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Village Cycleworks was spawned from an old passion – I grew up on a bicycle and bicycles have been part of most of my life. I sometimes call it my “retirement business” but it really is a hobby. The “shop” is a partitioned off area of the garage. I keep irregular hours, at my convenience – like I said – it is my retirement business”.

It is my belief that cycling is an essential part of the solution to the environmental challenges confronting society. I rescue bicycles  that were destined for the landfill and give them renewed life in one of two ways:.

1. Repairing and refurbishing

Bicycles are selected for refurbishment if their frames are sound and if repairs can be made cost-effectively. Defective components are replaced when necessary with either new or salvaged parts. Refurbished bicycles, when available, are advertised on Kijiji and are put back on the streets.

2. Re-purposing

Cargo bikes fit into this category,  constructed by adding cargo bays to donor bike frames. These bicycles are then completed with carefully selected components to create highly utilitarian re-purposed bicycles.

There is a resurgence of cycling in North America – bicycles are playing a significant role in urban transportation and it is reaffirming to be part of that movement.

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