By Gordon Lambie
After being postponed in 2020 due to the restrictions of the pandemic, Sherbrooke’s “Récupère-don ton vélo” youth bicycle program is back in 2021, and putting more than 100 bicycles in the hands of local children and youth.
As has typically been the case over the 20 years that the program has been in operation, Récupère-don ton vélo draws from a bank of children’s bicycles that were either recovered from thefts, abandoned, or donated, then tuned up by volunteers and given out to youth from schools in the Centre de services scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke (CSSRS) based on recommendations from gym teachers. Every recipient of a refurbished bicycle also receives a brand-new helmet.
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