The next Community Bike Ride is taking place in Port Hope and hosted by both the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club as well as Port Hope Bicycle. Just like in Cobourg, it’s an easy, family-oriented ride around Port Hope where members of the public are invited to join the NHCC for a group ride around town. There is no charge—all that’s required is to wear a helmet and sign a waiver prior to the ride.
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall
Route map: Port Hope Route map here
Where – Cycle Transitions parking lot
When – Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:00 am to 3 pm
What – Any bicycle related items –bikes, parts, clothing, etc.
How – Sellers register before ($10 for individuals, $30 for businesses), then set up to swap or sell.
Registration for sellers: via email email@example.com, or on the day of the sale from 9:00 to 9:50am.
Swap Sale Hours: 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturday, June 8
What Is a “Swap”?
Our “Swap” is a parking lot sale. Anyone can bring in their equipment, gear, clothing, etc., to be displayed for swap or sale.
The Swap opens at 10:00am Saturday, which is when you will find the best selection. Prices on all used equipment are determined by the individual sellers. All sales are final and paid to the individual sellers. There are no warranties on Swap merchandise unless the individual seller gives one. The used equipment is only at Cycle Transitions for the designated day and potential buyers cannot preview the equipment before the Swap opens on Saturday.
The Swap opens at 10:00am Saturday. The seller must be registered by 9:50am Saturday morning of the swap. Sellers can register prior to the date of the Sale by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on the day of the Sale. Registration is open on Saturday from 9:00am to 9:50am. There is a registration fee of $10 for individuals, $30 for businesses. The seller takes full responsibility for their own sales.
What will I find at the Swap?
The contents of the Swap depend entirely on what is brought in by our sellers. We do not know in advanced what products we will have, although there we expect a good variety of styles and price. The best selection is available Saturday morning and good deals will go quickly. Please do not call ahead for product information.
Just a friendly reminder that the first of the Women’s Workshop series are ready to roll tomorrow night (Thursday, April 24, 2013) at Cycle Transitions. Start time is 7:00pm till 9:00. If you’ve registered but are unable to make it, please give us a little notice so we can open up a space to someone on the waiting list. email@example.com
Note that there will not be regular shop hours tomorrow due to the workshop, but we’ll see you all at the Bicycle Donation Drive on Saturday.
When: Saturday, April 20 and 27, 2013
Hours: 9a.m. to 12 noon
Where: Cycle Transitions – 739 D’Arcy St., Cobourg (behind the old NuComm building)
We’ll take any bicycle as long as it has potential for refurnishing or for parts (please, no junk bikes!). We’ll refurbish the bicycle and put it up for sale at very low cost to the community, or use it for parts. Some of the bicycles will be available for our “Sweat Equity” program – individuals can receive credit by volunteering at CT and in return use that credit to build their own bicycle from our stock.
Funds generated from the sale of these bicycles or their parts will go towards the operating costs of Cycle Transitions, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization working to increase safe cycling in Northumberland County.
If you have one or more bicycles to donate, but don’t have the means to transport them to CT, give us a call (905.377.1278) or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org; we’ll arrange for them to be picked up.
Cycle Transitions is a non-profit organization run by volunteers with the goal of increasing safe cycling in Northumberland County. We operate a fully equipped do-it-yourself bicycle repair shop and offer safe cycling education courses. Our operating hours are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, and Saturday morning from 9 to noon.
Due to the weather forecast of ice/snow today the Cycle Transitions Shop will not be open this evening.
We will be open again on Saturday April 13th from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.
Cycle Transitions will be offering Women’s Workshops in bicycle maintenance and repairs at our fully equipped facility at 739 D’Arcy Street in Cobourg across from the Cobourg Community Center. Open workshop and troubleshooting will follow the information sessions.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 (7:00-9:00pm):
Introduction Workshop “Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bike”
Thursday, May 23, 2013 (7:00-9:00pm):
“Hubs, Headsets and Bottom Brackets” with guest mechanic Tegan Moss
Thursday, June 13, 2013 (7:00-9:00pm):
“Shifters and Derailleurs” with guest mechanic Tegan Moss
Thursday, July 11, 2013 (7:00-9:00pm):
TBA with guest mechanic Tegan Moss
Pre-registration is required. Email: email@example.com
Cost: FREE for Cycle Transitions members.
Non members: $10 per session, $30 per set of 4 workshops, with opportunity to join our non profit group ($30 single yearly membership, $50 family membership).
Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful CT members and volunteers. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday and we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!
Just a reminder…tonight is the night! Cycle Transitions is having an evening of helping out. We’re hosting a key chain making event this evening. The idea is to make key chains from old (and new) bicycle chains and key rings. Then we will sell them as Christmas stocking stuffers and gift items.
Where: Cycle Transitions (GGT rooms)
When: Tonight – Tuesday, December 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
If anyone has chain-breakers please bring them along or make them available for us.
And, put your orders in now, too! Check out the picture here to see what they are like. We are selling them for $2 each. To order the Key-chains please contact CT at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the shop or call 905-377-1278. Hope to see you there!
Cycle Transitions is having an evening of helping out. We’re hosting a key chain making evening. The idea is to make key chains from old (and new) bicycle chains and key rings. Then we’ll sell them as Christmas stocking stuffers and gift items.
Where: Cycle Transitions (GGT rooms)
When: Tuesday, December 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Please let us know if you are planning to attend. If anyone has chain “breakers”, please bring them along or make them available for us. And, put your orders in now, too! Check out the picture here to see what they’re like. We’re selling them for $2 each.
To pre-order the Keychains please contact CT at email@example.com or visit the shop on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm or Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon or call 905-377-1278.
The following is a link to the Ministry of Transportation’s website where they are asking for feedback on their draft Cycling Policy for the province. Deadline for responses is January 29th, 2013. Or, feel free to use the commenting section below to add your comment here and we will compose a response for submission by the deadline.
Ontario Moves Forward on New Cycling Strategy: Read about it here.
Draft of the new Ontario Cycling Policy here