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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Jun
14
4:30 PM16:30

Boler Mountain's Night at the Races (London Celebrates Cycling)

Want to try mountain biking?  Come out for guided novice and intermediate trail rides, advanced races, live music, and discounted trail passes.

The evening will include:

  • Guided novice trail ride from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. and intermediate rides from 8:15 p.m. - dusk
  • Races 6:30pm - 8:15pm (60+ people)
  • Live Music from 6pm - 9pm on the deck
  • Big Bike Giveaway drop off
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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Women Celebrate Cycling Speakers Evening (London Celebrates Cycling)

Come and learn about what specific interests and challenges women have in cycling, how to get more women riding, and meet other women cyclists.  Speakers include:
 

Copies of Fit is a Feminist Issue will be on sale for $20 each.

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Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

CAN-BIKE Level 2 Training (London Celebrates Cycling)

  • Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is a refresher (or introduction for some) to key bicycle handling skills for safer riding, including: the ABCs of bike care, bike security and traffic dynamics towards greater confidence on the road. Course does not take participants on the road.

For more details or to register, email info@canbikelondon.ca.

For more information about CAN Bike.

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Jun
11
7:00 AM07:00

London's Bike to Work Day (London Celebrates Cycling)

Ride to work?  Stop by to chat about commuter cycling in London and receive a cyclist swag bag (while supplies last).

Visit us at one of these locations:

  • Springbank Gardens Community Centre along the Thames Valley Parkway
  • King St., just east of Ridout St.
  • Queens Ave., just east of Waterloo St.
  • Western University campus, corner of University Dr. and Perth Dr.
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