We are a non-profit society that oversees several bicycle related projects in the Vancouver area. Our programs enable, educate and empower members of the community to make cycling a part of their daily lives.

What we do

Our Mission

By recycling and refurbishing bicycles, PEDAL takes bikes out of the waste stream, offers affordable bikes for sale, and encourages cycling as a sustainable, healthy transportation choice.

Empower

Create opportunities for experience by teaching people to fix their own bikes. Providing occupational therapy through bike mechanics to people with disabilities.

Educate

Equip people with mechanical skills and basic bicycle safety. Promoting the use of bicycles and pedal-powered technologies to improve our common environment from global climate change.

Enable

Provide bikes to low-income individuals to help them participate in the community and access social and economic resources. Develop and distribute pedal-powered technologies in rural and local communities.

Board of Directors

 

Jonathan Hanvelt

John Whistler

Gavin Davidson

Allan W. Wong

Cara Fisher

Shahriar Pendram

Ngoc-Tran Pham

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB POSTING

 

We wish to acknowledge the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish People and in particular the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Stó:lo and Skxwú7mesh peoples on whose land we stand. Keeping our shop environment welcoming and comfortable for everyone is our top priority. We believe that everyone deserves respect. While using the resources of Our Community Bikes we ask that you

 

• Respect the diversity of folks who use the space.

• Respect the physical and emotional boundaries of each individual.

• Be mindful of your word choices and conversation topics.

• Respect the names and pronouns of everyone. Allow people the space to define themselves.

• Be accountable for your own actions and recognize your own privilege and personal biases.

• Be open to feedback and discussion.

 

If someone in the space does not follow this policy, they will be kindly asked to leave and can return after taking a break and checking back in when they are ready.

 

We believe that everyone should feel comfortable doing D.I.Y. repairs regardless of ability, age, gender, identity, income, or sexual orientation.