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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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

EnviroCon Sustainability Fair

Day 2 of Western’s EnviroCon 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 discuss practical solutions to issues like climate change, loss of insect pollinators, and plastics in the environment!

Current confirmed partners:
• Dalton McGuinty (lecture 3 pm), tickets: https://t.co/JM4X7dOgFo
Anthropocene movie (free showing 12:40 pm), tickets: https://t.co/NXfDF5vkzO
Reimagine Co (booth and potential workshop/talk)
London Environmental Network
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
TREA
Thames Talbot Land Trust (booth, potential talk)
Nature London - McIlwraith Field Naturalists of London Canada
Pollinator Pathways Project (booth)
• London Bee Cooperative (booth)

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Mar
24
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.

Originally conceived by Sean Carter of BikeBike Inc. in Calgary, Alberta, Sean was inspired by Record Store Day in the music industry, and thought the one-day event was perfect for the bike industry, too. He connected with Ben Cowie of London Bicycle Cafe in London, Ontario, with whom he had worked on the Bike Town Podcast. With a new project idea, they spearheaded the Bike Store Day in Canada movement. 

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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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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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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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Jul
8
8:00 AM08:00

London Century 2018 (Mountain Equipment Co-op)

This is a one day road cycling adventure on an open course for people who are passionate about their active lifestyles.

Choose from a beautiful 60, 100K, 160K route that takes you along the quiet rural roads surrounding London Ontario. There will be marshals and directional signs along the course, as well as 3 rest stops along the way complete with replenishments, washrooms, and a bike mechanic for minor repairs.   Everyone will get the chance to do a LAP of DELEWARE SPEEDWAY at check point one and carry on from there. Upon finishing, celebrate your accomplishment with food, drink and the camaraderie of other riders at the brewery.

  • Regular (May 10th - July 7th)            $40
  • Day of Registration (July 8th)            $50

For more information see MEC's website

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Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night

On July 3rd, Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op will be starting 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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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Community Information Meeting - OEV Dundas Street Corridor Secondary Plan; East-West Bikeway Evaluation

The City of London is holding a meeting to gather input for the Old East Village Dundas Street Corridor Secondary Plan.  There will also be an opportunity to learn more and provide input on the east-west bikeway evaluation during this meeting.

All are welcome to contribute to the vision of the Old East Village Dundas Street Corridor and to help the City identify needs, constraints and oppotunities for this area.

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Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Bicycle Prom (London Celebrates Cycling)

The Bicycle Prom is the final, celebratory event in this year's London Celebrates Cycling.  Bike Prom is a London Cycle Link fundraiser and we're really hoping to get a whole lot of people out.  So pull out your taffeta and/or bowtie and cummerbund, find a hot date - or some cool friends - or stick the bowtie on your velo and come solo.  Meet at the London Brewing Co-op.  Expect some great food from the Root Cellar, good tunes from our DJ and a wide selection of brews from the London Brewing Co-op.  Get your dance on, and let's build some community!

Tickets are $20 in advance.  Available online, or from London Bicycle Cafe or Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op during business hours.

 

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Jun
16
8:30 AM08:30

London Bike Rides (London Celebrates Cycling)

This is a one day FREE cycling adventure for individuals and families passionate about their active lifestyles. Choose one of three routes to suit your skill level:

Family 10 km ride along the Thames Valley Parkway
~Start time window: 9:45am to 10:15am (as soon as you arrive and sign in, you can begin your adventure)

Recreational 35 km ride along the Thames Valley Parkway and some quiet streets.
~Start time window: 9:15am to 9:45am (as soon as you arrive and sign in, you can begin your adventure)

Intermediate 75 km ride on London streets and quiet rural roads surrounding London and Delaware.
~Pre-ride talk at 8:15am. Start time 8:30am.

Participants must register in advance here.

Visit webpage for full informartion.

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Recycle-A-Bike Day & Commuter Cafe (London Celebrates Cycling)

Visit London Bicycle Cafe, donate your used-working bicycle and stay for a FREE coffee and treats! There will be live music and everyone is welcome to hang out and ask your bicycle commuter questions to the friendly staff at London Bicycle Cafe.

All bicycle donations will be given to Big Bike Giveaway. Since 2014, Big Bike Giveaway has given out over 750 bikes to the community, for free! Big Bike Giveaway is organized by a husband and wife team in London Ontario who are local community ambassadors. They collect and repair bicycles and give them away for free on one day each year. The goal of the program is to get as many people on bikes as possible and to encourage healthier lifestyles in the community. The program is intended to specifically help those needing this resource to get ahead due to poverty.

LBC is also a partner of Bike Registry Service. BRS is a non-profit, social enterprise striving to help improve the responsibility of bike owners, decrease the number of bike thefts and increase the amount of recovered stolen bikes. We're doing this through the education of bike protection, registration and reporting in the community.

For more information on the Big Bike Giveaway program, including this year's 5th Anniversary giveaway day, visit https://bigbikegiveaway.ca/

For program details about Bike Registry Service, check with London Bicycle Cafe or visit https://www.facebook.com/bikeregistryservice/

If you have any questions or comments about this event, please email Monica at donate@bigbikegiveaway.ca

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