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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Let it be known far and wide that the much-anticipated 2014 SLINGSHOT ORGANIZERS have arrived!
They are available at Bike Pirates, $6 for the pocket size and $12 for the large spiral bound version.
Come one, come all! Our annual general meeting is being held on Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm in the Bike Pirates workspace. The AGM is open to anyone interested in attending. Here is our agenda for the evening:
D. Volunteer Orientation
F. Anti-oppression and Conflict Resolution
G. Shop Operations
I. Public Relations
J. Mobile Shops
K. Committee Structure
Mandate and Policy
Bike Pirates is an autonomous organization whose mission is to empower cyclists and make bicycles more accessible. Volunteer-run and volunteer-organized, Bike Pirates provides a do-it-yourself workspace to the community and is sensitive to the concepts of bicycle re-use, collective decision making, and social justice.
- have a lead mechanic during open hours
- have a suggested donation for used parts
- fundraising techniques
- adhering to budgets
- Members of the board have to intent to be in Toronto for the next twelve months.
Its getting cold outside. That means its time to make snacks and watch movies with your buds! Especially ones about bikes and bike stuff!
This month we have a special treat. We will be screening the short Trans+Sport, which features volunteers from Bike Pirates, and is produced by Pirates volunteer Barb B Also an animated short by Pirates Volunteer Susie will be shown. The feature will be a documentary called B.I.K.E. about the Black Label Bicycle Club and the wider tallbike subculture that has grown up around it.
There will be lots of popcorn and hot chocolate for all!
If you have a short film you would like to show let us know and you can have it screened too.
It’s that time again….time for dancing, cheap beer (and some mid-priced beer for the more discerning palates), music, radical discussions, mingling and tingling, and some good old fashioned fundraising for your favourite radical Canadian journal of theory and action, Upping the Anti. Join us around 8pm at Bike Pirates to celebrate the launch of our 15th issue, marking 8 years since we first went to print.
So, come on our on November 2nd to a fun party for an amazing cause (keeping our resilient little project afloat) and dance the night away to some rad DJs with a great group of people.
$10 entry with journal
1292 Bloor St.w
To celebrate Halloween this year Bike Pirates is planning a costumed group ride to bike shops where they will be handing out CANDY! to everyone on the ride.
The ride will conclude at Bike Pirates for a Scary Surprise!
We will be meeting at Spadina and Bloor in Matt Cohen Park at 6PM. Ride to leave at 6:30PM.
Bike Pirate’s Women and Trans Sundays will be running our three week Gear-up workshops again this fall. There is a sign-up at the front desk of the shop. Interested folks can put their contact on it so we can send a reminder. They are drop-in and are PWYC suggested donation $5. They run from 6:30-8:30.
Week 1 – Sept 8th: Bike Anatomy and Flat Fix
Week 2 – Sept 15th: Brakes and Gears
Week 3 – Sept 22: Rotating Topic: Urban Riding skill share + bike ride
The space is reserved for Women and Trans folks only please.
We are wheelchair accessible.
See you there,
Hey everyone, the final Art Spin of 2013 is upon us and in order for our Bike Pirates volunteers to help facilitate we’re going to have to close at 6PM. Hopefully this doesn’t affect anyone too much.
Good news though is that you’re all invited to an awesome group bike ride with stops to experience some amazing art. Art Spin will be meeting at MacGregor Park at 6:30PM, ride to start at 7PM. More info in the picture or on http://www.artspin.ca