Bike to Work Month

May is Bike to work month in the capital and the Carleton community is being asked to think about if they could commute to work by bike. To enable this we are hosting two events; a free commuter cycling workshop (May 16th) and free bike tune-ups (May 22nd). All month you can also join in with the bike to work challenge.

FREE Lunchtime workshop Basic Bike Maintenance – May 16th – 12-1, Robertson Hall, Room 617 (6th Floor)

Delivered by a professional bike mechanic, this workshop provides participants with a hands-on demonstration of bike repair and maintenance techniques. Learn to change a flat, check your cables and keep your bike working efficiently. The goal of this workshop is to have participants leave confident and ready to ride. To register simply email with your name.

FREE Bike Tune-ups – May 22nd, 9-12 – Robertson Hall exterior

Does your bike need a tune up? Sustainability Carleton has organised with VeloFix to offer Free Bike tune-ups for our Community. These are available on a first come first serve basis. The basic tune-up will look at basics such as Frame & Fork Safety Inspection (Incl. Pivots, Shocks, Linkages etc.), Drivetrain Clean (On Bike) and Lubrication, Gear Adjust and Tune, and Headset/Bottom Bracket Adjust. To reserve your spot please email with your prefered time (half hour slots between 9-12pm). You will be emailed a confirmation.

FREE Carleton Bike to Work challenge – All Month

Sign up and log your bike commutes for a chance to win great prizes through EnviroCentre. You can register as an individual or join the Carleton University Team, track your distance and the impact you’ve made toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ottawa. Register at