Community outreach

 
 

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.

Access to the Kids Bike Library is free for Bike Kitchen members. If the membership fee presents a financial barrier, please contact outreach@bikecoop.ca to request that the fee be waived.

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Get Involved

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 outreach@bikecoop.ca.

 

when

May - September 2019

where

Bike Kitchen Lawn
UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd.
Vancouver, BC

Contact

outreach@bikecoop.ca
604-822-2453

 
 

BICI LIBRE

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*

Get Involved

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We host the Bike Building Party for Bici Libre regularly at Kickstand in East Vancouver. Subscribe to our Facebook events and our newsletter to get updates about the next Bike Building Party.

Donate directly to the Bici Libre project fund and help us supply bikes, lights, locks and helmets to migrant farm workers.

 
 

When

Check out our
Events page

WHERE

Bike Kitchen
6138 Student Union Blvd.
UBC, Vancouver


Our Community Bikes
2429 Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver


Kickstand
1739 Venables Street
Commercial Drive, Vancouver

 
 

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.

We provide:

  • 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.
 

Book Us

We can bring our CRCs to you! Book us for a CRC at your event, festival, party, workplace or school.

 

WHen

They are scheduled regularly!
Check out our events calendar