Things have been hopping at CBN these days. I'm sure it's busy at every bike shop, including the other community recycling/workshop places like the Bike Pirates, Bikechain and West End Bike Club. This has been CBN's first year of running a recycled bike shop with an expanded range of mechanic courses (Wednesday nights and Wenches with Wrenches). We've been mentioned in the Toronto Star and CityTV with the hullabaloo around the strike, saying that we've got lots of yellow Bikeshare bikes for rent ($10 per day if you're interested). We're also distributing the Momentum Magazine, so if you're interested in being a drop-off location, talk to us.
We've got two staff who are busy coordinating volunteers; others are leading workshops; sourcing donated bikes; selling recycled bikes; giving advice to do-it-yourselfers on fixing their own bikes; and just fixing up bikes.
Our AGM is coming up May 12th, and we need some new board members who are also enthusiastic about what CBN is doing and how they can be a part of that. If that person is you, join CBN and then nominate yourself or someone else to the board. We could especially use some more women to join the board since we've got a gender requirement of 50/50.
Photo courtesy of Matt.