environmentalist in Residence Program (see page 26).


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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

CycloFemme Mother's Day Ride (with London Bicycle Cafe)

A slow-roll group ride on your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or quadracycle. Any bike, any rider, all welcome. 

What are you doing on Mother's Day morning, besides making breakfast for mom? Looking to stretch your legs after stretching your stomach? Come ride your bikes with us! The London Bicycle Cafe's CycloFemme group ride gives people of all ages and abilities a chance to get out on your bike and ride with an easygoing group. CycloFemme is a global movement of self-led bike rides around the world. The aim of CycloFemme is to unite riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference. Any ride length, type, and size counts, whether two friends, a team or a parade. If you've never experienced the beautiful sound of a parade of bicycle bells chiming in harmony, you're in for a treat! 

The group will meet at London Bicycle Cafe at 10:00 for complimentary treats and drip coffee (espresso bar also available at usual prices). At 11AM we'll ride slow together for about seven kilometers, mostly through quiet streets and off-street pathways. The destination is secret, and we'll have a chance to meet and chat with each other en route and at the end. Come join us and the global Cyclofemme movement!

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May
13
to May 14

National Bike Summit (Ottawa)

Canada Bikes is a federal not-for-profit corporation established in 2012. The organization consists of representatives from cycling organizations across Canada as well as active transportation and sustainable mobility professionals who have come together for common causes: to get more Canadians cycling, be it for transportation, recreation or touring, to get more urban and rural bicycle infrastructure built that enables and supports this, and to facilitate dialogue in Canada on cycling, using science and evidence-based national and international research, benchmarking, best practices and policies.

The National Bike Summit returns to Ottawa May 13th and 14th, 2019.

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May
17
7:30 AM07:30

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is a day which falls on the third Friday in May in which people are encouraged to take their bicycle to work. Studies have shown that bicycling to work is not only good for you and a whole lot of fun, but it also increases your happiness level and helps your brain function better. And besides that, it allows you to save all that money that would otherwise be spent on gas or bus fare. So strap on your helmet, jump on your bike and enjoy a nice leisurely ride to work. It’s the only way to travel.

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May
17
to May 20

Bike!Bike! NorthEast 2019!

Bike!Bike! is a regional gathering organized by and for community bicycle projects. The conference is a space for participants from DIY shops and non-profit bike organizations to converge in a different city each year to learn from each other. Bike!Bike! Northeast is a collaborative project of a number of the Toronto Community Bike Collectives (TCBC).

What can you expect when attending Bike!Bike! Northeast?
You’ll learn about community bike projects from Canada and the northeastern US, and how they run. The conference will include workshops, bike rides, social events, meals and more all weekend long! It is going to be a lot of FUN!

Website and registration

Facebook Page

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Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

Cycling Advisory Committee Presentation

Rebecca Henderson will be speaking to the City's Cycling Advisory Committee (CAC) on March 20, in a talk entitled, "Cost-benefit analysis of cycling interventions. What counts? And, who decides?".  

Cycling programs, projects and infrastructure investments provide inherently social benefits. The social benefits are to the individual and society, and many benefits tend to be overlooked or undervalued. Therefore, a greater acceptance of “what counts” can better address health equity and the social determinants of health in cycling decisions.

Rebecca is London Cycle Link's CAC Liaison and is a doctoral candidate at Western, studying cycling collisions. 

Note that CAC meetings are open to the public, but only members and invited guests may speak. 

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Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Mar
15
12:30 PM12:30

Sustainable Mobility Roundtable

Join us for a public roundtable on Sustainable Mobility, featuring Ben Cowie (London Bicycle Cafe), Sheryl Rooth (London Transit Commission) and Daniel Hall (London Cycle Link).

This public event is being hosted in conjunction with a community-based learning course on sustainable communities at Huron University College, in partnership with The City of London and London Bicycle Cafe. Join the community discussion on how our local community is working toward implementing sustainable mobility.

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Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

March Green Drinks

There are lots of ways that Londoners can make a positive impact on the environment. The CityGreen Program through the City of London is dedicated to supporting residents and households to make those 'greener choices'. The program's focuses include active transportation, energy and water conservation, waste reduction and diversion, and watershed stewardship. Before this Green Drinks, measure your Household Carbon Impact (tonnes of CO2e) using the Project Neutral carbon calculator (found here -https://app.projectneutral.org/london) to discover your household's current climate impact -- it only takes 5 minutes! City of London staff will help you understand your climate impact and provide advice on what you can do about it. You also will have the chance to win great prizes by participating in CityGreen Bingo!

Green Drinks is an organic, self-organising network of people interested in talking about environmentally related topics. We hope you can join us to chat with like-minded neighbours, learn more about such an incredible local environmental organization, and connect with other people interested in growing a healthier, more sustainable city!

Door Prize
Show us the results of your Household Carbon Impact (tonnes of CO2e), either on your phone or a printout, for your chance to win a great door prize!

