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Giving unwanted bikes a second chance
Published Friday, December 28, 2012 3:13PM MST
Last Updated Friday, December 28, 2012 3:42PM MST
If a new bike was waiting for you under the Christmas tree, a Calgary organization could make use of your old bicycle.
The Good Life Community Bicycle Shop in Kensington has been in operation since 2008.
Staff members accept pre-owned bikes, repair the bicycles and re-sell them.
In addition to used bike sales, the organization has 6,000 members who regularly use the facility to learn how to fix up their own bike.
“I think Christmas brings a lot of people who celebrate Christmas out and into that giving spirit,” says Jonny Barrett, a staff member at Goodlife. “I think that's an idea we try to perpetuate throughout the year, and that's part of the broader culture to have that feeling going right now, and we try to keep that going on all year around.”
Good Life has been at its Kensington location since last March, but is looking for a permanent place to call home.
For more information about the Good Life Community Bike Shop visit their website.