Bike Pirates Birthday Party Friday at Humber Bay Park


This Friday, July 11th Bike Pirates will be hosting our annual Birthday bonfire & group ride to celebrate the 8th year that the shop has been servicing the bike community of Toronto. To thank our community, we invite you to join us for a ride and bonfire on the waterfront! We will depart from Bike Pirates at 7pm and make our way down Roncesvalles to the Waterfront Bike Trail, ending up at Humber Bay park east where we will celebrate with a bonfire, snacks, and drinks. Pirates will be providing vegetarian sweet and savoury snacks (that can heated on the open fire (ie smores, veggies, veg dogs), some alcoholic and lots of non-alcoholic drinks. The party will officially end at 1am when the fire gets put out.

Meet at Bike Pirates (St. Clarins & Bloor) – 7pm
(Late comers second group will leave about 30 mins after first group leaves)

Approximately 30 min ride to fire pit

Fire out at 1am

This is a community event and all are welcome.

The bonfire pit is in a park where there are no bathrooms. Be prepared to use natural facilities.
There is also limited lighting on the waterfront trail and the park itself, so please remember your lights. There is a good chance of bugs, so consider bug spray or long sleeves.

As always we are striving for safer spaces. Many volunteers will be present if you have concerns on the nights and before then feel free to contact us here on fb or at

A Queer & Trans Cover Band Show! May 30 @ 8PM @ Pirates


A cover band show is a place we create for you to bring yourself and your friends together, play music, sing songs, have some good old DIY fun!

$5 at the door or pay what you can. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Proceeds from the show go to the Abundant Bodies track at the Allied Media Conference.
Check out the details here:

This space is prioritizing queer/trans people of colour, black, indigenous, women, disabled people and all those that are underrepresented and alienated from the music scene. Let’s build our own beats to break down barriers and help create a music scene that aims to be safe, inclusive and empowering. Have no shame in your skill level. You can do it!

Contact for assistance finding people to play with, borrowing instruments and finding practice space.

More details about this event here:

May Day Allycat Race May 3rd


This year will be the 5th annual MAYDAY weekend to raise money for the BIcycle Messenger Emergency Fund.
To date MAYDAY has raised over $14,000 and this year will be even bigger and better!!

This years race will be more fun and less gruelling, the parties will have more “refreshments”, the raffle has a new format (pick your own prize!) the bbqs will have even more amazing food on them and we will raise the most money to date!

ITS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!! So come ride bikes, get drunk, party with pals and show some love to your messfamily around the world who need your help when they are injured on the job.

For more info on the BMEF check out our website and our fb group here:

Also please like our MAYDAY facebook group so you can get updates all year round. :)

If you can’t make it but would like to donate anyways please contact us for arrangements.
If you’d like to donate to the prize/raffle pool we are always looking so please contact us about that also!


TIME: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
LOCATION: Bike Pirates
ADDRESS: 1292 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair Accessible, Gender-neutral Washrooms
Shameless Magazine is having a party! Join us on March 7th to celebrate our brand new website’s launch, our Love and Shameless_Event_Portrait_400_500_90Relationships issue, and International Women’s Day! Come listen to some great music and support feminist media!

featuring performances by: Tu Suis! (Featuring Editorial Director, Sheila Sampath!) Sidramatic! Youth reading by Robyn Marty-Dugas & DJ SHEXES!

$5 admission (comes with a FREE issue of the magazine!) All-ages event Venue is fully accessible

Icycle Race 2014

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.

Icycle race poster