=v= Yes, there are bike pirates. Sometimes we go sailing, too. Yarrr!
Bike Pirates is an autonomous organization whose mission is to empower cyclists and make bicycles more accessible to the general public of Toronto. Volunteer-run and operated, Bike Pirates provides a do-it-yourself work space to the cycling community and Toronto and towards social justice on the road. Bike Pirates is ...located in Toronto, Canada. 1292 Bloor Street How We Achieve Our Mission -Provide low cost bikes and parts to the community -Provide mechanical instructions to cyclist -Provide a depot for bike and bike part donations -Gift bicycles to local charitable organizations -Support local cycling groups through adaptive workshops History Bike Pirates opened on July 1st, 2006 as an autonomous, anarchist collective, run by local activists and bike punks alike who want to have a space to fix their bikes and to help others to do the same. Originally located at 457 Bathurst Street, with limited hours and gradually increasing resources we helped hundreds of people get their bieks running, learn to build bikes from the frame up and even gotten people out of their cars and onto their first bicycle. In August 2008 Bike Pirates moved to its current location at 1292 Bloor street, and also became an official non-profit organization, with a board of directors. Most collective decisions making is done by a large group of volunteers, who take on the many important tasks associated with running the space; from opening and closing the shop, to accounting, to collecting bicycle donations. Volunteering Anyone can volunteer at Bike Pirates. While we do need volunteers with wrench experience, we require other hands on deck to keep the space afloat. Folks who are willing to do outreach, pick up donations, build cool stuff (like a new kitchen), sort parts, and greet people at the door.www.bikepirates.com