Workshops and Services

Workshops and Services

Workshops and Services for High Schools:

Wondering how to fix a flat? Are you unsure where to ride your skateboard? Need some help finding a bike or bus route? Can we help your school find a few more ways to be bike-friendly? Workshops and Services can be booked by your school coordinator, an interested class, or school administration.

Workshops are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. We can accommodate groups of 4 to 20. Many of these workshops can be modified to the time available: lunch hour, class period, or after-school.

  • The Art of Bike Maintenance: Learn how to fix your ride. Starting with the basics, this course will help you to feel knowledgeable and comfortable maintaining your own bicycle. You can do it!
  • Biking in the City: Understand how to navigate traffic safely and confidently in this on-bike workshop. You’ll learn about signalling, positioning, emergency maneuvers, and your rights as a cyclist.
  • Skateboard Cruiser School: Get the facts about the rules of the road for skateboarders. Learn how to cruise around the city safely while boarding with other road, trail, and sidewalk users.
  • Board Maintenance 101: From the ground up you’ll learn all the components and functions on a skateboard. Figure out how to identify when your board is in need of maintenance. Learn what tools to use and how to make adjustments/repairs.
  • Tackling Transit: Run through all the need to know basics of the Peterborough Transit system. Figure out how to use the schedules so you’ll always get where you need to go on time.

We also offer the following services,

  • Lunch Hour Fix-it Station: Students can bring their bikes to school for a check-up and have the experts take care of basic maintenance issues over the lunch hour.
  • Bike-Friendly Assessment: Conduct a bike-friendly assessment to find ways to make it easier for students and staff to bike to school. We can answer all your questions about bike racks, fix-it kits, and Bike-to-School Day.

To book a visit, call or email Lindsay at 705-745-3238 x209 or Lindsay.stroud@greenup.on.ca and let us know which ones you’re interested in!

Workshops and Services for Workplaces:

Wondering how to fix a flat? Need some help finding a bike or bus route? Would you like to set up a carpool system for your workplace? Can we help your workplace find a few more ways to be bike-friendly?

During Community Shifting Gears, we offer free workshops for your employees. We can accommodate groups of 4 to 20. Many of these workshops can be modified to the time available.

  • Cyclist in the City: Learn strategies to be visible, comfortable and safe when cycling on the road. This workshop is for newbies and experienced cyclists alike. (time required = 45 minutes).
  • ABC’s of Bicycle Maintenance: Address common bike repair needs and learn the ABC’s of bike maintenance. (time required = 60 minutes).
  • Bicycle Therapy: Trouble-shoot tricky commute challenges with local bicycle experts. Gear choices, route planning, and tackling tough intersections are among our expertise (time required = 45 minutes).
  • Beautiful Commutes: Are you dissatisfied with your commute? This workshop will provide advice on finding the most beautiful route from A to B. Your ride/walk to work has never been better! (time required = 45 minutes).

We also offer the following free services to employers and workplace coordinators,

  • Bike-friendly Business Audit: We can help you conduct a bike-friendly business audit! Find ways to make it easier for employees to bike to and for work. Answer all your questions about bike racks, fix-it kits, Bike-to-Work Day, and workplace bike share programs.
  • Crafting a Telecommute Policy: Boost productivity, increase job satisfaction, and even save on rent! Achieve the many benefits of telecommuting, while ensuring that your employees and their work is supported, by crafting a Telecommute Policy with Community Shifting Gears.
  • Incentivize your Smart Commute: Learn from the best practices of other employers to find ways of encouraging employees to go car-free, if only once in a while. We can help you find the policies and programs that are a perfect match for your employees.

To book a visit, call or email Lindsay at 705-745-3238 x209 or Lindsay.stroud@greenup.on.ca and let us know which ones you’re interested in!

Community Events and Workshops:

GreenUP, B!KE, and the City of Peterborough offer workshops and rides for individuals and families, too. For a full listing of community events and workshops, click here.