I just want to give a quick shout out to the friendly people at The Bike Joint for getting my bike going again when my chain jumped ship yesterday. I was stranded at a stoplight with a mere 15 minutes to get to my appointment and low and behold, The Bike Joint was there to help. Thanks for the bonus of pumping up my tires and giving me the phone number for the Community Bicycle Network so I can learn how to do all of these things myself and not feel so helpless.
Last year Catherine wrote a piece on the Community Bicycle Network and most notably, Wenches with Wrenches - “an ongoing program of CBN volunteers who host bicycle repair workshops run by and for women in downtown Toronto. The idea has been to make basic bicycle repair skills accessible to women in the hope that participants will then share their knowledge and their confidence with others in the community.” Registration is now open for September 2008 classes.
The skill set that WWW offers would have come in handy yesterday, but at least I had the very friendly and helpful folks at The Bike Joint to save the day. If you need a tune-up, brake change or a gear adjust, I highly recommend them.