May 27 - June 30


Wheel talk with @UrbaneWheels

Join Mackenzie Ogilvie, Head builder at Urbane Wheels while we discuss the nuances and subtleties of the modern bicycle wheel.
Event Type
Clinic / Workshop
Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm - Thursday, June 14 at 9:00 pm
[email protected] / 416-979-9733
RSVP Required
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The wire spoked bicycle wheel hasn’t changed much since it was first thought of in the early 19th century. A metal, wood, or carbon fibre hoop, held under tension by steel wire attached to a central rolling hub. With all the changes in materials, design, and technology we keep coming back to this seemingly simple (yet incredibly complex) structure. The wheel is the most integral part of the bicycle and the component which takes the most abuse (next to the tire), somehow keeping the rider upright under enormous forces and strains. Ever wonder how it does all that (and more)? Come and talk wheels with Mackenzie Ogilvie, Head builder at Urbane Wheels, one of Canada’s most reputable custom wheel houses.

This event has
Public washrooms
Bike Parking
On-site food or beverages
New this year

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Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.