Events

B!KE Events

Get involved with your community cycling hub

Due to changes in Facebook’s privacy policy, events posted to our Facebook page are no longer automatically added to the Events page on the B!KE website. We will post them manually as quickly as we are able but please consult our Facebook Events page for the latest information.

Upcoming Events

October 31, 2020
7:30 pm / 9:30 pm

Halloween Glow Ride

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

Join us for a playful and socially distant way to celebrate Halloween! Decorate your bicycle with lights to light up the dark. Costumes strongly encouraged. Put an extra bell on your bike for even more fun...
Join us ready to ride in the alley behind B!KE at 7:30. The alley is located behind 293 George Street and can only be accessed from King Street.
NOTES ON THE RIDE:
+ By law, a front white light and red tail light are required + Helmets are strongly encouraged + B!KE will designate a ride leader who leads the route--typically people who pass the ride leader get lost! + We plan to ride at a maximum speed of 20km/hr + This ride may not be suitable for children under age 12, please contact info@communtiybikeshop.org to discuss bringing your family
NOTES ON DECORATING YOUR BIKE:
LED lights come in many shapes, sizes, and power options. If you are looking to purchase strings of battery-powered lights in Peterborough we have had success at Home Hardware, Michael's, and dollar stores. The internet has a wide array of options available too. We do not recommend using glow sticks as they are not bright enough to be impactful and create lots of waste.
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November 6, 2020
6:00 pm / 9:00 pm

Pixie and the Bees – Book Release

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

Join author, Erica Richmond and friends as she releases her first book, Pixie and the Bees.
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Recent Events

October 2, 2020
6:00 pm / 9:00 pm

First Friday Alleyway Art Opening

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

Lovers of art & lovers of bicycles, Please join us to celebrate the incredible success of B!KE's 2020 alleyway season. On Friday October 2nd, from 6pm-9pm, we will gather in the alley located behind B!KE’s workshop for the official opening of two art pieces. Art includes a (yet unnamed) mural by Tiph Leonard, and “B!KEsy” a multimedia piece by Tiph Leonard and Kid Kawartha. During the event enjoy video projections by Lester Alfonso. New B!KE tee-shirts from Renegade Apparel will be available. This event is part of the First Friday Art Crawl. We encourage you to decorate your ride with LED lights to visit B!KE and tour the other art openings happening throughout downtown. Follow along on social media @communitybikeshop and @ffptbo The alley is an accessible location for all wheeled devices. It is located behind 293 George Street and can only be accessed from King Street. We hope to see you soon Love, Tegan, Tiph, LA and the entire B!KE team Special thanks to the DBIA and the Publican House Brewery for your support of downtown art and this event.
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April 24, 2020
6:00 pm / 7:00 pm

Online Annual General Meeting

OnlineOpen Map

B!KE's Annual General Meeting will be held online on April 23 at 6pm. Please email tegan@communitybikeshop.org to RSVP and we will send you a meeting package along with the video link.
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March 8, 2020
10:00 am / 6:00 pm

B!KE: Kids Bike Build Event

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

B!KE will be hosting its first ever Kids Bike Build event! Date: Sunday March 8th, 2020 Time: 10am to 6pm Location: the B!KE Retail Location, 293 George St We will be collaborating with Peterborough's finest mechanical talent in repairing and tuning as many kid's bikes as possible. At the end of the day, all finished bicycles will be donated to local organizations that will distribute to children in the community. Aside from benefiting local youth it is our hope that this event will raise awareness of the strong cycling community that exists in Peterborough, and the businesses and organizations that support it. Thank you to all of the friends and community members who have donated bikes, parts and their time so kids can enjoy free bicycles that are in good condition! ___________________________________________________________________ Event Participants and Representing Mechanics: Wild Rock Outfitters https://www.facebook.com/WILDROCKOUTFITTERS Fontaine Source for Source https://www.facebook.com/FontaineSourceForSports Spokes ‘N’ Pedals https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spokes-N-Pedals/879983338777266 Dream Cyclery https://www.facebook.com/dreamcyclery Recipient Organizations: YES Youth Emergency Shelter | NCC New Canadians Centre | Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Canada https://www.facebook.com/YESShelterPtbo https://www.facebook.com/newcanadianscentre https://www.facebook.com/bigbrothersbigsistersofcanada ___________________________________________________________________ - Come on by, show your support and see our local mechanics in action! -  
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February 7, 2020
7:00 pm / 9:00 pm

