Hey everyone, Bike Pirates will be closing promptly at 6PM this Saturday in order to prepare for the Icycle race afterparty.
The race starts at 7PM at Dufferin Grove Park and everyone is invited.
Hey everyone, another successful Bike Pirates renovations period has passed us by. Here are some of the improvements we made that you might notice/enjoy.
Did you know our floors were pink for example?
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.
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.
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.