Need a bike? We are happy to help!
We are in the building next to the school.
Tuesday afternoon: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday afternoon: 1 – 5 p.m.
second Saturday of the month: 1 – 5 p.m.
The number and type of bikes of repaired and ready on any given day varies, as we are an all-volunteer shop and very busy trying to meet demand. Typically, we have between 10-15 adult bikes ready, and some children’s bikes. You may need to stop by more than once to find the type and size you need.
Bike cost varies depending on the bike, the brand and its condition.
- Some adult bikes are priced as low as $25. Typically, many adult bikes are priced between $50 – $150. A higher-end brand model donated in good condition may be priced at $200 or more, and is used as a fundraiser.
- Children’s bikes begin at $10.
A bicycle is available to anyone who wants one, even at no cost if you can’t afford one!
All money the shop receives pays for parts, rent, insurance, taxes and tools.
The Golden Optimists provide bicycles to:
Students – Families – Kids – Veterans – Refugees
Anyone who needs a bicycle – for work, school, errands, recreation!
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND DONATIONS
In addition to the customers listed above, the Golden Optimists bicycle recycle program was also involved in the following programs in 2021:
- 38 bikes given to Christian Action Guild’s Santa’s Workshop
- 16 bikes Calgary Church Christmas Program
- 15 bikes International Refugee Committee
In 2022 we have done a couple of bike to school events in the Golden area.
Donated bicycles: 810
Repaired bicycles to customers: 390
Other Bicycles were given to a similar program.