Kona Launch Party

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

B!KE is proud to announce that we are now a Kona dealer! Kona is a BC based bike brand that falls on the "rowdy" side of cycling. They build beautiful bikes and are willing to support the grassroots work that we are doing here at B!KE. To celebrate we are having a small party here at the shop. Its going to be a casual evening celebrating B!KE and our new relationship with Kona. We will have a few Kona's here for folks to check out (see all their bikes online at www.konaworld.com). Tegan is working on a couple of games to play at the party (but no promises). Here are some sweet things we can offer: --> Ride a Kona to the party and we will give you a free B!KE waterbottle. --> Put a deposit on a new bike at the party and we will give you a B!KE tee-shirt. --> Come to the party and Tegan will give you a highfive. We hope to see you here! --> B!KE does used and DIY! Why carry new bikes? <-- Selling new bikes is something we started exploring last year. Because our supply of bikes is always limited by what gets donated we often turn people away when they are looking for something in particular. We also find ourselves mid-season with very few bikes for people to purchase. Having sold a few new hybrids and single speeds we know that we want to be able to offer people who are looking for something new the perfect bike. We hope that carrying Kona's will allow us to do this even better. --> Why Kona? <-- Kona is a Canadian company. Kona is willing to work with a shop as small as B!KE is. Charlie is a lifetime Kona fan and his passion led us to contact them. Charlie and Tegan both believe that steel is one of the best materials you can make a bicycle out of. You can repair it, it feels great to ride, we are excited that Kona makes beautiful new steel bikes!  
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January 18, 2020
3:00 pm / 5:00 pm

Workshop: Slippy Handling Skills

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

While many folks who are riding bikes this winter have likely learned some of these strategies, Charlie and I can help you build your winter bike handling skills. This workshop is free to the public and funded through the Winter Wheels program. Workshop participants will meet at B!KE, have a short discussion, and then ride to Beavermead together to practice in a series of bicycle handling drills on snow and ice. I always have fun at this workshop and imagine that riders of beginner and intermediate riding ability levels would also enjoy it. The ideal group size is 8-12 participants. The workshop will be postponed if the temperature is -12 or below. Helmets are required to participate. Warm footwear and warm gloves strongly recommended. Please register by emailing tegan@communitybikeshop.org.
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December 19, 2019
6:30 pm / 8:00 pm

Winter Lights Glow Ride

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

Join us on December 19th for our annual Winter Lights Glow Ride! Decorate your bicycle (or your outfit) with LED lights and come for a casual ride. Put an extra bell on your bike for more fun ringing in the holidays! Our route has yet to be decided but Tegan has a good track record for picking winding routes on which can admire well-lit homes and buildings (email her if there is any particular place you would like to see on the route). We plan on riding 8-10km at a meandering pace of 10-18km/hr. The Winter Lights Glow Ride will happen no matter the weather. Riding conditions may not be suitable for children. As per Ontario law, a front white light and red tail light are REQUIRED. Helmets strongly encouraged. Ride leaves from the alleyway behind B!KE at 6:30p.m. LED lights come in many shapes, sizes, and power options. If you are looking to purchase strings of battery powered lights locally we have had success at Home Hardware, Michael's, and dollar stores.
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December 9, 2019
5:30 pm / 6:30 pm

Winter Bike Fashion Show & Tell

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

This is a free, short, and informal workshop on winter bike apparel! Folks are invited to ride to the shop and join us to talk about winter biking apparel. Everyone will be asked to share about what's working and whats not in their winter riding wardrobe!  
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December 2, 2019
5:30 pm / 7:30 pm

Workshop: End o’ Season Bike Cleaning

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

This is a very hands on workshop for folks who want to learn how to clean a bicycle. Each participant will bring a bicycle and clean it! If you would like to thoroughly clean a nice bike before you put it away for the season this is the workshop for you. During the workshop you can expect remove your drive side crank arm, cassette, and chain for thorough cleaning. Also covered will be cleaning your rims and frame, as well as proper lubrication of derailleurs and chain. The workshop is hands on, limited to five participants, and $22.60 (HST included) per person. Please email tegan@communitybikeshop.org to register.
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September 9, 2019
12:00 pm / 3:00 pm

ABC’s of Bike Maintenance

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

As a part of DisOrientation Week 2019, Join B!KE for a DIY workshop where you can tune up your own bike! This workshop will provide up to 6 participants with the opportunity to complete their own bike tune-up. Our instructor Tegan will walk participants through the fundamentals of maintaining your bicycle in a fun and supportive learning environment. Please bring a bicycle and come prepared to get your hands dirty! We are offering this workshop in two sessions. The first session, ABC's of Bike Maintenance 12-1:30 at B!KE, is open to anyone. The second is specifically for women and trans folks and will be held from 2-3:30 at B!KE. We recognize that mechanical skills are typically taught and learned by men. By offering this workshop for women and trans folks, we hope to create a welcoming and friendly environment for people who may feel more comfortable learning mechanical skills with other women and trans folks. Both workshops are free for Trent Students, or $10 for non-students. Limit of 6 people per workshop. Registration is appreciated, email tegan@communitybikeshop.org to register. For more Disorientation events, visit OPIRG Peterborough's Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2501005080007633/https://www.facebook.com/events/2501005080007633/
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July 13, 2019
9:00 am / 9:00 pm

B!KE-a-Thon

The Social
295 George St. N., PeterboroughOpen Map

Where and When:

July 13th from 9am - 9pm at The Social, 295 George St. N., Peterborough

What:

Riders are encouraged to spend the day with us at The Social riding your team bike, supporting your team mates when its their turn to ride, playing games, participating in spin class, or getting a free massage!

