#dandySANTA: Daniel Rotsztain of Charlie’s Freewheels

Rotsztain in Moss Park nearby Charlie’s Bike Joint.  #dandySANTA Q&A: Daniel Rotsztain Photos and Interview by Jenna Campbell Daniel Rotsztain is campaign coordinator for Charlie’s Freewheels that just kick-started their “50 Youth on 50 Bikes” fundraiser on Dec. 1. Charlie’s goal is … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Pedal Powered Parts Washer

Sonic, Lindy, Husna and Hichaan work on a bracket to hold the pump of the Pedal Powered Parts Washer Charlie’s Pedal Powered Parts Washer By Claire McFarlane Although kids with power tools may sound like a situation you might normally … Continue reading

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Build a bike, build your confidence

Girls part of the Build-A-Bike Program, Sonic and Kinchy, happy to be test riding. Build a bike, build your confidence Interview by Tammy Thorne and Alex Chronopoulos Photos by Ainsley Naylor and Thea Jones  New this year, Charlie’s Freewheels has … Continue reading

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Shah Mohamed: Brickworks Bike Works

Brickworks Bike Works Evergreen program plants seeds of bike mechanics with kids Story by Leila Kent photo by Jamie Rosenthal ~ This article is from our current Youth and Employment Issue (Summer 2012) ~ Leaning his bike against the outside … Continue reading

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Central Commerce Collegiate’s innovative and popular Bike Repair and Maintenance Course

Popular Mechanics: New high school program gives students hands-on bike repair experience “Bikes that have actually gone out and lived a real life as bikes are more interesting ones.” ~ Instructor Toby Bowers describing the massive but-lightly-mangled bike stash the class … Continue reading

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