Bike Repair Day in Joyce Collingwood was August 11th from 4-6 pm and the event was very enthusiastically received by neighbours!! Braving the heat wave, folks lined up to talk to us about various bicycle issues and learn about some simple repairs like patching flat tubes, adjusting brakes and gears, and lubricating chains.
The workshop hosts Dickson and Jackie joined forces with two talented and lovely mechanics from Our Community Bikes, a responsible, locally minded shop in East Vancouver. Together we teamed up to teach, do repairs and meet friendly folks in the neighbourhood! There were snacks for those waiting and we were able to send folks away with a flat repair kit and safety front & rear flashing lights.
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response and neighbour feedback we are hoping to hold another event! We are super thankful to NSG and the Vancouver Foundation for supporting this project and giving us the experience of holding it has really encouraged us to try and make it a recurring event. We loved getting to meet our bicycle-riding neighbours and look forward to waving as we pass them on the Greenway!!

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