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International Winter Bike to Work Day

on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:48

International Winter Bike to Work Day

Commit to ride. Put a snowflake on the world map. Watch it grow.

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Don't Let Your Bike Seat Ruin Your Sex Life

on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 08:12

No idea if this book is any good, but it is free on Kindle, so it's not a big risk to find out.

Don't Let Your Bike Seat Ruin Your Sex Life: Ergonomic Bike Seats And Practical Pointers That Could Save Your Sex Life



The Three Worlds of Cycling

on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 17:28

An interesting article from World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities:

There are three “worlds” of cycling — and perhaps surprisingly they have very little to do with each other.

Two are much appreciated by those who practice them and are quite easy to do.

While the third often appears to be close to impossible. But it is far more important than the rest combined and multiplied by a thousand.

Let’s have a look: (see article at: The Three Worlds of Cycling)

This brings up a lot of potential questions:

  • Is it possible to serve all three worlds equally, and if not, which of them is

Google Geeking our Website

on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 14:49

Does obsessing on analytics mean you're anal-retentive?

So we created a new website and made some changes (which we hope were improvements), was it worth the effort? Our expectations were pretty realistic since we know we're not offering Game of Thrones spoilers or anything like that, but it has taken time and effort, so it would be nice if it did something. Time to dive into Google Analytics and find out.

This was mostly written at the beginning of Dec and should have been published then, but then Christmas came along and things got crazy.

Jobs with Right Bike

on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 16:53
Samuel Benoit from Right Bike here
As you may have heard, we are offering our second full-time, winter-long course in bike mechanics for vulnerable youth from 23 November to 18 March. Applications for this are still open and the poster is attached to this email.
To deliver this course we are looking to fill two positions in our teaching faculty:
  • Co-Instructor: Full-time position for someone with experience with education and delivering training and some bike mechanics
  • Teaching Assistant: Part time position for someone with extensive technical knowledge in bike mechanics and the

Right Bike Mechanics Course

on Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:41



Right Bike (Ottawa) is offering a Mechanics Course for : "This program is open to youth (16 to 29 years old) who face barriers to employment, who are out of school and are unemployed or underemployed."

For details go to Right Bike Academy

New Work Stations

on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:16

Thanks to the efforts of Ray, Darcy and Peter the new work stations are coming along very nicely.

Each of the 5 work stations will have an identical, full basic set of bike tools. Each tool will be colour coded for that station and it's proper position indicated by a silhouette outline on the board. There will also be a main tool board with all of the more specialized tools that are used less often.

Our hope is that everyone cooperates in making sure every work station is neat and organized at the beginning and end of every volunteers shift.

The 2014 Financial Year in Review

on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 16:21

In 2014 we sold 104 bikes for $5005 and Scrapped 23,. People donated 70 Adult and 55 Kids bikes ie 127 bikes went out, 125 came in
We declined approx 60 donations due to lack of space (a problem since solved).

Our financials:
      Donations                 11.00       
      Interest Income           0.52       
      Other Income            19.50       
                Bicycles     5,005.00              
                DIY               266.95              
                Parts            793.00              
Total Revenue          6,095.97

Recyclore New Board of Directors

on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:44

On June 9th Recyclore held it's Annual General Meeting. There was the usual slate of administrative trivia such as reviewing past minutes and the like, but the main issues were to elect a new Board of Directors and to check on the finances.

As of June 9th, 2015 Recyclore's new Board of Directors is

Mike KaulbarsPeter BrebnerStephen GrayAlex NoppenEric von Gravnitz
PresidentSecretaryTreasurerMember at LargeMember at Large

Unfortunately not long after accepting the position of Treasurer Steve's employment changed to include a great deal of travel.