1. BikeSauce August Volunteer Meeting: Tonight! 7pm
Calling all volunteers! We’re having our August Volunteer Meeting tonight! 7pm, at Sauce (717 Queen E).
What’s on the Agenda?
1 – Ratification of By-laws
2 – Vote on Pending Memberships
3 – Information session on Library of Social Space
4 – Advocacy Report
5 – Financial Report
6 – Endorsement of Bike-Bike & Closing of Shop during the weekend of Bike-Bike
7 – Additional Business
Hope to see you tonight!
2. Bike!Bike! Community Bike Initiative Conference: August 12-15
Bike! Bike! is an international annual conference organized by and for not-for-profit bike projects. It takes place in a different city each year. This year it will be hosted by Bike Pirates in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
There will be an assortment conference workshops geared towards helping bike projects better serve their local communities. There will also be social events to foster networking and fun. Some things which may (or may not) take place include (but are not by any means limited to): Anti-oppression, Consensus Decision Making, and Working with Kids workshops, as well as a dance party, a scavenger hunt, a ride-in movie screening, and other bike rides.
To find out more about the workshops, to offer up some couch space to conference attendees, or to register, please visit the Bike!Bike! website.
3. Become a BIXI Member Today!
BIXI is Toronto’s new public bike sharing system. Help it become a reality by signing up as one of the first 1,000 members by November 2010!!! A year membership is $95– that’s less than a month’s TTC pass!
Find out more information on the Toronto BIXI website.
4. TCAT Releases Complete Streets Forum 2010 Report
On April 23, 2010, TCAT organized a Complete Streets Forum at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. There were also pre-conference activities on April 22, 2010 at various locations.
The summary report pulls together key highlights and lessons learned over the two days of the Complete Streets Forum. An online PDF version is available to download here.
Print copies will be available soon for pick-up or mailing. If you’d like some copies to distribute, please email TCAT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Sauce’s Social Hub and Library Launch a HUGE Success!!!
We had several people out for the Group Ride, with two unexpected tour guides (Nelson and Jerry) to teach us all about the history and natural wildlife on the Leslie Street Spit.
Many people came out to the Open House to check out our new digs, browse the library and grab a cup of coffee. There was also wonderful and tasty food available, thanks to our awesome food team (Melissa, Jennifer, Melody and Jo).
To say that the Alleycat Race was a huge, massive success would be an understatement! It was phenomenal! Thanks to the awesome organizers (Matt and Alex), the checkpoint people and everyone else who helped them out along the way.
The Keg Party was simply epic. We had a much much higher turnout than originally expected! The keg ran out pretty early… But we hope people still enjoyed the emergency supply of boxed wine!!! If there’s one thing we learned from the whole day of events, it’s to order two kegs. Always.