Cycle Transitions presents at Ontario Bike Summit

Paul Mills and Rick Nonnekes represented Cycle Transitions (CT) at the Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto on Tuesday, April 19th. CT was asked to make a presentation highlighting how it has contributed to the cycling culture of Cobourg. Here are some the ways CT does that:

  • a low-cost facility for folks to repair and maintain their bicycle;OBS_2016_logo
  • low cost bicycles for sale
  • maintenance courses
  • space for like-minded groups to meet
  • subsidized memberships
  • a sweat-equity program
  • safe cycling courses
  • safe cycling programs in the local schools
  • providing bikes for special events (migrant workers fair), people (Syrian refugees)
  • assisting the Polices Services with bike rodeos
  • assisting the local hospital fundraising event – Bike Up Northumberland
  • with the Bicycle Action Committee, advocating for safe cycling infrastructure

The presentation was well received.  It was pointed out that a “do-it-yourself” bike shop is unusual in a community of Cobourg’s size – most are located in larger centres – and to do the things CT is and has been able to accomplish really speaks volumes about all the volunteers who help out!

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