Workshops, discussions, and family events.
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Woah! Spring! 

All of a sudden it's gone from the dregs of winter to glorious spring! The number of items in this newsletter alone tell us the season has begun. Be sure to read thoroughly as there are family events, free workshops, interesting talks, and even free bikes that we don't want you to miss out on!

In case you hadn't heard, it's time for your spring tune up. Do it yourself during Open Shop: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 1-7 and Saturday 10-4.

Playground Pop-up

April 17th West 49 Skatepark


Bring the whole family for a casual afternoon event featuring our favorite thing: the bicycle! B!KE staff will be offering free bike check-ups and inviting youth to practice their handling skills in our bike playground. We will be set up around 1 p.m. and plan to spend the afternoon in the park.

Note: The bike playground is for kids of all ages. We picked this photo because this kid is adorable and on "the wave".

Kiddical Mass

A Family Ride on April 30th, 10:30am Beavermead Park


Join GreenUP and B!KE for a group bike ride from Beavermead Park (2011 Ashburnham Drive) to Nicholls Oval Park. The 3km (one-way) ride will travel along trail and road. There are parks along the way for resting. Participants are invited to pack a picnic and plan for an afternoon outside. The trip will end at Nicholls Oval Park.

Downtown Bikelanes

Tell Sue Sauve how excited you are about riding George & Water


Sue will have a display board and surveys set up at B!KE in the coming weeks. Drop-in, express your support, and get your questions answered, about upcoming downtown projects. Talk to Sue in person on Monday April 25th from 4-6.

BMX PTBO

Let's talk park & pump track!

Peterbrough has a growing BMX community and B!KE wants to foster it.
Join us Monday May 2nd at B!KE at 7:30 to share ideas and start working together to build support for a park!

Peterborough Tool Library Startup

We need your support now


This awesome new project, a lending library for tools, has just 12 days to raise the rest of their startup funding. Please help make it happen, buy your membership today! If you don't do it now, you may never have chance...
 

P-BAC & Justin Jones

An inpring talk and info session


Join the Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee on Thursday, April 28 at 7 pm at the McDonnel Street Activity Centre (577 McDonnel Street) for an engaging evening with Justin Jones of Share The Road. Learn about how the things we can improve on and how to advocate for bikes in Peterborough. Admission is free, snacks provided.

Ride Don't Hide

Do you need a bicycle?


Peterborough's first ride for mental health, Ride Don't Hide, is brought to you by the Canadian Mental Health Association, and will take place on June 26th. It encourages riders of all abilities to get on their bikes! The CMHA has made bicycles available for people who want to participate, but don't own their own ride through our Adult Earn-A-Bike program. We have 10 bikes here that need rebuilding ASAP. Do you or someone you know want to build a bike? Contact Tegan to start your project right away!

Shifting Gears

Mainteance & Riding Workshops


Each May we team up with Peterborough Moves and Peterborough GreenUP to bring you a host of awesome, and totally free, workshops on maintenance and riding skills. Register online for the Shifting Gears Challenge and our workshops.

Until next time... 

Love,
Tegan & The B!KE Crew

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