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Cycling Events This Week: Dec. 7 – 13

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2009128 2009128 Tues, Dec 8
7pm-10pm
CBN Bike Repair – Bearings and Wheels
We are now offering classes in bike repair that build on our introductory (‘Flat-fix and Tune-up’) class. Registrants should be familiar and comfortable with the subject of that class before taking the intermediate class(es).

http://communitybicyclenetwork.org/node/641

2009129 20100825 Wed, Dec 9
10am-2pm
TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride
The nature of the Wednesday day rides known as the “Wednesday Wheelies” might be the best-kept secret in the TBN. Wednesday Wheelies are social, tourist-level rides that cover routes similar to the popular Country Cruises, but which have the glorious advantage of roads, often busy with traffic on a Sunday, being nearly deserted mid-week.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm

2009129 2009129 Wed, Dec 9
7pm-10pm
CBN – Wheelbuilding Part I
The wheel building workshops will teach with standard wheels in a 3-cross lacing pattern. We will cover spoke calculations, lacing the wheels, truing and tensioning. Participants must take both classes.

http://communitybicyclenetwork.org/node/643

2009129 2009129 Wed, Dec 9
7pm-11:55pm
Spacing winter 2009 – 10th issue *release party*
On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, make your way to the Toronto Reference Library (7pm-midnight) to take part in Spacing’s 16th issue release party and holiday party.

Come check out the Reference Library’s new event space The Appel Salon. It’s up on the second floor, overlooking the halfway point of Church Street’s turn toward Bloor. This fall, it played host this fall to discussions and readings, and next week welcomes Jeff Rubin, author of Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller.
Visit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/appelsalon for details.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=182430064596

20091210 20091210 Thurs, Dec 10
BikeChain Winter Maintenance Seminar
Bikechain is holding amazing, awesome and fun-as-hell seminars on winter riding. All are free! And require no advance registration! Whoo! Come learn the basics of winter riding: how to stay safe, upright, and in good repair.

Questions? Email bikechain@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-6849. Ask for Toby.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185205815671

20091210 20091210 Thurs, Dec 10 7pm
VeloSocial Bike Party
This group is dedicated to the monthly VeloSocial party in Toronto. The first Monday of every month we all get together and hang out and watch bike videos, drink some pints of Amsterdam Blonde, dance & listen to DJs, rock the open mic, yamn some spicy pad-thai, and grab some goodies at the info and merch table.

http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36270116494

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