YNOT sponsors Cross Cat this weekend!

October 17, 2014

Kicking off cross season, we're excited to sponsor this sunday's Cross Cat race going down at Taylor Creek Park this Sunday in Toronto. Registration is at 3pm, race starts at 4pm. Apparently brakes and wider tires are strongly advised. Happy racing all!

Gallant launches a new frame design on Kickstarter!

October 07, 2014

This month, our sister company Gallant Bicycles just launched their first ever Kickstarter campaign to launch their new No. 3 frame! A versatile frame that can be easily set up for city riding, road riding, cyclecross or touring! With the new Gallant No. 3, riders get the flexibility of a bicycle from a frame-builder, including beautiful custom painting options and component choices from SRAM, SHIMANO and CAMPAGNOLO.

With an interchangeable dropout system, the same frame can be setup as single speed, internally geared hub, or external derailleur. It also can accommodate calliper or disk brakes, accepts larger tires if necessary and has clearance for fenders.  We love the idea of a local road frame that's painted and assembled right here in Toronto! To check out the full campaign and learn more head on over to their Kickstarter!

October Limited Edition Pedal Straps & Weston Phone Pouch!

October 06, 2014

This October we're dropping the next monthly set of Limited Edition Straps! This time in SNAKESKIN! And not only will it be available as LE Pedal Straps, it will also be available for a Limited Edition Weston phone pouch! Both will be an extremely small run, never done before and never to be repeated. Every run will be numbered by the YNOT crew member who made them (because we actually make everything in house). Each run is only for 10! Ten sets of pedal straps, and ten phone pouches...... so once they're gone... they're gone!

AHAA Living visits YNOT!

September 30, 2014

AHAA Living swung by our studio and store the other week for a chat! AHAA promotes a community of like minded-people working towards more vital lifestyles and a healthier planet. Check out the rad video they put together from their visit!

"Toronto-based YNOT Cycle makes stunningly gorgeous and functional messenger bags, laptop bags, camera bags, and cycling accessories. YNOT’s Tony Mammoliti shares the company’s committed philosophy of making everything themselves, right in their Toronto studio, as a way to ensure the utmost quality control and minimal environmental impact."

We're hiring for our studio & retail store!

September 30, 2014

Guess what! We are hiring! Currently, we're looking for an addition to the YNOT Cycle production & retail team! Specifically someone to both sew YNOT products at our Junction studio, and is happy to work at our flagship retail store on Queen West. We are looking for both full time and part time positions!

We are looking for someone who is:
- A proficient sewer (experienced using industrial sewing machines)
- Happy to work at our studio (10am-6pm) OR retail shifts (11am-7pm)
- Exacting attention to detail
- Ability to multi-task & self motivated
- Can participate in occasional physical labour
- Works well in a team environment or alone
- Good attitude
- Flexible
- Full time & Part-time positions available
**Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is also an asset!
**Eligible to work in Canada 
Send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ynotcycle.com


September 14, 2014

Our awesome friends at Toronto Made is having a launch party on WEDNESDAY, September 17th, 8 pm at UNLOVABLE Bar (1415 Dundas St West). Toronto Made is a registered non-profit organization committed to celebrating, championing and connecting local manufacturing industries across the city. Toronto Made’s mission is to make sure makers keep making things, right here in our beloved city of Toronto. Firmly believing that a robust manufacturing sector is vital to the economic prosperity of our city, Toronto Made has built a Toronto Manufactures Network and they're celebrating this amazing acheviement with all of you! If you're a local maker, urbanist, or interested in urban social advocacy, this event is for you!

The launch will include:
- samples from several local manufacturers
- Information on Toronto Made initiatives
- Guest presentations on small business services and urban manufacturing advocacy
- Toronto Made swag
- Free cake!

 Our smoke grey 'Toronto Made' Smoke Grey Bandicoot will be at the event, what about you?

Invite your friends! This will be a great opportunity to network! To RSVP, Click here!

Gallant Nights Bright Lights Tour this Thursday!

September 09, 2014

This Thursday September 11th at 6:30 our sister company Gallant Bicycles is throwing a tour of Toronto on our inaugural GALLANT NIGHTS event! David Buwalda from Bright Lights Tours leads the way, heading west from the Gallant store into the sunset, stopping a few times to learn about the spaces and places of our city and more. The tour winds its way down to the waterfront and arriving at Amsterdam Brewery's newly designed, lakeview patio at around 8:00. It's free to join, and they'll arrange drink specials, but please register at brightlightstours.com 

If you're around thrusday you should definitely check it out!