Archive for March, 2018


Bike Building Party for Bici Libre

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Calling all bike mechanics! Whether you are a pro or an amateur looking to get better, we need help building bikes for an awesome program – Bici Libre!

The Bike Building Party will take place on Saturday March 17th from 10am – 4pm at Kickstand (1739 Venables Street). This event takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

There will be snacks, drinks, fun, and plenty of mechanical support for those who need guidance.

We’ll be hosting this event on a regular basis. Keep an eye out for future editions! You can RSVP to the Facebook event here.

About Bici Libre
Bici Libre is a project of the AMS Bicycle Co-op and Bike Kitchen. The initiative rebuilds used bikes for the use of migrant farm workers across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Farm workers that come from other countries via the Temporary Foreign Workers Program often live at the farms on which they work, far from town centres and with limited access to basic necessities.

Their time off is limited and with mobility restrictions, workers often face difficulties accessing services like banking, medical care and groceries. Our goal is to support workers during their stay and to ensure transportation is not a limitation in their life in Canada.