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By: Trevor Bacon On: March 10, 2021 In: Notices Comments: 0

MARCH 10, 2021

Hello everyone! Last year, Covid, as difficult as it was & has been, had created an up surge in cycling. However, it created a lack of bikes in stores & weeks long waits to get bikes fixed. In order to help get people onto their bikes last year, I offered to help fix & maintain them for anyone that needed it in the neighborhoods of Sandstone & MacEwan. Well, I’m extending that offer to everyone again for this summer since it looks like similar backlogs may occur again this year.

Let me give you a bit of background on me. I am formerly an aircraft mechanic, but am now working in finance, and a couple of years ago, I graduated from a generalized bike mechanics course through the University of Calgary. Most recently I have been using my bicycle mechanics skills to support Two Wheel View.

Two Wheel View is an amazing non-profit organization helping at-risk & under-served kids build their interpersonal skills, self-esteem & confidence by using learning about bicycles as their basis for the programs. They also sell donated bikes that have been refurbished for wonderfully reasonable prices to help fund those kids programs. So, if you’re looking for a bike that won’t break the bank, then please consider looking on the Two Wheel View website to see what’s available.

So here’s how my offer worked last year that is available to everyone that is part of Sandstone, MacEwan and Simons Valley School; I am willing to tune up and fix your bicycle to the best of my knowledge in my spare time. If parts need to be replaced on your bicycle, I am happy to do it, however please make sure that you have the necessary parts & items because I don’t carry any spare parts at my home. The only thing that I request is that a minimum monetary donation of $25 or more be made to Two Wheel View when you pick up your bicycle for my time and services. Everyone will benefit; your bike will be fixed, a charity will receive a donation, and I get to keep my general bike mechanic skills sharp.

If you like the sound of this arrangement then please feel free to call or text me on my cell at 403-830-6710 to book a time. I look forward to being of help to the community.

Sven Stuwe

JUNE 9, 2020

“A Fix” for Charity

Hello everyone! Many of you may have read & heard that bike sales have gone through the roof and many people are venturing out on their bikes for fun and exercise while still maintaining social-distancing outdoors during this Covid-19 period in our lives.

However, as terrific as this is for everyone and the bicycle industry at large, it’s created a couple of issues. The first is that bicycles are selling out in many stores and people are having to search the city and online or they just have to wait. The second issue is bicycle repairs. Most shops are backlogged minimum 3 weeks due to people wanting to get their existing bikes up and running smoothly so that they can go for a ride.

There’s a possibility that I may have a solution for the first issue by suggesting Two Wheel View, a non profit organization that is refurbishing & reselling donated used bikes. As for the second issue, I am going to offer my services. I am formerly an aircraft mechanic, but am now working in finance, and a couple of years ago, I graduated from a generalized bike mechanics course through the University of Calgary. Most recently I have been using my bicycle mechanics skills to support Two Wheel View.

My offer to all of you in the local communities of Sandstone and MacEwan is this; I am willing to tune up and fix your bicycle to the best of my knowledge in my spare time. If parts need to be replaced on your bicycle, I am happy to do it, however please make sure that you have the necessary parts & items because I don’t carry any spare parts at my home. The only thing that I request is that a small monetary donation of $25 or more be made to Two Wheel View when you pick up your bicycle for my time and services. Everyone will benefit; your bike will be fixed, a charity will receive a donation, and I get to keep my general bike mechanic skills sharp.

If you like the sound of this arrangement then please feel free to call or text me on my cell at 403-830-6710 to book a time. I look forward to being of help to the community.

Sven Stuwe