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SoDa Bikes Meeting at BikeSauce Tonight

We missed this in our Weekly Events post yesterday!

SoDa stands for “South Of DAnforth” and is the name of the Ward 30 cycling advocacy group.

Here are the details if you are interested.

We have a new mayor (love it or hate it folks, it’s true). We also have a bunch of new councillors! There is no better time than now to join us in our advocacy efforts to make Toronto a better place to live, work and play — particularly by bike! It’s as easy as coming to our next advocacy meeting!

SoDa Bikes Advocacy Meeting
Tuesday January 4, 7pm
BikeSauce Lounge (717 Queen E)

We’ve updated our Events Post, and added this info to the Ward 30 Forum.

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BikeSauce Launches their Social Hub and Library

This past Saturday saw a big day at BikeSauce, the DIY space at Queen East and Broadview Avenue.

Between an Open House, a Family Ride to the Leslie Spit, Alley Cat Races and a Keg Party, the ‘Sauce “got their sauce on”, if ya know what I mean.  They had fun doing it all day.

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.

Here are a few photos from the day, courtesy of their facebook page:

You can also check out BikeSauce info right here on BikingToronto – they have a blog here too! :)

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BikeSauce: Get Saucy with Upcoming Events

bikesauce buttonsBikeSauce, east end Toronto’s DIY Bikeshop has some great events coming up everyone should know about (not just east-enders):

Thurs, July 8th – 9 PM

Sat, July 10th – 9 PM

Wed, July 14th – 7 PM

Also… you should also know that BikeSauce have started their own blog here on BikingToronto.  It’s a great one.  There’s also a BikeSauce group with it’s very own discussion forum. :)

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BikeSauce Fundraiser Reminder

Just a reminder that BikeSauce is holding a fundraiser tomorrow night (Friday) that looks like it’s going to be fun and interesting (and for a great purpose – they are a registered non-profit).

What is BikeSauce?

Bike Sauce is a DIY bike repair space and community hub. We have our Grand Opening on April 17th 2010 at 717 Queen Street East.

This will be a place where you can fix your bicycle using our tools and recycled or new parts. If you dont know how to fix it, our volunteers will be there to help you. It will also be a social space where you can come and meet with your neighbours and figure out how to improve our city.

The Fundraiser:

To announce our arrival in Toronto’s East End, we’ll be throwing a Fundraiser on Friday, April 9th at the Blue Moon.

Featured Acts:

Hooded Fang
Abdominal & The Obliques
Entire Cities
Bike Jazz w/ dancers

When: Friday, April 9, 2010
Where: Blue Moon (725 Queen St E)
Time: 9pm
Cost: $5-$10 Sliding Scale


Contact: Allyson Amster, info@bikesauce.org

BikeSauce Links:

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Photos and News from BikeSauce

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The BikeSauce has found a location, and is planning a fundraising party!

First things first… in case you haven’t heard of BikeSauce yet – here’s a quick intro:

BikeSauce is a new DIY bike shop in the east end of Toronto

This will be a place where you can fix your bicycle using our tools and recycled or new parts. If you dont know how to fix it, our volunteers will be there to help you. It will also be a social space where you can come and meet with your neighbours and figure out how to improve our city.

That’s right… you’ve probably heard of the BikePirates… well now that DIY spirit is coming to Toronto’s East End, specifically to the Broadview and Queen area, in mid-April!

They are looking for mechanic help at the moment:

We’re looking for experienced mechanics to build bikes – every Wednesday night and Saturday and Sunday 12-5.

If you can build up a bike out of used and new parts, come out and give us a hand!

We’re working out of our temporary space in Kensington Market. Turn down the alley between the TD machine and Essence of Life (at the Kensington and St. Andrews intersection). There is a garage on your right – just give a pound on the garage door!


I went by their work space in Kensington last week to say hi and take some photos for you:

BikeSauce Work Space

The Work Space

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Getting the right tool

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Another view of the space

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Bikes fixed up and ready for sale

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The DIY Spirit!

There are plans for a fundraising party (BikeSauce is a registered non-profit) in early April.  I’ll share details here on this blog for you soon.

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