Archive for February, 2014

Lean, Mean, Recycling Machines!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

On the last Wednesday of every month, the Bike Co-op has a Recycling Party at our shop, the Bike Kitchen!  We strip donated bikes, keeping the parts we can reuse and recycling what we can’t.  The results of the last Recycling Party on February 26 was a pile of recycling that was taller than our program mechanic, Chelsea!  We’re lean, mean, recycling machines here at the Bike Co-op!

So make sure you come to our next Recycling Party in March and we’ll see if we can make the pile even higher!

chelsea recycling



AGM Agenda Released!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

agm posterAttention all Bike Co-op members!  The agenda for our Annual General Meeting on March 15 has been released!  See below – remember to come on out to cast your vote for our next Board of Directors (or, run for the Board yourself! Email Christine at if you want more info on joining the Board).

Also, you should make sure you stick around for the party after!  We’re celebrating our 15th Anniversary this year, and after the AGM wraps up we’ll switch to an awesome party with free food, good times, and amazing tunes provided by The Ruffled Feathers!  You won’t want to miss it!

Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the AMS Bike Co-op

6:00 pm Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The meeting will be chaired by the President of the Co-op, Cole Murphy

Minutes will be kept by:

1. Quorum Check (17h00 – 18h00), signing in of the members in attendance, explanation of procedures

  • We require 20 regular members (including board members) or 10% of the regular membership (excluding board members), whichever is less.

2. Aprove Agenda (1 minutes)

3. Reports (1 minute)

  • President’s report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Bike Kitchen report

4. Volunteer Awards (5 minutes)

5. Appointment of Honorary Members (5 members)

6. Election of Board Members (10 minutes)

  • Our constitution allows up to 12 board members at large, plus President, Vice-President, Treasurer.  Typically we directly elect two of the board members at large directly as P&Y coordinators.
  • The election is carried out using Approval Voting, conducted secretly.  We need to approve the choice of Lucas, the Bike Kitchen Manager, as Election Officer.

7. Long-Term Strategic Plan (3 minutes)

8. Adjournment

  • Signing of minutes, then the 15th Anniversary Party!



Commuting 101 – Feb 24

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Missing the Bike Kitchen over Reading Week?  Get over your withdrawal by attending this super informative workshop on the first day that we re-open after the break!

Commuting 101!  Learn the rules of the road in Vancouver, techniques, best practices for road riding, and other handy tips to know like riding in the rain and putting your bike on the bus!

  • Where: The Bike Kitchen
  • When: Monday, February 24, 6:30-8pm

Early registration is needed, so click here to RSVP.
For more information on our upcoming Bikes 101 workshops (with different themes!), click here.



Recycling Party – Feb 26

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Our next Bicycle Recycling Party will be on Wednesday, February 26th from 6-9 pm!

  • Where: The Bike Kitchen
  • When: Wednesday (Feb. 26th), 6-9pm

Come to the Bike Kitchen and we’ll show you how to strip bikessort parts, and recycle! Taking bikes apart is a great way to learn how they work and understand basic mechanics. Not to mention that you’ll also get a free pizza dinner for pitching in. Sweet deal!

For more information on this event, click here.



Member Night: Board Games and Bikes!

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

It’s back again – Member Appreciation Night at the Bike Co-op! Once a month, we open up our shop for the evening for Bike Co-op members to come, hang out, meet other awesome members, and have some fun!

  • Where: The Bike Kitchen
  • When: Wednesday, February 12, 6-9pm
  • What: Choose your own adventure – board games or bikes (or both!)

There will be a Bike Kitchen mechanic and knowledgeable Bike Co-op volunteers to help you work on your bike (so BYOBike!). Shop time is free at member nights, so its a great time to give your bike a tune up!

We will also have board games to play and tasty snacks to share!

Check out the facebook event to here to rsvp.

See you there!