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Urbane Cyclist is a worker co-operative that is dedicated to promoting the awesomeness of cycling for all and creating secure and positive employment for its staff and members.
Power to the People that Power Themselves!
Since March 29, 1997, Urbane has been Toronto’s home for diverse ridership and cycling empowerment. Commuters have always formed our core clientele and we take pride in our expert service, knowledge and product in: touring bikes, recumbents, adventure cycling, folding bikes, cargo bikes, mobility devices and trailers. If you’re walking, running, skateboarding, roller-blading, or taking public transit, you - along with us - are part of a larger alternative transportation movement that challenges the supremacy of cars and other fossil fueled vehicles.
Urbane’s membership cares deeply about lasting quality and durability. Instead of chasing trends, we bring in and manufacture products that work well and do not contribute to throwaway culture. Our repairs are always done with quality parts so that you can ride all day, all year, and in any conditions.
As a worker owned co-operative business, each worker member is part owner, and all major decisions are made in a democratic, collective, non-hierarchical process. Worker co-operatives support workers’ livelihoods, which is a very different approach from the corporate focus on the bottom line. Co-ops aim to serve the needs of a community with integrity and promote a vision towards social justice and genuine alternatives to corporate culture and values.
Diversity and inclusivity at Urbane is critical to our success in serving the community and ourselves. We are committed to providing a workplace that includes people of diverse backgrounds. We believe that this enhances the performance of our Co-op. Through our internal processes and participation in the Cycling Industry Pledge, we challenge ourselves to foster a supportive workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.