Agassiz RCMP Sgt. Darren Rennie shows just a few of the bikes up for grabs at Wednesday's auction.

Selling used bikes for community services

An upcoming parking lot auction is selling used bikes in support of Agassiz Harrison Community Services (ACHS) and it's food bank.

  • Jun. 14, 2016 6:00 a.m.

In the market for a bike? An upcoming parking lot auction is selling used bikes in support of Agassiz Harrison Community Services (ACHS) and it’s food bank.

Bikes that have been recovered by the local RCMP are rounded up throughout the year and donated to community services. The Agassiz Thrift Store, which is operated by AHCS, will be selling them off in the parking lot on Wednesday, June 15 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., or until the bikes are gone.

There will be a mix of types and sizes of bike from BMX-style bikes, mountain bikes, speed bikes, and more.

From the tiniest children’s bikes to very high end frames, there is something for every buyer. While some are in top shape, others will need some tender loving care.

The food bank is also going to be there to accept food and cash donations.

“Our shelves are getting low and although we get a lot of support during the Christmas season with the generosity of the community the need for the food bank continues to go on throughout the year. We have a real need for canned meats and canned fruit,” explained food bank coordinator Lisa Hodgkinson.

Any unwanted bike that could be re-homed will be accepted by the thrift store from now until the sale.

The money collected helps AHCS run programs such as: The Food Bank, Christmas Hampers, Youth, Senior and Family programs, and many more.

Join in on the fun, rain or shine, at the Agassiz Thrift Store, 6919 Cheam Ave., Wednesday.

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