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Bike boost: Calgarians help people in Fort McMurray get back in the saddle

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Staff members at Calgary Cycle are packing a truck with donated bicycles to send to Fort McMurray fire victims.

“It’s a great way to get around if your vehicle has been destroyed and you need to make short runs” Erik Larson with Calgary Cycle said. “A bike is awesome for that.”

Larson’s colleague Carter Ross said parents are participating in the unique relief effort with their kids.

“Letting their kids give their old bikes away, something that they’d outgrown, to teach them about the spirit of giving back – which is really cool.”

“The outpouring of support has been awesome” Bryce Parry with Calgary Cycle added.

If you have a bike you’d like to donate, you can drop it off at any of the four Calgary Cycle locations in Calgary or the Bragg Creek location on White Ave. They’ll be accepting bikes until Wednesday, June 8.

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