!!!OPEN NOW!!!

I AM SO HAPPY to announce our hours the week of Oct 18:
Monday Oct 18: 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Tuesday Oct 19: Closed to public, volunteers will focus on breathing new lives into abandoned campus bikes.
Thursday Oct 21: 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm

After our REOPENING week the up-to-date hours will be posted here.
Note we are adopting a same day appointment system. Please read the instructions and sign up here.
Lastly, we are always looking for new volunteers!

Reopening!

We will probably re-open with either Monday Oct 11th or Monday Oct 18th 5.00pm – 7.30pm! We are using a same-day appointment system and you can sign up here. Proof of Vaccination will be required and unfortunately we can only have 2 users at a time at our SSMU basement space. For more information, you could visit here. We can’t wait to see you! (follow our ins @theflatbikecollective !)

Moving back to campus…

We’re still not operating, but as Covid restrictions allow (both McGill’s and QuĂ©bec’s), we are in the process of getting settled back into our original space in the basement of the SSMU building, ie 3480 rue MacTavish. Thanks to the volunteers and SSMU building service team who helped get our tool board back into the workshop 🙂 Next up: non fire hazard shelving…

Summer hours – often irregular!

Summer semester is here, which means a lot of our volunteers are not in town. Whether it’s RAships, field schools, work, or vacation, people are not around as regularly as in the fall and winter terms. As an entirely volunteer-run organisation, this is inevitable.

It also means that often, we won’t be able to open 3 days a week. Please check our facebook page (you don’t need fb to see our page!) for our most up-to-date schedule. We’ll try to post the weekend before each new week with what days we’ll be operational.

Thanks for your understanding!

Moving! – UPDATE!

UPDATE: we got an extension to our lease that’s good for the next 6 months. However, if you know of anywhere near McGill that could be a potential place for us, please let us know…

See you in the basement of 2075 Robert-Bourassa for now!

—Original post—

Hi everyone, our time at 2075 Robert-Bourassa is coming to an end on March 30. We are somewhat frantically looking for a new space to house us, but so far anything that appeared promising has fallen through. If we can’t find a space, we’ll have to go on hiatus, which would be super not ideal since it is just about to be bike season!

If anyone has any leads for available spaces near McGill (since we are a McGill Service, technically), please let us know!! THANK YOU

Women, Trans and Queer Folks Night, Wednesday, 12 October // SoirĂ©e femme, personnes trans et queers, mecredi le 12 octobre, Ă  17h

Les soirĂ©es femme, personnes trans et queers.  Au flat, on sait que tout le monde n’est pas confortables Ă  l’ atelier du vĂ©lo.  Donc, on Ă  une soirĂ©e au but d’aider des gens devenir plus confortable Ă  l’atelier.  Allez passer par le Flat le 12 octobre entre 17h et 19h30, et on vous enseigne comment rĂ©parer votre vĂ©lo.

Women, Trans and Queer Folks Night. Next WTQF night will be held on Wednesday, the 12th of October from 5 to 7.30pm.  At the Flat, we try to create a less oppressive space.  We wish everyone was comfortable in a bike shop, but it just ain’t true.  If you are female, trans or queer and don’t feel comfortable coming into the shop on regular nights, come by for our WTQF night.  We’ll show you how to fix your bike so that you feel more comfortable coming by during our regular open hours.