Closed Jan 10 – 19 for renos

Our ANNUAL RENOVATION CLOSURE has been moved back until FRIDAY JANUARY 10th. We will be closed every day starting January 10th through January 19th. We will be re-open on MONDAY JANUARY 20th for all regular advertised hours.

If you want to volunteer to help with our renovation period (which will involve a lot of sorting, cleaning, and organizing) you can drop by any day between NOON AND 6PM.

Winter and “Holiday” Hours?

Bike Pirates aims to be open all of our regular, advertised hours throughout the year.
You should always check here if you think we might be closed for some reason, including holidays and extreme weather. Our goal is to remain accessible and reliable to you as much as possible!

To this end: WE WILL BE OPEN Thursday December 26th regular hours, and through the coming week INCLUDING Tuesday December 31st (5-9pm).

Our ANNUAL RENOVATION CLOSURE has been moved back by a week this year so that we can accommodate folks during the first week of January while most regular bike shops are closed. Many bike shops will not be open again until January 6th, so we will not close for renos until FRIDAY JANUARY 10th. We will be re-open on MONDAY JANUARY 20th.

Stay warm and dry, and ride with caution during winter weather.

2013 AGM – Thurs Nov 20 @ 7 pm

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:

Report Backs
A. Sundays
B. Finance
C. Keyholders
D. Volunteer Orientation
E. Food
F. Anti-oppression and Conflict Resolution
G. Shop Operations
H. Social
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.

Film Night at Bike Pirates Dec 15th Friday 7:30pm

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.


Upping the Anti Issue 15 LAUNCH PARTY!!!

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

Critical Mass Trick or Treat Ride Oct 25th

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.