What’s that? You want to know about the Albany Bike Rescue (ABR)? Let me see if I can dig something up.
Recently we received a bunch of children’s bikes which we have been fixing up. This one was a wooden tricycle that was poorly welded so our mechanics sawed off the bad part and ingeniously put the stem back together.
Of course one of our main goals has always been teaching bike repair to the community and as you can see we have been diligent on this. Our volunteers have been working tirelessly to help and instruct local youth on how to repair everything on a bike from fixing a flat tire to taking apart a bad drive chain.
As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter the visitors to the bike rescue start to slow down a little, but that does not mean we do. We have been working hard all winter in the “down time” to fix up bikes so that when summer comes no one is without a way to get around.
What can you do to help you ask? How kind of you! We are always accepting bike donations in all sizes, shapes, and colors; especially kids bikes with 12 inch wheels. Other things we need include Channel Locks, Goji, and degreaser. Of course we are always looking for volunteers to help out at the rescue. If you choose to volunteer you will be trained on bike repair and maintenance which could end up saving you the cost of bringing your bike to the shop.
So that’s whats going on at ABR. I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did writing it.