Archive for May, 2013

Women and Queer Night is June 5!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

W&Q Night Poster

Wednesday, June 5th from 6pm – 9pm is Women and Queer Night at the Bike Kitchen!

This monthly workshop is provided free of charge (that’s right – free!), and is open to anyone who self-identifies as female and/or LGBTQ.

Light snacks will also be provided, courtesy of the AMS Bike Co-op.

The Details:

Women and LGBTQ people have traditionally not been as welcome in a shop setting and may be deterred from learning how to do maintenance on their own bike due to past experience or societal precedents. The aim of Women and Queer Night is to break down these barriers, and provide a safe space for anyone who identifies as female and/or LGBTQ to ask questions, receive instruction and become oriented to the shop.

When?: Wednesday, June 5th. Drop in anytime between 6:00 and 9:00 pm. (Fun fact: we run WQ Night on the first Wednesday of every month, so if you can’t make it this time around, come by for the next one in July!)

What?: Open shop time, with a demo at 7:00 pm.

Where?: The Bike Kitchen. We’re located in the basement of the Student Union Building (6138 Student Union Boulevard). To get to the shop, go to the North side of the building and go down the stairs to the left of the lower entrance (look for the bike on a pole).

Bring: Your bicycle! We will have knowledgeable volunteers available to help you learn how to get your ride in tip-top shape! If you do not have a bike, no worries – we can still teach you some neat skills and answer any bike related questions you may have.

Cost: Free!

Hope to see you there!



The Co-op & a Wedding

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Queenie and Michael tied the knot at the beginning of April in Vancouver.

And the Co-op was a part of it!

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How!? You may ask…

Well! Queenie and Michael made their grand church exit in the Co-op’s own bakfiets!

bakfiets wedding

Queenie used to volunteer with Sprouts and collaborated with the Co-op to deliver CSA Sprouts Boxes! Exiting the church on her wedding day was just another clever way to use the Co-op’s fleet of cargo bikes.

Congratulations to Queenie and Michael, and thank you for the lovely pictures!

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Workshop Registration – Now Online

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Registration for the Intro Bike Mechanics Workshops is now online! Register here: Workshop Registration Form

We still have three cycles remaining this summer:

June Workshops: Mondays 6-8pm:

  1. June 3 – Introduction to the Bicycle, Flats and Tires
  2. June 10 – Brakes and Truing
  3. June 17 – Bearings
  4. June 24 – Drivetrain

July Workshops: Mondays 6-8pm:

  1. July 8 – Introduction to the Bicycle, Flats and Tires
  2. July 15 – Brakes and Truing
  3. July 22 – Bearings
  4. July 29 – Drivetrain

August Workshops: Thursdays 6-8pm:

  1. August 1 – Introduction to the Bicycle, Flats and Tires
  2. August 8 – Brakes and Truing
  3. August 15 – Bearings
  4. August 22 – Drivetrain



For co-op members: $5 per workshop, $15 for 4 workshops

For non co-op members: $10 per workshop, $30 for 4 workshops


Payment in person at the Bike Kitchen in advance of the workshop is strongly encouraged. You can pay in advance of the workshop during any business day during shop hours (M-F 10-6, Sat 11-6). If you are unable to pay in advance, please arrive at 5:45pm on the day of the workshop in order to pay before the Bike Kitchen closes. Space in the workshops are limited; if you are unable to attend, please notify us so we can offer the space to another person.




Point Grey Advanced Poll Bike to Vote Ride

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Title: Point Grey Advanced Poll Bike to Vote Ride
Location: UBC McInnes Field
Link out: Click here
Description: The AMS Bike Co-op and Bike to Vote are inviting students, local politicians and Point Grey
residents to join them for an Advanced Poll bike ride and picnic.
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2013-05-10



Point Grey Advanced Poll “Bike to Vote” Ride

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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The AMS Bike Co-op and Bike to Vote are inviting students, local politicians and Point Grey
residents to join them for an Advanced Poll bike ride and picnic on May 10th, 2013.

Check out our facebook event for more information, including how to determine your eligibility to vote!

Participants are invited to meet at the UBC MacInnes Field (adjacent to the UBC bus loop) at
5:00PM for a group ride to the Kitsilano Advanced Polling station where eligible voters will be
able to cast their ballots. The ride will also make a stop at Almond park (3600 W 12th Avenue)
at 5:45PM to pick up voters who are located off campus. People who are ineligible to vote in the
riding of Point Grey are still encouraged to join the ride.

Please join us for a fun celebratory ride along with dozens of cyclists and our very own music bike. A picnic party at Connaught Park with food provided will follow!




Wednesday, May 1st, 2013


Location: Bike Kitchen
Description: STRIP!… some bikes with us!

We’ll provide music, sunshine and food – and you’ll be helping us get organized and make the most out of useful bike parts of not-so-useful-anymore bikes!
Start Time: 11:00am
Date: May 5th, 2013
End Time: 04:00pm