Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Green Bike Stories

I had to travel the day after Fall Fair which was when we put out the new fleet of Green Bikes. 10 days later, my wife picked me up at the ferry and one of the first things I saw was a GB parked in our neighbourhood, waiting for its next rider. Later that afternoon, I saw a kid riding away from The Village on a different GB. Obviously the bikes were being ridden.

Fast forward to yesterday morning. Someone knocks on our door and it's our friend Steve who happens to be a serious runner. He had the kickstand of a GB in his hand and a smile on his face. He'd been out on his morning run when he started feeling faint and a tad nauseous. He was a long way from home and thought he'd have to hitchhike back to his place. He sat down to collect himself and when he started looking around, lo and behold, there was a Green Bike just across the street (he was out at the end of Berry Point). Feeling somewhat better, he mounted the bike and rode it to my house. The kickstand fell off along the way but he was nonetheless very happy to have had the bike handy to get him home (he lives just around the corner from us).

Got a Green Bikes story? Let me hear it.

Thanks to all who have helped make this happen.

Friday, September 18, 2009

More Bikes

Volunteers Caylie and Laurum Graham prep a bike for paint

Ken Capon applys the green

A green bike and helmet ready to ride at The Commons. A small fleet of newly reconditioned and painted bicycles will be available to the public at the Fall Fair on Sunday, 20 September. See you there!