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Women & Trans Night at SantroVélo

Biking, Community Workshops, Featured, News, SantroVelo

Did you know that SantroVélo, our community bike shop, is opened the 1st Saturday of each month to welcome people who identify as female or transgender? This is an opportunity for women and transgender folks to feel empowered in a space traditionally defined as masculine! If you self-identify as such, you are invited to come work on your bike, lend a hand or …

Cycling Enthusiasts Unite!

Biking, Events, Featured, Fundraising, News, SantroVelo

SantroVélo is excited to announce the launch party for the 5th annual bike mechanic calendar! There will be live music by the Brass Mob and a burlesque show, with 2015 calendars and postcards for sale. For those who don’t know, every year Montreal bike mechanics from various community bike shops around the city create a calendar as a fundraising initiative. The calendar …

SantroVélo Fall Tune-up Day!

Biking, Featured, Fundraising, Volunteering - Personal

On Saturday Oct 18th, SantroVélo – our community bike shop – will be holding a Fall Tune-Up event! If you’ve been to the tune-up before, you know that volunteer bike mechanics offer a basic check-up (brakes, shifting, bottom bracket, headset, wheel axles, and tires) and will do the repairs on 2 or 3 things that need a bit of love. “Things” include, for …

Ambassa-who? Kevin and his Cycling Crew

Ambassadors, Biking

Kevin used the resources around him – a cabin with a great history and friends who love cycling- to create a super unique fundraiser for the Roulant. Read his story below. Name: Kevin Brown What is your connection to the Roulant? I have been involved as a volunteer for the last 10 years. I started off doing deliveries, then I …

Bike-Shop Administration Summer Internship – Job posting

Biking, Job Postings, SantroVelo, Youth

Santrovelo is seeking a Bike-Shop Administration Intern for the duration of the summer (11 weeks). Santrovélo is a friendly, vibrant and stimulating environment, led by a wonderfull team of volunteers who are an integral part of Santropol Roulant as a whole. This is an administrative position geared (pun intended) towards amateur bicycle enthusiasts. A profound knowledge of bike mechanics is …

Vancouver’s Velo Vision: Safe Biking for All Ages

Biking, Seniors, Stories, Youth

Screen capture from film entitled, "Vancouver's Velo Vision: Safe Biking for All Ages"

We found this video on the website of and thought it worthwhile to share a simple methodology for testing if a city’s cycling infrastructure is well designed. “When you are going to evaluate the design of any cycling infrastructure, you don’t have to be a transportation engineer. Think of a child, a child that you really love. Once you have that boy …