Kids Bike Library
The Kids Bike Library (KBL) is similar to a regular library, but with bikes! During the summer on Wednesdays from 10:00am – 6:00pm, kids and youth can come trade a bike they have outgrown for one their size (includes bikes with 20” wheels or smaller). Unlike a regular library, you can keep the bike for as long as you need it without having to worry about renewing.
Don’t have a bike? No problem! We also provide bikes to children and youth by-donation, even if you don’t have one to swap. From 4:00pm - 6:00pm on KBL Wednesdays, we also offer by-donation tune-ups for kids bikes.
We’re always looking for bike donations and volunteers to help us build bikes and provide tune-ups. If you’re interested in supporting the Kids Bike Library or have questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
May - September 2019
Bike Kitchen Lawn
UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd.
The Bici Libre initiative recycles bikes and rebuilds them for the use of migrant farm workers across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Farm workers that come from other countries via the Temporary Foreign Workers Program often live at the farms on which they work, far from town centres and with limited access to basic necessities.
Their time off is limited and with mobility restrictions, workers often face difficulties accessing services like banking, medical care and groceries. Our goal is to support workers during their stay and to ensure transportation is not a limitation in their life in Canada. A dedicated team of volunteers helps us provide free bicycles, locks, lights, helmets and bike repair services. *Call for Volunteers*
Donate directly to the Bici Libre project fund and help us supply bikes, lights, locks and helmets to migrant farm workers.
Cycling Resources Centres
Our Cycling Resource Centres (CRCs) are a one stop shop for all things relating to bicycles. We go outdoors to places where cyclists and would-be cyclists already congregate and provide a one-stop-shop to answer any bike related questions they may have.
Basic tune-ups by donation
Tutorials on bike mechanics
Cycling route maps
Interactive educational resources
Resources from local cycling + advocacy organizations
Information about upcoming events
Through the support of UTown@UBC, we offer free CRCs on campus from spring until fall every year. Drop by and get a basic bike tune-up and other cycling resources likes maps and guides.
We can bring our CRCs to you! Book us for a CRC at your event, festival, party, workplace or school.