2011 season

Wenches with Wrenches is an ongoing program of volunteers hosting bicycle repair workshops run by and for women in downtown Toronto. The idea has been to make basic bicycle repair skills accessible to women, in the hope that participants will then share their knowledge and their confidence with others in the community.

Wenches with Wrenches brings women together in a safe, non-competitive and friendly learning environment. The workshops are run by women for women because, many times, women are just more comfortable learning from other women.

The first courses of 2011 will be held at CBN (761 Queen St W) in the evenings once a week from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Classes combine “The Lesson” of the day and a hands-on application of what is taught (your chance to fix your bike yourself!).

Prices:
$20-40 sliding scale for the regular 4-week session

scholarships available upon request

Here is a sample of what will be covered :


Lesson 1 : Bike fit and Bike Parts
Lesson 2 : Flat Fix
Lesson 3 : Brakes
Lesson 4 : Gears / Drivetrain

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2011 SEASON’S REGULAR SESSIONS:

Tuesday April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 from 6:30-8:30pm

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Registration will start April 2011.

Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. All money goes towards paying for photocopying, bike maintenance supplies and the use of CBN space and tools.

*Please email your full name and telephone number for registration.*

Volunteer!
Wenches With Wrenches is run by volunteers and we are always looking for more people to join our group! You don’t need any mechanical experience to become a Wench; just a smile and a readiness to help out and learn. Being a volunteer is a good way to gain valuable experience in bicycle mechanics should you want to further your education, ability and skill sets. We also encourage volunteers to take on a larger role in becoming instructors or organizers. Please email us if you are interested or join the google group.