Local bike shop looking for other groups to help in donation program

People sell old bicycles at a per pound trade in, Favorit then fixes them up and donates them to the Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club.

A local bicycle shop is looking for a club or organization to help it continue its bicycle donation program.

For the past two years Favorit Cycles has had a bicycle donation program, where people sell their old bicycles at a per pound trade in. Favorit then fixes them up and donates them to the Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club.

Wayne McKee, who works at Favorit, said the Boys and Girls Club has enough bikes to run its programs for now, so the shop is looking for other interested parties that could distribute the donated bicycles once they are fixed up.

“If we find a group that would be fantastic,” James McKee, who owns Favorit Cycles, said.

“We want to continue the program, because we think it’s good to get bikes out of people’s garages and get them fixed up and get them back on the street with kids that need them but maybe can’t afford to buy them,” Wayne said.

The hope is that an organization can be found that can help them with the program.

“We need a school or a club to come forward and help us distribute the bikes that get donated,” Wayne said. “We’ve been wracking our brain thinking who that might be.”

He said the bikes come in all sizes, with everything from small children’s bikes to adult bikes, and they currently have an inventory of bikes that would be ready for donation immediately.

If you know of a group that might be interested, call Wayne or James at Favorit Cycles at 250-489-3532 or stop by 12 – 9th Avenue South.