B!KE in Peterborough seeking donations of kids’ bikes for giveaway event

Donated bikes will be refurbished on April 10 and given away to local organizations working with children and youth

B!KE: the Peterborough Community Bike Shop is holding a "Kids' Bike Build" event on April 10, 2022, where they will refurbish donated bikes and provide them free of charge to local organizations working with children and youth. (Photo: B!KE)
B!KE: the Peterborough Community Bike Shop is holding a "Kids' Bike Build" event on April 10, 2022, where they will refurbish donated bikes and provide them free of charge to local organizations working with children and youth. (Photo: B!KE)

If you have an unused kid’s bike in your garage or shed, B!KE: the Peterborough Community Bike Shop could use it for a worthwhile cause.

The charity is holding a “Kids’ Bike Build” event on Sunday, April 10th, when they will refurbish donated bikes and provide them free of charge to local organizations working with children and youth.

Bike donations will be accepted any time before April 10, and can be dropped off at 293 George Street North from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Donated bikes should have all major parts, such as wheels and handlebars.

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“Two of our guiding values are affordability and sustainability,” says event organizer Riley Hillman in a media release. “By refurbishing used bikes and getting them into the hands of kids who need them we’re ticking off both those boxes.”

B!KE has held other Kids’ Bike Build events in the past, with B!KE volunteers and mechanics from other local bike shops donating their time to repair and check the bikes.

Previous events have seen between 40 and 50 bikes refurbished and donated to organizations including the New Canadians Centre, the Salvation Army, Youth Unlimited, and the YES Shelter for Youth and Families.