Archive for August, 2017


Kids Bike Library Wrap Up Party

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

In May of this year, we launched the Kids Bike Library (KBL) with the goal of being able to help provide parents and kids with access to kids bikes and help keep used kids bikes out of the waste stream. We are pumped at how well received this program is and that its first season went really well. So let’s party about it, okay?

Come celebrate at the KBL Summer Wrap Up party on August 16th from 3pm – 7pm at The Bike Kitchen. At the kid-centred event there will be games, prizes, free kids bike tune-ups, and a raffle. We are raffling off a brand new 24” inch junior mountain bike! Free kids bike tune-ups take place from 5pm – 7pm.

The Kids Bike Library is also wrapping up its weekly hours and moving into less frequent fall hours. The KBL will be open from 3pm – 7pm on September 20th and October 18th this fall.

 


 

We’ve Partnered With the CoV to keep bikes out of the Landfill

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The AMS Bike Co-op is proud to announce that we have partnered with the City of Vancouver to keep bikes out of the waste stream.

How it Works
When people dispose of bikes they often end up at the Vancouver Transfer Station, the CoV’s waste disposal and recycling station. These bikes used to end up in the landfill. Now there is a bike corral at the transfer station where workers put aside discarded bikes. When there is a large enough pile of bikes, they call us and we collect them.

Each bike we pick up is assessed. Some of the bikes are rebuilt and reused for programs like Pedals for the People, Bici Libre, the Purple & Yellow Campus Bike Share, and the Kids Bike Library. Other bikes are disassembled so that we can recycle broken parts and save any usable parts. Parts in good condition are used on bike builds or are sold for affordable prices to patrons at The Bike Kitchen and Our Community Bikes.