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Community Services Annual Bike Auction

Apr 27, 2013 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

For Immediate Release Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Winnipeg, MB - Residents are reminded that the City’s annual auction of unclaimed bicycles will be held on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Varsity View Sportsplex, 4230 Ridgewood Avenue. Approximately 450 bikes will be auctioned off on Saturday and approximately 300 on Sunday. For the second year, the City of Winnipeg has partnered with the Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH) to offer 250 bikes that have been tuned up by volunteer mechanics, and are ready-to-ride! Proceeds from the sale of these bikes go to support community bicycle programming in Winnipeg. Also onsite will be information and displays about: · The City’s cycling network · Commuter courses · Proper helmet fit · Winnipeg’s community bike shops Public viewing will be: Saturday, April 27 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (Auction starts at 9:00 a.m.) Sunday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (Auction starts at 12:00 p.m.) On-site parking is available for $2.00, with all parking proceeds going to the Varsity View Community Club. Please note that all bicycles are sold as is, where is, and no warranty is given nor implied. Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Interac payments will be accepted. Cheques will not be accepted. One-time Bicycle Registrations will be available on site at a cost of $6.10, per bicycle. Registering your bike will ensure that, should the City recover it, you will get it back with no additional charges. For further information on Community By-law Enforcement Services – Bicycle Recovery Section, please call 311 or visit: http://winnipeg.ca/cms/license_branch/bicycle_license.stm For more information on the Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH) and upcoming workshops, visit the WRENCH website at: http://thewrench.ca/ -30-

Location: Varsity View Sportsplex

Street: 4230 Ridgewood Avenue.