October is gone. And with it are the last of the leaves that fell on you and your bike while you were biking along the tree lined streets of beautiful Montréal. The crowds are dwindling on the bike paths but not here at the flat. Here we ride strong. Here we ride all year long. (Well, some of us) Things are still pretty hoppin’ in the shop.
Events this month start with a wheel workshop Wednesday Nov 5th. Wheel working Wednesday wheel call it. (haha, sorry had to) Come learn about all of the parts of the wheel and how everything works together to get you rolling. Bring your own wheel or use one of the many fixer-upper wheels we have kickin’ around the shop. The workshop will start at 5pm, and run till 7:30.
Next up is WT*Q night Wednesday November 12 (5-7:30pm). We welcome everyone identifying as female, trans*, and/or queer for a night of bike fixing and good jams, in a supportive + positive environment. Come wrench on bikes with like-minded people, leave with community and a smooth ride.
Rumor around town is… WINTER IS COMING. On account of this yearly phenomenon we’ve decided to have a workshop with all kinds of tips on making thru Montréal winters on your bike. Come one, come all! Learn and share your tips on winter biking Friday November 21 5-6pm.
That’s all for now. Happy riding everyone, and hope to see you around the shop!
PS. We’re still looking for volunteers. If you want to get involved send us an email and we’ll hook you up. This winter we’ll be building up the bikes in the basement! Come and join us. All skill levels welcome! It’s a great way to learn about bikes!
We’ll be closed this Thursday (30th) as SSMU is hosting an event.
Will be open again monday!
We wish it weren’t true, but there are environments where women, trans* or queer people don’t feel welcome. Bike shops can be one of them! We open specially on the 2nd Wednesday of every month for a WT*Q night as an attempt to help address this.
We welcome everyone identifying as female, trans*, and/or queer for a night of bike fixing and good jams, in a supportive + positive environment. Come wrench on bikes with like-minded people, leave with community and a smooth ride.
Sorry folks! Activities night has taken over the ssmu building tuesday and wednesday nights this week. We weren’t open today, and we won’t be able to open for wt*q night tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Happy September everybody!
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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 WT*Q night.
That’s all for now.. Hope so see you around the shop soon!
Heyas! Come visit us at rad frosh this year! We’ll be at the scavenger hunt on saturday from 11-1pm, and the diy fair same time on sunday!
As of 25th Aug
monday, tuesday, thursday 5pm-7:30pm
2nd wednesday women/queer/trans 5pm-7:30pm
Du 25 Août
lundi, mardi et jeudi 17h-19h30
2e mercredi femmes/queer/trans 17h-19h30
Tomorrow is the third wednesday of May and you know what that means…
Come on out and help us organize and clean up the shop! There will be tasty treats, good tunes, and a whole lot of sorting + (re)arranging fun!
If you’re new to the space it’s a great way to get to know the shop and meet and hang out with volunteers. If you’re new to bikes, it’s a great way to get to know the parts that make up a bike and the tools that go into fixing them. If you’ve been around a while and/or know a lot about bikes its a great way to help people who are newer to these things learn about them.
Hey! It’s WT*Q afternoon! If you identify as a women, trans* and/or queer come on by and fix up your bike!
Anna / the flat