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Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Bike Camping Workshop with Dickson Bou

In this free workshop, Dickson will share his experiences, demo gear, and talk packing, parks and roads.

Please sign up on Eventbrite to reserve your place: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/squeaky-wheel-bicycle-coop-18193525392

Why take a car when you can bike? Plan a camping trip by bike this year! When you’re traveling self-supported by bicycle (with a healthy dose of freedom), mobility and spontaneity shape each day. Make your tour what you want. Touring can range from single- to multi-day trips, to years.

In their humble beginnings, Dickson and his crew did not have much touring gear. They rode older, used bikes they fixed-up with DIY panniers made from old backpacks, and strapped a $30 Canadian Tire tent directly onto one of their racks, but that didn’t stop them from having a great time.

Fast-forward a few years. After many trips taken and lessons learned, Dickson has gone from traveling on some of the best handmade touring bicycles in North America to building his own.

Dickson is an artist, part owner of N+1 Cycle, and torch extraordinaire of the Wake Robin (hand-built bicycles). Dickson has experience with self-supported touring in Canada, the UK and France.

http://www.nplusonecycle.com

https://www.instagram.com/nplusonecycle/

https://dicksonbou.com/home.html

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Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Feb
23
3:30 PM15:30

Bike Cuba! - Discussion with Lee Orphan

Just the wind and the open road, powered by nothing but your own legs... and maybe some help from the local Arroz con pollo (chicken and rice) and espresso you just scarffed down at a local cafeteria!

Lee Orphan is an experienced cyclist and the leader for the Celia Sanchez Tour. Lee has ridden in Cuba, Canada and the United States.

Orphan discusses his experience leading supported cyclotour groups in Cuba with Bicycle Breeze. This is not the resort your auntie Karine goes to! This is the REAL Cuba! Lee leads groups through the most scenic and historic places in Cuba - where the revolution was born.

Lee's tours have been 100% with vehicle support, which provides an opportunity for cyclists of all abilities to experience Cuban culture and the revolution that changed the country.
Discussion will cover travelling with your bike by plane, touring options, and what to expect as you navigate the Cuban countryside.

You'll find the entrance to the bicycle co-op at the bottom the ramp on the east-side of the building, next to EasyHome.

This event is FREE! Please register on Eventbrite to reserve your place: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/squeaky-wheel-bicycle-coop-18193525392

Link to Bicycle Breeze: https://www.facebook.com/canbicuba/

Link to up coming Celia Sanchez Tour: https://www.facebook.com/events/329515284315898/

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Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Civic Works Committee - East West Bikeway

The City of London has evaluated options for a new east-west bikeway through the Downtown and Old East Village neighbourhoods. Their proposal includes a couplet with two one-way routes between William and Ontario streets. On February 20, staff are to present their recommended route to the Civic Works Committee.

London Cycle Link is advocating for bikes lanes in both directions on Dundas Street - no couplet - with a bi-directional lane through the narrow stretch of Old East Village. Please join us at the Civic Works Committee meeting and show your support for safer, smarter cycling infrastructure on Dundas Street.

If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact the following people to register your concern:

Peter Kavcic pkavcic@london.ca or Andrew Giesen agiesen@london.ca
City Planning, City of London

To email/call to affected Ward Councillors:

Jesse Helmer
jhelmer@london.ca
519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 4004
City Councillor, Ward 4

Arielle Kayabaga
akayabaga@london.ca
519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 4013
City Councillor, Ward 13

For More Information go to:

http://www.london.ca/residents/Roads-Transportation/cycling/Pages/Downtown-Bikeway-Corridor-Evaluation.aspx

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Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night

This is a bi-weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Feb
8
7:30 AM07:30

Winter Bike-to-Work Day

Friday, February 8 is the 7th annual International Winter Bike to Work Day. Sign up to join with cyclists the world over in pedalling to work. London Cycle Link and the Western Active Transportation Society is encouraging Londoners to get out and ride, by offering the extra incentive of free coffee to keep you warm and energized en route. Stop by Ivey Park for a cup a joe from the good folks at London Cycle Link.  While you're there, relax and chat with friends and fellow cyclists sharing the pleasures of coffee outside (feel free to make your own coffee alongside!).  At  8:30, we'll do a brief loop of downtown from Ivey Park - King Street to Colborne to Dufferin and back to the TVP, before going on our way.

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24-hour Bicycle Repair Marathon
Feb
1
to Feb 2

24-hour Bicycle Repair Marathon

Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op volunteers will begin a 24-hour bicycle repair marathon, in support of the Bikes For Newcomers program. We're hoping to get as many bikes ready to roll as possible, to be paired with newcomers (refugees and new immigrants, https://www.londoncyclelink.ca/bikes-for-newcomers/) to the London area. Members who'd like to volunteer to fix bikes for newcomers during the event should contact Dan Hall at director@londoncyclelink.ca or come by during the event. Note: for members wanting to work on other repair projects, the shop will be open for regular hours 1-4 on Saturday.

