Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Victoria bike shop offers frontline healthcare worker free bike after hers is stolen


Amid uncertain times due to mounting COVID-19 concerns, one thing is clear – the community of Victoria has come together to support frontline healthcare workers in any way they can.

This week, the team at local shop Oak Bay Bikes rallied to help one healthcare hero, recognizing the importance of getting her to and from her vital role on the frontlines of the pandemic battle.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Oak Bay Bikes stated that friends at local establishment, Fernwood Inn, had alerted them that a healthcare worker named Becky had come off of a 12-hour shift only to find her bike had been stolen.

They proceeded to partner with Norco Bicycles and worked to provide her with a brand new bike to get her back on the road.

“Our service shop loves healthcare workers, so they kitted the bike out with a lock, rack, fenders, lights and the works. This beauty is on her way to Becky tonight,” Oak Bay Bikes said in the post.

“We don’t want to stop there either. At Oak Bay Bikes all #healthcareheroes will be given service priority for the foreseeable future. If you need a ride while your bike is getting fixed, you can have a loaner #onthehouse too! Please spread the word. We’re here to help.”

The community has recently also shown their support to frontline workers by holding handmade signs expressing their heartfelt thanks to staff coming and going from Victoria hospitals, as well as Oak Bay residents cheering on workers during the COVID-19 pandemic every night at 7 p.m.

Seanna Wainman
Seanna Wainmanhttps://www.victoriabuzz.com
Managing Editor at Victoria Buzz. Have a story idea? I'd love to hear from you! Email me at seanna@victoriabuzz.com

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