Shayne and Monica Hodgson have given away more than 750 bikes in past five years. Its their 5th aniversary of bicycle giveaway.
— CBC News (@CBCNews) September 17, 2018
“There’s so much a bike can give you,” said Shayne Hodgson, who, besides being handy when it comes to bikes, also sees the world of possibility a bike can give someone who has limited opportunities because of challenges with health, poverty or even homelessness.
‘It will bring the city to them so they’re not stuck in a certain area,”
Hodgson said a free bike means someone without a home has the means to collect scrap over a wider area and increase their income. They also have the flexibility to make it to a job or a doctor’s appointment without relying on public transit.
Note: Bicycle will be given away with first come first served basis. Registration starts on 30th September morning
9 a.m @ Boyle Memorial Community Centre in Old East Village.