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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick Nonnekes – email@example.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.
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!
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.