How:

• Teams up to 5 members keep one bike spinning for 12 hours • Team registration fee of $125 • Minimum fundraising pledge is $500 per team • Bring your own bike or let us know ahead of time and we will have one for you

Every team member will get:

• Lunch (meal ticket will be provided, dietary specifications possible), snacks and non-alcoholic drinks • A B!KE water bottle • That sweet feeling of success and philanthropy! • There will be prizes, prizes, prizes!

• Track your own kilometers and compete for the longest distance award

• Theme it up! Best team name and costume award

• Highest earners! Prize for most funds raised award

Steps:

• Register your team on this site • Set up your fundraising page • Start fundraising by contacting friends and family • Register at The Social the morning of July 13th between 7:00 and 8:15 am

Bring:

• Km tracker, if you have one • Small towels • Extra water bottles, if needed (we’ll be providing one) • Money for shopping downtown • A bike trainer if you have one • Costumes and bike décor! • A sense of humour and finely-tuned determination!

We look forward to spending the day with you!

** Please note: Although B!KE is a non-profit, it is not a charity at this time and therefore cannot issue charitable receipts for your donations.

REGISTRATION PRICING: $125 per team

Teams can be registered with or without all members confirmed.

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June 8, 2019
10:00 am / 2:00 pm

Kids On Bikes PTBO

Millennium Park
130 King St, Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9Open Map

Grab your bikes and helmets and join us at the Millennium Park for some bike decorating, riding through the Bike Playground, and other bike fun. Kids On Bikes is fun for all ages and abilities. Learning to ride a bike? No worries! We can help with tips and tricks to get kids of all ages rolling. A FREE event from Active & Safe Routes to School Peterborough, B!KE, GreenUP, the City of Peterborough, and the Silver Bean Cafe.
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June 7, 2019
12:10 pm / 1:00 pm

Downtown Cycling Lanes – Official Opening

246 George St. N.
246 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9J 3H1, CanadaOpen Map

This is the Official Opening of the new 2.5 km of cycling lanes on George and Water Streets between Hunter Street and Lake Street. Join the Mayor and project staff to see the project and learn about how it was developed and why. We will gather on the wide sidewalk in front of the Investors Group building on the east side of George Street just north of Sherbrooke Street. The ceremony will begin at 12:15 p.m. and there will be a tours of the infrastructure, one on foot and one by bicycle, beginning after the ceremony. Bring your own bicycle and helmet to participate in the cycling tour.
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June 6, 2019
6:00 pm / 7:30 pm

Family Bike Ride

Rogers Cove Park
131 Maria St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1B8Open Map

Come join in this family friendly bike ride along City trails, led by City staffer, Sue Sauve. Learn about our trails and find out where they go. How did they get here? What do we have planned next? Bring a working bicycle and wear a bike helmet. A waiver must be signed at the beginning of the ride.
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June 2, 2019
12:30 pm / 2:00 pm

Workshop: ABC’s of Bike Maintenance (Women Only)

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George StreetOpen Map

Join us for a DIY workshop where you can tune up your own bike! This Women-Only session of the ABC's provides a welcoming and friendly learning environment for women who like to learn in a women only space. This workshop will provide up to 6 participants with the opportunity to complete their own bike tune-up. Our instructor Jean will walk participants through the fundamentals of maintaining your bicycle in a fun and supportive learning environment. Please bring a bicycle and come prepared to get your hands dirty! The workshop will take place at B!KE and is $15 per person. Register by emailing tegan@communitybikeshop.org.  
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May 11, 2019
8:00 am / 1:00 pm

Shifting Gears at the Market with B!KE checks

Saturday Downtown Farmers’ Market at Charlotte Towers
245 Charlotte St, Peterborough, ON K9J 7K6Open Map

Shifting Gears will be at the Saturday Peterborough Farmers' Market at Morrow Park! You can pick up helpful maps and resources, and get a free bike check from the wonderful mechanics at B!KE. Arrive at the Market by foot, bike, or transit to be entered into our prize draw. We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please call or email Lindsay at 705-745-3238 X209 or lindsay.stroud@greenup.on.ca  
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