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Look Back on the Volunteer Collectives

Collective - Apiculture, Collective - Compost, Collective - Fruits Defendus, Collective - Mycollective, SantroVelo

The collectives play an essential part in the Roulant community. Whether or not you’ve participated in their activities, you have surely seen their work. From supporting local food systems to helping a community with their bikes, the reach of their volunteer-led work goes beyond the walls of the place. It was a remarkable year with each collective celebrating great successes …

SantroVélo is Getting Back Inside

COVID19, SantroVelo

We are excited to announce that for the rest of the 2021 season (until December 8th) we will be able to operate in a limited capacity inside the bike shop! Recall that since May, we have been working outside in open-air. We’ll be open to help you prepare your bike for winter riding. We will be maintaining existing prevention measures …

Santrovélo Is Recruiting


Santrovélo will be open very soon for you to fix your bikes! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our website as we open up by-appointment. But before that, we need your help! We’re recruiting volunteer members to help us behind the scenes on coordination tasks. This is the group that organizes everything and makes the shop run. Interested …

Ride on 2 Wheels, 4 Seasons

Biking, SantroVelo

Santrovélo presented its now traditional winter cycling workshop and if you weren’t able to attend, here is your chance to relive the workshop in French or English. Learn about the gear, clothing and safety when riding in the winter! A more detailed blog post including most of the content of the workshop is coming soon!

Santrovélo Fall News


Marika travaille sur son vélo dans un parc

Although the shop has remained closed over the past few months, our coordination committee has been busy working to adapt our services! Thanks to its dedication, we’ve developed a program that fits the current context. Instead of working in the shop – which is too small to provide for sufficient distancing – we have made our services mobile. We’ve loaded …

Surveying for the Future

Beekeeping Collective, Collective - Compost, Collective - Mycollective, Fruits Défendus, SantroVelo, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

The Roulant wants to understand its volunteer community better through a new volunteer survey. If you have volunteered at the Roulant in the past, please take 10-15 minutes to fill out this anonymous survey. Your input is invaluable in helping the Roulant adapt to the reality of volunteers into the future! You have until February 26th to complete the survey.

The collectives are looking for new members!

Collective - Apiculture, Collective - Compost, Collective - Fruits Defendus, Collective - Mycollective, SantroVelo

As the new year begins, the Roulant’s collectives are looking for passionate and committed volunteers to join them and make a difference in the community. The collectives offer a way to get deeply involved in an aspect of food, whether its fruit harvesting, cultivating mushrooms, closing the food cycle with composting or attending to beehives on our roof. The bike …

Cycling Through Winter

Biking, Community Workshops, SantroVelo

With the first snowfall of the year, SantroVélo invites you to learn about winter cycling. On November 21st at 6 pm Magali will help you unravel the secrets of this efficient transportation mode that is way more accessible than we might think! This theoric presentation will take place on the second floor of the ROulant and will include a Q&A …

Santrovélo Fall News

Biking, SantroVelo, Volunteering - Personal

Recruiting New Volunteers! Want to empower people to repair their own bikes and help coordinate a community workshop? Come join us! We are recruiting new volunteers for many roles from in-shop roles like mechanics and greeters as well as many support roles that help the shop run. Our next orientation session will be on November 5, 2019, at 6:30 pm. …

Spring Tune up day at Santrovélo

Biking, SantroVelo

Our community bike shop, SantroVélo will hold its annual spring Tune-Up event next week. When: Saturday, May 11th from 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm Where: In the alley next to the Roulant at 111 Roy East Share the Facebook event with your friends or anyone in need of a tune-up. At this event, volunteer bike mechanics offer a basic check-up …

Santrovelo is Recruiting!


Santrovélo, our community, do-it-yourself bike shop, is recruiting new volunteers to make up its new coordination group. This all-new group of volunteers will coordinate all of Santrovelo’s activities on behalf of its members and continue the mission of making bicycle repair skills more accessible. We are looking to form a core committee responsible for its governance and operations. This new …



On the last Saturday of each month from 1pm-4pm, our community bike shop SantroVélo hosts a Women Trans* Femme (WTF) day. We welcome people who identify as female, transgender, non-binary, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine or feel that their socialization or treatment as a woman, transperson*, &/or femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics. If you self-identify as such, you …