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.

november events at the flat

Hey folks,
Besides our regular opening hours that allow you to fix your bike for free or teach others how to fix their bikes, the Flat is putting on some special events this month that may interest you:
WT*Q Night
Wednesday Nov 11 – 5-7:30pm
We open specially this Wednesday for female, trans*, and/or queer-identifying folk to fix their bikes with similarly-identified volunteers.
Single Speed Conversion Workshop
Wednesday Nov 18 – 5:30-7:30pm
Single speed/fixed gear are the best winter commuters because for their simplicity, time to learn how to build one from scratch! This workshop will mostly focus on how to convert an old road frame into a nice and handy single speed/fixed gear commuter. What pieces should you change? What parts can you keep and use until their end? We will also talk about the common problems encountered with a conversion, as well as some “security” basics concerning cops that you should know when riding a fixed gear.
Free workshop open to the public, including volunteers. Limited space – RSVP to to attend.
The Flat Bike Collective Visioning Meeting 
Friday Nov 20 – 6-10pm
25 Beaubien E
A biannual party-meeting of free dinner, communal drinking, deep discussion on the Flat’s past, present, and future; followed by optional wild partying.
Winterizing Workshop
Wednesday Dec 2 – 5-7:30pm (not November, but really close!)
Bike mods, maintenance and general tips to keep you up and running this winter!
Free workshop open to the public, including volunteers. Limited space – RSVP to to attend.
The Flat fam

September at the Flat

Back to regular hours (5-7:30pm) monday, tuesday, thursday starting aug 31.

Friday Sept 4, 5-8pm – Taskerade
Come out and help us prep for this season of bike fixin’! There will be pizza and music and tasty vegan treats!

CLOSED Monday Sept 7th (Labour day)

CLOSED Tuesday Sept 8th (SSMU Activities night)

CLOSED Wednesday Sept 9th (SSMU Activities Night)

Wednesday Sept 16th, 5-7:30pm – WT*Q Night
WT*Q night is an evening where we open specially for woman, trans* and/or queer-identifying folks. Come on out and fix your bikes with similarly-identified volunteers!

Friday Sept 18th, 5-7:30pm – Taskerade!
September shop organization part 2.  Come out and help us continue our organizing and prep for this season of bike fixin’!

Wednesday Sept 23rd, 5-7:30pm – Gears workshop
Keep those derailleurs shifting smoothly with proper installation, large and fine adjustments, and common troubleshooting tips. Space is limited, please RSVP to sign up.

Friday Sept 25th, 5-6pm Volunteer Orientation
Interested in helping out at the shop? Wanna learn about working on bikes? Maybe you’d like to meet and hang with some awesome bike nerds?  There are many ways to help, even if you don’t know a thing about bikes! Come volunteer with us!  We’ll be having an orientation friday Sept 25th to introduce you to the shop and give you an idea of how we work. Please RSVP by sending an email to: