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BIKE PIRATES IS a volunteer-run organization that provides a Do-It-Yourself workspace where you can:

  • Learn bicycle maintenance
  • Work on your own bike on a drop-in basis
  • Build up a new bicycle from scratch

We also sell new and used parts, and even fully refurbished used bicycles.

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Reno Notice

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Friendly reminder Toronto! It’s time for our annual winter renovation again at Bike Pirates, heads up this is your last full week to visit before we temporarily shut down on FRIDAY JAN 26
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Our space will be one big mess as we clean, paint, and re-organize to continue empowering Toronto cyclists. Needless to say, all our bike tools will be put away until we re-open MONDAY FEB 5.
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Want to help out? We really appreciate extra hands doing reno and have plenty of non-bike specific tasks planned. Our shop has a full kitchen and we’ll happily cover daily grocery costs if anyone likes cooking vegan to keep everyone energized. Pirates will be at the shop guaranteed from 3pm-9pm daily during renovation so please just drop by!
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Thursday Jan 25 is the last day of regular scheduled DIY hours until Monday Feb 5, tell a friend and please plan accordingly.

Closed Dec 24 + Jan 1

kidsbikewithlightsHappy Solstice! As the days begin to get longer and brighter and the weather gets weirder and colder, you can always count on your neighbourhood Bike Pirates to be around to help with any issues the Winter throws at your bicycle!

Please note we will be closed for the following two dates over the holiday season:

Sunday December 24th
and
Monday January 1st

Our renovation period will begin in late January 2018, so watch for those dates in the coming weeks. Happy Holidays!

Wavelength Saturday November 25th!

Saturday November 25th we will be hosting a super fun show as part of the Wavelength Music Series!

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We have been partnering with Wavelength for shows and events over the past few years and love the energy in our space when it gets filled with new folks and new sounds!

Join us TOMORROW for the show – which is ALL-AGES and PWYC ($10 suggested) and features awesome local bands.

Here’s the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/103498613741488/

What’s happening for July 2017

  • SkullMapCake
  • 1 July – Bike Pirates 11th birthday — there might be cake.  Maybe.  And limeade.
  • 1 July – Canada Day Ride With Wavelength. 3pm to ??, Trinity Bellwoods to Humber Bay. More info here: http://www.wavelengthmusic.ca/
  • 5 July – Volunteer Orientation. 7:00pm at the shop. Just show up, we’ll be happy to see you, and you, too, can be a Bike Pirate!
  • 12 July – Mechanical Orientation. 7:00pm at the shop, probably bike stripping for volunteers.
  • 21 July – Craft night. 7:30pm — Silk screen? Buttons? Canvas bags? Mending? Watch the listserve for breaking news!
  • 26 July – Monthly Meeting. Pirate governance stuff, but open to anyone who wants to come. What can i say, it’s a meeting. But sometimes we have snacks.
  • 28 July – Movie Night (maybe). 7:00pm — aww. c’mon. Of *course* there’ll be movie night. We still haven’t seen The Bicycle Thief, and there’s 6 more episodes of Yowamushi Pedal.
  • 31 July - Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market. Noon to 6pm.  Pirates!  In their Pirate-tent!  will be doing safety checks, as usual, for cyclists in the Market.

“Holiday” CLOSURE – Dec 25 + Jan 1

**Bike Pirates will be CLOSED December 25 and January 1**

We don’t usually “observe holidays” over here at Bike Pirates, but this year Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on Sundays when we already have a limited number of volunteers available. So we have decided to be CLOSED on both Sundays – December 25th and January 1st.

We will be open again the following Sunday, January 8th, for Women & Trans hours.

Thank you for your understanding!!