Archive for October, 2013

Westham Island Ride

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Join us on this fun social ride, and check out really cool birds in Richmond!

  • Where: Vancouver side of the Canada Line Bridge (the one that goes to Richmond)
  • When: Sunday, November 3rd. Meeting up at 06h55. Wheels rolling at 07h05 to catch the shuttle.

The bird sanctuary, pumpkin farms, fruit winery, local honey, and salmon sausage can all be visited in a day. We will spend about 2-3 full hours at the sanctuary, everything else will be short stops.

Weather-Dependency: the ride will be cancelled only if it is actually raining on Sunday and the forecast says it will continue all day.

Extra details: Bring a lunch, some warm clothes, a tuque, and gloves!

The Bike Co-op will pay for people’s entry fee to the bird sanctuary.

For more information on this ride or future rides, join the google group AMS Bike Co-op Tours and Group Rides.



Join The Board!

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

If you love bikes and want to be more involved as a volunteer, join the Bike Co-op’s Board of Directors! Be a part of the group of bike-friendly folks that guides the goings on of the Co-op.

The board is the heart of the Co-op, and develops and facilitates its programming and events. Members of the board of directors are charged with the direction of the Co-op and are entrusted to make decisions about how it is run. Important decisions are made by the entire board, which meets weekly. We employ a consensus based decision making model.

If this sounds like something you’d like to join (and why, of course it does!), then don’t hesitate to run for election at our Fall General Meeting!

Where: The Bike Kitchen
When: Tuesday, November 12th, 6-8pm

**We will ask you to speak a few words if you’re running, so be ready!**

Join The Board Poster



Fall General Meeting

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Our Fall General Meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 12th!

Come hear all about what the Bike Co-op has been up to for the first half of the year and see what we have planned for the rest!

Socialize with fellow Bike Co-op members, fill up on tasty tasty food, and run to join the Board of Directors! Be a part of the group of bike-friendly (and people-friendly, too!) folks that guides the goings on of the Co-op.

Some food will be provided, but potluck contributions to share are also appreciated.

After the meeting we’ll proceed to a local establishment to enjoy some fresh, cold beverages together. Join us!

Click here for the facebook event.


Note: Our regular Volunteer Night program will be cancelled that evening so that all can enjoy the fun!

Questions?  Contact the Board by stopping by one of our regular meetings (every Tuesday from 5-6 pm) or email

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Women and Queer Night Coordinator Wanted!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

We are seeking 1 Women & Queer Night Coordinators to help us facilitate our program, you guessed it, Women and Queer Night!

If you’re interested in joining a fun, bikey, open-minded community, then this is your chance! See attached file for detailed information on the volunteer position opening. If you’re interested in becoming a WQ coordinator, please email your statement of interest to no later than November 8th.


WQ Night Coordinator Description



Purple and Yellow Coordinator Wanted!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

We are seeking 2 Purple and Yellow Coordinators to help us run the Purple and Yellow bike sharing program!

If you’re interested in joining a fun, bikey, awesome community, then this is your chance! See attached file for more information on the volunteer position opening. If you’re interested in becoming a PnY coordinator, please email your statement of interest to no later than November 8th.


PnY Coordinator Description



Deep Cove Donut Ride

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Come for a fun ride with a special treat at the end… donuts are on us!

Meet up at Cafe Musette downtown (come a bit early if you want to grab a coffee or snack before the ride). It’s at 1262 Burrard Street (entrance from the alley). We roll out from there cross the Lion’s Gate bridge and take a fairly straight-forward route through North Van all the way to Deep Cove. We arrive at Honey’s Doughnuts, and munch on some tasty pastries. The route is about 22 km, it’s mostly on bike routes, and we’ll keep the pace manageable for all levels of riders.

When: October 27th (Friday), 10am – 5pm

Where: Cafe Musette, and then on to Deep Cove


To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact the ride organizer Jordan at doug_666_69 (at)




Volunteers needed this weekend

Friday, October 18th, 2013

We have two fun volunteer opportunities this weekend!  Come pitch in and meet some of the cool folks of the Bike Co-op!  We like to keep our volunteers well fed, so you will get a tasty snack (or even a free lunch!) out of the bargain.  Plus the hours count if you’re working towards earning your membership.  Sweet deal!

Opportunity #1: The Spare pArts art show is coming to a wrap – on Saturday, October 19th we will be taking down the exhibit at 11:00 am. Come pitch in to help take down the art and clean up after what is sure to be an eventful closing night party 😉 Sign up here, or contact if you have any questions!

Opportunity #2: Join the Bike Co-op at the Kitsilano Farmers Market! We will be at the market offering free tune-ups, bike maps, and cycling resources. 10 am – 2 pm at Larch and 10th. If you sign up as a booth assistant, you will be chatting with community members about cycling, handing out pamphlets and resources, and tuning up bikes (no pressure if you’re new to bike mechanics – one of the more experienced volunteers can lead the tuneups or help you). All volunteers get a free lunch. Sign up here, or contact if you have any questions!




Spare pArts Closing Night Party is tonight!

Friday, October 18th, 2013

7 pm – 10 pm!  At the AMS Art Gallery, first floor of the Student Union Building! Be there or be square!

Complete with live performance art and refreshments, where select pieces from the show will be on auction to raise funds for the AMS Bike Co-op. We would love for you to join us!

[19+, 2 pieces of ID required]
[Free admission]

Tasty snacks, beer and wine by purchase.
Dance party and good times on the house.

See you there!



Free Training Course: Fall and Winter Riding

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

To help you get prepared to ride in Bike to Work Week, UBC is offering a free cycling training course! This free intermediate-level workshop is perfect for those who ride to work in the summer and are thinking of trying it in the fall or winter. You’ll learn advanced tips and tricks about biking to work in Metro Vancouver’s winter riding conditions, including:

  • Dressing for the weather (staying warm and dry)
  • Advanced cycling safety
  • Cold-weather care for your bike
  • Light and visibility
  • UBC-specific bike parking and resources

Refreshments, bike maps, giveaways and other information will also be provided.


Where: Henry Angus Building (Map) Room 254

When: Wednesday, October 23 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Please email Neal Wells, Outreach Manager, Campus + Community Planning to register and please include the following information:

First Name:

Last Name:

Association to UBC: (Student, Faculty, Staff):

Email Address:


In addition, we have recently completed some fun videos that highlight safety and cycling services at UBC. Be sure to check out our I bike here videos!




Spare pArts Opens Today!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

We’re very proud to announce that our art show Spare pArts opens today! If you happen to be hanging out at the SUB, make sure to check it out! And what better way to chase away them midterm blues than looking at creative masterpieces made from used bicycle parts? And remember to join us on October 18th for the Closing Night Gala! For more information on the art show, click here. For the facebook event for the Closing Gala, click here

Where: AMS Art Gallery

When: Oct 7th-18th