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AFFORDABLE WAYS TO ACQUIRE AND MAINTAIN A BIKE

PRE-LOVED BICYCLES FOR SALE

Refurbished bicycles for children and adults.

SWEAT EQUITY PROGRAM

Earn your bike for free!

A DO-IT-YOURSELF BICYCLE SHOP!

Learning some basics about your bike saves you money when you can change your own tube or adjust your brakes. Drop in to our Open Shop and experienced volunteers will show you how.

NEWS AND EVENTS

New Summer Hours for Cycle Transitions

Cycle Transitions has  received a grant from the federal government for a summer employee again this year and we have hired Skylar Dixon for the position. With this in place, our summer hours will be:

Monday and Wednesday – 3:30 to 9 pm

Tuesday and Thursday – 3:30 to 8:30 pm

Saturday – 9 am to 2 pm.

Skylar is a student of Cobourg Collegiate Institute completing his Grade 11 year.  We’re very happy to once again provide a training ground for a local student.  Skylar is eager to assist you so do drop in to see him. 

In addition to the extra hours we are open with Skylar in the shop, we will continue to have our regularly scheduled slate of volunteers on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings.

New Member’s Bike Stolen – Please Look Out For It

Andy Russell, a new member of CT who has just rebuilt his bike, had the bike stolen sometime overnight Saturday.  If you’ve ever put a lot of effort and time into rebuilding something, you can empathize with his loss!  We’re asking folks to look out for it – perhaps we can assist in getting it back for him.

Here are the particulars about the bike as Andy describes it:

“The bike is a white and grey Giant Rapid 2 (2012), 27 speed, XL frame, black rear dirt bike styled fender and no seat clamp since the seat post is seized in the seat tube. I don’t have a picture of the bike, but attached is a link showing the a bike of the same colour and model as my bike. The only noticeable difference is that the grip and bar ends on my bike were changed to the Connects Egro Max Plus Lock On styled bar ends.”

Andy’s ph# is 289.829.2770 if you see the bike around. Or call police. (Don’t try to get the bike back yourself!)

Can Bike Safe Cycling Clinic in N’land County Schools

Cycle Transitions has recently begun delivering a series of Can Bike safe cycling clinics at Northumberland County schools.  A grade 4 or 5 class of five elementary schools, ones in Colborne, Grafton and Brighton, are receiving these. The clinics are being organized by the Ontario Provincial Police and assisted by the OPP axillary team.

The students are learning the skills to handle their bike safely, the rules of the road (being aware of the fact that they are considered a “vehicle” when riding of the road), and how to ride safely on the road.

Summer Student Employee Needed – CT Looking To Hire

Cycle Transitions is pleased to announce that it has again secured a Canada Summer Works grant for the purposes of hiring a student to work in the shop.  This is a repeat of the last three years – very successful endeavours – where our summer employee tended to the shop, assisted patrons and took care of sales. This year we will hire another student to fill that role.

This is a call for applicants; if you know of someone who could ably fill this role, please have them send their cover letter and resume to Bruce Bellaire – brucebellaire@gmail.com or Rick Nonnekes – rnonnekes@gmail.com. Our application deadline is May 15, the projected start date to be near the end of May or the beginning of June. The grant allows for 9 weeks at 30 hours per week with an hourly pay rate at $15. A copy of the job description can be found here.

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