Kitchen Pitchin’

Okay guys, who likes My Drunk Kitchen?  Its got nothing to do with bikes right?  RIGHT!  But it does have to do with kitchens, and bikeSauce has a kitchen.  The saucy host of My Drunk Kitchen, Hannah Hart, is doing a tour with her show and we’re pitching the bikeSauce kitchen as one of her tour episode locations!

Check out our video pitch directed, produced, filmed and edited by our own Anibal Davila, starring a handful of regular Sauciers and one exceptionally feral bike. Et parce qu’il est canadien, il est aussi bilingue!

Bike Sauce is #1!

Earlier this year, Toronto residents voted by the thousands for NOW Magazine’s annual Best of the City issue that explores Toronto’s best food, shopping, and cultural hot spots. Yesterday, the 2012 Winners were announced, and – to our delight – Bike Sauce is one of them!

Voted THE BEST under the “Best Bike Mechanic” category, we’re thrilled to be recognized by so many folks that had a truly great bike repair experience at our shop. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that voted, and to celebrate everyone involved in the Bike Sauce community that have directly, or indirectly, contributed to this achievement. We’re number 1!!

 

Oven Mitt Challenge!

It is often tempting for one of our vounteers to demonstrate a repair by taking the tools and doing it themselves. It is certainly faster that way, but thats now what we are here for.

So in the following weeks, you may see some bikesauce volunteers wearing oven mitts while they are helping you. this means they cant handle the tools themselves, so you will have to be extra patient with them ;)

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Back from bikebike NE

 

 

Did you know theres lots of other DIY shops all over north america? its true! we spread like a good idea. Now and then, we gather in one place and exchange ideas, I just came back from a small regional gathering in Troy NY, and now im going to gush about how wonderful it was to be surrounded by other DIY-hard volunteers.

If youve had a great experience at any of TO’s DIY Shops, go and visit one next time youre in another city. Show them some love, they do it all for the same reasons. tell ‘em Sauce sent you :)

 

BikeFest this Saturday!

This Saturday, June 23rd Bike Sauce will be CLOSED because we are all going to the big event of the year: Bikefest!

-When: Saturday, June 23rd 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
-Where: the Distillery District
-What: we set up tents with stands and tools and fix people’s bikes for free, as the heart of a larger event
-Who: all Bike Sauce volunteers, of all mechanical skill levels
-Why: we like fixing bikes and this is the big event of the season