What’s happening for July 2017

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  • 1 July – Bike Pirates 11th birthday — there might be cake.  Maybe.  And limeade.
  • 1 July – Canada Day Ride With Wavelength. 3pm to ??, Trinity Bellwoods to Humber Bay. More info here: http://www.wavelengthmusic.ca/
  • 5 July – Volunteer Orientation. 7:00pm at the shop. Just show up, we’ll be happy to see you, and you, too, can be a Bike Pirate!
  • 12 July – Mechanical Orientation. 7:00pm at the shop, probably bike stripping for volunteers.
  • 21 July – Craft night. 7:30pm — Silk screen? Buttons? Canvas bags? Mending? Watch the listserve for breaking news!
  • 26 July – Monthly Meeting. Pirate governance stuff, but open to anyone who wants to come. What can i say, it’s a meeting. But sometimes we have snacks.
  • 28 July – Movie Night (maybe). 7:00pm — aww. c’mon. Of *course* there’ll be movie night. We still haven’t seen The Bicycle Thief, and there’s 6 more episodes of Yowamushi Pedal.
  • 31 July - Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market. Noon to 6pm.  Pirates!  In their Pirate-tent!  will be doing safety checks, as usual, for cyclists in the Market.

Ride and potluck Friday

Join the folks from Bike Pirates for our monthly 3rd Friday event this Friday, August 19th. We will have a group ride ending at a nice green space (away from cars!) for a picnic.

Please bring a potluck item for sharing, and something to drink. If you can bring your own bowl/plate and fork that would also be amazing and we will have less waste. Pirates will try to provide some basic food needs as well as clean up stuff.

Meet at the shop for a ride which will *start at 7pm*. The group ride will be pleasant and short, leading us to the secret picnic location. The weather should be nice so come out for our last Summer event!

Hope to see you there!

Art Spin Bike Ride July 28th

Art Spin is a multi-disciplinary art crawl style bicycle tour of galleries (commercial, artist run & public), art performances and visits to artist’s studios throughout various downtown Toronto neighbourhoods. Each Art Spin tour will feature a new itinerary featuring some of the city’s most exciting artists. Much of the programing includes interactive events that directly involve our audiences, calling upon their creative participation. Art Spin works closely with different community partners to help capture and share the pulse of this city’s vibrant art scene.

This year’s Art Spin will take place on the last Thursday of the month from June until August 2011.The meeting point is the gate to Trinity Bellwoods Park at Queen St. & Strachan, between 6:30 – 7 pm and ending around 9 pm. Art Spin is a free event, and anyone regardless of age or cycling ability is welcome.

Art Spin Bike Ride Thursday June 30th

Art Spin is a multi-disciplinary art crawl style bicycle tour of galleries (commercial, artist run & public), art performances and visits to artist’s studios throughout various downtown Toronto neighbourhoods. Each Art Spin tour will feature a new itinerary featuring some of the city’s most exciting artists. Much of the programing includes interactive events that directly involve our audiences, calling upon their creative participation. Art Spin works closely with different community partners to help capture and share the pulse of this city’s vibrant art scene.

This year’s Art Spin will take place on the last Thursday of the month from June until August 2011.The meeting point is the gate to Trinity Bellwoods Park at Queen St. & Strachan, between 6:30 – 7 pm and ending around 9 pm. Art Spin is a free event, and anyone regardless of age or cycling ability is welcome.

Dates for 2011 season include…
June 30th
July 28th
August 25th

Memeorial Ride in Solidarity with Fallen Cyclist


About a dozen of us rode to install a ghost bike and observe a amonement
of silence for Vicente ‘Vince’ Sering, 61 assistant pharmacist at St.
Mike’s Hospital, father and husband of 33 years and very close to
retirement.
What a shitty place to die.

Star Obit:
“SERING, Vicente A. – Suddenly on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the age of
60 years. Beloved best friend and husband for 33 years of Laurene. Loving
father of Joey. Dear son of Victoriana and brother of Nena, Panoy and
Bobote. Predeceased by his father Eusequio. Also will be sadly missed by
all his nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law, friends and
co-workers. Vicente was a dedicated employee at St. Michael’s Hospital for
over thirty years. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ‘Peel’ Chapel,
2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of QEW) from 7-9 p.m. on
Wednesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Prayers Thursday at 7:30
p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Angels Church, 61 Jutland Rd.,
Toronto on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn
Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the
Children’s Make A Wish Foundation.”

Friday, April 16 – Third Friday – Alley Ride!


Bike Pirates invites you to join us for a ride through the laneways and alleys of Downtown Toronto! We had lots of fun last year – and no flat tires – so we are excited to go out again, and to explore new spaces we may not have seen before.

Lead us to your favourite hidden spot, down your favourite short-cut, and through your backyard. We will come with ideas and make the route as we go.

Meet in the Alley behind Bike Pirates at 6:30pm. Ride will leave at 7pm, and last for about 2 hours. Beers afterwards at a location TBA.

This event is FREE!

As with any of our events donations will gladly be accepted to help fund Bike Pirates – a registered non-profit – and the projects that we run. Right now we are fund-raising for Bike!Bike! an annual international conference for community bicycle projects that we will be hosting in August!!!

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! The following Friday (April 23rd) we’re hosting a another event: a fund-raiser movie night. Details soon.