The Right to Move space is located in a basement down ~6 stairs, with a tight turn at the bottom to open the door to inside. Available seating is backless metal and plastic stools, and one back-supported office chair. The shop space is lit by fluorescent lights, and there may be strong smells from lubricants, metal and other chemicals used for bike cleaning and repair. Gender-neutral bathrooms are available up a flight of stairs, and drinking water is available in the shop.
When you enter the shop space you can expect to be greeted at the door by a volunteer who will sign you in. At sign in you will be asked for your name, whether your are a member or a Concordia student, and what you’d like to work on (on your bike, ie. fix a flat, adjust your brakes, tune up a wheel, etc.). If you’re not already a member of Right to Move there is a 2$ fee for the use of the space and tools, or you can become a member for 20$/year — Right to Move is a not-for-profit organization that relies on membership fees for day-to-day operations.
Volunteers are present to answer your questions or help you figure out a problem with your bike, but cannot fix your bike. We have an informal ‘hands off’ policy, and volunteers should ask your permission if they need to touch your bike in order to help you. GNI is a learning space, and we hope that at every visit you can learn a new thing and that we can build our skills together!
It’s a great idea to read up on the component or part of your bike that you’d like to work on before coming in, check out our links page for some online resources.