Written by Denise Deby. Thanks to Deepak Sekhri of Causeway Work Centre for information.
You can bring in bicycles that you’re no longer using, and Cycle Salvation and RightBike will refurbish the bikes and put them to good use.
Both groups are social enterprises of the Causeway Work Centre, which supports people to find employment when they’re facing physical and mental health and other barriers.
Cycle Salvation trains and employs people as bike mechanics, while keeping used bikes out of the landfill. RightBike’s community-based bike-share service provides active and sustainable transportation in neighbourhoods around town.
At the Bike Harvest, Cycle Salvation is looking particularly for adult road/racing and hybrid bikes, while RightBike needs three-speed bikes with step-through frames.
You’ll find the Bike Harvest from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the parking lot at 1520 Caldwell Ave. off Merivale Rd. between the Queensway and Baseline. It’s hosted by Ottawa Community Housing. Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.