Right Bike opening pop-up at EnviroCentre on Rideau

OTTAWA, March 31. 2017 — Social enterprise bike shop Right Bike is moving from their Hintonburg location to open a pop-up shop in partnership with EnviroCentre this spring. The pop-up shop will provide affordable bike repairs, sell refurbished bikes and provide bike rentals for the many visitors coming to Ottawa in 2017.

Right Bike is best known for its community-based bike share service with their fleet of refurbished purple bicycles. The enterprise has gone on to offer a wide range of services that include bike repairs, rentals, training programs and free tune-up events in neighbourhoods across the city.

As a social enterprise operating under the umbrella of Causeway Work Centre, the primary mission of Right Bike is to provide supportive employment and training to members of the community with disabilities and other barriers of employment.

EnviroCentre is a local environmental non-profit which brings environmental change to life by offering people, organizations and communities across Ottawa and the province practical solutions to lighten their environmental impact in lasting ways.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Right Bike to bring affordable bike sales, rentals and repairs to Rideau Street,” says Michael Murr, Executive Director of EnviroCentre. “We are long-time supporters of Right Bike’s work and have collaborated on many projects in the past. This is a much-needed service for the neighbouring community.”

Right Bike is moving from the workshop in Hintonburg that has been their home since 2011.

“Hintonburg has been very kind to us.” said Samuel Benoit, the Operational Manager for Right Bike. “The Wellington West BIA, MEC Ottawa, Bridgehead, the Kitchissippi Times, former Councillor Katherine Hobbs, current Councillor Jeff Leiper and Bread By Us are just some of the neighbourhood organizations and leaders who have been key supporters over the past six years.”

An event is planned for March 31, to celebrate the opening of Right Bike @ EnviroCentre. Mayor Jim Watson, Minister Catherine McKenna, Councillors Mathieu Fleury,Jeff Leiper, Catherine McKenney are expected to be in attendance.

Opening event

March 31, 4PM-5PM
(Ribbon cutting at 4:30pm)
EnviroCentre
366 Rideau Street

Contact

Samuel Benoit
ride@rightbike.org
613 716 5037

 

Right Bike

Right Bike helps Ottawa residents and visitors get around and stay healthy with friendly and affordable bike repairs, rentals, sales, events and bike share solutions. As a member of the Causeway Group of Social Businesses their mission is to offer training and supportive employment, providing a bridge to economic independence for those living with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

 

EnviroCentre

EnviroCentre is a local environmental non-profit which brings environmental change to life by offering people, organizations and communities across Ottawa and the province practical solutions to lighten their environmental impact in lasting ways.

 

Causeway Work Centre

Right Bike is a member of the Causeway Group of social businesses. Causeway Work Centre transforms lives and fuels community economic development in the Ottawa region through an integrated network of innovative training and employment programs, one-on-one support, cross-sector partnerships and by creating socially-minded businesses.

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