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Bike Harvest 2014

It’s that time of year when farmers are gathering their last harvest for the year, when animals are beginning to store food for the winter and for you to clear some room in your garage to keep your car and lawn furniture.

This harvest of underloved bicycles gives your old ride the chance to be refurbished, resurrected and redistributed. It’s happening on Saturday, November 8th across from the Carlington Recreation Centre (1520 Caldwell Avenue), off Marivale Road, between the Queensway and Baseline Road. Mechanics will also be on hand to offer free, five-minute bike tune-ups.

2014 Season Coming to a Close

This season we have flourished in so many ways. We now have 16 hubs, countless donations, steadily increased awareness, and so much else to be proud of. Your donations have helped us reach almost 100 bikes in our fleet! Without you wonderful supporters, none of this could have been accomplished. THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts.

Also, we are announcing the season’s closing date as Friday, October 10, 2014. This means all the bikes and hubs will be put away by Thanksgiving Weekend! Please note that this also means only 2 more D.I.Y. nights left of the regular season.

Thank you to everyone who supports RightBike! Without you, we wouldn’t be us!

A change, and an opportunity

Richard Carter and Shane Norris receiving the City of Ottawa's  2012 Bruce Timmerman Award on behalf of RightBike

Richard Carter and Shane Norris receiving the City of Ottawa’s 2012 Bruce Timmermans Award on behalf of RightBike

Causeway Work Centre and RightBike wish to bid farewell to Shane Norris as he moves on to other opportunities, which we are sure will be equally good for our environment and community. During his four years as operational manager, Shane has been RightBike’s strongest advocate, building partnerships and goodwill throughout the city of Ottawa. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

This means we have a big gap to fill at RightBike as we search for someone to take on this meaningful small business. If you have a commitment to your community and an entrepreneurial spirit, click here to read the full posting.

PedalEasy

PedalEasy has given us an opportunity to use their bikes which makes trailering the RightBikes much easier for us! Thank you PedalEasy!!

PedalEasy is an Ottawa based e-bike company that has been enabling people to get back on their bicycles and achieve an active lifestyle they no longer thought possible for themselves. Their lightweight e-bike design and pedal assist system have been helping people conquer their physical limitations and serve as great equalizers in the daily commute and family bike-trip alike.

To test ride a bicycle or for more information visit their website at www.pedaleasy.ca today!