Archive for March, 2014


Women and Queer Night – Apr. 2

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Coming up next Wednesday (Apr. 2nd) is our monthly Women and Queer Night!

This monthly workshop is a positive space provided for anyone who’s female- or LGBTQ-identified. It’s also free of charge and registration is not needed (that means just bring your bike and drop in)! A light dinner (yum!) will also be provided, courtesy of the AMS Bike Co-op.

  • Where: The Bike Kitchen
  • When: Next Wednesday (April 2nd)

Click here for the deets.

Click here for the facebook event (and check out our other Wednesday programs)!

WQ Night Poster Final

 


 

Recycling Party – Mar 26

Sunday, March 23rd, 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!

And this rad event is coming back on Wednesday, March 26th! Come recycle and strip parts with us and let’s make this pile even higher!

 

chelsea recycling

 


 

Be A Bike Co-op Member Today!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

WHAT? You’re not a Bike Co-op member?! Unbelievable!

Bike Co-op membership comes with many awesome perks!

  • Free shop time on Fridays
  • 2 additional hours of complementary shop time for any day and time we are open
  • 10% discount on new parts and accessories
  • Programs discounts – members save on Intro to Mechanics workshop series!
  • Access to exclusive programs like BYOB (Build Your Own Bike!)
  • Access to our Monthly Member Night social events! Come hang out with other awesome bikey people!
  • With a contribution of 6 volunteer hours at Purple and Yellow Volunteer Night, access to the fleet!

Sounds like a good deal? Awesome.

Drop by The Bike Kitchen to sign up for a membership! Become a rad bikey friend today!

 

 

 


 

Thank you for 15 Amazing Years!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

This past Saturday, March 15th, the Bike Co-op celebrated it’s 15th Anniversary in style by throwing a good ol’ fashioned shindig.  Thank you to everyone who attended to show their support for the Bike Co-op, and to everyone who worked so hard to make the night such a great success!

A special thank you to The Ruffled Feathers for providing some awesome tunes.  We hope you enjoyed our enthusiastic dancing 🙂

Also thanks to all the Bike Co-op alumni who made the trek up to UBC (some from as far as Portland!) to come celebrate with us.  It was great to see so many faces from over the years.

And of course, thanks to the Bike Co-op’s Board of Directors and staff for putting in so much time and excellent work bringing it all together!

More pictures will be posted to our Flickr group in the coming days, but in the meantime, here are a few shots from the party!

All attendees.  What a night!

All attendees. What a night!

Party-goers dancing to the Ruffled Feathers' sweet, sweet music.

Party-goers dancing to the Ruffled Feathers’ sweet, sweet music.

Past presidents of the Bike Co-op, and our newly elected Pres Tamara Brown!  Congrats!

Past presidents of the Bike Co-op, and our newly elected Pres Tamara Brown! Congrats!

 


 

Touring 101: There And Back Again

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Another BIKES 101 workshop is coming up!

Just in time to plan your summer trips, this workshop walks you through the wonderful world of bike touring! From route planning tips, what to take on the road with you, key safety advice, and some stories to get you inspired, you’ll be aching to hit the road on two wheels!

  • Where: The Bike Kitchen
  • When: Wednesday, March 19th, 6:30-8pm

Remember to RSVP here!

 


 

15th Anniversary Party

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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Our Annual General Meeting & 15th Anniversary Party is just around the corner! And you’re invited!

Spots are limited so RSVP now for a night of good food, good company, and good music!

With special musical guests The Ruffled Feathers! Known for their beautifully crafted yet extremely danceable violin, trumpet and ukulele-laced songs, they’re sure to get you on your feet!

The event will include our Annual General Meeting – a great chance to hear what the Bike Co-op has been up to this past year! All guests are welcome to attend the AGM, but we ask that our general members (especially if you will be running for the Bike Co-op’s Board of our Directors!) to please attend this portion of the evening so that they may vote in our elections.

  • When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 6:00-11:00 pm
  • Where: SUB Partyroom, Student Union Building

Evening Program:

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Annual General Meeting

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Party festivities begin. Dinner is served!

8:00 pm onwards | Dancing and good times!

 

 

 


 

Women and Queer Night – Mar. 5

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Coming up this Wednesday (March 5th) is our monthly Women and Queer Night!

This monthly workshop is a positive space provided for anyone who’s female- or LGBTQ-identified. It’s also free of charge and registration is not needed (that means just bring your bike and drop in)! A light dinner (yum!) will also be provided, courtesy of the AMS Bike Co-op.

  • Where: The Bike Kitchen
  • When: Next Wednesday (Mar. 5)

Click here for the deets.

Click here for the facebook event (and check out our other Wednesday programs)!

 

WQ Night Poster Final