Jonathan Woelber, volunteer mechanic with Bike Edmonton. Rebecca Kaiser
May marked the beginning of our summer programming. During the summer months, usually rain or shine, the Inner City Rec. Program plays slo-pitch down at Diamond Park at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights. This year’s team is enthusiastic and tight-knit, while welcoming players who drop in throughout the season. On Wednesday mornings, we all pile into Bissell Centre’s 12-passenger van and ride off to Lady Flower Gardens, where we have been braving the elements and harvesting food for Edmonton’s Food Bank.
The Bike Edmonton Boyle Street Community Membership program is a new initiative created to equip community members with resources to repair their bikes. Volunteers from Bike Edmonton North ran two Minor Bike Tune Up pop-up events this spring at Boyle Street Community Services and the Bissell Centre. The bicycle mechanics were busy repairing over 20 bikes between the two pop-ups. Community Memberships cards can be picked up on Thursday afternoons at Boyle Street Community Services (10116 105 Avenue) between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Once an individual has a membership, they can hand it in at Bike Edmonton North in order to access bike repair resources. The mechanics at Bike Edmonton will be repairing parts needed to ensure the safe mechanical functioning of the bicycles brought in, not a full parts replacement. Come check out the program and get your wheels in working condition for the summer!
Rebecca Kaiser and Mike Siek are Program Coordinators with ICRWP.