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 cycletransitions@gmail.com.

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.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8SDHKM
Information on this project can be found on the Hamilton Township website https://www.hamiltontownship.ca/en/recreation-and-leisure/whats-happening.aspx

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.

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