Canadian Cyclist Specialized Spring Into Summer 247-1 May 5
   Follow us on Twitter
Find us on Facebook
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19
Cyclist's Edge - November 15
TAg Nov 24 (+225)
Flow Coaching December 18
Share the Road - Dec 14

IMBA Canada - Dec 14

Leukemia CC1 April5



November 8/12 19:15 pm - Bikes for Tykes North Vancouver

Posted by joe on 11/8/12

James Wilson, owner of the North Vancouver bike shop Obsession: Bikes, believes every kid should have the experience of owning a bicycle, and many less fortunate children never get to experience this joy. To move towards this goal his store has initiated a Bikes for Tykes program in North Vancouver. Each year they partner with Social Service agencies to help place previously loved kids bikes with under-privileged kids. The store has placed over 100 bikes a year since 2005.

He has initiated a call to the bike industry for bike and bicycle parts.

The donor bicycles come from the community but, since there is no revenue derived from this, the parts become a huge expense and a tremendous amount of labour is required ($$). He is asking members of the bike business to help.

The program requires: kids size tires, tubes, brake pads, cables, V-brake noodles, grips, 6 and 7 speed shifters and saddles to make these old bikes new again.

Wilson says that the program is not at risk - "I just think we could do a better job helping kids discover a love for bikes".

Contact James Wilson at (604) 985 2213 or


Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
WoB Save Sale Jan29
DOrnellas Bike Sale April 1
The 11 Silber April 29
Jakroo Main Jan4 - GP
CC Advertise April 14

Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)

 © Copyright 1998-2016 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login