The Everyone Rides Program at the Family Resource Association (FRA) is so popular there is a wait list and that’s why the non-profit is asking for help.
The program is a free bicycle redistribution service available to the people in the district. The FRA accepts bikes of all sizes (in good working order) at its Qualicum Beach location and PASS/Woodwinds students tune them up. The Regional District of Nanaimo has provided a grant to buy bike parts where needed and the bikes are then redistributed to those that need them.
The FRA serves families, youth and children in a number of ways.
Since it began in 2012 the FRA has given out over 60 bikes. There is now a wait list of about 30 people who could use a bike.
If people have a bike to donate or need a bike, contact Donna Jager, Youth Services Coordinator at FRA, at 250-752-6766, ex. 119. For more on the FRA visit www.d69fra.org.