If you missed last weekend’s bike swap and the regret is palpable, take heart, Canmore Community Cruisers is hosting its Third Annual ReCYCLE Roundup this weekend.
Community Cruisers representative Gini Dalgas said the Roundup, which will be held at Devonian Properties’ Canmore Crossing Saturday at 1120 Railway Ave., Saturday (April 23) from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., is the ideal place to find bike parts, accessories and bikes in exchange for a small cash donation.
The only items for sale are three Brodie Quantum hybrid bikes between $200-$250.
As part of the Roundup, CCC is seeking donations of bikes, new and gently used accessories (panniers, bike shoes, locks etc.), or new bike parts.
Dalgas said CCC already has plenty of used bike parts.
The majority of the bikes available at the Roundup are suitable for town use.
“People can get parts really cheap that they are looking for to repair their bikes,” Dalgas said. “(They) can come and get those kinds of things for a small donation. There’s nothing more than $250, ranging right down to free or a small donation to help us do our programs.”
The Roundup is CCC’s major fundraiser and Dalgas said proceeds would be used to help the organization as it works to create a self-sufficient community workshop where cyclists can maintain their own bikes or work with a volunteer mentor to learn how to do that.
“What we are attempting to do is create a community association that is very easy to self maintain so we are not reliant on grants,” she said, adding grants can come and go and be the deciding factor if an organization lives or dies.
CCC is also working towards transportation initiatives, such as its green bikes program that makes bikes available at hubs throughout Canmore.
To donate bikes, accessories or new bike parts – or to get involved in any of the CCC initiatives – contact the group at 403-609-6695 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dalgas said CCC could also help people find low-priced bikes at any point during the year outside of the Roundup.
Tools and stands will also be available for those looking to mix and match parts or tune their new purchases.
For more information, visit www.communitycruisers.ca