Archive for May, 2011

One Speed Is All You Need: Installment 3 – Wheel Assemblies

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

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Bicycles 101 at Rhizome Cafe! June 12

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Bicycles 101 will provide you with the tools you need to buy a bicycle, ride it safely and perform basic maintenance. Come to our interactive workshop lead by cycling experts to get the tools you need to explore Vancouver by bike.
This event is part of the Velopalooza Festival and includes live music and a community discussion.

$1-5 by donation. Free entry for children/youth under 18. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Rhizome Cafe is located at 317 East Broadway (two blocks east of Broadway and Main on the North Side of the street – across from Kingsgate Mall).

Rhizome Cafe will be open for you to purchase delicious snacks, meals, and drinks before, during and after the presentation.

Check out our facebook event for updates!



Women’s Night #7

Thursday, May 5th, 2011


We are working towards making our space more inviting for women wishing to learn more about bicycles.

Wednesday the 25th of May from 6pm to 9pm is Women’s Night at the Bike Kitchen once again! The space is for self identified women and is trans inclusive.

The evening will consist of shop time to work on your own bicycle with instruction and tutorials when you need them. Beginners are very encouraged to attend. Knowledgeable mechanics and volunteers will be able to answer your bike questions and help you get your ride in tip top shape.

We aim to provide a relaxed evening of fun and wrenching.

Bring: Your bad self and your bicycle – if you have one. If you don’t have one, feel free to come and pair up to help someone else fix their bike.

Cost: $5-$10 Sliding Scale. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Inquire at with your comments or concerns.

Hope to See You There!



Ride of Silence – Vancouver

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Join us for Vancouver’s first Ride of Silence.

Meet at 6:30pm on Friday, May 18th, at 33rd and Ontario.
We will begin the ride at 7pm and will end up in Stanley Park around 8pm.

-This ride is a somber memorial to all those killed or injured in cycling accidents. We ask that you remain silent during the ride our of respect.
-Please wear your helmets, bring your bike lights, and anything else you need to feel safe.
-Please be respectful of other traffic and follow the directions of the leaders of the ride.

Background on the Ride of Silence

On May 18 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence (now in its 9th year) will begin in North America and continue to roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to Share the Road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. The Ride, which is held during National Bike Safety Month and Week, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.