Saturday, September 19, 2009

Green Bikes


The Gabriola Green Bikes program puts free bicycles on the street for anyone that might need one. Donated bikes are refurbished by volunteers, painted bright green and made available to the public. A new batch of rides will be presented to the community tomorrow at the Fall Fair.

11 comments:

John said...

A lot of places doing this in Europe, I took a shot of some rather smart bikes in Nancy, France, a few weeks back.

Virginia said...

The Gab version of the Parisian Velib'! I featured them on my Paris blog this week. THe green bikes are way too cute. I might even get on one of those. CRASH!!!!
V

tapirgal said...

Wow, what a concept, and a beautiful photo, too. I love that green against the background.

island blog said...

I see no brakes..... !

Victor said...

Hi John. If you'll look on the left chainstay (facing the camera) you'll see a coaster brake, like the bike you rode as a kid. Cheers.

Eamon said...

Brilliant idea - and love the striking matching helmet!

p.s. please read Sambo's tale on my post today.

Julie said...

Snap, I am looking into buying/refurbishing a bike. I am hoping to ride beside the canal du midi next northern autumn and need to harden up various parts of my anatomy over the coming 12 months.

I wonder if you could see your way clear to have your sixpence worth at my travel blog, please?
http://julie-hitherthither.blogspot.com/

T'would be most appreciated ...

Virginia said...

Brakes?? Oh I guess I forgot where those were located from my youth, hence the CRASHHHHHHH!!!!!!
Snap, you be careful yourself my friend. :)

valeria said...

Great idea!

island blog said...

Thanks Victor - Coaster brakes on a foot lever are a new one on me. English bikes all have hand levers; the French favoured a brake that was activated by pedalling backwards. Personally I like to be able to see how much brakepower is there before I get on a bike!

Julie said...

Snapper, thank you very much for your comment over at my place. I appreciate it very much. I will get the chap to give me a couple of varying quotes.