Swap Til You Drop

Swap Til You Drop

Swap Till You Drop! 

The Regenesis Reuse Centre at UofT hosted a Swap event on July 22nd! 

Folks brought gently used clothing, shoes, books and knickknacks to trade, and take home something new! The event was FREE. 
 

6th Annual Farm Festival

6th Annual Farm Festival

Our team tabled at the 6th Annual Farm Festival! We offered bike tune ups! 

The festival was filled with lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy:

😻 face paint,
📚 storytelling under our magical apple tree,
👟 an amazing race scavenger hunt, 
🎨 art corner hosted by The Livingroom Community Art Studio,
🥋 a live Capoeira performance by BatuCapoeira,
🐢 living creatures from Toronto Wildlife Centre, 
🍕 famous pizza made in the wood-fired oven and much, much more!

Bike Repair 101- Cycle York

Bike Repair 101- Cycle York

Don't mind getting your hands dirty and need a 101 on bike repair? This is the workshop for you!

Participants learned the basic bike repairs. This event gave folks the the chance to ask our mechanic  bike related questions!

Bike Ride- G. Ross Lord Park

Bike Ride- G. Ross Lord Park

Cyclist enjoyed a fun bike ride to G. Ross Lord Park. This was a 15k route, perfect for beginer-intermediate riders.
 

Please note that for future events: bicycles are availiable to borrow for the ride on a first come, first serve basis.

Duke Eats Festival

Duke Eats Festival

Our team had an amazing time at the Duke Eats Festival! We would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone that came. 

Our bike mechanic offered free tune ups and bike owners received great advice!

Listed below are some of the great activities at the festival:

- Free entertainment zone, complete with a bouncy castle and games!
- Cotton candy
- Snow cones
- Popcorn
- Face painting & Balloon animals
- Food trucks
- Caricature sketch done live
- countless booths giving away other free items! 

 

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Learn to Ride Your Bike Pt. 2

Learn to Ride Your Bike Pt. 2

It's never too late to learn how to ride your bike!

This FREE event on learning to ride your bike allowed people of all ages to participate.

For future events we will provide the bikes, you just bring your enthusiasm! 

 

Bike Ride - G. Ross Lord Park - 13k

Bike Ride - G. Ross Lord Park - 13k

Cyclists joined us for a fun bike ride along the Humber Loop! This is a 13k route was perfect for beginner-intermediate riders. 


Please note that bicycles are available to borrow for the ride on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

Bike Ride - Humber Loop-20k

Bike Ride - Humber Loop-20k

What a rewarding bike ride along the Humber Loop! This was a 20k route at a casual pace.

Please note:
***Bicycles are available to borrow for the ride on a first come, first serve basis ***

 

Learn to Ride Your Bike Pt 1

Learn to Ride Your Bike Pt 1

It's never too late to ride your bike!

This is a  FREE event on learning to ride your bike.

For events, we will provide the bikes, you just bring your enthusiasm! We encourage folks to bring their friends!

We went over many aspects that beginner cyclists have questions about.

Unlike a group ride we can easily share 4-5 bicycles with a group of 10-15 participants! Feel free to bring yours too!

The format was discussion and then demonstrations!

- Helmet sizing and proper fit
- Bicycle sizing and fit
- Visualization (imagining yourself riding a bike smoothly)
- Pedaling one foot at a time and being steady
- Awareness on the bicycle of pedestrians and other traffic
- Be seen on the bike and be heard

 

Group Ride and Picnic - 26k

Group Ride and Picnic - 26k

We partnered with York Outdoor Club for an exilerating group ride and picnic.

This was a group bike ride followed by a delicious potluck picnic in the park! 

We followed Thornhill loop which resulted in approximately a  26k long bike ride, and we were rewarded with a delicious potluck picnic! 

Bring your own bike or let us know and we can provide a bike for the ride (limited number of bikes to borrow)

Bike Ride - Black Creek Loop - 20k

Bike Ride - Black Creek Loop - 20k

The journey to Black Creek Loop was an experience to remember! 
This was a 20k route at casual pace.

Please keep in mind that bicycles are available to borrow for rides on a first come, first serve basis.

DIY Bike Repair Workshop

DIY Bike Repair Workshop

We thought the basic bike repairs. Attendees had the chance to ask our mechanic bike-related questions!  

Group Ride & Dinner - Finch Loop

Group Ride & Dinner - Finch Loop

A successful collaboration with York Outdoor Club!

This was a group bike ride followed by dinner at a local restaurant on Monday, May 7th, 4pm - 7pm. 
 

We followed the finch loop (around 20k).

Please note that you can bring your own bike, or we can let you borrow a bike for the ride (first come first serve basis).
 

Taco Party!

Taco Party!

We had a great time hosting a taco party/potluck for volunteers, members, and anyone who loves tacos, games, and the earth!

Starting From Scraps

Starting From Scraps

We had some much fun learning how to replant vegetable scraps that would otherwise be turned into waste. The workshop included replanting herbs, such as cilantro, as well as root vegetables that can grow all year round, such as carrots.

By the end of this workshop, our participants were able to bring home their own indoor garden! 

This event was in collaboration with Good Food Initiative.

Food Solutions Challenge

Food Solutions Challenge

Food loss, meaning food wasted before it reaches a consumer, accounts for 64% of all edible food that is lost. When food is wasted at the farm, in harvesting, in production, and in transportation, we lose both edible food and also the climate-changing environmental resources that went into producing it.

We had an informative and engaging seminar learning about how we can combat this issue of food loss, while engaging in solution-building! For those who took part in submitting a potential solution has a chance to win and incubate their ideas in San Fransisco, CA in the spring of 2018.

Those who missed this food solutions challenge seminar can attend the one at U of T!

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Organic Bread making with Tristan

Organic Bread making with Tristan

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We loaf organic bread!

We had a fun night learning about the basics of making bread! From caring for a sourdough starter to making the bread, the journey was educational and exciting. 

And the best part was that we got to go home with fresh and delicious organic bread!

Affordable Housing Committee Open House

Affordable Housing Committee Open House

The Affordable Housing Committee at York University held an open house at the CITY Research Institute to discuss the issue of affordable housing on campus and ways to get involved.

Holiday Party

Holiday Party

Regenesis York, Green Campus Co-op, Make It Natural, Students for Cooperation and the Affordable Housing Committee at York celebrated the holidays with volunteers, students, and staff with delicious food and warm drinks! 

Halloween Costume Ride

Halloween Costume Ride

Cyclist rode in style at our Costume Ride! This was a spooky bike ride with amazing costumes!

**Please note for future events, bikes are available for borrowing**