Bike Night

Bike Night

 Join GreenUP and B!KE every Thursday for a night all about bikes starting this April.

Our 2018 Bike Night themes include:

Bike mechanics – repair, maintenance, and bike building.

Family fun – tune-ups, rides, playgrounds, and skills courses for all ages.

Confidence building – commuter skills, route planning, gear talks, and more to get you on your bike.

MOVIES – eat popcorn, be inspired, meet other awesome bike riders

Some Bike Nights require preregistration. Some workshops have a limited number of spaces available and fill up quickly. If a workshop you were interested in is full, send us a quick email and we will let you know if a space opens up or another workshop is added.

Learn and ride together on Family Bike Nights. One Thursday each month focuses on family bike fun! All ages are welcome, and we request a minimum of one adult per three children. Teens are welcome to attend other Bike Nights, but those under 16 should attend with an adult.

All courses are taught by experienced Cycling Instructors and/or Bicycle Mechanics from B!KE & GreenUP, and special guests.


Up Coming Events

Cancelled – Ready to Ride to School

Just because school is starting soon (shhh!) doesn’t mean the family has to put their bikes away.  Keep the fun going by cycling to and from school.  Planning ahead can make travelling to school, by bike, fun and convenient.  Join us and we will share some tips on how to prepare and what to consider.  Bring your bikes because we can practice some riding skills and play some games on bikes.

Thursday August 30th, 2018 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | @ Ecology Park

Email Jaime to register!


Stay tuned.  There is more Bike Night fun in the works!

Past Events

Family Night and Lantern Walk

Ride your bike down and join us at the GreenUP Family Night & Lantern Walk.  We will have our bike decorating station where kids of all ages can fancy up their bike.  If you have a bike that is unique, fancy, fun, or that you are proud of – bring it!  We LOVE to check out and chat about bikes.

Remember that days are getting shorter so bring lights and be prepared for the ride home.  Be Safe, Be Seen!

Thursday August 23rd, 2018 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | @ Ecology Park

Recable Your Ride

Ready to ride a bike that shifts and brakes like new?  Come recable your bike!  Learn the in’s and out’s of perfect cabling.  Bring the bike you want to cable, $30 to cover materials cost and leave with all new cables and housing.

Limited to five participants.  Bring $30 to cover materials.  Registration is required.

Thursday August 16th, 2018 | 7:15pm – 9:15pm | @ B!KE

Email Jaime to register!

Kids Bike Swap

On August 9th from 4-7 join us for a Kids Bike Swap at B!KE. The swap will take place in the alley behind B!KE and can be accessed from King Street near the entrance to the parking garage.

B!KE aims to keep bicycles safe and affordable. In that sprit this swap is aimed at getting kids who have outgrown their bicycles onto a bike that is the right size! Bring your kids and bikes!


1.    Kids must be present for all swaps;

2.    New bikes must fit the rider;

3.    The wheel size of the bikes swapped must be different;

4.    When swapping a broken bike, we ask for a $10-$20 donation to cover the cost of repairing it;

5.    Road-safe bikes will be available for sale in the last hour of the swap;

6.    Mechanics will be available to repair children’s bikes throughout the event as time permits;

7.    No adult bikes will be swapped or repaired.

Thursday August 9th, 2018 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm | @ B!KE

Movie Night at B!KE:  Shift

Join us to watch Shift. This short film is about Carcross First Nation and a radical mountain biking project. Its a short film with a great story!

Make your own popcorn (we have a popcorn maker and the corn). Bring your own beverages.  Free admission, donations accepted.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | 7:15pm- 8:30pm | @ B!KE

‘Get Out of Town’ (Ride)

Come meet with us and we will point out how to easily get out of town and access the beautiful rural areas around Peterborough (or how to easily get into town!).

We will start by exploring maps and sharing good access routes for all cyclist (road or trail), followed by a group ride for those that would like to get out of town!

Our ride will leisurely head south/east on the Trans Canada Trail towards Keene, distance will be determined by participants. Bring your bike, helmet and desire to ‘get out of town’.

Thursday July 26th, 2018 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | @ Ecology Park

Email Jaime to register!

Hub Service

Intimidated to tackle a hub service?  Join Charlie Best in this hands on workshop servicing a hub.  Bring your own wheel or learn on one of ours.  Limited to six participants.  Registration required.

Thursday July 19th, 2018 | 7:15pm – 9:00pm | @ B!KE

Email Jaime to register!

Bike Playground Pop-up for Families

Join GreenUP and B!KE for some family fun on our Bike Playground.  We’ll throw in a few group bike games, too.  Practice your bike handling skills, build your confidence and have fun this Bike Night!

Thursday July 12, 2018 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | @ Ecology Park

Email Jaime to let us know you are coming!

