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 – brucebellaire@gmail.com or Rick Nonnekes – rnonnekes@gmail.com. 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 cycletransitions@gmail.com
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 cycletransitions@gmail.com
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.

Touring Prep Workshop

Randy and Anita on tour in Cuba

Touring Prep Workshop

 
Learn how to prepare for a self-guided bicycle tour with Randy and Anita, recently returned from a tour of Cuba.  If you followed their blog of the trip (randyandanitaadventures.com), you can be assured they know all the “ins and outs” of what you’ll need and how to get ready for your tour.
Date: Tuesday, April 23
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).
Leader: Randy Albon, Anita Macklin
How to sign up: send an email to cycletransitions@gmail.com
There is a limit of 12 persons for the workshop.

Cycle Transitions Closed Tonight

Due to inclement weather, we decided to cancel tonight’s open hours.  We will re-open on Saturday morning.

Change of Time for BAC Presentation to Cobourg Council

Please note that Cobourg Council has changed its meeting times from 4pm to 6pm.  As such, the presentation being made by Sustainable Cobourg’s Bicycle Action Committee will take place at the meeting on February 19 which begins at 6pm.

Please come out and support the efforts being made to improve and add to the cycling infrastructure in Cobourg.

Bicycle Action Committee to Address Cobourg Council.

Sustainable Cobourg’s Bicycle Action Committee (BAC) will be making a presentation to Cobourg Council’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, February 19 (the meeting begins at 4pm). The BAC will be making its pitch for cycling infrastructure projects for the coming year (separated path along Elgin from Strathy to St. Peter’s Cemetery) and the 3 remaining years of this Council (completion of the Kerr St corridor trail – a “spine” to connect a number of paths/routes).

We extend an invitation to all Cycle Transitions members and supporters to attend this meeting to show Council your support for these projects. The BAC has, over the last eleven years, made numerous presentations to Council encouraging them to improve Cobourg’s cycling infrastructure. This has led to considerable work being done already, but there’s still more to be done. Let’s encourage Council to include these in its new mandate.

We wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season!

Cycle Transitions extends a holiday greeting to all our members, supporters and friends.  May this be a safe and enjoyable time for you!

Our shop will be closed from December 20 to January 4, re-opening again Saturday, January 5.  We’re looking forward to seeing you again in the new year!

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