Up-Coming Workshops

Keep an eye on this page, as we’ll be focusing our efforts on workshops for 2018! We hope to hold consistent biweekly bike mechanics workshops depending on volunteer availability. Message us on fb or email us at petitvelorouge@gmail.com if you have a workshop idea, or are interested in hosting one!

In the past…

Bicycle Basics and Flat Tire Fixing
Thursday April 21, 2016 from 2-4pm
Dawson College (3040 Sherbrooke St. West)
In the grassy area near the Sherbrooke entrance

In this Bring-your-own-bike workshop we will be going over how to remove a tube and tire from a wheel. Wheels and tools will be provided so everyone can follow along together. We will also go over the proper position of the handlebars and seat to ensure a comfortable ride! Feel free to bring your bike over and ask us questions about things that don’t feel right (or just to show off!).

This workshop is a collaboration between us and Dawson Green Earth for Dawson’s Earth Week! They have a full week of events so make sure to check them out at https://www.facebook.com/events/1028007460598718/

February 16, 2016

Bicycle Basics
Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 1:30-3:30pm
Hive seating area
Loyola campus
(7141 sherbrooke street west)

In this workshop we will go over the anatomy and physiology of the bicycle. You’ll get familiar with the parts that make up a bike and learn about what they do. We’ll also go over some of the more basic operations (cable changes, brake adjustments, fixing a flat) and open up the floor to any bike related questions that you might have.

RSVP petitvelorouge@gmail.com and we’ll hook you up with a handy patch kit!

This winter we are collaborated with The Flat Bike Collective to bring you a mechanics workshop series!

Ever felt frustrated that you weren’t able to fix your bike up yourself? Want to know more about how your brakes work, how your gears change, or how to overhaul your headset? Come by the flat during the months of January and February to find out how!

December 14th:Winter Riding – Winterize your bike, and yourself! (Check out our WINTER RIDING ZINE, to get a preview!)
January 11th: Bicycle Basics – Fixing flat tires, regular bike maintenance, how to use tools;
(Using wrenches, screwdrives, etc. so you don’t injure yourself or your tools!)
January 18th: Brakes – Everything and anything to make sure you can stop!
January 25th: Ball Bearing systems – Headsets, Hubs and 3-piece bottom brackets.
February 1st: Gears – Getting your mechanical advantage just right!
February 8th: Wheels – Truing, adjusting hubs, cleaning rims, building basics.
February 15th: Advanced topics – Big tools; weird parts; compatibilities; the answer to life, theuniverse, and everything. How hammers will fix everything.

All workshops are open to everyone. PWYC, with a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds going to Le Petit Velo Rouge.

All workshops will be held from 7pm til 9pm.

Please RSVP! Space is limited! petitvelorouge@gmail.com

These workshops are being held at The Flat Bike Collective: 3480 Rue McTavish, Room B02.

Watch this space – more info on its way closer to the time!