July 30, 2015


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Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon

Volunteers get together at the Orioles Community Centre for a 24-hour bike repair marathon. Over 250 bicycles were repaired for children whose families can't afford to buy one for Christmas.
Tool boxes filled with pieces needed to repair bikes sit waiting for volunteers to dig in.
Bins full of chainrings and other bike parts sit waiting to be pillaged.
Tire rims of various colours and sizes wait to be employed on new rides.
A volunteer tests out a children's bicycle at the Orioles Community Centre.
Robin Ellis (centre), a volunteer co-ordinator, cheers with other volunteers as she holds up the 200th bike to be repaired during the marathon..
Richard Helbig works on a bicycle during the Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon.
Brothers Jack Nai (left), 15, and John, 13, work on a bike together at the Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon
Manitoba provincial cycling team coach Jayson Gillespie works on a tricycle during the Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon.
Jayson Gillespie (top) and Nathan Man, 11, test ride a tricycle after fixing it up during the Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon.
Monica Young takes one of the bikes out to the area where bikes that are ready for pick-up sit at the end of the day.
Volunteers get together at the Orioles Community Centre for a 24-hour bike repair marathon. Over 250 bicycles were repaired for children whose families can't afford to buy one for Christmas. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Tool boxes filled with pieces needed to repair bikes sit waiting for volunteers to dig in. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Bins full of chainrings and other bike parts sit waiting to be pillaged. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Tire rims of various colours and sizes wait to be employed on new rides. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A volunteer tests out a children's bicycle at the Orioles Community Centre. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Robin Ellis (centre), a volunteer co-ordinator, cheers with other volunteers as she holds up the 200th bike to be repaired during the marathon.. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Richard Helbig works on a bicycle during the Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Brothers Jack Nai (left), 15, and John, 13, work on a bike together at the Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Manitoba provincial cycling team coach Jayson Gillespie works on a tricycle during the Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Jayson Gillespie (top) and Nathan Man, 11, test ride a tricycle after fixing it up during the Cycle of Giving bike-building marathon. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Monica Young takes one of the bikes out to the area where bikes that are ready for pick-up sit at the end of the day. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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