Bicycle purchases are popular this time of year, and the City is offering an opportunity to pick up some new wheels for a great price through the annual unclaimed bicycle auction. This year’s auction will be held online only with bidding beginning April 28 and going to May 5.
A complete list of bikes will be available for online viewing prior to the auction.
“This year’s online auction once again offers residents the ability to shop for an affordable bicycle without leaving the comfort of home,” said Winston Yee, Manager of By-Law Enforcement Services
To keep your bike protected, teen and adult bikes are pre-registered with the City of Winnipeg’s Bike Registry. The registration fee of $7.01 will be added to the purchase price, excluding children’s bikes. Please note that all bicycles are sold as is, and no warranty is given nor implied.
This year, the City of Winnipeg has partnered with the Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH), who have tuned-up approximately 200 bikes available, making them ready-to-ride.
“The City of Winnipeg recovers up to 1,000 bicycles each year, with less than 10 percent returned to their rightful owners,” said Yee.
“The best way to protect your bicycle is with a good lock and to register it with the City of Winnipeg Bicycle Recovery Section.”
Purchased bicycles will be available for pick up on May 7 as well as May 10 – 14 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 7130 Roblin Blvd. Customers are reminded to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and to remain in their vehicle until a service representative becomes available.
MasterCard, Visa, e-transfers, cash, and Interac payments will be accepted.
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