Wheels and deals help restorative justice program

This Saturday, Chilliwack Restorative Justice is hosting its fifth annual bike sale and expects to have between 75 and 100 used bikes up for grabs.

Need a bike?

Chilliwack Restorative Justice could have a deal for you.

This Saturday, Chilliwack Restorative Justice is hosting its fifth annual bike sale and expects to have between 75 and 100 used bikes up for grabs.

All bikes have been donated by the City of Chilliwack, Agassiz, and Hope from a stock of bikes recovered by the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP that went unclaimed.

They can range from high-end, performance road bikes to mountain bikes to low-end, aging models good for parts.

The price: Anywhere from $20 to $400.

“We have had some pretty high-end bikes up to everything that would probably just be used for scrap parts,” said Kim McLandress, executive director of Chilliwack Restorative Justice.

The organization hopes to raise $1,000 with the bike sale. All funds raised go to restorative justice programs.

Chilliwack Restorative Justice is a volunteer-based program that brings offenders and victims together to discuss criminal incidents and find ways to repair the harm caused.

The non-profit organization, which was started in 1998, has connected youth with their community, provided mentoring to young offenders, a forum for victims, and has facilitated the payment of monetary restitution to victims by offenders.

This is the first year Agassiz and Hope have participated in the sale – a result of Chilliwack Restorative Justice expanding its operations earlier this year to those areas as well.

Both communities used to have restorative justice programs, but found that it was too much work for a volunteer coordinator, but not enough for a full-time staff person.

“Upper Fraser Valley RCMP includes those detachments and we thought if we could utilize our partnerships, we could get those communities back on board,” said McLandress.

Bikes not sold on Saturday will be donated to support other causes.

The Chilliwack Restorative Justice bike sale is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bernard elementary on Bernard Ave. Preview starts at 9:45 a.m.

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