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BikeSauce is Toronto's newest DIY bikeshop. We are located at 717 Queen East (at Broadview).

Social Hub and Library Launch: Saturday August 7, all day long!

Over the past few weeks, we Sauciers have been hard at work overhauling the lounge. Now it’s time to celebrate!

The newly renovated social hub has coffee, art and free wireless internet. The sustainable transportation advocacy centre and library boasts fully-stocked shelves with books and ‘zines on all sorts of cycling, civic engagement and Toronto history.

So grab your friends, come down to Bike Sauce and enjoy a great book or conversation over a nice cup of coffee… You should also join us for the Keg Party!!!

Bike Sauce Social Hub and Library Launch
Where: BikeSauce! (717 Queen E, entrance around back)
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010

Family-Friendly Group Ride: 12-2pm
Open House: 12-6pm
Alley Cat Race: 7pm ($10 registration fee, all proceeds go to Bike Sauce)

Keg Party: 9pm onwards

We still need help planning and preparing, so if you are interested in helping out, please email michelle.stamour@gmail.com.



Posted: July 28th, 2010
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Awesome Bike Greeting Cards by Baye Hunter @ ‘Sauce!

 

Did you know that at ‘Sauce we stock our shelves with local, Toronto-based bike-related merch??? This week’s feature: Baye Hunter’s greeting cards!

We currently have a full stock of her colourful, creative and wonderful cards. And there are many images to chose from: from old bikes in Hong Kong, to children on bikes in China, to Toronto Island bike license plates. 

If you like/love the cards, come on in to ‘Sauce and get your very own for only $4!

(If you know of any local, Toronto-based bike-related merch that you’d like to see in our space, email michelle.stamour@gmail.com)



Posted: July 28th, 2010
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Social Hub Overhaul Update

As you probably know, the social hub is undergoing an overhaul. Here is a quick update on what has already happened:

  • Magazine subscriptions have been ordered and some issues have started to trickle in
  • New t-shirts and other awesome bike merch has been ordered and should be in next week
  • Many books have already been acquired and a huge massive order for more has been placed
  • Plants are on their way early next week
  • Internet has been ordered and should be up and running by August 7 (the party day, see #3 below)
  • Unfortunately, we are still searching for good bistro tables from a local source… the search continues

So come on in, check out the social hub renovations in action, grab a book, and hang out!



Posted: July 26th, 2010
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Volunteers Needed: Party Planning!

Do you like to party? Do you like to plan? More importantly: do you like to plan parties??? If so, we need your help!!!

We are planning another launch party for our overhauled social hub. So far, this is what we have: easy group ride and an open house in the afternoon, alley cat race around dusk, and then a massive party in the space at night.

Sounds like fun, right??? If you can help us plan, publicize, and/or party, send Michelle an email at michelle.stamour@gmail.com



Posted: July 26th, 2010
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Bixi Launch Party: Wednesday, July 28, 7-10pm

Bixi is launching in Toronto and they are throwing a party to celebrate! Come on out to the Gladstone for food, drinks and a chance to try out a Bixi bike!

This is also a chance to sign up for a Bixi Toronto annual membership. They need to have at least 1000 sign-ups before Nov. 30. It’s just $95 (less than one TTC Metropass).

Wednesday, July 28
7-10pm
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West, near Dufferin)



Posted: July 26th, 2010
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WIPT hats @ Bike Sauce…

Wear It Proud Toronto cycling caps now available at Bike Sauce. The hat that says you indeed bike, plus with the revival of 80′s hexachrome colours slam dunk the mode with these hats.

Come on by the shop and peruse this highly fashionable headgear. As showcased by our Sauciers, they were mere cycling activists before, now they are”styling”

…cycling activists.

 



Posted: July 17th, 2010
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MEC BikeFest Report

Great Time had by All!!!

SAUCE-iers

SAUCE-iers

On Saturday, July 3, BikeSauce closed up shop and headed to Liberty Village for the MEC BikeFest.

It was a fabulous day! We did tune-ups and repairs for about 100 bikes, met a bunch of new friends, and helped to spread the ‘Sauce word! Thanks again to all the wonderful volunteers that day!!! And thanks to MEC for hosting such an awesome event!

We’re already looking forward to BikeFest 2011…



Posted: July 7th, 2010
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Social Hub Overhaul: Volunteers NEEDED!

There’s quite a few improvements to the space afoot… So here is your chance to lend a hand, get a say in the changes, and basically make a big deal out of it and have another party!!!

Here is a few things that we need help with:

-Large Cargo Moving Workshop (aka helping us move couches, using your bike!!!)
-Choosing New Bistro Tables
-Stocking the Library (suggest books/magazines, hunt down donations, participate in book-buying frenzy)
-Helping Set-Up Internet (set-up networks and usage caps)
-Electrical Stuff (putting in new light fixtures and outlets)
-Planters (building them, donating plants, buying/transporting plants)
-Party (help organize a huge hoopla to ring in the new space!)

If you want to help with any of the above, please give a shout to Michelle (michelle.stamour@gmail.com) or Anibal (caffenated@gmail.com).



Posted: July 7th, 2010
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Bike-In Movie Night– The Mighty Boosh

Thurs, July 8, 9pm

Looks like the Thursday Night Bike-In Movie Nights are becoming quite the tradition! This Thursday, after the shop closes, we will be watching The Mighty Boosh in the driveway at the shop. Bring yer bike and some popcorn.

Thursday, July 8

9pm

‘Sauce (717 Queen E)



Posted: July 7th, 2010
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July Volunteer Meeting – Wed July 14, 7pm

Looking to get more involved in ‘Sauce? Already involved but want a new task? Made progress on some ‘Sauce work that you want to report to everyone? Then come to the July Volunteer Meeting!!!



Posted: July 7th, 2010
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