Go By Bike Week - Bike Maintenance Workshops

 

Want to learn the basics of bike maintenance to avoid any mechanical issues on your ride. Check out these free workshops taking place during Go By Bike week Spring, June 3-9, 2024.

 

Tue, Jun 4, 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bike Kitchen Volunteer Night

During this time, beginners can join The Bike Kitchen staff and board to learn about bike mechanics in a safe and welcoming environment, absolutely no experience is needed. The bikes we work on during Volunteer Night either get recycled, or re-used through one of our other programs, such as the Kids Bike Library, Bici Libre, or Bikes for BIPOC. Visit here for more information.

Location: The Bike Kitchen, UBC

 

Wed, Jun 5, 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bike Kitchen Access Night: Gender Liberation Night

Gender Liberation Night is a monthly Access Night for cis-women and trans and/or non-binary people of all genders to use the Bike Kitchen’s shop space and tools, supported by informal mentoring.

The purpose of the night is to offer a more welcoming, safer atmosphere in which people who are typically marginalized within the cycling community because of their gender identity and/or expression can work on their bikes, learn mechanics, and form connections. A staff mechanic and volunteer aligned with the night’s target demographic will be available to empower participants in performing their own repairs.

More information.

Location: The Bike Kitchen - Room #36 @ UBC Life Building

 

Thu, Jun 6, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kickstand’s Women, Trans and Queer Access Night

We are excited to host these WTQ Access evenings for individuals who have not traditionally been a dominant part of the bike industry. The night will be facilitated by bike mechanics and volunteers who are also female, trans or gender variant. We strive to create a safer space where learning, positive vibes and fun happens! On these evenings, shop time is free. This means you will have access to all tools and experienced bike mechanics will be available to answer your questions and help you fix your bike!

More information.

Location: 1187 Parker St, Vancouver, BC - around the corner from Terminal City Glass