 Spring Tune-up for Families

This workshop is a chance for families to work together on getting their bikes ready to ride. We will cover the ABC’s of bike maintenance in a playful and accessible way. Come prepared to work as a family on each bicycle in turn. Kids aged 8 to 12 often demonstrate the most interest and ability to work on bicycles.

Monday April 9, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:30pm | @ B!KE (limit 5 groups, no more than 2 kids per adult please.)

Email Jaime to register!

Spring Tune-up

This two hour workshop will help you get your bike ready for spring while teaching you about the basics of maintaining it through the season. Get that bike out of storage and bring it to the workshop! Limited to 10 participants, registration is required.

Thursday, April 19 | 7:15 – 9:00pm | @ B!KE (limited 10 people)

Email Jaime to register!

Cancelled due to weather:  Ready to Ride for Commuters

Join GreenUP for a 1.5-hour workshop on how to get you and your bike ready for your daily commute to work, school, or the corner store. We’ll talk racks, panniers, lights, and gear, then go on a short ride to address questions you may have about riding on the road.

Thursday April 26, 2018 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | @ GreenUP Ecology Park (limit 10 people)

Email Jaime to register!

Movie Night at B!KE

B!KE hosts monthly movie nights. Join us to enjoy documentary and feature films that highlight bicycles and bicycle culture.

We have lots of chairs, but feel free to bring a comfy one from home. Free admission. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Arrive at 7 :15 p.m. to get yourself comfy. Movie starts at 7:30.

Check B!KE’s website or facebook page to see what film we are screening this month. No registration required!

Thursday May 3, 2018 | 7:15 – 9:30pm | @ B!KE

Ready to Ride for families

Get up to speed on where to ride and how to pass. Practice stopping, hand signals, and maneuvering through games and activities suitable for all ages and abilities. Learn as a family, and share what you know with other families in this 1.5 hr skills building workshop!

Thursday May 10, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm | @ GreenUP Ecology Park (limit 20 people)

Email Jaime to register!

Infrastructure Ride

Explore the new cycling facilities in Peterborough’s downtown with Susan Sauve, the City’s TDM Planner.  Susan can answer all you questions about how to use new bike lanes and bike boxes, and will provide the latest scoop on upcoming projects.  Bring your bicycle, helmet and be prepared to ride for 1/2 the time of your guided tour.

Thursday May 17, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm | @ GreenUP Ecology Park

Email Jaime to register!

Women-Only Tune-up

Learning in a women only environment can be rewarding, comfortable, and fun.  This two-hour workshop will help you get your bike ready for spring while teaching you about the basics of maintaining it through the season.  Bring a bicycle if you would like to.  Just to be 100% clear, B!KE invites trans women to join us at any women only event.  Limited to 10 participants.

Thursday May 24, 2018 | 7:15-9:00pm | @ B!KE

Email Jaime to register!

Shifters and Derailleurs

In our ABC’s of bike maintenance workshop the biggest source of unanswered questions is derailleurs!  Bring your bike and spend this workshop getting to know the gears!  Join us to about your shifters & derailleurs so you can smoothly cruise Peterborough’s hills.

Thursday May 31, 2018 | 7:15-9:00pm | @ B!KE

Email Jaime to register!

Kiddical Mass

Calling all families!  We like to ride bikes.  You like to ride bikes.  Let’s ride bikes together in one of the largest all-ages group ride this city has ever seen!

Join our rider leaders to travel along the trail from the Ecology Park to Rogers Cove.  At Rogers Cove participants have the option to stop and enjoy our Bike Playground or continue on for a bit of a longer ride around ‘the point’ in East City.

Thursday June 7th, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm | @ Ecology Park

We need to be prepared so please email Jaime to register!

Shifting into Summer:  a celebration of cycling

No Bike Night event Thursday June 14th because all us bike loving folk would like to check out the Shifting into Summer celebration – join us!

At Shift into Summer, we will have a myriad of door prizes, updates on local cycling infrastructure and programs, and some cycling-centric entertainment.  Free valet bike parking will be provided.  Everyone interested in cycling is welcome!  There is no cost to attend.

For more information visit the Shifting into Summer Facebook event page.

Thursday June 14th, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm | @ Market Hall

Explore Urban Trails

Peterborough’s urban trails can quickly and conveniently get you from place to place as you move through your week.  Join us for a 17km-loop ride along three of our popular trails to learn about their past, present, and future.

Thursday June 21, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm | @ Ecology Park

Email Jaime to register!

How to love your drive train

The drive train is an under appreciated and hard worked part of the bicycle!  Come degrease and demystify at this hands-on workshop.  Limited to six participants.  Registrations is required.

Thursday June 28, 2018 | 7:15-9:00pm | @ B!KE

Email Jaime to register!

Stay tuned! There is more Bike Night fun in the works.