New Summer Hours

With the end of Emily’s employment contract, Cycle Transitions will be reverting back to our early summer hours. As of this Saturday, August 10, our open hours will be:

Monday and Wednesday evenings – 6:30 to 9pm

Saturday mornings – 9am to noon.


Emily’s Last Day is Thursday

It’s that time of year – our summer employment grant is winding down and that means Emily Washburn will soon be on her way back to university.  This Thursday will be her last day of employment.

We’ve been very pleased with Emily’s work for us this summer!  Emily has done a tremendous job; she learned all the tasks quickly, on top of keeping of top of the cash system she’s taught us a thing or two, she’s been great with members and customers, and she’s learned a lot about bicycle maintenance.  Very impressive!

If you’d like, you can drop by the shop to wish her well in the new school year, thank her for her work here.  Even though Thursday is her last day, we’ll be having a wee celebration at 7:30 Wednesday evening.

Thank you, Emily, we’re going to miss you!

Clearance Bike Sale

On Saturday June 22, between 9am-noon, Cycle Transitions will be having a clearance yard sale on bicycles, here at our location 390 King St. W. in Cobourg!

The purpose of the sale is to sell those bikes in our back stock ‘as-is’, meaning that we have not fixed or refurbished them since they have come in. We want to pass them on to other bike enthusiasts who would take them on as personal projects. They will be offered at clearance prices $10 – $50. In addition, we will be putting out some accessory bike parts alongside the bicycles.

For more information, you can contact us by phone at 289-251-8895, or by email at

Come on out and support us!

New Summer Employee at CT, Extended Summer Hours

Cycle Transitions is excited to introduce our new summer employee, Emily Washburn.  Thanks to a Canada Summer Works student employment grant, we have been able to hire Emily.  Emily, already a member of Cycle Transitions, is a student at Trent University, and lives in Cobourg.  She begins her employment next week Monday, June 3.

With the hiring of Emily, we are able to once again extend our summer hours giving you more opportunity to come in and work on your bicycle.  So, our new Summer Hours  (beginning June 3) are:

Monday to Thursday – 3pm to 8:30pm

Saturday – 9am to 2:30pm

As always, we are closed holiday weekends.

Hamilton Township Commuter Cycling Master Plan Survey

Hamilton Township is working on a Commuter Cycling Master Plan. If you live in Hamilton Township or regularly cycle there, please take a few minutes and click the link provided below.
Information on this project can be found on the Hamilton Township website

Student Summer Employment Opportunity at Cycle Transitions

Cycle Transitions is pleased to announce that it has again secured a Canada Summer Works grant for the purposes of hiring a student to work in the shop.  This is a repeat of the last three years – very successful endeavours – where our summer employee tended to the shop, assisted patrons and took care of sales. This year we will hire another student to fill that role.

This is a call for applicants; if you know of someone who could ably fill this role, please have them send their cover letter and resume to Bruce Bellaire – or Rick Nonnekes – Our application deadline is May 21, the projected start date to be near the end of May or the beginning of June. The grant allows for 9 weeks at 30 hours per week with an hourly pay rate at $15. A copy of the job description can be found here.

Annual Membership Meeting on May 23rd

Cycle Transitions’ governing body – Go Green Together – will be holding its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 23rd, 7 pm at the Dutch Oven (7 King St W, Cobourg). All members and supporters are cordially invited.

A President’s Report and Financial Report will be provided as well as the opportunity to discuss any questions or suggestions you may have about the operations of the organization.
Snacks and refreshments are also provided.  Looking forward to seeing you!

Closed for Easter Holiday Weekend

Cycle Transitions will be closed Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22 for the Easter Holiday weekend.  We will re-open Wednesday, April 24.

Have a great weekend!

Spring Tune-Up Workshop

Spring Tune-up Workshop
Learn how to prepare your bicycle for this year’s cycling season. Adjust your derailleurs and brakes as needed, replace worn parts, clean your bike, and more This is a hands-on workshop so bring your bike.
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King St. W., Cobourg
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: free for Cycle Transition members. $35 for non-members (gives you a year’s CT membership in addition to the workshop fee). Parts extra.
Leader: Dave Singfield
How to sign up: send an email to
There is a limit of 8 persons for the workshop.  If there are more than 8 who indicate an interest, a second evening may be scheduled.

Maintenance Workshop for Women Only

Maintenance Workshop for Women Only
Our most popular workshop! Learn how to clean your bike, clean and lubricate your chain, and change a tire. This is a hands on workshop so you will get an opportunity to practice some of these skills right away. Bring your bike and don’t wear your good clothes!
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King St. W., Cobourg
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: free for Cycle Transition members. $35 for non-members (gives you a year’s CT membership in addition to the workshop fee).
Leaders: Maria Siemiaszko, Sue Throop, Freda Dong
How to sign up: send an email to
There is a limit of 12 persons for the workshop.  If there are more than 12 that sign up, a second evening may be scheduled.