You'll find the entrance to the bicycle coop at the bottom the ramp on the east-side of the building, next to EasyHome.

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Jan
31
4:00 PM16:00

Wonderland Road EA and Public Meetings

There is an environmental assessment study happening for Wonderland Road. There are planned improvements. For cycling, this means an in-boulevard design for the entire length of the project from Sarnia Road in the north to Southwest Road West in the south. However, the improvements will also designate Wonderland as a 6-lane highway.  Cyclists are encouraged to attend  one of the following Public Information Centres (PICs) and give feedback.  Consider such questions as, "How would a cyclist make a left-hand turn across 6 lanes of traffic?" and, "Is widening Wonderland to 6 lanes a good use of city money?"

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Jan
30
4:00 PM16:00

Wonderland Road EA and Public Meetings

There is an environmental assessment study happening for Wonderland Road. There are planned improvements. For cycling, this means an in-boulevard design for the entire length of the project from Sarnia Road in the north to Southwest Road West in the south. However, the improvements will also designate Wonderland as a 6-lane highway.  Cyclists are encouraged to attend  one of the following Public Information Centres (PICs) and give feedback.  Consider such questions as, "How would a cyclist make a left-hand turn across 6 lanes of traffic?" and, "Is widening Wonderland to 6 lanes a good use of city money?"

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Jan
27
1:30 PM13:30

Bikes on Dundas - Strategy Meeting

The City has just released an update regarding their bikeway study between downtown and Old East Village on Dundas that compromises cyclist safety in the most crucial section of the corridor - the heart of Old East. In this section of Dundas, the City recommendation calls for a bike lane in one direction only, while travelling the opposite direction (westbound) requires a deviation to Queens and then back to Dundas.

This is indirect, confusing, neglects reality (westbound cyclists will stay on Dundas without a bike lane), and represents a giant missed opportunity for creating a safe and convenient connection between two major destinations.

Although staff has made their recommendation, we believe strongly that the best thing for Old East Village, and for the city as a whole, is to ensure there are bike lanes in both directions on Dundas. Protected bike lanes have been shown to boost business, increase the number of cyclists immensely, and improve the vitality of the street.

If you feel as strongly as we do, we'd like to invite you to come to this strategizing meet-up.

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Green Drinks - feat. London Cycle Link

Green Drinks is an organic, self-organising network of people interested in talking about environmentally related topics. Every other month people who are interested in all aspects of the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, business, and members of the general public who have an interest in the environment.

This month, Dan Hall, Executive Director for London Cycle Link will share an update on what’s being done to improve cycling infrastructure, and thereby also the quantity and demographic of Londoners cycling. Come learn how you can get involved!

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Annual General Meeting

London Cycle Link will be holding our AGM on Thursday, November 29.  This will be a great opportunity to meet our new Executive Director AND to check out our new space, as well as to purchase or renew your membership to London Cycle Link and/or Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op.  If you're a cyclist in London or if you care about cycling in London, please come! 

We will be holding elections for Board of Directors positions at the AGM.  Directors serve 3-year terms and are expected to attend monthly meetings and contribute through various volunteer efforts to the functioning of London Cycle Link.  If you are interested in joining the LCL board, please fill out this form and come to the AGM.  We are seeking (among other positions) a new treasurer, so if you are financially-inclined, please consider this opportunity.  If you have graphic design skills, previous non-profit experience or other relevant knowledge or skills, please consider putting your name forward.  The continuing members of the board are a terrific and dedicated bunch and (while sad to see a few people go) are ready to welcome some new faces to the table! 

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Aug
19
4:00 PM16:00

Mid-Summer Picnic Social

Join the folks at London Bicycle Cafe for their first annual summer picnic social!

"Dress in your Sunday best, and cruise down to the park with us for some bike fun! Games, grilling, cold drinks, and friends (new and old!). We'll bring the essentials (plates, cups, coolers w/ice, cutlery, fire, frisbee, and bocce), and some snacks, too. Bring your picnic blankets, some food for the grill, cold bevvies for the coolers, and something to share with the group if you'd like (but no obligation)!

Meet at the Cafe at 4pm, and we'll ride together to the picnic spot. Location TBD, based on planned attendance we'll book a site in a park along the TVP.

Family friendly, all-abilities friendly. Join us for some *can't miss* summer fun!"

Attendance is free!  RSVP on Facebook.

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Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Brake Workshop

Take a break and learn about brakes!

A workshop session devoted to basic brake repair. Learn about the differences between V and caliper brakes, how to assess brakes, adjustments and re-cabling.

Pay what you can for non-members.

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Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Women's Bike Maintenance Workshop

Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op hosts a bike maintenance workshop for women, by women with Tara Mott of Outspokincycles.

Talk will be tailored to the level of those in attendance. For the seasoned cyclist and/or the uninitiated. For all who self-identify as women, come on by!

A FREE event for Squeaky Wheel members or pay-what-you-can for non-members.

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