Bike touring and MYOG workshop March 1

Spring is still some time away, but now is a good time to plan for your awesome summer bike tours and to make your own camping equipment. To help you out with this, the Flat will be hosting two workshops on March 1.

Penny stove
Penny stove in action

1. Making your own camping alcohol stove: Harald will show how to make a very efficient and lightweight out of soda cans. This is a hands-on workshop and at the end of it you will have your own soda can stove. The number of participants is limited and there are very few spots left. Time for this is Friday, March 1, 17:30 at the Flat. If you’re interested, please send an email to First come, first serve. Cost for the workshop is 5 dollars to cover the Flat’s expenses.

2. Touring get together/skill share: Some of us already have been bike touring and some of us would like to — so let’s get together and share experiences, advice, and in general have a good time. Bring your favorite piece of touring gear, maps, photos, whatever. The get-together will happen right after the workshop, i.e. Friday, March 1, 19:00. Number of participants is not limited and the event is free, but please nonetheless RSVP to and let me know if you have any prior bike touring experience.

Women, Trans and Queer Folks Night, Wednesday, February 13th, 5pm // Soirée femme, personnes trans et queers, mecredi le 13 février, à 17h

Les soirées femme, personnes trans et queers sont le deuxième mercredi du mois.  Au flat, on sait que tout le monde n’est pas confortable à l’atelier du vélo.  Donc, on a une soirée qui a comme but d’aider des gens a devenir plus confortables à l’atelier.  Alors venez au Flat le 13 février de 17h à 20h, et on vous enseignera comment réparer votre vélo.

Our monthly WTQ is on Wednesday, February 13th from 5 to 8pm.  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 and/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 to the shop during our regular open hours.