Just one year after opening its doors on Queen Street East, BikeSauce, the East End bike repair shop and cycling advocacy organization, is moving to a new – bigger and better – location just up the street!
Come join the Sauciers at their Grand Opening on June 4, 2011.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Where: BikeSauce, 235 Broadview Avenue (just south of Dundas)
Time: 12pm – 6pm
Volunteers have been hard at work packing up BikeSauce at its Queen Street East location. On May 14, volunteers made the big move to the new location. Using almost entirely bikes and bike trailers, the entire shop – the social area, repair space and all of the bikes and tools – was all moved. ‘Sauce is now up and running and invites volunteers to help unpack and set up shop.
Just like its first location, the new shop houses a DIY space where users can come and learn how to repair and maintain their bikes. There is also a social space with couches and a library stocked full of resources where anyone can come, hang out and connect with other residents interested in promoting vibrant communities. The new location also has a full kitchen, where community members are welcome to come by and cook up a meal or snack for the shop.
BikeSauce is a non-profit corporation mandated to promote cycling as a means of environmental protection, public health promotion and community building. It will achieve this through four objectives: 1) provide a donation-based, pay-what-you-can bicycle repair facility that empowers all cyclists with the confidence to safely maintain and ride their bikes and promotes a do-it-yourself culture; 2) provide institutional support and resources to citizens’ and community groups’ advocacy efforts and community-based initiatives; 3) promote cycling as a primary means of transportation; and 4) provide an inclusive, free drop-in space for individuals and groups.