The third annual Recycle a Bicycle campaign in Digby County has launched.
Recycle a Bicycle aims to get children and adults in Digby County new bikes.
Amy Tudor participated in the program last year, getting two of her sons new-to-them bikes.
“It was just like Christmas, they were kids in a candy store,” she said.
Tudor traded in her son’s old bikes and swapped them for new, bigger bikes.
“They were so excited, they even came with me to pick them out and try them on for size.”
Tudor is from Brier Island and her sons use the bikes almost 10 months out of the year.
“They’re always biking.”
One of her sons has out grown his bike and she plans to use the program again this year.
“I love the program and I’ll continue using it as long as it’s available.”
Recycle a Bicycle is run by the Digby Area Recreation Commission. They will accept any gently used bikes as donations.
Last year over 25 people received new bikes, thanks to the program.
“Any family that comes to us and says they need a new bike, we’ll try and get them one,” said Cara Sunderland, active living manager at Digby Area Recreation Commission.
Staff at the Digby Area Recreation Commission can fix small repairs in order to get the bicycles into a new home. They will as well clean up the bikes.
“It all happens through the generosity of the community,” said Sunderland.
Bikes can be donated at the arena lobby from 8:30-4:30 from Monday-Friday.