Bike Fair and Repair Cafe open to all

Red Deer event to be held June 10th

  • May. 26, 2017 5:38 p.m.

The Third Annual Community Bike Fair and Repair Cafe takes place June 10th, and it couldn’t take place at a better time, as June is ‘Get Active Month.’

“Last year we had the repair cafe for the first time paired with the bike fair and it went so well that we decided to do it again this year,” said Tatiana Tilly, manager at the Dawe Branch.

The Optimist Red Deer Club will be part of the Repair Cafe, with a few children bikes given away. Red Deer Safety City will also be there, giving away some helmets.

“This bike fair is mostly about promoting the bike community and promoting the way of bicycles in the community,” said Tilly.

She said people will have the opportunity to learn how to fix their bikes, and this year in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, there will be a one mile bike ride around the Dawe Centre, for those to show their red and white spirit.

“It’s meant to be a family friendly bike ride.”

Master Classes by Wipeout Bike and Ski Store will be present, teaching people how to maintain their bikes at home.

There will be lots of prizes given away as they registered the event with the Canada 150 Playlist.

“And biking is one of the 150 activities that Canadians do and its on the 150 Playlist of Canada, so it will be in time for June which is Active Transportation Month and a kick-off to the summer,” said Tilly.

A biking enthusiast herself, Tilly said the Repair Cafe is a program they do together with Racing Red Deer, and because they do it four times a year, the month of June seemed like a logical time to do it about bicycles and bike repair, she said.

“There were quite a lot of organizations in the City who also wanted to promote the bicycle community and active transportation,” she said.

The event runs June 10th from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dawe Public Library on 56 Holt Street.

People are encouraged to bring their bike or bikes that need repair for Bicycle Repair Cafe experts to help fix them.

The free event is co-sponsored by the Red Deer Public Library, City of Red Deer, Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting, Safe Communities Coalition of Central Alberta and Safety City.

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