The Bike Co-op provides an all-inclusive, do-it-yourself work space for beginners to experts, with all the tools and expertise needed to fix or build your bicycle.

Through our workshops, cycling resources, advocacy, and outreach we promote healthy sustainable living, while empowering students and community members to take control of their transportation.

Workshops & Events

We hold free workshops on a regular basis. Registration is not required and all materials and tools will be provided – including the bike!

Workshop topics include:

  • Wheels: Tires, tubes and truing
  • Brakes: Types, installation and troubleshooting
  • Drive train: Shifters, derailleurs and gears
  • Bearings: Headsets, hubs and bottom brackets

We also run fun and exciting events all year long. Some of our most popular events include the Bike Rave, Bike-in Movies, Bike Brewery Tours, Spring Prep Day, and Tour de France rides.

Policies

 Language

Language that is discriminatory, hurtful, or perpetuates any form of oppression is not tolerated at the Co-op.

 Membership

Undergraduate students and staff are automatically members and have free access to all Co-op services and assistance. A 4-month membership is $15 for graduate students & alumni, $20 for all other community members. The fee can be waived with 15 hours of volunteering completed in the first month.

 Donated Parts

Donated bicycle parts are free for member use! First come first served. We ask that members use this freedom reasonably and without the intent of personal profit. We encourage donated parts, which can be dropped off at the Coop or at the SFUO main office in the University Centre (85 University Pvt, Room 07). Any parts not available second hand are available to purchase at the Bike Coop.

 Ordering Parts

We understand that sometimes life is too short for repairs, or that sometimes you just really want a shiny new pair of tires. No worries, Coop members can make personal orders through our supplier Babac if we don’t have the new part in stock. These orders are placed weekly and come within 3 days! Get the best prices on all your bike related needs. Orders are placed in person at the Coop and must be paid before your order is placed.

Volunteer with our Centre

The Bike Co-op couldn’t exist without the dedication and interest of its volunteers.
Volunteers take shifts to assist the bike mechanic, provide free tune-ups in teams, and work on campaigns and promotions. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 4 hours every 2 weeks.

Our volunteers get some nice perks in return including a Bike Co-op T-shirt, employee pricing (50% off), and free snacks! Find out more