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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The sign is up at 1416 queen street and we are making preparations to open to the public. We are planning for a soft opening next week!
Regular hours will resume starting MONDAY JANUARY 19TH
The space will be running at a limited capacity (probably only 2-4 repair stands and no kitchen).We will not have any bikes for sale until at least February.
In the meantime come by and help us get set up any day this week! We still need lots of help to sort, organize, clean and set up the workspace for the public.
One big final THANK YOU to everyone who put support behind the fundraiser as well as the move from Bloor Street to Parkdale!! Our Indiegogo Fundraiser Campaign ended January 3rd, and raised a total of about $6,800! All of the money (after delivering PERKS) will be going towards costs associated with cleaning, moving, renovating and setting up the new shop.
We rely on folks helping, reaching out, and donating to make our project a success. Thank you for putting up with all of the callouts and pleas for support!! You can continue to stay tuned here for updates on how the space is shaping up, what help we need, and when we will be opening!
Please be patient as we try to prepare the shop. We hope to have open hours again in the next few weeks.
For those who have claimed PERKS, we will be in touch some time in January. We want to get things delivered as soon as possible, but the screen printed materials may not be ready until February. Stay tuned.
Please join us Monday, December 29, at 10 AM at 1292 Bloor St W to help us load up our moving truck.
You can also join the moving fun & help unload the truck at 1416 Queen St W around 11 AM.
We will be making a few trips, so drop by either location during the day to help out. It will be much appreciated!
We’ve finalized the lease and are excited to announce our new workspace will be at
1416 Queen Street West!
We are enthusiastic about the possibilities in this new space – with a much larger main floor, greater accessibility, and in a whole new neighbourhood. We think Parkdale is a great match for our collective and the work that we do.
Stay tuned for updates on our renovations and for confirmation of our first operating day at the new space.
In the meantime, consider dropping by any day from 12pm-6pm (and possibly later) to help us with cleaning, moving and renovating, or stop by with some snacks (we will be without a kitchen for several weeks) and high fives!
Look over to the right-hand side of our website and you will see that we now have a PAYPAL BUTTON! If you support what we do but don’t need to come in and use our workspace, you can make a donation online with a credit card or through your paypal account. $5 keeps one of our repair stands open for one hour. $15 pays for one of our daily shop meals.
Until January 3rd please consider donating to our Indiegogo Fundraiser to help fund our move!
Our space on Bloor Street is now CLOSED. Our final operating day was yesterday, Sunday December 7th, and we had a great day with friends visiting and sharing snacks, memories, and papering up our windows. We’ve had a wonderful 6 years in Bloordale and look forward to creating lots of new memories at our new space – soon to be announced!
Come by any day 12-6pm if want to help us pack, clean and move. We will NOT be able to help with any bike repairs.
If you haven’t yet, please check out and share our Indiegogo Fundraiser. We need your help to build our new shop!
At our volunteer orientation on Dec. 3rd (7pm at the shop), we will have an ASL interpreter present for non-hearing folks who want to get involved at Bike Pirates. Please share with anyone who might be interested. Everyone is welcome.