Archive for June, 2012


Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

BIKE & HIKE is cancelled due to the weather condition.
stay tuned for updates !!!

We’re going to Bowen Island! The hike is up Mount Gardner, but its optional as people can bike with the group and hang out on the island instead of hiking. Mount Gardner is a 17km (!) hike, but the elevation gain is small.

When: Sunday, June 17th 2012

1st Meetup: 08h00 at 10th & Heather
1st Meetup map:

2nd Meetup: On board the 10h05 ferry for Bowen Island from Horseshoe Bay (people can bus to Horseshoe Bay)
2nd Meetup map:

RSVP at the facebook event page:
( if you have a facebook account, otherwise don’t worry about it ! ) 


Poster designed by Saw-mon











Hosts Needed For Bike!Bike!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Hi Lovelies,

Bike!Bike! is next weekend and we are still looking for some vancouver lovelies to host some bike!bike!ers from far away. These folks are making there way here from all over North America and are needing your support in terms of a floor/couch/bed/backyard.

Bike!Bike! is a conference for folks who are involved with non-profit bike shops. It’s a chance for us to teach and learn and come together as a community to figure things out and to appreciate how much we have done (and how much is left to do) in our communities.

It’s rad – and we’re so excited to have an influx of bike folks from all over turtle island. We hope you can host one or two of them (or even more!).

Folks will need space from June 21st – 24th (or anytime during this stretch).

Email if you want to host, with the following info:

1) Does your home have a name or fancy title?
2) Contact person at your home (Name, email, phone number)
3) How many people can you host?
4) What accommodations? (floor, yard, couch, bed, etc)
5) Which days? Flexible to folks coming early or late?
6) Anything else in terms of accessibility, diet, animals, allergies, etc?
7) Address:


love the bike co-op folks



Hub City Cycles Community Co-op is Hiring

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Hub City Cycles Community Co-op in Nanaimo is looking to hire someone who has at least one year experience working in a bike shop as a mechanic and preferably has graduated from a bike mechanic training institute. Some experience teaching (people how to fix their own bikes) would also be preferred.

This is not going to be your typical bike shop job. As an employee with our co-op, you will be part owner of the organization and have a great opportunity to explore different ways to contribute to, and build this young organization into something even better.

Our mandate is

” to be a resource that nourishes the neighbourhoods in and around downtown Nanaimo by providing affordable bicycle-centric services and advocacy that build, empower and support healthy and sustainable communities, providing a safe and welcoming space for people to come to learn, share skills and network with other community members. “

You are

  • A clear and open communicator. this is probably the second most important quality after actually having the technical skills to do the this job well. There are 3 other employees who work together and it is imperative that everyone is involved and informed when making important decisions about shop operations, and day to day issues. We can’t stress this enough.
  • Passionate about bikes, riding them, fixing them, teaching people how to fix them and putting willing bums in saddles as much as possible cuz this kind of attitude is gonna make Nanaimo a better place.
  • Reliable, responsible, committed, driven and…umm…passionate. can never have enough passion. its kinda like cinnamon. chances are we probably don’t know each other and you probably don’t live nearby, so we’re pretty much asking you to move here and make your potential dream happen. you are someone that acts on your desires to follow your dreams in order to be and see a vision come to life, and doesn’t stop until you achieve it.

Your duties would be …

  • teach park tool school classes in the evenings
  • work in the shop when we are really busy or when other employees take time off. (we will need someone on a regular basis part-time in the shop for august and september at least)
  • build bikes from donated parts
  • start up and coordinate new programs and events
  • grant researching/writing

There is a lot of room for the candidate themselves to expand their hours, role and duties, such as by starting up new programs that we currently just don’t have time for.

Please pass this on to anyone who you think might be interested.

Contact Page

Facebook Fan Page



Bike Church, June 13th

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Next sermon is on Wednesday June 13th at 18h00, and the topic will be “Parking Issues“. As usual, people are invited to bring their bikes (for the communal oiling & inflating) and snacks.


Have you been seeking out a monthly event to help you learn how to maintain your bike? And have you also been seeking a community of bike nerds to debate the merits of helmet laws? And do you have a burning question about left hand turns or a list of infrastructural changes around UBC you have just been DYING to bounce off of a friendly face?


Well, consider your prayers answered my friend. Welcome to Bike Church – a space to maintain your bike and discuss all things bike related with fellow cyclists. Don’t be fooled by the name folks, there shall be no religious affiliation.

RSVP at the facebook event page:

Velopalooza event page: